Christmas Red Bird…

During the summer months the only birds fed here are hummingbirds.  If you can keep the ants and bees out of their feeders, you should be successful attracting these fairy-like birds.  Generally we have them until the end of September when they go “poof” until April in the spring.

The remaining months of the year, or at least the cold months, we feed three or four different types of bird food and enjoy watching them interact, arrive and depart.  Until the squirrels arrive…are they ever persistent!

This year Stampin’ Up! had a new thinlit set, Birds & Blooms, I couldn’t resist using for today’s post to make a Christmas card…


And the wee bird inside…


Now that little bird cracks me up…isn’t he cute?

Here’s the Stuff ‘N Digits for this Christmas Red Bird card…


  • Paper:  Thick Whisper White, Real Red Cardstock
  • Ink:  Basic Black
  • Stamps:  Holly Berry Happiness (sentiment)
  • Tools ‘N Embellishments:  Candy Cane Lane Designer Washi Tape, Candy Cane Lane Baker’s Twine and Birds & Blooms Thinlits


  • The Thick Whisper White base card is 4-1/4″ x 11″, scored and folded at 5-1/2″.  Stamp sentiment at bottom right corner in Basic Black.  Add strips of Candy Cane Lane Designer Washi Tape with one end tagged stacked over the sentiment.  Cut large bird thinlit positioned just over the tape.  Wrap Real Red Baker’s Twine crisscrossed at top of bird and secure with SNAIL.
  • Cut a piece of Real Red cardstock 4″ x 5-1/4″ and attach behind card front with SNAIL.
  • Inside there is a layer of 3-1/2″ x 4-1/2″ attached with SNAIL.  Cut a piece of Whisper White 3-1/4″ x 4-1/4″.  Cut the small bird with thinlit at bottom left corner.  Add crisscross of Real Red Baker’s twine at top with SNAIL.  Then attach over Real Red layer with SNAIL.

This card may look fussy, but it’s actually quick to put together.

Are you enjoying your Labor Day holiday?  Last day of summer?  I don’t think so … at least here it is supposed to be in the mid to high 90’s all week with no chance of rain.  If we have rain the whole fall season, I will have to remember not to whine after the drought this area has suffered all summer long.

I’m so glad you stopped by today to take a peek.

Here’s your “B-ism” for today…


Maybe I’ll sprinkle them with sesame seeds and bake them in the summer sun!

Think I’ll stay inky…and HaPpY





  1. I love your red birds on front and inside. They make a very pretty card. The washi tape and red twine really add to the beauty of this card. I hope you’ve had a wonderful Labor Day weekend. I enjoyed hearing about your birds. This spring was the first time we have tried to attract hummingbirds and we saw one, yes one. That was it. Maybe we’ll have better luck next spring. We do feed other birds all year and enjoy seeing them come. The “b-ism” is funny. You have a great knack for finding wonderful quotes.

    • That one will be back next year…it takes time to build up your “herd”…they are really quite friendly and curious. I loved this card as soon as it was finished…but then I do love birds!…B!

  2. Thanks for the encouragement. My hubby will be pleased to hear this.

    A strange thing has been happening when I comment and click to receive future comments, I don’t get the email when I confirm I want to get them. It has been happening the last few days. Perhaps the system was on “vacation”. Any way, I will have to remember to go back to your older posts and check out the comments. You are so sweet to answer everyone’s comments. I wonder if you had heard this from anyone else.

    • I haven’t heard that report from anyone else. I’ll ask my blog creator who is so much smarter than me, to check that out.m thanks for letting me know HJ!…B!