Robins are a sure sign of Spring here in New England and oh boy I sure can't wait till Spring!!
A few weeks ago we were having mild temperatures for this time of year (40's) and as I went out to get the mail around 5ish I heard a robin! You know how they chirp at dusk in the spring and summer? Well that is what I heard! This is very unusual in January! Then a few days later I saw a robin in our crabapple tree eating crabapples. And I have been seeing it every few days ever since. He is very protective of that crabapple tree as well he should be since we still have snow on the ground. I love that little guy cause when I see him I know Spring is on its way!
So in honor of my robin I made this card.
I got the idea for this card while looking through a scrapbooking magazine. I just adapted it to a card. It is a great way to use up scraps of designer paper and random buttons and brads.
All of the paper is from the 6 x 6 Welcome Neighbors designer paper. Once I had the sky and grass done, I added the tree. I stamped the tree from Seasons of Friendship on a separate piece of cardstock but it could be stamped directly to the paper (I tried it and it worked). Then I punched out random sizes of designer paper and added some buttons and brads.
The bird is also from Seasons of Friendship. I used markers to make it look like a robin. The saying is from Teeny Tiny Wishes (a must have stamp set) and layered onto cardstock punched with the Modern Label punch.
The ribbon is threaded through 2 round holes punched on either side of the saying. And finally all of the corners were rounded in keeping with the "round" circles, buttons and brads.
Here is a close up of the tree.
All supplies are from Stampin' Up! Click here to order.
- Seasons of Friendship and Teeny Tiny Wishes stamp sets
- Soft Suede, So Saffron and White cardstock
- Welcome Neighbors designer paper (Sale-a-Bration)
- Soft Suede and Dusty Durango ink and markers
- Flower designer brad
- White Jumbo Brad
- Modern Label punch
- White Taffeta ribbon
If you have the day off - enjoy! Thanks for stopping by!