Friday, April 1, 2011

WMS SOAP - Stamp of Approval Parade Day #1 - Flying the Bitty Banners

Welcome to the Waltzingmouse Stamp of Approval Parade (SOAP)!!!  Claire has decided to release new stamps every other month -  so for April (a no 'new release' month)  the Design Team is having a parade  -  there will be 4 fun days in our parade - for the first 3 days we will be highlighting stamps from the WMS March Release - Bitty Banners, Vintage Banners, Back in the Saddle, Way Out West and Very Vintage Labels 18.

And on the 4th day of this festive parade - we will be highlighting a set from a past release.  For April this set is Spring Baskets - just in time for all of our spring cards!

Today - I have chosen to highlight Bitty Banners.

Mr. + Mrs. Bluebird are making their new nest and sprucing up their house in anticipation for the new family they will soon have!

To help the Bluebirds out - I painted their little birdhouse with Tattered Rose Distress Crackle Paint and then sponged the edges with Old Paper Distress Ink.

Then I stamped the bitty banners, cut them out with scalloped scissors and strung them up on the sides of the bird house with narrow silk ribbon.  I die cut the banner on the front and stamped it with a sentiment from Spring Baskets added a little bling and adhered it to the front of the house with foam tape!

Here you can see Mr. Bluebird bringing some 'grass' for the new nest in his little beak!!
So here they are - all ready to joyfully welcome their new family!  I'm sure the baby birds will be very happy to live in this festive little house!

I hope you will check out all the Design Team's blogs linked below to see what inspiration they have created for today's parade!  And be sure to check back for Parade Day 2 tomorrow!



Stamps:  Waltzingmouse - Bitty Banners, Spring Baskets.
Paper:  White - PTI
Ink:  Ranger Distress - Shabby Shutters, Scattered Straw, Peeled Paint, Old Paper, Memento Tuxedo Black.
Accessories:  unfinished wooden bird house - Michaels ($1.50), scalloped scissors - Fiskars, narrow silk ribbon - PTI, foam tape, Tattered Rose Distress Crackle Paint -Ranger, Rhinestones -Kaiser, paper shred - Michaels, 1/4" hole punch, Banner Die - Taylored Expressions, birds - Michaels.

48 comments:

Pauline said...

Oh so cute! I love Mr & Mrs Bluebird inspecting their digs lol! A fun creation, and those bitty banners are wonderful.

Wendy ten Hove said...

Oh, this is sooo cute! Love how you made this and the birdies are just the best!!!
Hugs, Wendy

{Lynn - that's me!} said...

OMGosh Julia - this is so adorable and a spectacular way to invite spring into you home. Look at that "tweet" little bird holding the nesting material in it's beak. Such great detail!

Susan Hogan said...

When do you sleep? This is so cute.

Laurel said...

How sweet!

anya said...

Oh lordy, I do love this. What a fantastic little creation to look at and be reminded of spring! Just outstanding, Julia!

snowbear said...

How very adorable! Perfect for spring and Easter.

Diane Jaquay said...

Julia, this is DARLING!!!

Shore Girl said...

Oh how adorable!!!

Mona L. Pendleton said...

So cuuuuute Julia! Love the crackly painted birdhouse and the bitty banner flying! Looks like Spring has sprung in Boston ;)

Clare said...

How cute is this? VERY!

Niki Estes said...

Oh my goodness, Julia, that is so so so cute!!

Tosha Leyendekker said...

Birds are already starting their nests by our front door, and this sweet little birdhouse, which you've so charmingly decorated, just makes me smile!! Spring has certainly arrived here (well, almost summer....it's going to be up to 86 degrees today), and I love how you've managed to capture the sweetness of bird home decorating!! Love this project Julia!!

Riet said...

So beautiful Julia.

Hugs Riet.xx

cbuswell said...

AWW, LOVE your little birdie house with cute little blue birds!! the banner looks great on it! adore this!!

Joanne (jojot) said...

this is just adorable...you are so very clever

Cassie_lu said...

an all around fun project and those little blue birds are just too cute

Mara... said...

This is so incredibly cute, Julia!! That little bird with the grass in his beak, adorable. I love the crackle paint and all the banners!

Sue W said...

Totally gorgeous Julia!!!!

Helen L said...

this is too cute for words!!! I love birds, and you made a perfect little home for them :-)

Kelly S. said...

EEEEEEEEK! Love those bluebirds in their perfect little cottage, sooooooo sweeeeeet!

Kate W. said...

Absolutely adorable!!! You are so clever!!!!!

Vicki Dutcher said...

Those little blue birds are so adorable with the cute birdhouse!

Edna Morrisedie said...

Gorgous job with the banners, lovely little blue chickies too!

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