Spring Hello Cozy Cardinal Card // National Craft Month with Right at Home + Friends

Happy Sunday!

Tomorrow will be one week since the National Craft Month Celebration with Right at Home + Friends started but oh boy does it feel like longer. I hope you've been enjoying the daily inspiration here on the blog and my YouTube channel. Today myself and my crafty friend Holly of Hollybeary Creations are sharing a project inspired by a challenge meant to help you stretch your seasonal products. 

Let's get started...

Spring Hello Cozy Cardinal Card // National Craft Month with Right at Home + Friends

The holiday item I chose to focus on was my Cozy Cardinal stamp set from my last holiday release. Over the past few seasons I've been stamping him in different ink colors to create a variety of birds. This time around I chose to use yellow hues to create the tweetest spring bird.

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I used my MISTI so I could accurately stamp each layer in a variety of Catherine Pooler inks. For his head, tail, and part of his wing I used Sauna. For his body I chose Shea Butter which is the perfect spring yellow. The other part of his wing is in Tiara as are the dots on his tummy. His legs are in Icing on the Cake, his cheeks in It's a Girl, and his teeny little beak in Orange Twist. 

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I stamped a branch from the same stamp set in a light brown ink then got started on my flowers. All the flowers are included in my Find the Beauty stamp set, however, I mixed in the small leaves from Cozy Cardinal. All ink colors used will be listed below. 

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Once all my stamping was done I got to work on my background panel. On a large stitched rectangle, cut from my Find the Beauty Die Set, I inked on a light layer of Mint to Be ink. It does take a bit of work to build up this color but the results are worth it. I arranged all my flowers and my bird towards the top with foam tape and tape runner adhesive.

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Along the bottom panel I adhered a "hello" die-cut sentiment that I inked with Mint to Be and a touch of Aquatini. I stacked a few additional die-cuts underneath the inked one to add dimension. I adhered the finished panel onto an A2 sized kraft cardbase and my card was finished!

You can watch this tweet bird come to life in my process video below...

And once you're finished watching make sure to pop over to Holly's blog for another spring card created with a holiday item.

More details about this celebratory week...

My idea behind this celebration is offer you loads of inspiration from some of the most amazing crafters and companies in our industry. Each day will present a new creative challenge that you can participate in and, in turn, be entered to win the day's prizes. 

Today's prize is a $20 gift certificate to the Right at Home shop! 

In order to be entered to win, make sure to follow these steps...

  • Create a new project inspired by today's challenge and post a picture of it to one of the following forums:
    • Right at Home Facebook Group (in the comments of the day #7 picture with today's challenge written on it, linked here)
    • Instagram using the hashtag #NCMwithRAH in your caption and tagging @rightathome
    • Your personal blog and add the link to your post in the comments of this blog post (click here to download the challenge banner for your personal blog post)
  • There will be one winner for today's prize, I will combine the names from every post I can find on the above mediums and randomly chose the winner (I made participating open in several different ways so as to include everyone who may not have social media, a blog, etc. I hope there is something for everyone!)
  • Winner will be announced on April 1st in a new post along with the rest of the winners from prizes given throughout this week

Please let me know if you have any questions in the comments below!

If throughout the week you see something I used that you just have to have you can use the code NCM in my shop for 15% off your purchase! Code will last from today until next Tuesday at 11:59 pm EST.

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I think this card may be my favorite that I created this week...so far. Colors, flowers, and a cute little bird on a tree branch. What's not to love? 

Make sure to pop back here tomorrow for day #8!

Nicole

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Love Ya Cozy Cardinal Valentine's Day Card Using Catherine Pooler Designs Dye Inks

Morning, love bird!

Hope your week is off to a lovely start. I'm back today with another Valentine's Day themed project, however, today's is even more special because I'm featuring Catherine Pooler Designs Dye Inks! 

I was introduced to her line of inks last fall and I've been hooked ever since. I have almost the entire collection (crying over the Be Mine color released in her Stamp of Approval box!) and can't wait to pick up her newest Zen Garden collection. Luckily, I had plenty of colors in my current stash to create today's card.

Let's get started...

Love Ya Cozy Cardinal Valentine's Day Card Using Catherine Pooler Designs Dye Inks // rightathomeshop.com/blog

I started off this card with my fluffy pink clouds created using the My Favorite Things Mini Cloud Edges Stencil. I used an ink blending tool and It's a Girl from CPD to create this dreamy skyscape. Once I was happy with the color saturation I die-cut the panel with the rectangle from my Sweet Stitches Die Set. It adds a whimsical stitching detail to the edges which I love.

Love Ya Cozy Cardinal Valentine's Day Card Using Catherine Pooler Designs Dye Inks // rightathomeshop.com/blog

Next I moved on to creating my sweet bird using my Cozy Cardinal stamp and die set. Who said this bird was just for the holidays?! For the body I used It's a Girl, for the head piece, tail and cheeks I used Party Dress, Rockin' Red for the dots on the head piece and stomach and Orange Twist for the beak. I stamped the feet and eyes using Midnight. I just adore this color combo!

Love Ya Cozy Cardinal Valentine's Day Card Using Catherine Pooler Designs Dye Inks // rightathomeshop.com/blog

To give my love bird something to sit on I stamped the branch from the set using Icing on the Cake and a few leaves using Green Tea and Eucalyptus. I have to say...these greens are beautiful. Green is one of my favorite colors and the hues of these shades are perfection. 

Love Ya Cozy Cardinal Valentine's Day Card Using Catherine Pooler Designs Dye Inks // rightathomeshop.com/blog

I popped all these elements on to my background, towards the bottom so I had enough space to stamp a sentiment in the top corner. I used the "love ya" sentiment from my new Love Ya set and the Rockin' Red ink. I wanted to be sure it stood out against the background. Around the sentiment I added three hearts from the Cozy Cardinal set stamped with It's a Girl. 

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And my tweet Cozy Cardinal card using Catherine Pooler Designs Dye Inks was finished! I hope you like the result. There are also some pretty purples in her line that would work as well if that's what you prefer! 

If you have some of these inks (or the entire collection, like me!), let me know your fave colors in the comments below!

Nicole

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Peace Love Joy Cozy Cardinal Card by Holly

Happy Tuesday everyone…It’s Holly here today! I hope you are having a great start to your week. Today I’m sharing a cute winter card with the Cozy Cardinal stamp and coordinating die set . I also used the new Peace Love Joy sentiment set and the Watercolor Background Stamp. 

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I stamped the background onto a piece of Neenah Solar White cardstock with some aqua ink and then I adhered the panel to a A2 size card base. I stamped the sentiment in the upper corner with some black ink. I really liked the bold, black against the aqua background. I stamped the branch from the cardinal set using two shades of brown ink and then I used the coordinating die to cut it out. I added some Copic Opaque White to the branch to look like snow. I die-cut the cardinal using the coordinating die and then I placed it back into the negative piece and place it into my MISTI stamping tool. 

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I stamped the cardinal using several shades of red and grey ink. Then I adhered the branch onto the card front with some foam tape and the cardinal as well. I wanted a little extra sparkle so I added some sequins from the Studio Katia Winter Mix.

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The Cozy Cardinal set is a must have as it’s perfect to create a scene for any season and you can pair it with any sentiment. 

Thanks for stopping by today!

Holly

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