Tuesday, January 22, 2013

For The Birds

This week's Merry Monday theme for Christmas cards is- For The Birds. I have to use a bird image on my Christmas card and this stumped me for a while. The only bird stamps I have are owls, and I plan to use them on some other cards this week so I wanted to do something different.

Luckily, I remembered some old Christmas paper I had lying around that had some cute birds on it. I fussy cut the bird and voila, there was my birdy Christmas card image!

I am not usually a big Christmas paper hoarder. The papers I used are part of a Christmas range but don't scream Christmas to me. However, I do like the colours together and may have to experiment with blue and red more often.

Here is my bird Christmas card:

I am not 100% happy with the sentiment placement, but felt like the card needed some sort of Christmas message on the front. I do like the bird though, I think he is really cute!

Supplies used:

Stampin' Up: Island Indigo Cardstock, Island Indigo Ink, Joyous Celebrations stamp set.

Creative Memories:  Nordic Christmas paper pack, square maker (to make the banner edges), 12" Rotary Trimmer with Straight and Scoring blades, CCS with oval template.

Bella Blvd: Christmas Wishes Collection - 12 x 12 Double Sided Paper - Cute Cuts.

I can't wait to see what next week's challenge is!


  1. He's so cute! Lovely match of papers. x

  2. This cute little owl works perfectly for Christmas, Lauren! Thanks for sharing him with us at Merry Monday!

  3. Very cute card, the little bird is so sweet. Thank you for joining us for Merry Monday this week.

  4. Oh how darling! I love the adorable little penguin!! So cute!

  5. Oh MY, that penguin is adorable, Thanks so much for joining us this week for the Merry Monday Challenge.

  6. Great idea to use the bird from the DSP -it's a sweet little bird. I too struggled with bird images on mine! Thanks for joining us at Merry Monday this week!

  7. Oh so cute!!! Great idea with the DSP! Thank you for joining us for Merry Monday this week.


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