Free as a Bird

Pretty Papers

I’m still in Korea….and I’ve been doing a little shopping.  It’s not clothes, trinkets or souvenirs that draw my eye into the tiny little shops….it’s the card’s and the paper!  I can pass by all the trendy clothes, the teas, the soaps, the ceramics (well, except for the cute little cow I showed you in this post.  My eyes are on the look-out for paper!  I might have a papercrafting problem.  I’ve found lots of little envelopes with pretty patterns.  They are long and narrow….about 6 3/4” x 3 1/8”.  Just envelopes….no cards to go with them.


I was informed by my daughter that the envelopes are for giving money….instead of giving presents for weddings, birthday, etc they give money.   They come 5 to a package for 1,000 won (which is about 84 cents at the current exchange rate.  Although I did find a package of 12 for the same amount!)   I decided to cut some of them up and make cards. One of the pretty flowered paper envelopes I found was a great match for the new Rococo Rose color!  See how pretty they look together?


And here’s the card and a pretty envelope to match!


Every year when Stampin’ Up releases a new catalog, they also release FIVE new In-Colors.  These colors stay around for two years and then they are retired.     You can find these colors featured in cardstock, inks & refills, ribbons, markers, Stampin’ Blends and embellishments. The 2019-2021 new In-Colors  are:  Rococo Rose, Terracotta Tile, Pretty Peacock, Seaside Spray and Purple Posy.

Stampin’ Up does sell doilies….but I didn’t bring any with me on this trip…but I managed to find some cute little ones:


I gave it a little color by using my clear stamping block and inking it with the ink pad, stamping off once to remove a little of the ink, and then gently rubbing it across the top.  Normally I would use a sponge….but I didn’t bring a sponge with me, so I improvised.  When you don’t have all your supplies…sometimes you can just make it up…and still get good results!


If you’d like to make this card….using your own paper of course unless you are traveling to Seoul, South Korea.,..this is what you’ll need:


  • Free as a Bird Stamp Set
  • Stitched Shapes Framelits
  • Small Doily (Non-SU) or Pearlized Doilies (SU)
  • Ink: Rococo Rose
  • Snail Adhesive and Liquid Multipurpose Glue


  • Rococo Rose Cardstock – Cut 5 1/2” x 8 1/2”; Score and fold at 4 1/4”
  • Whisper White Cardstock – Cut 5 1/4” x 4” (two pieces, one for inside), plus a scrap for circle (about 2 1/2” diameter)
  • Coordinating Patterned Paper: Cut 3 1/4” x 5 1/4”, plus two strips 4” x 1/4” (inside) and apiece 6” x 2 1/2” (for the envelope flap.

For the envelope flap, take a piece of your patterned paper about 6” x 2 1/2”.  Use Liquid Adhesive and adhere to the flap of the envelope, then trim off the excess with your paper snips.  And of course, don’t forget the inside of your card too!


Whoever gets your card will feel special because you card is pretty inside and out!

Happy Stamping!

Below are the products I used in today’s project: If you click on an image it will take you right to my Online Stampin’ Up! Store where you can find more product information.  Browse around while you’re there!  If you do not have a Stampin’ Up Demonstrator, I would love to be yours!  Simply choose me as your demonstrator when prompted during check-out.  I’m happy to help you on your creative journey…so if you need help ordering, have questions about a product or how to use it, please let me know!  I’d love to share my  stamping knowledge with you!

Please use this HOST CODE: J4JGYFM3 when ordering if you are ordering less than $150 worth of products and I will send you a free gift as a Thank You from me!  Do NOT use the host code when ordering if your order is $150 or MORE as you will earn your own Stampin’ Rewards (starting at $15!) that you can redeem for FREE  products.


Product List

PAPER PUMPKIN…’s never too early to make sure that you’ll get the JULY PAPER PUMPKIN kit.  The deadline to order is July 10th, but to make sure you don’t miss it, sign up by clicking  HERE.


The July kit coordinates with three of the new product suites in the new 2019-2020 Annual catalog, – Woven Threads, Garden Lane and Come Sail Away, but you don’t have to have those products to enjoy this fun kit!  This is a sneak peak to what is inside:

  • Makes 9 mailable cards with envelopes (3 each of 3 designs)
  • Coordinating colors: Gold, Kraft, Mossy Meadow, Old Olive, Pear Pizzazz, Pretty Peacock, Sahara Sand, Seaside Spray, and Terracotta Tile

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