Welcome to our Annual Inspirations New Product Blog Hop!  We will be featuring a variety of new product from the 2017-2018 Annual Idea Book which runs through July 2018.

If you have come here from Corinna M Murphy’s Blog, you are on the right path! The blog hop is a great big circle, so you can start here and work your way all around.  If you get lost along the way, you’ll find the complete list of participating consultants on Melinda’s Blog.  To visit each blog for some great ideas just click on the link at the end of the post on each blog to move to the next one! Here we go! 

I was so excited when I saw this stamp set because I just love the layering of colors without a lot of work. Then when I actually got the stamp set it was at a loss and just didn’t know what to do. I was determined to use it and so glad I did. Once I started stamping, it was a lot of fun playing with the different colors.

Supplies used are all Close to My Heart: Thoughtful Bird Stamp + Thin Cuts Bundle, Inks (Sapphire, Crystal Blue, Pacifica, Saffron), Gold Glitter Gems, and twine from the Enchantment Ribbon Pack.

A couple tips:
*If you want the branch to reach across the card you will have to do some masking but it is very easy. I stamped the branch where I wanted, then put a sticky note (or scrap paper) overtop of most of it and stamped again with just then end of the branch to make it longer.
*When stamping the bird, make sure to stamp the beak before the 3rd piece of the body. I did mine in this order: body 1, body 2, beak, body 3.

Now “Hop” on over to Michelle Stewart’s Blog to see her work! Be sure to visit all the consultants at their blogs to get some great crafting ideas!

Categories: Blog Hops


Michelle Stewart · 08/17/2017 at 7:12 am

I love this bird, the bright colors really make it pop, and blue is my fave color

Alyson Mayo · 08/17/2017 at 11:52 am

Your bird turned out beautifully – I love the deep blue shades. Thanks for the tips – I haven’t used this stamp yet as mine was delayed in arriving…. can’t wait to play with it now!

Brenda L · 08/17/2017 at 12:40 pm

Great card! I haven’t purchased this set and now I want it to be in my next order. Your bird is so realistic. Thanks for the great tips!

Sheila Bennett · 08/17/2017 at 1:16 pm

Lovely card. Great color combo for your bird.

Jean McNulty · 08/17/2017 at 2:50 pm

LOVE your card!!!!

mal · 08/17/2017 at 7:29 pm

Love your card.

How do I sign up to receive your blog via email please.

Thank you: Mal

Catherine Nowak · 08/17/2017 at 11:31 pm

What a beautiful sympathy card! Love that blue bird.

Janna Gray · 08/18/2017 at 1:06 pm

Beautiful bird!

Haley Dyer · 08/19/2017 at 7:59 am


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