October 7, 2013

Merry Monday #78!

I am pleased to announce that I was last week's winner for the Merry Monday Challenge so that means I am a Guest Designer this week. I am so honored that the girls picked my card last week, thanks!.

This week's challenge is to add a bird to your Christmas themed card:

I loved the inspiration photo so much that I decided to try to replicate it. What do you think?

I used the "Bird Punch" and cut out several pieces to create a Cardinal:

This is what I cut out for the bird:
  • Body: cut (2) in Real Red Cardstock and layer
  • Top of head feathers: cut (1) wing using Real Red Cardstock
  • Wing: cut (1) using Real Red Cardstock and glue using Stampin' Dimensional
  • Bird's eye area: cut (1) wing using Basic Black Cardstock, trim to fit, add eye using a white pen
  • Beak: cut (1) body using So Saffron Cardstock and trim off beak only and layer

All of my flowers, 24 of them, were cut using the flower punch from the Punch Pack. I bent the petals upwards and added a small Pearl Jewel in the center of each flower:

I hope you enjoyed my card and I also hope to see you create a bird themed card for Merry Monday this week!

Card Supplies:
  • Cardstock: Real Red, So Saffron, Sahara Sand, Whisper White
  • Inks: Early Espresso, Old Olive
  • Tools: Wide Oval Punch, Decorative Oval Punch, Bird Punch, Stampin' Dimensionals, Sponge Daubers, Punch Pack
  • Accessories: Pearl Jewels, 1/4" Stitched Grosgrain Ribbon
  • Stamps: Greetings of the Season, Take Care

Thanks for stopping by to visit!



  1. Stunning Debbie! I love your cardinal with the extra layers, so realistic. Your flowers are gorgeous and this card is so pretty, I'd stick it in a shadow box frame and display for the holidays!!

  2. Your card is stunning, Debbie. Love that you replicated the picture...how creative and fun!!! Happy to have you with us again, my friend.

  3. Debbie,
    This Cardinal is gorgeous it looks like a real Cardinal. Great job.
    Diana from WI

  4. Your card is just beautiful. I just finished my Christmas Cards - used the cardinal on them - they are totally different. I love your colors and flowers!

  5. My this is a beauty! So full of dimension. Love it all, especially the bird! Thank you for the how-to's. Would love to try this!

  6. Beautiful job re-creating the inspiration photo. Your cardinal is beautiful.

  7. Love, love, love this card!

  8. I still think this is gorgeous, Debbie! You have captured that picture perfectly! Thanks so much for being our Guest Designer this week!

  9. I think this is a stunning card, and it caught my eye right away at Merry Monday...love it!!

  10. Wow, your card is stunning Debbie. I love all those pretty little flowers.

  11. Brilliant job replicating the inspiration photo, Debbie. Love the depth you've created with your sponging and those flowers are so cute!

  12. Debbie that is beautiful! So much detail.

  13. Hi Debbie. Fabulous card with so many beautiful elements and details. Loll xx

  14. Congratulations on your win and for being guest designer this week. Your card is completely stunning.
    The wee flowers, the bird, the sponging.....all perfect!

  15. Gorgeous recreation of the inspiration photo...such attention to details! Someone will LOVE this card for the holidays! So glad you were our GD this week!

  16. Debbie, I love the little cardinal! I've always wanted to try making one and you've inspired me. And all those little flowers, just beautiful.


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