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Hello!  Welcome to the Stampin' Addicts New Catalog Mega Blog Hop where we're featuring new stamp sets from the Stampin' Up! 2010-2011 Idea Book and Catalog.  If you've already begun the hop, I'm sure you enjoyed Cindy's awesome work with the Countryside stamp set at Hearts Delight Cards.  This stop will feature the Aviary stamp set. 


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This first project features the smallest of the bird cages and (I think) the cutest bird in the stamp set.  The colors used for this project include Rose Red, Marina Mist (new color!), Wild Wasabi (returning color!) and Bashful Blue.  Other new items on this card include the Dotted Scallop Ribbon punch, a strip of paper from the Brights Patterns Designer Series Paper pack, and 1/8" Taffeta ribbon.  Now let's expand this card to a scrapbook page (or two).


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Here is the card "opened up" to a scrapbook page.  The only difference is that this time the bird is "popped up" to show some dimension and he's joined by a number of his friends to create a more interesting background on the page.  If you were looking at an open scrapbook, this would be the left hand page.


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The opposing (or right hand) page uses the same elements as the left hand page, but now the birdie friends are hanging out on branches punched from the 2-Step Bird punch.  I think they're keeping company with the fella stuck in the cage.  Additional cardstock colors used for this page include Garden Green and Certainly Celery for the branches.

As I worked with this stamp set, I kept thinking gift tags.  I decided to make some, but needed a cute way to store them so they wouldn't get mangled until I was ready to use them.


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This box is made with the Big Shot using the Fancy Favor and Top Note dies.  The Top Note was embossed with the Perfect Polka Dots Textured Impressions embossing folder.  Additional items used for this project include the Small Heart punch, a heart Bitty Button, and Linen Thread.  The lid is held closed with a Velcro dot.  I could put 6 tags in the box very comfortably.

Aviary_Tag_Box_Bashful_Blue_Tag Aviary_Tag_Box_Regal_Rose_Tag Aviary_Tag_Box_Marina_Mist_Tag
(click on each tag to see a larger image)

I'm celebrating a milestone on my blog, I've achieved my first 10,000 blog hits!  Woohoo!  To celebrate, I'm offering blog candy!  Please leave a comment and let me know which of the projects you liked best.  I'll use the random number generator to choose a winner on Monday, 8/2.  Please be sure that your e-mail address is available to me so that I can contact you if you are the winner!  What is the blog candy, you ask?  It's all of these projects AND one 8 1/2" x 11" sheet of each color cardstock used to make these projects AND a yard of Marina Mist 1/8" Taffeta ribbon AND a yard of Whisper White 1/8" Taffeta ribbon.

Next week I'll be sharing these projects again with a little more detail on how they were made.  So don't forget to bookmark this site or sign up to receive my posts in your e-mail.

Thanks so much for stopping by to visit!  I hope you enjoyed the projects.  The next stop on the hop features artwork by Holly using the Artistic Etchings stamp set at the Rubber Redneck blog.  You won't want to miss it!



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What great projects! I love the gift tags and their box!

Debra Burgin

What an excellent scrapbook layout! And the tags are adorable. Love your work!


These are so, so, so cute!! I adore this set and you did a wonderful job showcasing it. I really like how you embossed the gold bird cage. Gives it an almost elegant feel. Thanks for the great ideas!!

Jill Finkboner

Love all the projects but my favorite is the box!

Susan Carlson

I am going to have to order that stamp set asap! Your projects are darling. Thanks for the chance to win blog candy!

Adriana B

So many cute projects - love them all!

Sara Mattson-Blume

I love them all, but the embossing on the tag box wowed me! The scrapbook page/card comparison is great!


I like the embossing over the birds. Really gives depth to the stamped image.

Jen Guarino

I loved all of your projects but the box is my favorite! Great details on them all!


Really cute projects! I love how you hung the cages on the vine. I think my fav is the SB page though.
Deb B.


Cute and adorable projects! You sold me on this set! I love the scrapbook page. Great ideas!

Cindy Elam

Oh, boy, it's hard to pick a favorite. LOVE the colors you used, and how clever to turn the card layout into a SB page! I guess my fave is the little box for the gift tags, though. Very cool texture on the lid!


Have to agree with the others. Your cards are nice but the box is awesome.

Jackie Watson

I think it will be hard to pick just but I love the most your tags and tag holder. I will check back next week to see how you made them. Thanks for sharing you lovely work.


I really like the scrapbook pages, but the tags and box holder are my fav! These are really cute projects!

Kris (Paper Fairy)

The little box and tags are my favorite! I love that bitty button with the heart behind it and the polka dot texture on the top note lid.

sharon l

Love the scrapbook page is really cute. Making a cute box for the tags would make a very nice gift. I love this stamp set. Thanks for sharing.
Sharon L

Chris R. from Iowa

How cute! I liked all of your projects. Hard to pick, but the little red bird on the first one caught my eye! The tags are really cute too. Thanks for sharing.

debbie essay

I just love the bird tags....I can always use gift tags....and these are just the cutest. Thanks for sharing.

Sherri Culter

This stamp set is cute. Love the bird cages. The colors are great too.


very cute - like how you used this set


Love all your projects using this set, my favorite has to be the box with the tags.

Emily Braund

I love love love this set!!!! I just ordered it at club and cant wait to get my hands on it!

Lisa N

Great job! Love the tag box and tags, what a great idea!

Brenda H

All your projects are adorable, but I believe my favorite is the little box with the tags. Great work and thanks for sharing.

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