Free as a Bird for Pals June Blog Hop “Anything with Wings”

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Welcome to the Pals’ June Blog Hop. We’re so glad you’re here because we made some great projects using “Anything with Wings.” You may be starting the hop here or coming from a previous Pal’s blog. Either way, you’ve come to the right place.  You’ll find the full line-up below to help you move, or “hop” along from Pal to Pal. 

I selected Free as a Bird as my winged inspiration.

This project combines bits from several current Stampin’ Up! products.  The focal image and sentiment are from Free as a Bird, a stamp set newly released this month.  The oval frame was created with Heirloom Frames dies and 3D embossing folders using one of the Woven Threads designer series paper selection.  Additional Woven Threads designer series papers are shown on the card front and inside layouts.  The sentiment inside the card came from another new stamp set Here’s a Card.

Free as a Bird
  • Image applied with Sahara Sand on Vellum paper.
  • Blends (Stampin’ Up! alcohol markers) used on the reverse side to color the scene.  Selected markers include:
    • birds:  light Crumb Cake, light Seaside Spray, light Mint Macaron, dark Petal Pink, dark Daffodil Delight, dark & light Gray Granite
    • tree:  dark & light Soft Suede, dark & light Granny Apple Green, dark Rococo Rose
    • sky:  dark Seaside Spray
  • Whisper White cardstock and vellum image cut with an oval die that measured greater than the oval opening of the Heirloom Threads oval die cut.
Heirloom Frames Dies & 3D Embossing Folders
  • Selection of Rococo Rose designer series paper die-cut with the oval frame.
  • Oval die cut centered within the 3D embossing folder.  (Note:  This can be tricky!  I looked for any and all resources to help guide the alignment but concluded it is too new for much discussion.  So, I centered the best I could.  Then I used a permanent marker to mark a dotted oval line around the outside of my die cut oval frame on the back of the embossing folder.  This will help align future project pieces.  Marking the die and embossing folder was inspired by my sister Denise.  She had tried a similar application to the rectangle die and embossing folder the preceding day during one of our play sessions!)
  • The vellum and white cardstock backing taped to frame backside.
  • Bird Frame applied to the primary panel with stampin’ dimensionals.
Additional Card Front Details
  • Cardstock colors included Sahara Sand, Seaside Spray, Terracotta Tile with a base of Whisper White.
  • Stitched rectangle dies used to frame the sentiment.
  • Small bird die-cut from Stained Glass dies.
  • Bird Ballad Trinket, Terracotta Tile scalloped linen ribbon, and Clear Epoxy droplets provided finishing details.
Card Inside Details
  • Inside sentiment from Here’s a Card inked with Sahara Sand.
  • Stitched Nested Labels dies framed the sentiment.
Additional Pictures


More inspiration awaits! Use the Blog Hop Line-up below to visit the rest of this month’s Design Team. My fellow Pals are excited to show you what they’ve created! Don’t forget to show us some love by commenting on our creations. Mark your calendars for Wednesday, July 10, 2019, when our Hoppin’ Pals share their “Mixing It Up” projects. Don’t miss the fun!

Pals Blog Hop Line-up

Mary Fish at Stampin’ Pretty
Stesha Bloodhart at Stampin’ Hoot!
Peggy Noe at Pretty Paper Cards
Lori Pinto at LollyPop Paper and Ink
Mary Hanson at Up North Stampin’
Rosanne Mulhern at Heartfelt Stamping
Lisa Ann Bernard at Queen B Creations
Debbie Mageed at Secrets to Stamping
Wendy Klein at Doggone Delightful Stampin’
Denise Hoepfner at The Mountain Magpie
Debra Simonis at Deb’s Stampin’ Grounds
Jill Killeen at Killeen House Studio
Beth McCullough at Stamping Mom
Rae Harper-Burnet at Wild West Paper Arts
Su Mohr at Aromas And Art
Katy McGloin at Just Fun Stamping   (YOU ARE HERE)
Pamela Sadler at Stampin Pink Rose
Jackie Beers at Blue Line Stamping
Tricia Chuba at ButterDish Designs
Susan Itell at Simple Stampin
Lynn Kolcun at Avery’s Owlery
Karen Hallam at Karen’s Stamping Habit
Jeanie Stark at Just Stampin’
Brian King at Stamp with Brian

Please let me know if you have any questions.  In the meanwhile…

Have fun stamping,


12 thoughts on “Free as a Bird for Pals June Blog Hop “Anything with Wings”

  1. Beth McCullough

    Katy~ What a great idea to stamp with Sahara Sand on Vellum paper and color with Blends from the other side. It turned out gorgeous! You’ve inspired me to try this. 🙂

  2. Rosanne Mulhern

    Beautiful card, Kadie…inside and out! You’ve shown that these birds are beautiful paired with different DSP also.

  3. Lynn A Kolcun

    I have pinned for future drooling over. You have really pulled out all the stops on this one Katy. All the colors working together and the coloring on the birds perfect.

  4. Debbie Mageed

    Gorgeous card, Katy! Love every single detail – coloring on vellum, framing it with the new die/embossing folder bundle, beautiful DSP, etc. All are fantastic! Coloring on vellum is fun and I need to do it more. Your birds are spectacular!

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