Free as a Bird Friendship Card and Gift Box

Today’s project was a result of several things. Firstly, the retirement list will be coming out this week and I know that all the Designer Series Paper will be retiring soon and I wanted to use up some of what I have.Not to mention that the Bird Ballad DSP is one of my favorites.   Secondly, I find fussy cutting extremely relaxing.  And finding that I needed some relaxation recently given our circumstances, I started cutting some of the images from the Bird Ballad Designer Series Paper and I couldn’t stop!  So I found myself with so many flowers and birds that I just had to create a project.  And lastly, I wanted to make something to give to a few special people to let them know how special they are to me.  Here’s what I came up with…

Stampin Up Free as a Bird Friendship Card and Pizza Box Gift- Rosanne Mulhern stampinup

Materials & Measurements


  • Whisper White Thick cardstock: 8 1/2″ x 5 1/2″, score at 4 1/4
  • Cardstock Layer:  5 3/8″ x 4″
  • Whisper White cardstock:  largest Stitched Rectangle die

Pizza Box

  • Top:   colored cardstock  3 1/4″ x 3 1/4″, Whisper White cardstock 3″ x 3″
  • Sides:  colored cardstock  3/4″ x  3 1/4″ (cut 4) Whisper White cardstock 1/2″x3″ (cut 4)
  • Inside Tray:  4 1/4″ x 4 1/4″, scored at 1/2″ all around


  • Glue the Whisper White Stitched to the colored cardstock.
  • Stamp the sentiment from the Free as a Bird stamp set with Early Espresso ink in the right corner.  The Stamparatus  makes this easy to line up and insure a clear image.
  • Adhere this to the card base with Stampin’ Dimensionals.

Stampin Up Free as a Bird Friendship Card and Pizza Box Gifts - Rosanne Mulhern stampinup

  • I used a variety of dies and the Ornate Floral embossing folder to create the center focal point. All the dies used are listed in the Product List at the end of this post.
  • I arranged the images that were fussy cut from the Bird Ballad DSP.

Stampin Up Free as a Bird Friendship Card and Pizza Box Gift Idea - Rosanne Mulhern stampinup

  • The inside sentiment is also from the Free as a Bird stamp set.
  • I added a small piece of color coordinated 6 x 6 DSP to the bottom, along with a small flower.

Stampin Up Free as a Bird Friendship Card and Pizza Box Gift Ideas - Rosanne Mulhern stampinup

  • I created a tray to hold six snack sized Hershey bars.  The tray allowed me to wrap a bow around them and it fit nicely inside the Pizza Box.

Stampin Up Free as a Bird Friendship Card and Pizza Box Gift Idea- Rosanne Mulhern stampinup

  • To coordinate the envelope, the flap is embossed with the Ornate Floral embossing folder.

Stampin Up Free as a Bird Friendship Card and Pizza Box Gift -Rosanne Mulhern stampinup

These little gifts were great fun to make and I hope will spread some cheer, which I think we all really need during these uncertain times.


I’m truly appreciative of each and every order.  To show my appreciation, here’s what you’ll receive during the month of April…

  • 3 Exclusive Tutorials featuring the stamp set of the month with any order of $50 (before tax & shipping).  As you probably guessed, this month’s set is Ornate Garden and Ornate Thanks.
  • A sample pack of 12 6 x 6 pieces of the Ornate Garden Designer Series Paper and the 3 Exclusive Tutorials featuring the stamp set of the month for any order of $75 or more (before tax & shipping)
  • Every order will receive a handmade card.  This month’s card is a pretty gift card holder that can be used for any occasion and would be perfect for Mother’s Day.
  • Ornate Garden Gift Card Holder and tutorial offer.  See details HERE


Please use the host code above when you shop through my online store.  However, if your order is $150 or more, there’s no need to use the code as you’ll receive your own Stampin’ Rewards.                                                               Click HERE to shop

Thanks very much for stopping in today.  I hope you and your loved ones are staying safe and well.

Please take care,





Product List

Free As A Bird Cling Stamp Set


Stitched Rectangle Dies


Layering Ovals Dies


Layering Circles Dies


Stitched So Sweetly Dies


Stitched Nested Labels Dies


Ornate Floral 3D Embossing Folder


Bird Ballad Designer Series Paper


Subtles 6" X 6" (15.2 X 15.2 Cm) Designer Series Paper


Whisper White 8-1/2" X 11" Thick Cardstock


Whisper White 8-1/2" X 11" Cardstock


Pool Party 8-1/2" X 11" Cardstock


Calypso Coral 8-1/2" X 11" Cardstock


So Saffron 8-1/2" X 11" Cardstock


Petal Pink 8-1/2" X 11" Cardstock


Whisper White Medium Envelopes


Mini Pizza Boxes


Paper Trimmer


Stampin' Dimensionals


Multipurpose Liquid Glue



  1. These are beautiful! What a good idea on the pizza box-liners! Thank you for showing your talent, once again!!!!

  2. Beautiful, Rosanne! I love these birds and you’ve arranged them with the flowers expertly!

  3. I found myself smiling when I read this post, Rosanne. I, too, find fussy-cutting relaxing and cut out all the birds and flowers from the Bird Ballad DSP last week! I put them in an envelope to save and use someday. Now I have some good ideas. Thanks for the inspiration!

  4. LOVE your cards!

  5. I love the lush, fullness of the birds and flowers, just lovely.

  6. Wonderful and pretty cards and boxes. Thanks for sharing how you created them! Love the different colors you used and showed!

  7. Just viewed your beautiful cards and gift box. Can’t wait to try some of my own. Thanks for sharing! “Hold on to Hope” during these uncertain times we are now living in and have a blessed evening!

  8. Just viewed your beautiful cards. Can’t wait to try some of my own. Thanks for sharing. “Hold on to Hope” as we continue to live in these uncertain times and know that our God is still in control. Have a blessed evening!

  9. Gloria Sperring

    I am truly amazed! And GRATEFUL! SO many demonstrators want to charge, for their ideas, that’s their right. But, when you seen someone, who creates a beautiful ensemble, just to share and brighten our world, all I( can say, is Thank YOU, and I’m GRATEFUL! In spirit of next month share sunshine Paper Pumpkin Kits, I’ll make a bunch of these up for everyone I meet for at least a week. Just to spread a little Sunshine!

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