Monday, March 7, 2022

Spring Birds - Stampin' Up! Birds & Branches

   We have had a lot of bird activity in our yard the last few weeks.  It's so fun to see the birds pairing up and starting their nests.  We for sure have a bluebird nest and a house finch nest and there are a lot of comings and goings in all of our bushes and trees so I'm sure there are more.  Mr. & Mrs. House Finch decided that my front door wreath looked like a good home.  I usually take the wreath down before they get interested in it but I was too late this year.  I went to take it down and there was already a full blown nest all tucked up in the top edge.  So we just moved it down the porch off the front door so they wouldn't be constantly disturbed and now it's hanging on one of our shutters.  The birds didn't seem to mind at all and have gone about their business.  It will be fun to see them start their little family.  

  So with all that said the birds inspired me to make a bird card using the colors over at TGIF Challenges.  I was going to skip these colors as I just find Magenta Madness hard to use.  I'm not a big pink person generally but this shade just doesn't speak to me at all.  I ended up changing my mind because the whole point of a challenge is to stretch youself creatively.  I think I like the finished card as long as I don't linger too long over the Magenta Madness lol!

  What do you think?  I was going for a congrats on your engagement/wedding type of card. The inside greeting says 'yay for love!".

  I do love these chubby little birds though.  The 2 step stamps made it easy to get the Bumblebee and Soft Suede lined up.

  I popped 2 of the flowers up for some dimension and brought in a bit of texture with the piece of woodgrain DSP from the In Good Taste DSP.

  Thanks for looking!  Did you stamp today?

Stamps: Birds & Branches, Happy & Heartfelt

Ink: Soft Suede, Bumblebee, Magenta Madness

Paper: Basic White thick, Basic White, Magenta Madness, In Good Taste DSP

Accessories: Birds & More dies, 2022-2022 In Color enamel dots (retired)



  1. Terrific card! We’re still in snowy weather here in Southern Ontario but I’m watching for the Junco’s to leave and then I know spring is on its way.
    I too thought of a bird card for this challenge, I’ll see what I come up with 🙂

  2. These were tricky colours Amanda but I love how the entrants really rose to the challenge. Your sweet bird pair is just lovely and the colours do balance that in-your-face magenta pink beautifully.


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