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Birds & Nests Stamp Set by Cavallini

I went surfin’ the internet, on a quest to find this beautiful stamp set and couldn’t believe my luck when I stumbled onto it at Broadway Paper, located in Milwaukee, WI.

These Italian made stamps are of gray rubber, and, as you can see, the rubber isn’t trimmed, and they are not mounted with cushion.  But, the images are so GAAAAW-JUS!!!–I have a fondness for realistic and vintage bird images–I could not get them out of my head!

They even come in this beautimous tin and include a vintage style ink pad!  All the images that come in the set are imprinted on the scalloped label you see there on the tin lid.  At first, all I could do was ogle the tin . . . but, I finally broke open the plastic seal so I could begin to play . . . Here’s what I made right away:

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Sometimes, you just want a project to have a quiet sense of elegance and sophistication, and the combination of all these images, when paired with fine Italian papers, does the job to perfection, don’t you think?  I was so enchanted with the design of the label on the tin, that it alone was the inspiration for these cards.  A snippet of velvet ribbon lends a little luxury to the one design, while gingham adds a sweet touch on the other two.

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Sample on the left:  Frame image from Label Classics by Stampin’ Up!; Tree image from Birds & Nests by Cavallini; Sentiment by Anna Griffin for Plaid; Palette Hybrid Inks; Fabriano Mediovalis Reply Card (I order these from StarLitStudio); Velvet Ribbon by May Arts (also from StarLitStudio)

Sample on the right:  Frame image from Label Classics by Stampin’ Up!; Bird cage image from Birds & Nests by Cavallini; Sentiment by A Muse Art Stamps; Palette Hybrid Inks; Fabriano Mediovalis Reply Card; Brushed Metallic Bronze Card stock by Cardenon Stardreams; Antique Copper Mini Brads, source unknown; Red Gingham Ribbon by May Arts; BookPlate Die by Sizzix Originals

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Frame image from Label Classics by Stampin’ Up!; Bird Nest and Bird on Branch images from Birds & Nests by Cavallini; Sentiment by Anna Griffin for Plaid; 1/8" Silver Eyelet; Brown Gingham Ribbon by May Arts; 1/2" Circle Punch by Stampin’ Up!

Had to have a little bird peepin’ out the window . . . (grin!)  I think this would make a darling greeting for new parents, welcoming their little one, yes?

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As I poked around Broadway Paper, I noted that they carry some of the swankiest stuff, including these die-cut scalloped and plain card stock circles, and ric rac panels–all in beautiful colors!  I made this sweet little basket using one of the plain circles (I’d gotten the pattern and idea a long time ago from Fiskars.com , but, for some reason, can’t find the link on their website anywhere; as soon as I do, I’ll include it here).

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I used one of the scallop circles to make a bag topper!  This was actually inspired by the packaging of a bag of Foofala buttons–so cool!  I just folded the scallop circle in half, creasing well with a bone folder, and then trimmed as shown, with my scissors, so I could slip it through the handles of the bag, and then punch holes, looping ribbon through to secure the top of the bag shut.

Too easy, and so darn cute, I tell ya’!!! (bouncin’!)

Here are just a few other items that ended up in my "favorites" list at Broadway Paper’s site:

Hip Chicks Connexxions Cards (too, too hilarious!)

Citrus Tall Notebook (Fun and funky!)

Holiday Stickers Tin by Cavallini (*adore* the retro style of these!)

Thank You Card Kit, Vibrant (colorful and just so pretty!)

Baby Love Letters (Isn’t this just precious????)

Hot Dots Ribbon (Dots.  Need I say more?)

I hafta admit, tho, was pretty much taken with all the hip cool stuff on their site, and tickled to death that I could shop online there.   Otherwise?  I’d have serious envy towards all the shoppers in Milwaukee . . .

Birds & Nests Stamp Set by Cavallini and Decorative Shaped Papers, courtesy of Broadway Paper.

30 Comments
  1. Dear Julie;
    I see that Shelley above posted a link to Impress Rubber Stamps. I just bought my Cavallini and Co Birds and Nests and also C and Co Holiday Set. Have you seen their Holiday set? I know YOU can do wonderful things w/that set. I wanted Birds and Nests after I saw it on your blog and what you did w/it….you are amazing…LOVE your work! I did try to purchase Birds and nests off of Broadway Paper, but they are out of stock now. Too bad, becasue they are offering free shipping (over $25.00) til Dec 15th.
    TFS your wonderful work!
    Anna Beth

  2. MmmmmmmmmmmmmmMmmmmmmmmmMmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm.

    Delicious cards, so very pretty, Julie! :)

    I *heart* the one with the green velvet. Really, what could be nicer than that? ;)

  3. You’re just evil, Julie! I’m supposed to spend money on OTHER people this time of year, not blow my whole budget to smithereens on one website! You can’t buy these at Amazon.com, either!

  4. Hi Julie…

    Have you ever been to a Paper Source store? They had a few in Chicago and a few here in the DC area too. They are the most amazing stores…fabulous stamps and to-die-for stationary. They definitely have the scalloped circle stationary and the prices looked a little better than the Milwaukee store. Here’s a link if you decide to check them out…

    http://www.paper-source.com/cgi-bin/paper/envelopes/scallop_circle_cards.html

    They are absolutely one of my favorite places….just with the stores were a little closer to me. A trip to Paper Source has to be ‘an event’!

    Love your new stamps and the creations that you made with them!

    Leigh

  5. The cards are beautiful. Label Classics is quickly becoming one of my favorite sets.

  6. Hey Jules! I see you have discovered our little “secret” here in Milwaukee! Isn’t Broadway Paper uber-amazing? Many delicious things I know you would love! Love your blog!

  7. I will add this stamp set to my wish list. I love the simplicity of the cards you made with them…exactly the style I love. Thanks for the new shopping site.

  8. You enabler, you! Hope your Thanksgiving day was thank-FULL!

  9. Julie, right after I write this note I am off to that site to check them out. I just have to tell you that your cards are so amazing!! I love your style, it never ceases to amaze me. I love these vintage birdies!!! I am off to try to make my own spin on all of this! Thank you so much for sharing your awesome talent!

  10. I love, love, love your cards using these images! absolutely perfect! I love these stamps, took me a while to get used to the lack of foam while stamping, but the images are so divine that they are totally worth it. Thanks for always sharing your beautiful work with us!

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