Quirky Christmas Robin

Hi friends! Happy Sunday! I hope you’re having a great weekend so far! I’m delighted to welcome back the fabulous Debby Hughes as a guest to our blog with this delightfully adorable Quirky Christmas Robin card! Be sure to watch the video and enjoy!

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Hello it’s Debby here today looking at how to create a quirky Robin from leaf dies to stretch my supplies for the Holiday season. I die cut two of the Nature leaf dies from white card and started with the larger one blending in Apricot and Lipstick Red ink in to the Robin’s breast area and for the rest of the Robin I used Goldenlocks and Khaki inks. For the legs it was Sparrow ink, for the beak Sunshine and finally for the second leaf die cut acting as a wing I used Willow ink. A wiggle eye bought the little guy to life and then to dress things up a bit I added Wink Of Stella to the breast and wing followed by dots of white enamel accent on the breast area.

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Wink of Stella adds a lovely shimmer but I felt I needed to take things up a notch so rubbed Ranger Multi Medium Matte over the wing and then dunked it in a tub of Rock Candy distress glitter. I love the sugary look this glitter gives everything. Next I stamped the gorgeous Merry Christmas sentiment from the Christmas Essentials set and die cut around it with a Stitched Slope. On a panel blended with Lake Shores ink I mounted the sentiment snowy slope and Robin with foam adhesive and then decorated the panel with Snow Flurries snowflakes again dunked in Rock Candy distress glitter. I also added a few, appropriately named for this card, Robin’s Egg sequins too.

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To finish the card I added loop of twine and bow around the top of the panel and then mounted on a Fog card base. Well that’s it from me today; I hope you take a second look at your supplies to see if you can stretch their use for the coming season.

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Thanks for reading today, and thanks so much to Debby for being our guest!


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  1. I love the googley eye on your tree robin! It is very clever how you repurpose your dies. Thanks for sharing!

  2. I love love love this card!!! Thinking outside of the box and coming up with a bird is BRILLIANT! So cute!!! Thank you for sharing with us.

  3. I love this card!!! That little birdie is the cutest thing ever!! Debby, you are so awesome when it comes to stretching die cuts, thank you so much!!

  4. What an adorable bird! I love the idea of using our supplies in different ways…will need to look at my stash differently now!

  5. Dear Debby, your card is so so lovely and your idea (how do you do it?!) of making the Robin bird is just BRILLIANT!!! This is so beautiful and inspiring project! Thank you!

  6. I love your quirky little robin! What a fun little card–it brought a smile to my face! I loved all of your techniques and the video explaining them in detail! Thank you so much for sharing!

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