Friday, November 7, 2008

Cool Christmas Bird for any Occasion

Isn't this the coolest bird? It is another one of the birds in the Cool Christmas set that I have up for sale this week. There are so many possibilities with this set. I need a birthday card for my son-in-law this weekend, so I thought it made a great masculine card.

Another reason I wanted to make this card was the challenge that the Stamp Simply gals has for this week. We are to incorporate something from nature on our cards. I have this plant (I do not remember the name right now, but will call my daughter to see if she does) that in the fall gets stems that looks like twigs and then little red berries appear on the twigs. Very pretty, but let me tell you I have never seem anything that self seeds like this plant. The very first year I had it, I had "zillions" of plants in the spring. Now, I tried to cut it back before this happens.

So, back to my card. I used my new Label die from Spell Binders to cut and emboss the white card stock. Then I stamped my cute little bird and I cut the twigs off of the plant for him to sit on. I used the tip of the Pine Cone stamp from Cool Christmas to add some branches to the twigs. I bordered this with black for extra pizazz. I used a lime green scrap of paper I had and attached it to the plain green card stock that I had cut and bordered in black.

The Petite Oval Spell Binders die was used to cut and embossed the tag after stamping the Happy Birthday on white Card stock. I punch two holes in this oval tag and ran some lime green grosgrain ribbon through it. Since this card is for my son-in-law, I decided not to add a bow to it. I did add 3 crystals though, for color.

Check out Sharon's site HERE for all the challenge details and links to all the design team's fabulous creations as well their guest designer for this month.

Stamps-----------------------Happy Birthday and Bird from Inkadinkadoo
SpellBinders------------------Petite Oval Nesties, Label 1
Ribbon-----------------------Lion Ribbon
Crystals----------------------Mark Richards
Paper------------------------Neenah Classic Solar White, Brazzil, Hobby Lobby


Sharon (notimetostamp) said...

This is just darling, Joan!!! I LOVE the bird in these colors and your fun branch - very creative!!! What a great card for either a guy or a girl -- wonderful job!!! So glad you could play!!! Thanks!!!

Janine said...

Hi Joan.. How are you!! Things are well here in Chicago.. We are having a blast... I will catch you up later on.
Fabulous card!!!

Nancy said...

That is a cute little bird! Love this card.

The Rubber Maid said...

How're right this card could be for any type card and it's so sweet. Pat

Darlene said...

What an adorable bird and beautiful card!! Great job!!!