I’ve had the Swirly Bird Bundle for a very long time now and love it, but I’ve always copied cards I’ve seen on Pinterest and never sat down to create my own until now. This was so much fun and the more I worked the more I felt I just had to add something from another favorite Lift Me Up Bundle and I’m really happy with the way it turned out. I just love being a Stampin’ Up demonstrator, as such I have collected quite an inventory of amazing products and it’s so much fun the mix and match them to create something unique.  This is super easy and fast to put together, always a bonus;)

Instructions for DIY Thank You Card:

I started using Whisper White card stock, Bermuda Bay stamp pad and a sponge, I created the cloud background using a template I made with my Cricut, here is a link to a video where I show the technique I used, https://stampinwithsissy.net/adorable-fairy-in-a-mason-jar-using-stampin-ups-fairy-celebration-and-jar-of-love-stamp-sets/. Stamped my sail boat and sentiment with Chocolate Chip,  the balloon is stamped in Berumda Bay, colored them with Stampin’ Write Markers then used my Big Shot and the Swirly Scribbles and Up & Away Thinlets for the sun, cloud, glitter paper water and balloon, sorry you have to fussy cut the sail boat.

Multi purpose liquid glue works really well to adhere the swirly water cut from Myths & Magic Glimmer paper to the Myths & Magic Specialty Designer Series Paper (Bermuda Bay bubble paper) and cut along the top border to match the die cut. Added the boat to look like the wind was blowing it the same direction as the balloon, I used dimensional’s on the strip sail, balloon and cloud.

The birds are from the High Tide stamp set.  Told you, super simple.

Card Recipe:


  • Bermuda Bay Card Stock 8½ x 5½, scored at 4¼
  • Myths & Magic 6 x 6 Glimmer Paper (swirly glitter water)
  • Myths & Magic Specialty Designer Series Paper (bubble water), 3¾ x 2
  • Perfect Plumb 5¼ x 4
  • Whisper White 3¾ x 5 and scraps for boat, balloon and cloud
  • Daffodil Delight scrap for sun

Stamp Sets & Thinlets:

  • Swirly Bird stamp set
  • Lift Me Up stamp set
  • High Tide stamp set
  • Swirly Scribbles Thinlets
  • Up and Away Thinlets


  • Bermuda Bay ink pad(cloud background), balloon
  • Chocolate Chip ink pad (boat) & sentiment
  • Perfect Plumb ink pad, stripe and solid sail
  • Basic Black Stampin’ Write Marker
  • Gold Metallic Sharpie
  • Chocolate Chip Stampin’ Write Marker (I used this to go over the basket on the balloon)


  • Multi Purpose Liquid Glue
  • Stampin’ Dimensional’s
  • Snail Adhesive