Monday, March 8, 2021

Pretty Pink Posh March 2021 Blog Hop

 


Hi friends! Welcome to Day 1 of the blog hop to kick off the brand new March release, available NOW at Pretty Pink Posh! This amazing release is full of Spring and Easter products that are sure to inspire you!

 At the end of the post, I will list all of today's participants if you would like to start at the beginning.

My projects are featuring the sweet new set, Spring Robins, along with some new stencils and dies. I created a fun and SIMPLE custom birdhouse for these spring cuties, with just a few dies, that I will show you how to make.


To begin, I stamped the images from Spring Robins, colored with Copic markers, and die cut with the Spring Robins Coordinating Dies.


My first project is a set of mini slimline cards, which measure approximately 3 1/2 X 6". I began by 
cutting Bristol cardstock with the largest rectangle from the Slimline Peekaboo Windows Dies. I placed the die over it again, adjusting the length to 6 inches, and ran it through my machine. Next, I inked the background with Antique Linen and Vintage Photo Distress Oxide inks using the Basketweave Stencil. I cut white mats, just slightly larger than 3 1/2" and layered my stenciled backgrounds onto them, then attached to a card base. I cut white Scallop Circles Dies and layered them over a light pink and lavender circle to create a soft, Springy backdrop for the robins. I attached the circle to the cards, then added the colored images with foam tape for dimension. Lastly, I stamped the sentiment in black ink to complete my mini cards.


My next project features a custom birdhouse, a home just perfect for these sweet birds! To begin, I cut an A2 piece of white cardstock using the Pretty Petals Background Die, removed the interior pieces, and layered on top of an A2 piece of light pink cardstock.

To begin, I stamped the images from Spring Robins and Mom, colored with Copic markers, and die cut with the Spring Robins Coordinating Dies and Mom Coordinating Dies.

Next, I created the birdhouse:


First, I cut a piece of woodgrain paper using the Stitched Duo 3 Dies to create the base of the birdhouse. I then cut a white rectangle frame using the Scallop Frames Dies, which will be cut apart to create a scalloped roof and base for the birdhouse.


I cut the frame in half, lengthwise, then placed it on the top of the tag (as shown in pic), trimming the length of the roof to look proportional. I then trimmed along the edges of the roof, cutting away the woodgrain paper. Using the leftover piece of the scalloped frame, I cut it to fit along the bottom of the birdhouse.



Next, I created a window in the birdhouse using the circle die from the Valentine Circle Coordinating Dies, and the Simple Strips Dies were used to create the post for the birdhouse.



I white heat embossed the sentiment onto dark brown cardstock, then adhered it to the back to complete the birdhouse.

Lastly, I trimmed down the Simple Strip and adhered to the card, attached the birdhouse using foam tape for dimension, and arranged the stamped images onto my card to finish! 

GIVEAWAY

There are 3 $25 gift certificates up for grabs (one winner each day). Winners will be picked randomly along the blog hop. Comments must be left by 11:59 PM PST on 3/16/2021. Winners will be announced on the PPP blog.

 Here's a list of all the designer's participating in today's blog hop:

Tammy Stark <<<<<You are here

Thank so much for stopping by! Happy Hopping!!

Hugs,
Tammy


43 comments:

  1. Those robins are the sweetest! Love your bird house.

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  2. Both cards are very nice!
    I like the slimline with the basket weave stencil.
    I like the pretty Pink background of the second card and the dimenison.
    Thanks for sharing your talent.

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  3. That was a terrific idea to use parts of the dies to actually create the birdhouse! I'm going to try that myself! Of all the animals, I love birds the best. They are perfect images for all sorts of things. Your cards are wonderful and you picked the perfect backgrounds to go with the nests. :)

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  4. These are so cute! I love the birdhouse you creatively created. The woodgrain is such a nice touch too.

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  5. Love love love the bird house! I can do that!

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  6. I need the sweet robin stamp! Your cards are gorgeous
    Elizabeth Petersen

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  7. Oh my gosh! I LOVE THE BIRDS and bird house. I would love to send out some adorable, springy, happy cards like these. Thank you so much for your ideas.

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  8. Dear Tammy
    You are a creative genius. Love both cards but i fell in love with the second card. You really tempted me to buy the set. Tc stay safe

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  9. I really like that basketweave background on your mini slims. I want to make more cards like that, cute little animals in a window. I also want to give you a "thank you" for the birdhouse tip. It looks great.

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  10. LOVE LOVE LOVE your sweet cards :)

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  11. What cute bird and birdhouse cards!!! I love how you made the birdhouse from different die cuts. Your backgrounds are sensational!

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  12. Loved everything about your gorgeous cards, especially the tutorial! I've pinned and saved!! Want it all!!

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  13. Wow! Love how you made the birdhouse 😍

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  14. I love how you did the birdhouse and gorgeous backgrounds!

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  15. Love the birdhouse.
    The birds make darling
    cards. thanks for
    sharing.
    txmlhl(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  16. Adorable cards with these pretty birds! I love the clever birdhouse you created!

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  17. Dear Tammy -
    I'm a sucker for anything with cute little tweeters in/ on it. LOVE all of these. I got a birdhouse from SSS but this birdhouse will make its way into my cart, too, I think. Thank you for sharing your considerable artistic talents. Love the colors you chose and how the backgrounds of the cards w/ the birds in the trees echo the idea of the twigs used to make the nests.
    Have a great day!
    Lori S in PA

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  18. Absolutely amazing cards!! Thank you for sharing.

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  19. Absolutely stunning!! Love the backgrounds!

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  20. So darling, and I love how you created the birdhouse!

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  21. Your birdhouse is so clever! And I really love that petal coverplate!

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  22. Omg Tammy, you're so creative!!!! The Birdhouse is amazing!!!

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  23. Love your cards, thanks for the inspiration!

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  24. Wow!! How clever! I just love these sweet little birds and the way you've created that adorable little bird house is amazing!! I must give it a try as I love birdhouses!!! Thanks for the great inspiration! Stay safe! :)

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  25. Such adorable cards!
    Thanks for sharing.

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  26. Cute cards! The birdhouse is awesome!

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  27. I love your cute bird cards--the backgrounds, the birdhouse--all magnificent! Thanks for the inspiration.

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  28. Cute cards! I love how you created the birdhouse!

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  29. Great cards, thanks for sharing the birdhouse instructions with us!!

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  30. Cute cards, and I like how you created the birdhouse. Thanks for sharing.

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  31. Beautiful cards. I love those sweet birds!

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  32. Gorgeous cards my dear! Genius idea to make the bird house too!

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  33. Very cute cards, but I am partial to birds! lol Seriously, that is the sweetest bird house ever. Looks very complicated but it isn't really. Nice job.❤

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  34. These cards are so sweet! I Love the one with the birdhouse!! What a creative way to make the house; it looks like it was meant to be!

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  35. I just love these sweet birds! Thanks for sharing your pretty cards.

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  36. Wonderful directions and lovely lovely cards! So So pretty!

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  37. Sweet cards. I love the layering and composition of your cards.

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  38. Tammy, these are lovely! I love the petal background the adorable bird house!

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  39. Pretty bird cards and I like the backgrounds and how you made the bird house.

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  40. Hi Tammy. I'm late to the party and new to your blog. I was admiring your work on Hello Bluebird Design and thought I'd see more. The birdhouse you created out of other dies is fantastic! I'm going to use your design as I have resisted buying the big birdhouse dies that are out there. I'm sure you understand, so many things, so little money! Thanks for the inspiration.

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