Monday, 8 August 2016

The Bee's Knees New Release - Birds of Paradise

I'm so excited to be kicking off the STAMPlorations release week with my new stamp set, Birds of Paradise!
And that's not all - there are matching dies.

The bird of paradise flower really does remind me of a funky punky bird, so I thought I'd create some bird images based on the flower, and a few sentiments to go with the set.  This photo taken in Lake Garda last year was my inspiration.


The running bird image tickles me every time I look at it.  I've used it with the coordinating die and sentiments, and matted the images onto a panel made using the largest  Crazy Stitched Rectangle Die.


The small standing bird die will work for either image.  The background on this card is Dylusions Bubblegum Pink paint sponged onto mixed media card.  I mixed the sentiment with words from my Groovy Shoes set.


This last card uses the largest image and die.  The sentiment 'you'll be flying again soon' can be used directly under the 'chirrup' as in my CASEplorations card last week or as the inside message.  The leaves are from Shery's Trendy Leaves set.


The stamps are available in the shop at 10% off until 15 August.  Leave me a comment here, and leave one on the STAMPlorations blog for a chance to win a prize.  Shery, Becca and Deepti will all be showcasing their new stamp and die sets this week, and Friday will see a big bonanza post with all the Inspiration team.  Leave comments on the respective blogs every day to increase your chances of winning :)

43 comments:

  1. Such fun cards. Congrats on your new stamp set - Love the CAS and the sketchiness of the birds:)

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  2. These birds n cards are sure to make the recipient smile.Interesting to know how you were inspired to design them :)

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  3. TOOT TWEET set Shirley!! LOVE your creation inspiration:))

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  4. Oh my! Even though I'm terrified of birds your funky punky whimsical birds of paradise (stamps AND dies...yayyy!) have brought a smile to my face! Fabulous cards! The running dudes: talk about energy! So. Much. Fun! Your process from inspiration to bird creation: ingenious!
    Hugs~c
    ~c

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  5. Shirley, you have outdone yourself with this set! I love the birds and the sentiments are great!

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  6. Hahaha these guys make me grin! How cool that they were actually inspired by the bird of paradise flower!! I'll say it again - you are SO creative! Congrats on the new set, my friend!

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  7. Such awesome stamps/dies
    and that you created them
    is wonderful! Very cute
    cards.
    Carla from Utah

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  8. These are such fun and make me smile!!!

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  9. Love the quirky birds.
    I have that flower in my garden too

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  10. Oh yes! I so see how you got the inspiration from those bird of paradise flowers. What fun to see them sprout wings and legs. You really got the show off to an amazing start Shirley, I love them1

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  11. Oh my goodness, Shirley ... these are brilliant ... congratulations on another fantastic set! The images are fabulous fun ... and the sentiments ... first time I've seen chirrup and twitterati ... so clever and creative! Hugs, Anita :)

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  12. Such a cute set. Love the bright birds on the brown background. Hugz

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  13. These little guys are so much fun and I love that they have matching dies. Fab new release xx

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  14. I totally see the resemblance with the Bird of paradise! Great designs.

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  15. Such a cute and very fun set! I love the sentiment "chirrup" - it's just darling. Awesome cards.

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  16. great take on the bird and cute sentiments.

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  17. Fabulous...just fabulous. Love those sweet birds, just so cute.

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  18. What adorable card designs.

    Hugs Diane

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  19. What a fun stamp set! You've done a great job creating cards with fabulous colors.

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  20. Your bird set and matching dies are so much fun Shirley. LOVE all your cute cards. Congratulations on your new set. Hugs, nancy

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  21. Love this set! Love y our cards! And so cool to see your inspiration! LOVE!

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  22. Tweetness!!!I love how you inspired by Bird of paradise flowers and converted them into a funky and whimsical birds! Really love them!

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  23. These are so fun and whimsical!! :D LOVE them and love your cards even more- a great way to get inspired by 'bird of paradise' flower! :) They do look like it! :)

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  24. Love these stamps (and dies) and the fun cards you have made with them Shirely.
    Blessings
    Maxine

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  25. You must be walking on Cloud 9 to see your name "up in lights!" Congratulations on another set of fantastic stamps! Those birds are just fun! Love that they come with matching dies, too. Great cards to showcase them - fabulous! Bev

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  26. Love these funky birds and the fact that there are dies for them too!

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  27. these birds are just wonderful! you did an amazing job! stamps with matching dies make a swoon!

    Alicia

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  28. Ok, those birds just made me giggle when I first saw them, but I didn't make the connection until you showed them by the bloom - what a freaking fabulous idea!! Now I think I need this set just to put the birds in a potted bird of paradise. lol!!

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  29. I am just loving these quirky birds! Your cards are all so amazing!

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  30. I love the Bird of Paradise flowers and how clever to make those 'out there' birds just like them. Love how you made your cards so different showing how versatile this stamp set is and even better dies to make our job easier.

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  31. Love how your die can be used as a mirror image! Your cards are simply too chiirful!

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  32. So stinkin' cute! Love the "chirrup" saying the best. Thanks for the inspiration. :D

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  33. Oh my gosh, this is just tooo cute!

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  34. whimsical,trendy and sure to make one smile...superb release !!

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  35. Love the quirky Birds of Paradise release! Fun & super cute cards!

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  36. Congratulations on your wonderful stamp set and coordinating dies! These birds are so cute and fun! Nice sentiments too! I love your gorgeous cards! Made me smile!

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  37. Love your new stamp and die set. Congratulations on this great job!
    And you made such wonderful cards. I love them all.
    Valerija xx

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  38. I see why they're called Bird of Paradise! Very fun designs... congrats! The cards are delightful!

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  39. Hahahaha! These cards are so fun!!!!

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  40. WOW - LOVE how you were inspired Shirley, these flowers FASCINATE me!!!
    Such FUN stamps ... these birds remind me of the ones that used to chase us when visiting our Grandparent's farm as children :)
    LOVE the cards you have shared to introduce your new stamps, ALL are GREAT designs, especially the last one, with the birds looking up at the sentiment!!!
    CONGRATULATIONS on your FABULOUS release and THANK YOU for sharing your CREATIVE INSPIRATION!!!

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