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SNEAK PEEK: Bird Banter (Day Six)

It’s always a little bit sad when good things come to an end. [insert frowny face here] Over the past couple of weeks, I’ve thoroughly enjoyed sharing the projects I presented during my Stamp Showcase presentation on the Main Stage during Stampin’ Up!’s OnStage event. For my presentation, I created and shared five new projects with the Bird Banter stamp set that will be available in Stampin’ Up!’s 2018 Occasions Catalog. Today, I’m giving you a look at the last of the project. If you missed my first five projects with this new set, you can see them here:

Today is my favorite of all the cards I’ve shared. The design is soooo simple, but I really love the colorful bird and coordinating papers. I adore the toucan in the Bird Banter set and loved helping him shine with assistance from a little paper-piecing. Here’s my card:

Bird Banter, Thankful Thoughts, Stampin' Up!, Brian KingTips, Tricks and Reminders

  • Buy Bird Banter This Week. If you are not a Stampin’ Up! demonstrator, you are able to order this sweet Bird Banter set starting in January when the Occasions Catalog is live. Here’s a look at the super-fun set:Bird Banter, Stampin' Up!, Brian King, #145852 You don’t have to wait until January, though! Demonstrators begin ordering from the Occasions Catalog on Friday, December 1 (we’re also earning Sale-a-Bration rewards early, too). If you really want to get your hands on these new products now, you can sign up to be a Demonstrator. I’d love to introduce you to my amazing InKing Royalty community. You’ll even be able to add new Occasions Catalog items to your Starter Kit! There’s no risk to joining – unless you count the risk of having too much fun! 🙂 If you have been thinking about joining, please reach out to me here or join here.
  • Birthday Memories Designer Series Paper. This gorgeous, striped paper from Birthday Memories Designer Series Paper (one of my all-time favorite prints) gave me the perfect backdrop for this colorful bird. I pulled some of the colors from the paper into the toucan but wasn’t afraid to incorporate some different colors that aren’t found in the paper. Here’s a look at this fun pack of Birthday Memories Designer Series Paper:Birthday Memories Designer Series Paper, Stampin' Up!
  • Paper-Piecing Tips. I love the bold effect that paper-piecing can give a project – using small pieces of colored cardstock to fill-in the element of an image can be tedious (especially if you don’t like to paper snip), but the results can be very rewarding. I shared two tips for paper-piecing during my OnStage presentation. You can read both on the graphic below.Tips for Perfect Paper-Piecing, Brian King, Stampin' Up!

Stamp Sets:  Bird Banter, Thoughtful Thanks  Papers:  Birthday Memories Designer Series Paper, Basic Gray, Lemon Lime Twist, Thick Whisper White, Tangerine Tango, Tempting Turquoise, Real Red, Daffodil Delight  Inks:  Archival Basic Black  Accessories:  Stampin’ Dimensionals

Here’s a look at the other cards I’ve shared with this set – you can click on any of these photos to see the original post for each:

Bird Banter, Flirty Flowers, Hello Color, Stampin' Up!, Brian King Bird Banter, Lovely Inside & Out, Stampin' Up!, Brian King Bird Banter, Fabulous Flamingo, Stampin' Up!, Brian King Bird Banter, Beautiful Boquet, Stampin' Up!, Brian King Bird Banter, Lift Me Up, Stampin' Up!, Brian King

I’ve enjoyed sharing these project with you and hope you’ve enjoyed them, too. The set offers so many great opportunities for new coloring techniques, and the adorable birds work wonderfully with so many papers and sentiments you already have in your stash. Yay!

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