Botanical Bliss For the Pal Blog Hop – Wings

Welcome to the Pals’ June  Blog Hop. We’re so glad you’re here because we made some great projects using “Anything with Wings” You may be starting the hop here or coming from a previous Pal’s blog. Either way, you’ve come to the right place. You’ll find the full line-up below to help you move, or “hop” along from Pal to Pal.

Hello everyone.  I thought about the theme for this month’s blog hop and was sure I wanted to use birds to fit the Wings theme, but I pulled out Botanical Bliss stamp and Botanical Tags dies instead of the more popular (at least for right now) Free as a Bird.  I did a series on that stamp set a few weeks ago and wasn’t ready to pull it out again just yet.  You can see that series of projects Here, Here and Here.

First the card

Verdant Lane DSP is the real star.  I love the pairing with basic black for a bit of pop on the subtle greens.  I made this card super simple ( in my terms anyway) with just a few leaf branches from Botanical Tag die set and the Stitched Nested sentiment.  The star is the bird stamped in Memento Ink. 

The Tag

The card by itself was ok but I thought it needed something else, thus the tag.  Again I pulled out the Botanical Tags dies and made a base then tried to figure out what to do with it.  I kept adding and adding until it was a great companion to the card.  If I had a wedding coming up this would be the perfect card and gift tag.

More inspiration awaits!

Use the Blog Hop Line-up below to visit the rest of this month’s Design Team. My fellow Pals are excited to show you what they’ve created! Don’t forget to show us some love by commenting on our creations. Mark your calendars for Wednesday, July 10, 2019 when our Hoppin’ Pals share their “Mixing It Up” projects. Don’t miss the fun!

The Line-Up

  1. Mary Fish at Stampin’ Pretty
  2. Stesha Bloodhart at Stampin’ Hoot!
  3. Peggy Noe at Pretty Paper Cards
  4. Lori Pinto at LollyPop Paper and Ink
  5. Mary Hanson at Up North Stampin’
  6. Rosanne Mulhern at Heartfelt Stamping
  7. Lisa Ann Bernard at Queen B Creations
  8. Debbie Mageed at Secrets to Stamping
  9. Wendy Klein at Doggone Delightful Stampin’
  10. Denise Hoepfner at The Mountain Magpie
  11. Debra Simonis at Deb’s Stampin’ Grounds
  12. Jill Killeen at Killeen House Studio
  13. Beth McCullough at Stamping Mom
  14. Rae Harper-Burnet at Wild West Paper Arts
  15. Su Mohr at Aromas And Art
  16. Katy McGloin at Just Fun Stamping
  17. Pamela Sadler at Stampin Pink Rose
  18. Jackie Beers at Blue Line Stamping
  19. Tricia Chuba at ButterDish Designs
  20. Susan Itell at Simple Stampin
  21. Lynn Kolcun at Avery’s Owlery
  22. Karen Hallam at Karen’s Stamping Habit
  23. Jeanie Stark at Just Stampin’
  24. Brian King at Stamp with Brian


Thanks for visiting.  I love your comments.  Check back on Friday for my next post using Verdant Lane and Verdant Garden.  Until next time…

Happy Stamping

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Thanks for visiting my Site. My name is Lynn Kolcun and I'm a Stampin Up Demonstrator. I love being creative with paper and ink, learning new techniques and sharing my craft with you.


  1. Very nice! Love the colors.

  2. Lynn~ This pairing is stunning! Great choice NOT to use Free as a Bird. This seems so fresh and “of the moment”. Can’t wait to see your next projects with Verdant Garden and Garden Lane. Thanks for hopping.

  3. Love this pairing! They are soft and just enough!

  4. The card and tag are both gorgeous!!

  5. What a lovely project combination. The colors are so soft and pretty.

  6. I love to give matching gifts like this! You did a beautiful job on each! Such soft pretty colors!

  7. The colors are so soft and pretty. A really fabulous card.

  8. Love, love, love this, Lynn! Your eye for details is wonderful! Love the colors and papers with this stamp set. Wonderful!!

  9. Simple, soft. Love them both

  10. Lynn, absolutely lovely card and tag!

  11. Lynn… this is so soft a beautiful. Love the subtle colors.

  12. Love the soft color combination, Lynn! I have purchased this DSP but have yet to use it. You have certainly enabled me to pull it out SOON!! Lovely projects, Pal!

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