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.
My project is a summer sampler, and I ended up using more than one winged creature, including butterflies and a variety of birds!
The sampler is 9 x 9″. I used the measurements given to me by Audra Monk the ‘Queen of the Samplers!’ Her blog site can be found HERE. Below is a list of basic measurements. I have also included a list of products used at the end of this blog.
Whisper White: 9 x 9″, Calypso Coral: 8 1/2″ x 8 1/2″, Crumb Cake: 8 1/4 x 8 1/4″
Small Squares: 2 1/4″ x 2 1/4″ and 2 3/8″ x 2 38″
Rectangles: 2 1/4″ x 4 3/4″ and 2 3/8″ x 4 7/8″
You can choose to layer any color of card stock or patterned paper. There’s no right or wrong way to create a sampler! Let’s take a look at each corner.
The hummingbird was cut from the Mosaic Mood Specialty Designer Series paper, and the vellum flowers were created from the Perennial Essence bundle using the Perennial Essence Vellum card stock. The vellum leaves were from a Paper Pumpkin kit — I just had to use them because they were so cute! Don’t forget about the Perennial Essence Flower Centers! They really finish it off.
The butterflies were punched out using the Butterfly Duo Punch. I cut out a section of the Delightfully Detailed Laser-Cut Specialty paper and adhered it to the left bottom panel. I then cut out two butterflies from the Mosaic Mood paper to add a finishing touch.
The sentiment is from the Colorful Seasons stamp set, stamped in Mossy Meadow and cut with the Big Shot and the Stitched Shape Framelits Dies. I punched the bird from the Bird Ballad Designer Series Paper with the 2 1/4″ Circle Punch. How easy, and it looks like I’m an expert ‘artist!’ Behind the circle, I arranged a bit of Old Olive thread from the Magnolia Lane Ribbon Combo pack. I stamped the birds in Memento ink and then colored them in with the Stampin’ Blends. I also stamped three flowers and ‘fussy cut’ them, adhering them around the bird. I attached a bow with glue dots. A few rhinestone embellishments around the sampler, and I was done!
I ordered the 9 x 9″ white shadowbox frame from Ikea, in case you’re interested! Samplers are a blast to create, and I would encourage you to try one.
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!
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