Friday, July 29, 2022


Since the Robin is the State Bird of Michigan, I couldn't resist turning the cute, little bird from Perched in a Tree into Robbie the Robin.

His chubby little belly may be a bit redder than a true Robin, but it's OK because he is a Christmas Robin and his belly needed to match the Poinsettias!

Now, in reality, we don't see many Robins around Christmas Time because they are smart little birds, and they go someplace warmer for the frosty winter months.  But Robbie wanted to be here to wish you a Merry Christmas, so I said he could perch on my tree branch.

I found his Poinsettia Bouquet on the Boughs of Holly DSP and snipped them out to decorate his tree branch.  He was happy that they matched!

The white background behind him was cut with the largest die from Deckled Rectangles Dies and then embossed with the Timber 3D embossing folder.

Robbie chose the sentiment LET HEAVEN AND NATURE Sing because he said he loves to sing!  I know every spring we always look for the first Robin to return so we can listen to their songs.

The sentiment was stamped with Black Memento.  I then needed to search my stash for a die that was just the right size.  I found it in the Beautiful Shapes Dies.  I love the organic shape and debossed rings that encircle it.  Can you see them?  They may show best on the first photo.

To provide a bit of bling, I added Evening Evergreen Opal rounds to the center of each Poinsettia and Red Rhinestones to the sentiment.

To decorate the inside of the card (no naked insides allowed!), I stamped another sentiment from the Perched in a Tree stamp and added a narrow strip of the same designer series paper from which the Poinsettias were cut.   I thought this sentiment worked well as a Christmas greeting.  Afterall, Jesus, the gift of Christmas, is the reason we can enjoy abundant joy & peace. 

What do you think of today's card?  I'm happy with it, but I particularly feel really good that I have one more Christmas Card done!

If you would like a tutorial for today's card, please use this link to download a FREE copy.

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  1. very beautiful card and joyful effect by the mixture of style stamps/dies and DSP, thank you for sharing with us

  2. What did you use to color your Christmas Robin? I see waterpainters — did you just use them?

    1. Yes, I just used a Water Painter and the Real Red and Basic Gray Classic ink. You can squeeze the cover of the Classic Ink Pad to pick up ink on the inside of the cover or use a Reinker and add a couple of drops in the lid. I usually do the latter as squeezing the lids sometimes takes more strength than my hands have! The paper I used was Watercolor Paper as it allows you to do more shading and you don't have to worry about getting it too wet.

  3. Love this card and thank you for providing the downloadable PDF