Thursday, June 25, 2020

Sweet Hummingbird Cards

Let's Create Sweet Hummingbird Cards!

Welcome!  I pray you are well!  Along with papercrafting, one of my joys is observing the variety of birds and butterflies who fly by and stop for a visit.  The hummingbirds are a favorite!  Now that we're in the heart of summer, to my delight, they are regular visitors!  So, when I saw this Sweet Hummingbird stamp set, I purchased it right away! 

This set's images and sentiments can be used for so many occasions!  Not only are the images beautifully drawn, the sentiments are awesome!  Just think -- birthdays, encouragement, anniversaries, get well, graduations, just because, etc.!  Love this versatility!  

Tip - When you stamp your images, simply place your paper over the foam mat that comes with your stamp set!  This will allow you to create clean, crisp stamped images.  Another option is to flip your Versa Mat over, and use the foam side as a cushion for your stamping.  Also, our clear, multiple sized Acrylix Blocks are so easy to hold and maneuver, they make stamping a breeze!   

When using my Watercolor Pencils, I will use the Archival Black Ink.  Along with it being a solvent based, acid-free permanent ink, it is waterproof, light-fast, fade-proof, archival, and nice, deep black ink.  Truly a favorite! This way, if I decide to use either a Water or Shimmer Brush, with my pencils, the stamped image will not run.  I often use my Clear Shimmer Brush for blending instead of a Water Brush.  This creates just a little bit of sparkle!  

I love that this Sweet Hummingbird set comes with two birds and multiple flowers.  This makes it fun to create a variety of projects! 

To clean your stamps, simply use a slightly wet - a tad more than damp - Shammy or the Spritz Cleaner and Scrubber.  Easy peasy!   

Along with my cards, I'll be using these hummingbird and floral stamps on scrapbook pages!  What a delightful embellishment!  

Why not create a handcrafted card and send to someone today?  What joy you will bring to another!  

Also, be sure to print your photos!  These are YOUR memories!  If YOU do not tell YOUR story, who will?  These will surely be a treasure!  Have you jotted down your thoughts and/or taken pics of this most unusual 2020?  

Sign up now for a LIVE Facebook Event hosted by Close to My Heart! It will be June 30 from 4-7 PM EDT on their official page, and YOU are invited! ✨We will be creating cards and scrapbook layouts! Sign up at

 Prizes will be awarded randomly among those who sign up as "Going".

To craft along with this live Event, (you will be available to view afterward if unable to "attend" live viewing), you'll want to place your order today for your Brushed Bundle at 🥰 THANK YOU!!!

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Just look at these beautiful papers and stamps and think of all of the creative possibilities beyond those we'll create at the Live Event!  😊 Along with this fun Live CTMH Event, on most Tuesdays throughout the summer, they'll have additional Live Scrapbooking and Cardmaking Events.  Check out the Aurora Kits and the Stitched Together Kits that will be created!  💝

Keep your creativity flowing with Close to My Heart’s Craft with Heart™ subscriptions, where you receive regular deliveries of Cut Above® card or layout kits that will keep you connected with your passion. Cut Above kits give you a shortcut to beautiful artwork since they include pre-printed bases that you complete with die-cut shapes and stickers. Cardmaking kits also include exclusive stamp sets and mini ink pads you can use for a truly personal look.

 These are always beautifully designed and a great bang for your buck!  An awesome way to celebrate YOUR relationships and memories!  💝

Thank you so much for visiting!  YOU are appreciated!  💖

I enjoy hearing from you and appreciate your business and support!  I look forward to helping you as you travel along life's journey celebrating relationships with all of YOUR papercrafting and memory keeping needs.  💖

Have a wonderful day!

Happy Papercrafting,


  1. Oh I just love hummingbirds! These are all beautiful cards. Pinned.

    1. From one Mother of 3 to another, YES! Hummingbirds are such a delight to watch! Hence, the reason I NEEDED to get this stamp set, which I thoroughly enjoy creating with! Have a wonderful day! Gayle

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    1. Thank you so much, Tai! These cards were such a delight to design and create! Have a wonderful day! Gayle

  3. Beautiful card and I love watching the birds during this time of year too. Thanks for sharing this week at #HomeMattersParty

    1. Thank you so much, Donna! Have a wonderful day! Gayle

  4. what beautiful cards my mom loves humming birds and these would be something she would cherish thanks for sharing
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    1. Thank you, Annie! This beautiful Sweet Hummingbird stamp set is available while supplies last at Have a wonderful day! Gayle

  5. Really cute! Thanks so much for linking up with me at my #UnlimitedMonthlyLinkParty 14, open July 1 to 26. All party entries shared if social media buttons installed.

    1. Thank you so much, Dee! These hummingbirds were such a joy to create. Your Grid is a delightful place to visit! Thank you! Have a wonderful day! Gayle

  6. I just LOVE your beautiful hummingbird cards Gayle!
    Thanks for sharing with us at Inspire Me Monday at Create With Joy.
    CONGRATS - we're SO excited to feature you this week! :-)

    1. Thank you so much! These hummingbird cards make me smile. They were such a delight to create, teach, and send to hopefully bring joy to others. THANK YOU so much for the boost with your feature! Have a wonderful day! Gayle