Free as a Bird

Summer is here and the birds are chirping…inspired me to make a card or two with the ‘Free as a Bird’ stamp set.

On both cards the birds on a branch were fussy cut and colored with ‘Stampin’ Blends’  then popped up with ‘Dimensionals’ on layered backgrounds.

Two designer series papers added texture and dimension to the backgrounds.   Embossed with the ‘Subtle 3D’ folder and die cut background pieces with the ‘Stitched Rectangle’ dies  that gave a finished look to the cards. Ribbon and colored dots were added to complete the cards.


This light and airy card can be made for any occasion.    Love the way the breast of the birds picked up the background paper color.


Attaching a metallic background piece at and angle really focuses your eye on the printed designer paper and birds. You can see a bit of the sheen from the gold foil paper in the first picture above.   Note:  Make sure you stamp the sentiment with ‘StazOn’ ink to avoid smearing.  The ‘Pear Pizzaz’ frame pulls it all together and gives a look-into-the-tree effect.

Thanks for stopping by.   As always, would love to hear your comments and hope you share with other cardmakers.    Product links are listed below.


Products Used:



Free as a Bird Stamp Set


Magnolia Lane  

Garden Lane

Gold Foil Sheet

Pear Pizzaz

Old Olive

Whisper White


Calypso Coral Combo

Old Olive Combo

Light Balmy Blue


Crumb Cake – Dark

Color Lifter


Polka Dot tulle Ribbon

StazOn Ink

Multipurpose Glue


Good Morning Magnolia



Here are three card samples from quick and simple to more involved cards.  All have gorgeous results.  All three cards feature the ‘Good Morning Magnolia‘ suite and the ‘Magnolia Lane Memories & More Card Pack’ with coordinating cards and envelopes from the ‘Magnolia Lane Large Cards and Envelopes.’ 

This first card is simply stamped and has a bit of coloring using  ‘Stampin Blends’ on the leaves.  Add a spot of color right in the center of the magnolia.    You can use any background stamp for this but I used one from the ‘Beauty Abounds’ stamp set. For the inside cut a piece of ‘Whisper White’ cardstock and attach for writing with a stamped magnolia bud in the corner.

Soften the edges with a bit of color, tie on matching twine and layer up your card with coordinating colors.




The You are Loved card is a five minute-to-make card!  No kidding…you just take out the ‘Magnolia Lane Memories & More Card Pack’ and  ‘Magnolia Lane Large Cards and Envelopes’  and layer up the elements you see on this card for the front and inside piece.

Add some matching pearls and two magnolia buds from the matching designer series paper to give a final touch.

Lastly, this A2 card starts with a Petal Pink card base that has one inch cut from the front panel which will give you that peak a boo look to the inside panel of the card.  A quick and fun change up to the typical A2 format.

Layer up both the inside and front panel from the ‘Magnolia Lane Designer Series Paper.     Stamp, die cut 2 magnolias and color up one magnolia with ‘Stampin Blends.’   Since the blends bleed through the paper when coloring, use wet glue and attach a second blank magnolia to the back of the first one.   Not only will it cover the bleed  but also give you a stronger piece with a dimensional look.

Attach the magnolia so it hangs over the front panel as the picture shows.  Using a scrap piece of cardstock to stamp your sentiment and attach with dimensionals.

There you have it.   Hope you will try your hand at using the Good Morning Magnolia Suite.  It has so many options and is a 2 pack set.   A wow set for sure.

All items used are listed below.  If you have questions please leave a comment.  And if you do not have a demonstator already, I would be thrilled to be that person.

Save some time for crafting and look forward to hearing from you.




Products Used in this Post:


Good Morning Magnolia

This Suite can be purchased in total or you can break it down and order only the pieces you want.


Blends Ink:

Calypso Coral Blend Pack

Old Olive Blends Pack

Inks and Other:

Petal Pink

Momento Black Ink

Versamark Watermark Stamp Pad

Copper Stampin’ Embossing Powder



Whisper White

Subtles Pack -Inc. Petal Pink and Old Olive



Nature’s Twine

Pearl Basics