With a quick pass through my 2012-2013 Stampin' Up! Catalog, I found 45 stamp sets that had at least one bird in them! That's over 20% of the stamps that Stampin' Up! has in its current catalog! (Disclaimer! I did this on my own with no one checking. But even if I missed one or two stamps – or counted one or two more than I should have! – it's still pretty close to that 20% number.) And those don't even count the Punch and the Sizzix Die that feature birds!
So, with birds being such a big element in so many Stampin' Up! products, we decided that it would be fun to challenge you to make a Stampin' Up! Only project featuring a Stampin' Up! bird! I'm so excited to see which birds you all choose for this week's challenge. Already our Design Team (all of whom work independently of each other) has shown some favorites with two birds stamps being featured in two different cards. We're having a bit of a chuckle over that. What are your favorites? We hope you'll make a card or other project with them and post them here for our challenge!
As always, you'll have 12 days for our challenge and, as always, please be sure that your projects are Stampin' Up! Only! When you've finished with your project, just click on the link tool at the end of the post and follow the instructions! And now here are our Design Team Member projects that are For the Birds:
To participate in our challenge, make a card or other project and post a photo of it to your blog or a gallery on the internet. Then come back here and use our link tool at the bottom of this post to share the photo with us! We're looking for cards posted to the internet after June 25, 2012, and (of course!) made with Stampin' Up! products only. The products may be those that are in current catalogs, or they may be retired products. But (as our blog title says) SUO – Stampin' Up! Only! This means that Products from other papercrafting, rubber stamp, die-making or other companies may not be included in your project if Stampin' Up! sells a like product. For example, Stampin' Up! does not sell sewing thread. So use of sewing thread from another company is just fine. Stampin' Up! does sell the Sizzix Big Shot, so use of die-cuts, texture plates or other such products from another company is not fine. If you have a question, please send an e-mail to our Coordinator, Robin Messenheimer, and she'll be glad to answer it!