Wednesday, 24 October 2018

Best Birds Make a Difference Cards

Hi Friends! One of the best parts of being a Stampin' Up! demonstrator is the friendships that form with our team members. Everyone who purchases a starter kit through me and joins my "Serene Stampers" group - whether it's for the great deal, the product discounts, or to make some extra cash - becomes a part of our crafting community. We share stamping ideas, projects, and have monthly online gatherings with everything from Q&A, prize patrols and even stamping - all from the comfort of your home, no matter where you live in Canada.

To learn more about our starter kits, how YOU can save money on your Stampin' Up! purchases, and become a member of our "Serene Stampers" crafting community click HERE.

I absolutely LOVE each and every member of our "Serene Stampers" and having this group of ladies in my world honestly brings so much JOY into my heart and in my life. Every month I send out cards to "Serene Stampers" who are celebrating birthdays and Stampin' Up! anniversaries. For this month's cards, I chose to use the Best Birds stamp set and coordinating dies, as well as the awesome "Make a Difference" stamps to personalize the anniversary cards:

The "Celebrate" sentiment is from "Beautiful You" stamp set and for the inside of the cards I used our "Statement of the Heart" stamp (no longer available). 

I had some customer thank you cards that I wanted to send out as well, to show my appreciation for their orders, so I made a few more cards, switching the sentiment:

These cards were so much fun to make! You could even make them into Christmas cards or for other occasions too.
  1. Cut Crumb Cake card stock to measure 8 1/2" x 5 1/2" and fold to create card base.
  2. Ink Clear Block D with Whisper White craft ink and stamp onto front of card.
  3. Squeeze a couple drops of Whisper White craft ink refill onto lid of ink pad. Add a bit of water to the ink with the aqua painter then splatter lightly onto card. Set aside and let ink dry.
  4. Place bird die from "Birds & Blooms Thinlits" onto a piece of Joyous Noel Designer Series Paper and run through the Big Shot. Adhere bird to card with Liquid Glue.
  5. Colour Basic Pearl with black sharpie marker and place on bird for the 'eye'.
  6. Use small heart die from "Apron Builders Framelits" to cut a heart from Cherry Cobbler card stock. Position on card with Mini Stampin' Dimensional and place a rhinestone and a Linen Thread bow on the centre of heart.
  7. Stamp sentiments with Cherry Cobbler Classic Ink Pad.



I sincerely appreciate every order I receive and as a token of my gratitude I want to give YOU something too! Each month I combine 12 beautiful projects, with measurements, supply list and step by step instructions, into a special PDF tutorial. When you place your order through my online store I will email this exclusive tutorial to you! When orders are $60 or more (before tax & shipping) I will also send you an additional PDF with six more project sheets, created by Frenchie (France Martin) and I! So that's 18 free tutorials full of inspiration for you to enjoy! Just be sure to use the special host code prior to submitting your order: 

My BONUS Customer Gift during October....
I am so excited about our gorgeous new "Snowflake Showcase" coming out in November and I've been having a ball creating with the new products. Everyone who orders a min. $60 (before tax and shipping) with me this month will also receive a FREE CARD KIT IN THE MAIL! This kit will contain pre-cut supplies to make four cards as well as the die cuts and a PDF tutorial that will be sent to you by email. To complete the cards you'll need to order the "Snowflake Showcase" stamp sets (available November 1st), or simply use a different stamp set that you already own, as well as your own inks and adhesives. Two of the card designs are for Christmas, using the "Snow is Glistening" stamp set and the other two cards are all occasion, using the "Happiness Surrounds" stamp set!

Please note: this is a personal offer through me, Tina Zinck, and is only valid within CANADA (thanks for your understanding) and orders can only be placed within CANADA.
 If your order is $200 or more DO NOT enter the Host Code 
so that you will also receive your stamping rewards 
(I will still send you the PDF tutorials). 

Thanks for stopping by ~ I hope you were inspired by today's project and that you'll visit again soon!

If you live locally I'd love for you to join in on my classes & events. 
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Enjoy the day & HAPPY STAMPING!


  1. Such beautiful work. I love the bird holding a heart. Your so sweet to make them for your customers.

  2. Thank you! I love sending cards in the mail to my team and customers, friends and family. Keeping 'snail mail' alive! LOL A card is like getting a 'hug' in the mail. <3