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Tutorial - Free As A Bird

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What Pam Says

The Free As A Bird stamp set features nature at it's best. I love the variety of bird, flower and foliage images. Customize your project for any occasion by using a variety of colors and sentiments.

Instructions - Simple

You can find the full Simple tutorial below but if you prefer to download and print a FREE PDF version you can click HERE.

1) Cut a Just Jade card base measuring 8 ½” x 5 ½” , score and fold at 4 ¼” on the 8 ½” side.

2) Cut a white panel 5" x 3 3/4".

3) Cut a 3” x 3” floral panel from the Flowers for Every Season paper.

4) Attach the sentiment to a clear block and stamp the image using Magenta Madness ink on the white panel about ¾” from the bottom.

5) Adhere the floral piece to the white panel maintaining equal distance of white showing on the top and sides.

6) On a scrap of Basic White card stock stamp the bird image twice using Momento Black ink.

7) Color the bird body with the Magenta Madness Light Blends and the beak with the Mango Melody Dark. Use Paper Snips and Fussy cut the birds out leaving 1/16" white edge beyond the black lines.

8) Punch a Everyday Label piece from Just Jade card stock and adhere your finished colored bird to the center of the punched piece.

9) Attach Stampin’ Dimensionals to the back of the punched piece, peel off sticky protection and apply to the center of the floral panel.

10) Adhere your finished white panel to the card base for a bright and cheery Friendship card.

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Free As A Bird

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8-1/2"x11" Cardstock - Just Jade

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Basic White 8.5x11 Cardstock

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Flowers For Every Season Designer Series Paper - 6"x6"

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Memento Ink Pad - Tuxedo Black

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Classic Stampin' Pad - Magenta Madness

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Punch - Everyday Label

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Stampin' Blends - Magenta Madness Combo

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Instructions - Step Up

You can find the full Step Up tutorial below but if you prefer to download and print a FREE PDF version you can click HERE.

1) Cut a Just Jade card base measuring 8 ½” x 5 ½”, score and fold at 4 ¼” on the 8 ½” side.

2) Cut a white panel 5 “ x 3- 3/4”.

3) Cut a 3” x 3” floral panel from the Flowers for Every Season paper.

4) Attach the sentiment to a clear block and stamp the image using Magenta Madness ink on the white panel about ¾” from the bottom.

5) Cut a Mango Melody layer 3 ¼” 3 ¼”. Adhere the floral piece and then onto the white panel maintaining equal distance of white showing on the top and sides.

6) Cut a piece of Magenta Madness ribbon 6 ½” long to extend past the length of the white panel.

7) Tear off a piece of Tear and Tape and apply the sticky side down to the back of the white panel. Make sure that you will be taping the ribbon down on the left side of the finished panel and not over your sentiment. Peel off tape backing and press down ribbon.

8) Cut a piece of Bumble Ribbon approx. 4 ½” long and tie to the Magenta ribbon. You can use a small piece of Tear and Tape under the bow to hold it in place of the white panel.

9) On a scrap of Basic White card stock stamp the bird image twice using Momento Black ink. 2 images allow you to practice your coloring. Color the bird body with the Magenta Madness Light Blends and the beak with the Mango Melody Dark.

10) Punch a Everyday Label piece from Just Jade card stock. Attach Stampin’ Dimensionals to the back of the punched piece, peel off sticky protection and apply approx ¾” from the bottom of the floral panel.

11) Punch a 1 ½” Basic White circle and adhere to a Just Jade piece punched with the Everyday Label Punch. Adhere your finished colored bird to the center of the punched panel.

12) Using the YOU PICK TOOL gently roll the backing cardboard off as you pick under the Enamel Dots and self adhesive that is attached. Apply to the bird panel.

13) Adhere the finished white panel to the card base for a bright and cheery Friendship card you will be proud to send.Add an inside sentiment piece cut 5” x 3 ½” and stamp your favorite message from the set.

