Hello There

When I saw a card similar to this, I just HAD to make my own version. I love the color combination and the Tin Tile embossed Vellum is just stunning! Plus, when I last lived in New Hampshire, the desk in my home office overlooked a southeast facing window and this card brings back memories to the days when cute little yellow finches would entertain the cats and I at the feeder on the front lawn. This bird is finch-like to me, but it could also be a blue bird with some Balmy Blue Ink or a Robin.

Cutting Dimensions

Full list of supplies needed, listed below. A die cutting machine is needed for this card.
Card Base: Pool Party Cardstock 8 1/2 h” x 5 1/2″ w folded to 5 1/2″ w x 4 1/4″ h.
Background Rectangles (2): Basic Grey and So Saffron Cardstock. Die cut with the largest Rectangle Die from the Stitched Rectangles Dies. Then re-align the die on the short edges to create a shorter rectangle about 1 1/2 to 1 1/4″ h.
Vellum Layer: 2 3/4″ h x 4″ w and embossed with the Tin Tile Embossing Folder.
Sentiment Layer: Whisper White Cardstock die cut with the 3/4″h x 2 3/4″ Stitched Rectangle Die.
Linen Thread: About 9 or 10″


  1. Affix all stamps to Acrylic Blocks.
  2. Fold the Card Base in half using a Bone Folder to sharpen the crease.
  3. Use Stampin’ Seal to adhere the Background Rectangles to the Card Base.
  4. Use Stampin’ Seal to adhere the Vellum Layer to the Card.
  5. Coil the Linen Thread and affix to the Card with Glue Dots.
  6. Use Basic Gray Ink to stamp the Sentiment on the Sentiment Layer.
  7. Adhere the Sentiment Layer to the Card with Dimensionals.
  8. On scrap Whisper White Cardstock stamp the bird filler in So Saffron Ink and then stamp the bird outline in Tuxedo Black Memento Ink. Die cut the bird out.
  9. Die cut the Branch with Pear Pizzaz Cardstock.
  10. Use Stampin’ Seal or Fine Tip Liquid Glue to adhere the Branch to the card.
  11. Use Stampin’ Seal to adhere the Bird to the Card.
  12. Lovely! Now send it to someone!

Product List

Stamper’s Toolkit

Design inspired by Chelsey Hart Christensen.