Month: January 2020

Storybook Cottage with Susie

In the highlands, in the country places, Where the old plain men have rosy faces, And the young fair maidens quiet eyes… ~ R L Stevenson Once upon a time in a village far away sat a little white cottage waiting for spring.  With the gales of winter past, tiny blossoms blanket the hillside and new lambs spring to-and fro playing silly lamb games.  Raindrops splash against the window pane and she is reminded March in the highlands can still be cold and damp.  She pulls her cape tighter, preparing for the long journey… Hello Bluebird Friends! I’m sharing...

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Maverick Valentine’s Card with Leanne

Hello everyone! Love is in the air today here on the Hello Bluebird blog. I’ve created a Valentine’s Day scene using the fun airplane image from Maverick with a little paper piecing magic. This card is A2 size and I started by stenciling pink clouds over the entire card front. I then splattered it up with thinned pink paint. The greeting is part stamped and part die cut. I stamped the first part of the greeting (a stamp from the Maverick set) directly onto the background. I used the Oliver Alpha dies along with a heart die to complete...

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Jungle Littles with Tammy

Happy Monday, friends! Today, I have a fun Jungle themed Valentine, using one of my favorite Hello Bluebird sets, Jungle Littles! I wanted to make this card a bit larger to fit all those gorgeous leaves and darling critters, so I decided on an A6 card (measuring 4 1/2 X 6 1/4″). I began by cutting a piece of Bristol smooth cardstock to 4 !/4 X 6″, and ink blended the background using Distress Oxides in Milled Lavender, Seedless Preserves, and a little Black Soot to darken the edges. Then, using a paintbrush, I splattered some water and then...

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Garden Friends wishing Happy Birthday with Chris

Hello everyone! Chris here today, I hope your 2020 started well and maybe you find some time for crafting.  After all the winter cards I want to bring some spring feeling into the house. So I decided to create a birthday card using the amazing and adorable birds from Garden Friends stamp set. For this card I used: Garden Friends Birch Trees Die Pond Builder Die Oliver Alpha Die the balloons from Party Parade First I stamped all images on alcohol marker friendly paper and colored them with alcohol markers and cut them out. One bird I created again with...

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Bee Happy Love card with Grace

Hello friends! I have a sweet card to celebrate LOVE today using the Bee Happy stamp set. You know…this is my very favorite bee stamp set ever. These bees with sweet smiles are as many of Hello Bluebird stamp sets, very versatile! To Start my card, I made two backgrounds with Distress Oxide Inks…The yellow one is a blending of Squeezed Lemonade and Mustard seed, and the Pink one of Spun sugar and Picked raspberry. I added little water droplets to each one of them and then added splatters of Squeezed Lemonade and picked raspberry diluted with water respectively....

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