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Free As A Bird

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8-1/2"x11" Cardstock - Mango Melody

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8-1/2"x11" Cardstock - Just Jade

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Basic White 8.5x11 Cardstock

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Flowers For Every Season Designer Series Paper - 6"x6"

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Memento Ink Pad - Tuxedo Black

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Classic Stampin' Pad - Magenta Madness

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Punch - Everyday Label

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Punch - 1-1/2" Circle

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Stampin' Blends - Magenta Madness Combo

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Stampin' Blends - Mango Melody Combo

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2020-2022 In Color Enamel Dots

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2020-2022 In Color 1/4" Ribbon - Bumblebee

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2020-2022 In Color 1/4" Ribbon - Magenta Madness

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Tear & Tape Adhesive

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Instructions - Avid

You can find the full Avid tutorial below but if you prefer to download and print a FREE PDF version you can click HERE.

1) Cut a Just Jade card base measuring 8 ½” x 5 ½” , score and fold at 4 ¼” on the 8 ½” side.

2) Cut a white panel 5 1/2“ x 4 1/4”.

3) Cut a 3” x 3” floral panel from the Flowers for Every Season paper.

4) Attach the sentiment to a clear block and stamp the image using Magenta Madness ink on the white panel about 1” from the bottom.Using the largest die from the Stitched Rectangles cut a stitched panel using the Emboss and Cut Machine.

5) Cut a Mango Melody layer 3 ¼” 3 ¼”. Adhere the floral piece and then onto the white panel maintaining equal distance of white showing on the top and sides.

6) Cut a piece of Magenta Madness ribbon 6 ½” long to extend pass the length of the white panel.

7) Tear off a piece of Tear and Tape and apply the sticky side down to the back of the white panel. Make sure that you will be taping the ribbon down on the left side of the finished panel and not over your sentiment. Peel off tape backing and press down ribbon.

8) Cut a piece of Bumble Bee and Just Jade Ribbon approx. 4 ½” long and tie to the Magenta ribbon. You can use a small piece of Tear and Tape under the bow to hold it in place on the white panel.

9) On a scrap of Basic White card stock stamp the bird image twice using Momento Black ink. 2 images allow you to practice your coloring.Color the bird wing area with the Magenta Madness Light Blends and the beak with the Mango Melody Dark.

10) Continue to add the Mango color to the head and breast of the bird. Fill in the rest of the body with the Magenta. Go back with the Mango and add additional blending of the 2 inks as they meet each other on the edge of the breast color. Using the brush tip and going in a slow small circular motion blending the two colors together.Use Paper Snips and Fussy cut the birds out leaving 1/16” white edge beyond the black lines.

11) Punch a Everyday Label piece from Just Jade card stock. Attach Stampin’ Dimensionals to the back of the punched piece, peel off sticky protection and apply approx ¾” from the bottom of the floral panel.

12) Punch a 1 ½” Basic White circle and adhere to a Just Jade piece punched with the Everyday Label Punch. Adhere your finished colored bird to the center of the punched panel.

13) Using the TAKE YOUR PICK TOOL gently roll the backing cardboard off as you pick under the Enamel Dots and self adhesive that is attached. Apply to the bird panel.

14) Adhere the finished white panel to the card base for a bright and cheery Friendship card you will be proud to send. Add an inside sentiment piece cut 5” x 3 ½” and stamp your favorite message from the set.

Product Used - Avid

Free As A Bird

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8-1/2"x11" Cardstock - Mango Melody

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8-1/2"x11" Cardstock - Just Jade

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$8.75

Basic White 8.5x11 Cardstock

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$9.75

Flowers For Every Season Designer Series Paper - 6"x6"

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$11.50

Memento Ink Pad - Tuxedo Black

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$6.00

Classic Stampin' Pad - Magenta Madness

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$7.50

Punch - Everyday Label

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$18.00

Punch - 1-1/2" Circle

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$16.00

Stampin' Blends - Magenta Madness Combo

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$9.00

Stampin' Blends - Mango Melody Combo

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$9.00

2020-2022 In Color Enamel Dots

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2020-2022 In Color 1/4" Ribbon - Bumblebee

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2020-2022 In Color 1/4" Ribbon - Magenta Madness

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2020-2022 In Color 1/4" Ribbon - Just Jade

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Dies - Stitched Rectangles

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Take Your Pick Tool

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