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Stained Glass Raven – Halloween Cut Files

Tell me what thy lordly name is on the Night’s Plutonian shore! Quoth the Raven “Nevermore.” We are continuing the eerie themes of the season with an elegant new design, featuring the iconic bird from Poe’s most popular poem. Gather your supplies, and make your own stained glass raven.

Stained Glass Raven

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I have been creating “stained glass” bird designs since February, when I lucked into this new technique of printing on vellum. Since then, I’ve created three lovely stained glass bird designs that bring immense joy to my amateur birdwatching soul!

When I was brainstorming Halloween designs, I thought it would be fun to continue with my bird collection. And what better feathered friend to feature than the raven?

Stained Glass Raven

To make this project, all you need is:

Note: if you’re planning on utilizing Cricut’s “print then cut” feature to do this project, make sure to ungroup all fo the layers first; then select everything, besides the “outline” layer, and hit flatten.

Once everything is printed and cut out, all you need to do is attach your vellum layer to your cardstock detail piece with a little hot glue—easy peasy!

Stained Glass Raven

I use Adobe Illustrator for all of my designs, and a Cricut Maker to bring my creations to life. For tips on creating fun paper cuts like this one, see the FAQ section on my website. Also, be sure to check out the other Halloween freebies available on my blog!

Enjoy putting bringing this stained glass raven project to life. I hope you are having as much fun crafting during this Halloween season as I am!

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Stained Glass Raven

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Stained Glass Flamingo

More beautiful birds, just for you! Today’s design features an iconic summertime bird that I’m sure you will love. See my latest, intricately designed cut file, and make your very own stained glass flamingo project.

Stained Glass Flamingo

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This flamingo is my third exploration of this “stained glass” technique. I’ve also shared a blue heron and a swan design as well. I’ve been on a kick with birds lately, and I just want to keep making more and more of these lovely little pieces.

These vellum projects look fantastic with some light behind them! You can hang them in a window, or put them in a recessed frame with some backlighting, and they look stunning.

This flamingo is the result of a reader request, and I just think it is perfect for summer!

Stained Glass Flamingo

To make this project, all you need is:

Note: if you’re planning on utilizing Cricut’s “print then cut” feature to do this project, make sure to ungroup all fo the layers first; then select everything, besides the “outline” layer, and hit flatten.

Once everything is printed and cut out, all you need to do is attach your vellum layer to your cardstock detail piece with a little hot glue—easy peasy!

Stained Glass Flamingo

I use Adobe Illustrator for all of my designs, and a Cricut Maker to bring my creations to life. For tips on creating fun paper cuts like this one, see the FAQ section on my website. Also, be sure to check out the other awesome freebies available on my blog!

Enjoy making your own stained glass flamingo! What other birds do you think would make a nice addition to this series?

Miss Mandee Signature

 

 

Stained Glass Flamingo

*This post contains affiliate links. By clicking through my links to make a purchase, you are supporting this blog and the hard work that goes into providing free, quality designs.

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Stained Glass Swan

It’s never a bad time to make something beautiful. And today, I hope to help you do just that! Check out my latest, intricately designed cut file, and make your very own stained glass swan project.

Stained Glass Swan

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A little while ago, I shared the results of my first experiment with this velum “stained glass” technique in the form of my stained glass blue heron project. I loved the results so much, that I knew that this was something I needed to explore more.

Swans are known for their elegance and picturesque nature. And, even though it’s probably cliché, I just think they are so beautiful!

A couple months ago, we went to a bird refuge during swan season to get a good look at them during their migration. Unfortunately, we didn’t have much luck, and came home without spotting any. But maybe next year. I am determined to see a swan in the wild!

Stained Glass Swan

To make this project, all you need is:

Note: if you’re planning on utilizing Cricut’s “print then cut” feature to do this project, make sure to ungroup all fo the layers first; then select everything, besides the “outline” layer, and hit flatten.

Once everything is printed and cut out, all you need to do is attach your vellum layer to your cardstock detail piece with a little hot glue—easy peasy!

Stained Glass Swan

I use Adobe Illustrator for all of my designs, and a Cricut Maker to bring my creations to life. For tips on creating fun paper cuts like this one, see the FAQ section on my website. Also, be sure to check out the other awesome freebies available on my blog!

Enjoy making your own stained glass swan! What kinds of birds do you think would make a nice addition to this new series?

Miss Mandee Signature

 

 

Stained Glass Swan

*This post contains affiliate links. By clicking through my links to make a purchase, you are supporting this blog and the hard work that goes into providing free, quality designs.

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Stained Glass Blue Heron

One beautiful new design, coming right up! Today’s project is a creative merging of two things I love: stained glass art and birds! Read about what prompted this stained glass blue heron piece, and make one for yourself with just a few simple tools/materials.

Stained Glass Blue Heron

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It’s no secret that I’m not a big fan of winter: the cold weather, the darkness, the overall wet/muddiness of it all…pretty much any of it. And since I don’t ski or snowboard, I’m left feeling trapped inside all winter long, which doesn’t really help my mood.

This year, I resolved to change my attitude (at least a little bit) by finding one outdoor, winter activity that I could do with my family. Utah is known for its recreation; and, one of those recreational activities just happens to be birding! The great thing about birding is that it can be done year-round, it doesn’t require expensive equipment or lift passes, and even if you don’t know all that much about birds, you can still have a good time.

So, that’s how I came to discover my newfound winter (and hopefully year-round) hobby of birding. I bought a pair of binoculars, and a nifty little Birds of Utah Field Guide, and we were on our way!

After a few birding excursions, we’ve seen more species than I could have imagined, including some amazing blue heron. I had never seen blue heron before, and I was completely awestruck when we saw dozens of them amongst the frozen, foggy landscape of a local bird refuge!

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While contemplating what type of design to do next, my mind just kept coming back to these stunning creatures, and that’s what spurred me to create this stained glass blue heron design.

Stained Glass Blue Heron

When I first conceptualized this piece, I imagined that I would do layers of cardstock, like usual, but two things struck me: (1) if all of the colors were cut individually out of cardstock, they would come out super tiny and be hard to work with, and (2) wouldn’t it be awesome if this could actually be translucent (like an actual stained glass window)!?

That’s why I decided to utilize vellum for the “glass” piece and reserve cardstock for the “metal” outlines.

I’ve never experimented with printing on vellum before, but I was extremely happy with the results! I was also nervous that the “print then cut” feature wouldn’t work properly because of the translucent quality of the material, but my Cricut kicked butt, as usual.

Note: if you’re planning on utilizing Cricut’s “print then cut” feature to do this project, make sure to ungroup all fo the layers first; then select everything, besides the “outline” layer, and hit flatten.

Once I had my vellum piece printed and cut out, along with my cardstock outline, I just attached them with a little hot glue, and voilà!

Stained Glass Blue Heron

I use Adobe Illustrator for all of my designs, and a Cricut Maker to bring my creations to life. For tips on creating fun paper cuts like this one, see the FAQ section on my website. Also, be sure to check out the other awesome freebies available on my blog!

Enjoy making this lovely stained glass blue heron craft! What is your favorite bird to see in the wild?

Miss Mandee Signature

 

 

Stained Glass Blue Heron

*This post contains affiliate links. By clicking through my links to make a purchase, you are supporting this blog and the hard work that goes into providing free, quality designs.

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