Today’s project has pet canaries showing off their Pineapple Punch feathers for a color challenge.

By Su Mohr for tgifc197; Click READ or VISIT to go to my blog for details! Featuring: Botanical Tags dies, Quilt Top embossing, Rectangle Stitched dies, Part of My Story stamp set; #friendshipcards #Botanicaltags #petcanaries #petbirds #birds #birdcages #handmadecards #diy #papercrafts

Pet Canaries


I used a die from the Botanical Tags die set to cut the birds in their cage from two colors of cardstock; Thick Whisper White and Pineapple Punch. The white, die-cut piece was left intact, while the canaries were snipped from the yellow, die-cut piece. Then, I glued the yellow canaries on top of the white birds.

The cage is resting on a Stitched Shapes square of Coastal Cabana cardstock. I used the largest Stitched Shapes square die for cutting, and embossed it with the Subtle Textured embossing folder.


The background is a piece of Whisper White cardstock, embossed with the Quilt Top embossing folder.

Sticking with the stitched look, I used the Rectangle Stitched die for the sentiment.

“Know that today a friend is thinking of you,” is from the Sale-A-Bration stamp set, Part of My Story. You can check out all of the sentiments in the stamp set in my Product List below.


I stamped the sentiment in Berry Burst ink, the third color in TGIF’s color challenge.


To add a bit more Berry Burst, I used a Sponge Dauber on Whisper White cardstock, and then cut a branch with a Botanical Tags die.

To draw your eye to the sentiment, I added three, little pearls.



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