Bird Ballad for the Pals June Blog Hop

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.

Winged creatures are a favorite subject matter of mine, and I couldn’t wait to share ways to use the Bird Ballad Designer Series Paper.

By su Mohr for Pals June Blog Hop; Click READ or VISIT to go to my blog for details! Featuring: Free As A Bird, Bird Ballad DSP, Stitched Nested Label Dies, Seasonal Layers Dies; #birdballad #freeasabird #stitchednestedlabeldies #birdsoncards #friendshipcards #layeredleaves #seasonallayersdies #handmadecards #handcrafted #diy #bloghops #palsbloghop

Bird Ballad


It’s hard to beat white as a background, because it makes all the other colors pop. I embossed Whisper White Cardstock with Layered Leaves embossing, and glued this layer to a Thick Whisper White card base.

I located three, pretty, birds on a sheet of Bird Ballad Designer Series Paper that I was able to cut with a Stitched Nested Label Die, without including any surrounding birds. By choosing the right die and birds, there’s quite a few possibilities. 


Next, I used my favorite Seasonal Layers die to cut a branch from Soft Suede Cardstock.

After cutting the branch in half, and planning how it would look beneath the bird’s hexagon, I glued it in place. It’s positioned to look like it’s attached to the branch in the DSP at the bottom, and the top is part of the tree. I fussy cut some leaves and blossoms from the DSP to add to the branch. 


The sentiment, “We’re the best of friends,” is from the Free As A Bird stamp set, which I stamped in Soft Suede ink, and cut with a Stitched Rectangle Die.


I loved this idea so much, I quickly made a second card.


I chose birds from a different location on the Designer Series Paper, and gave them a background of Petal Pink, Bird Ballad DSP. This is the backside of the bird print.

The same Stitched Nested Labels Die was used for cutting the birds, and a Rectangle Stitched Die was used for the background DSP.


The card base is Sahara Sand, as well as the Seasonal Layers branch. This time I left the branch in one piece.

“Hello” is another sentiment from the Free As A Bird Stamp Set, and I used the Classic Label Punch for cutting.


I thought the dotted DSP called for some Polka Dot Tulle Ribbon, as a finishing touch.


Thank you for joining me in the Pals Hop today! I hope you find it inspiring! Keep scrolling to see my Product List,  where clicking on the pictures takes you to my store for purchasing. Thank you!


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.

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Mark your calendars for Wednesday, July 10, 2019 when our Hoppin’ Pals share their “Mixing It Up” projects. Don’t miss the fun!

  1. Mary Fish at Stampin’ Pretty
  2. Stesha Bloodhart at Stampin’ Hoot!
  3. Peggy Noe at Pretty Paper Cards
  4. Lori Pinto at LollyPop Paper and Ink
  5. Mary Hanson at Up North Stampin’
  6. Rosanne Mulhern at Heartfelt Stamping
  7. Lisa Ann Bernard at Queen B Creations
  8. Debbie Mageed at Secrets to Stamping
  9. Wendy Klein at Doggone Delightful Stampin’
  10. Denise Hoepfner at The Mountain Magpie
  11. Debra Simonis at Deb’s Stampin’ Grounds
  12. Jill Killeen at Killeen House Studio
  13. Beth McCullough at Stamping Mom
  14. Rae Harper-Burnet at Wild West Paper Arts
  15. Su Mohr at Aromas And Art         YOU ARE HERE
  16. Katy McGloin at Just Fun Stamping
  17. Pamela Sadler at Stampin Pink Rose
  18. Jackie Beers at Blue Line Stamping
  19. Tricia Chuba at ButterDish Designs
  20. Susan Itell at Simple Stampin
  21. Lynn Kolcun at Avery’s Owlery
  22. Karen Hallam at Karen’s Stamping Habit
  23. Jeanie Stark at Just Stampin’
  24. Brian King at Stamp with Brian

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Free As A Bird Bundle

Today’s project is a combination of two challenges, using the Free As A Bird Bundle.

By Su Mohr for TGIF and Fab Fri; Click READ or VISIT to go to my blog for details! Featuring: Free As A Brird Bundle, Free As A Bird stamp set, Stitched Nested Label Dies, Crackle Paint background stamp; #freeasabird #bundles #stampinupbundles #cardmaking #handmadecards #handcrafted #cracklepaint #birds #birdsoncards #thinkingofyou #cardchallenges

Bird Bundle


My inspiration for the layout was from Fab Friday.

And, the colors are from TGIF.


I began with a Night Of Navy card base, topped with a layer of Whisper White Cardstock. The layer is stamped with Night of Navy Ink and the Crackle Paint Background Stamp.


The bird from the Free As A Bird Stamp Set is my focal point. I stamped him in Night of Navy Ink on Pool Party Cardstock, and fussy cut with Paper Snips.

The  leaves were stamped in Granny Apple Green Ink on the same color Cardstock, and the flower was stamped in Pool Party Ink on Whisper White Cardstock.

I used Paper Snips to cut the stamped images, and arranged them on a Thick Whisper White, die-cut hexagon from the Stitched Nested Label Die Set.


The sentiment, “Thinking of you,” is from the Colorful Seasons Stamp Set, and I stamped it in Night of Navy Ink.

The horizontal strip beneath the hexagon is a scrap from a Stitched Lace die-cut, which I colored with a Sponge Dauber and Granny Apple Green Ink.

For the final touch, I added three Iridescent Sequins.


Thank you for visiting me today! I’ve included the Free As A Bird Bundle in my Product List. If you order the Free As A Bird Stamp Set and Stitched Nested Labels Dies together, you save 10%.


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Puzzle Pieces Heart with Lace

The stamp set being featured at What Will You Stamp? this week is Love You To Pieces. I’m, so happy that it’s being carried over into the new 2019-2020 Stampin’ Up! Catalog, because the die cuts are to “die for!”

By Su Mohr for WWYS; Click READ or VISIT to go to my blog for details! Featuring: Love You To Pieces stamp set, Puzzle Pieces Die Set, Stitched Shapes Die Set, Magnolia Lane DSP; #loveyoutopieces #puzzlepieces #stitchedlace #magnolialane #handmadecards #handcrafted #diy #2019-2020 #newcatalog #stampinup

Heart Pieces


Here’s a look at the fun images and sentiments in the stamp set. You can order it by clicking on the picture in my Product List.

I used the Puzzle Pieces heart die to cut a jigsaw heart from Magnolia Lane Designer Series Paper. The black in the print seemed to call for a dramatic, black, background, and I was thrilled to use our new Stitched Lace die to cut the lace pattern.


I ran it through the die cutting machine a number of times, but you can see, nearly all of the “cut-outs” were removed.

The Basic Black Cardstock is thick, and I had to peel it, carefully, from the die.


After gluing the lace die-cut to Thick Whisper White Cardstock, I used a Stitched Shapes die to cut a square of white for the heart to rest upon.

The four pieces of heart were layered for thickness, and glued, slightly apart, so the “jigsaw” cut would be obvious.


I stamped “We just fit,” from the Love You To Pieces Stamp Set in Memento Black Ink. Three, tiny pearls were added as the final touch.

Thank you for visiting! Everything is available at my store, and I appreciate you shopping.

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