This month, the theme is Cute Critters. We really hope that you will be inspired by all the amazing creations the Pals are sharing with you! As you hop from blog to blog, we would love for you to leave a comment. You will find the lineup at the end of my post to help you “hop” along from Pal to Pal. Firstly, if you don’t follow me, I just love birds so the Soaring Swallows bundle was bound to end up in my collection – no matter how hard I tried to resist (which was not at all). Although I love all creatures great and small, birds just fascinate me and I come from a long line of bird loving family. Therefore, this card (and probably many more to come) will be enjoyed by whomever receives it. Also, the fun fold is super easy to do and gives the birds an illusion of flight, in my opinion.
My secrets to making this project
- Firstly, this card started with 5-1/2″ x 11″ Misty Moonlight cardstock, that I scored at 5-1/2.”
- Then, I cut the card 2″ from the score line. With the remaining piece, I cut it at 2″ again. (The leftover piece is often used for the split panel, but I decided to use the oval shape instead.)
- After that, I cut the panels at 5-1/4″ x 1-3/4″ for the white cardstock and 5-1/8″ x 1-5/8″ for the patterned paper. Once I had everything cut out, I adhered them together and onto the card base.
Now, the FUN Part!
- Firstly, to begin the card front, I made the bird with the die cut pieces, cutting it with white cardstock and a few scraps of the New Horizons designer paper that was just laying on my desktop. Then, I glued them together.
- Then, I cut out the flowers with both white cardstock and flowers and glued them together, adding a smidge of Misty Moonlight ink to the bottom of the flowers.
- After that, I cut out two branches with Crumb Cake cardstock and glued them together.
- Once I completed that part, I started assembling all of the elements onto the stitched oval.
- Then, I stamped the two other birds in black ink and stamped the second “filler” stamp with Misty Moonlight ink, stamping off for a little lighter color. After I cut them out, I popped them up with dimensionals onto the card base.
- Finally, I stamped the sentiment, cropped it out with the die, and added a few Waves rhinestones for some pretty bling.
- To complete the inside of the card, I cut out another stitched oval so I can add a sentiment when I am ready to send it.
- After that, I cut a white piece of cardstock to 5-1/4″ square, applied a 3/4″ piece of the designer paper used on the front.
More inspiration awaits, so use the lineup below to visit the rest of the Design Team. The Pals are excited to show you what they’ve created! Then, please mark your calendars for our next blog hop on April 13th. Our theme will be Fabulous Flowers when our Design Team creates a project using any of the many beautiful flowers in our catalogs.
Until then, have fun in your craft space!
Stampin’ Pretty Pals Blog Hop
- Mary Fish at Stampin’ Pretty
- Peggy Noe at Pretty Paper Cards
- Rae Harper Burnet at Wild West Paper Arts
- Jill Loveland at Simple Stamping
- Pamela Sadler at Stampin Pink Rose
- Tricia Chuba at ButterDish Designs
- Debbie Mageed at Secrets to Stamping
- Deb Walker at Deb Stamps Life
- Jackie Beers at Blue Line Stamping
- Beth McCullough at Stamping Mom
- Karen Hallam at Karen’s Stamping Habit
- Sue Jackson at Just Peachy Stamping
- Su Mohr at Aromas And Art
- Amanda Howard at Papercrafting With Amanda
- Melissa Seplowitz at The Stamping Ninja
- Stesha Bloodhart at Stampin’ Hoot!
- Lisa Ann Bernard at Queen B Creations Product List