Sunday, June 12, 2011

Happy trails...

Welcome to another Papertrey Ink blog hop and today we are featuring the new Happy Trails stamps and dies coming out the 15th. I was inspired by the bird in the set and the little inspirational saying that goes with it!
I've been seeing these cute stuffed birds on-line and well....I love any fabric project, so I gave it a whirl. To make the bird, I just cut 2 bird pieces from fabric and placed them wrong sides together. I machine stitched around 3/4 of it and left a hole at the bottom of her belly to turn it right side out and stuff it with quilt batting. I stamped "smile" on her belly before stuffing. The wings are decorate with felt, lace, flower and an Artisan Element by Pink Paislee.
The legs are made of thick wire, so that the bird can stand. I just bent them and played around until she stood up! It helps to make the wired legs long and stick the wire all the way up into her body to give her some extra stabilization. Oh, don't forget to add some cute wooden spools to the legs if you wish! Makes her a little whimsical and homespun. :)
I really wanted her to hold a twig of some sort, but I opted for a pin and then hung a felt heart on the pin.

I loved the saying that came with the bird in the stamp set, so I stamped it with Ripe Avocado ink and Pure Poppy for the word "song" and added it to this cute little frame with a Happy Trails die cut bird in the corner. I had to stamp the words a little differently to get them to fit, so I masked off some of the words as I went and stamped a few words at a time.
Tuck these two together in a nice gift box and what a sweet gift it would make.
Because It Has a Song gift set:
STAMPS: Happy Trails
INK: Ripe Avocado, Pure Poppy, True Black
PAPER: white cardstock
DIES: Happy Trails (small bird on frame)
OTHER: fabric, Papertrey Ink felt, Prima flower, Pink Paislee Artisan Element, lace, floral pin, frame from Dollar Tree, pink ribbon and brad by Crate Paper, wire and spools from craft supply.
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I have one more card to show you with this set. I stamped the bird onto a resist paper by Pink Paislee. Damask paper is new by Papertrey Ink and so pretty!

Dreams Take Flight card:
STAMPS: Happy Trails
INK: Simply Chartreuse
PAPER: Pink Paislee (text), Papertrey Ink (damask)
DIES: XL ric rac border
OTHER: sticker by Crate Paper, pin and flower by Maya Road, bird by Melissa Frances, Papertrey Ink felt.
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Thank you so much for reading today. Please visit the other gals to see what they have made with the other items in this stamp set...there is a butterfly, fountain pen, quill pen, ink pen, pencil, dragonfly, and an airplane...all come with "trails" you can stamp with them as well.

31 comments:

Daniela said...

That bird is adorable!! Super cute projects!

Sarah Martina said...

So sweet, Danielle! Love that birdie and your card is gorgeous!

clouds shadler said...

This is amazing Danielle! amazing! luv luv the birdie and the pin through her beak! luv the cards too! I NEED this stamp set!

Hugs,
C :)

Jan Garber said...

Oh my! Now that I've gotten as far as getting my sewing machine out on my table, I'll have to try one of these delightful little birds! Your card is gorgeous!

Mommy said...

That little bird is so precious and red is my fav color! I just love it! Love the sentiment too! And the yellow card is gorgeous too!

Suzanne said...

The bird is too adorable! Love the colors, and the sentiment in the frame! Beautiful(:

Gabby said...

Fantastic homespun chicken project w/great embellishments! Love the frame, too. Your card is beautiful! :)

Wendy ten Hove said...

These are truly gorgeous!! You also always know to make beautiful photos of your projects, a wonderful atmosphere here on your blog!!!
Hugs, Wendy

Kelly S. said...

Oh that bird is so adorable, love the fabric you chose and the little spool and wire legs! Your card is so beautiful in those colors and with those papers!

Holly Saveur said...

So gorgeous love it!

♥ Marlou ♥ said...

Oh wow!!!! I just adore that gorgeous bird :)

Rae Barthel said...

gorgeous, girl!!! LOVE the whimsical bird, she is absolutely adorable!!!!
{btw, i've been meaning to thank you, i received the stamps! now i think i'll just case your gorgeous cards and use them!!} thanks again!!xoxo

jamie said...

that bird is stinkin' adorable.
and you are so stinkin' talented!
~j

Jocelyn said...

OHHHHHHHHHHHh this is perfect...I want a stuffed birdie just like that!!!

You are amazing!!!! PERFECTION!!!

Have a great week sweet friend!!!

Kathleen Loughran said...

The frame! I have to know where you got the frame please?!?!?!? Thanks!

Lisa said...

Oh my goodness...this little bird is just darling! Thanks Danielle!

Maria said...

I love your bird it´s super cute!! And the other projects of course are gorgeous too!!

Carol's Ink Spot said...

Wonderful and beautiful projects! Cute bird!

Jenniwren32 said...

Such awesome projects as always, Dani!!! That little bird is just adorable!!!

Ashley Cannon Newell said...

You always amaze me! I really love the stamping overlay you did on the patterned paper. The frame and bird gift set are so perfect! Love it!!

Linda E said...

Beautiful projects, Danielle. You are so talented!

Danielle said...

Hi Kathleen, I actually found the frame at the Dollar Tree store for $1!
Danielle

Carol M said...

Your bird is over the top amazing. I just love it.

Diane Jaquay said...

WOW!!! Love these projects!!!

Noreen said...

What a cutie!

terisplace said...

Oh my goodness.
Hello crafty goddess! :)
This is amazing, Danielle!

Teri

Wahkuna Maelyn said...

LOVE THIS!! The bird is really cool, great idea!!

Roksi said...

I love the bird! I'm decorating my babies nursery now (got a few months left) and I have this obsession with these fabric birds that look homey :) The fabric and wings and even the feet, all perfect!!

Brenda said...

I would LOVE to feature your adorable little bird at Deck The Halls? I have also made little birds, they are addicting!

bhalls1003@aol.com
Have a beautiful week!
Love, Brenda

Anonymous said...

Oh yes, how cute is this! Can't wait to do one. Can't wait to repair my camera to send some of my own creations out there.

Nilde lima said...

Beautiful!!!