A couple of week ago Rob and I went to Vermont to see my sister. The first morning I woke up I looked out the window and there were a ton of Cardinals in her tree. I have never seen so many Cardinals in one place before and I counted at least 19 of them. It was the most amazing thing and so beautiful. Then I went downstairs and she had Blue Birds! Rob and I have a couple of bird feeders out but all we get are little birds, Mourning Doves, big, giant, ugly Blue Jays and a lot of squirrels that we do our best to keep out of the feeders!
So, I asked my sister how she does it and she took me bird feeder and bird food shopping. Blue Birds eat dried mealworms. I do have to say they are disgusting to look at but I try not to think about that. Cardinals like Black Oil Sunflower seeds. Who knew different birds liked different food! I came home armed to the teeth with all my new contraptions and bird food. Two weeks have gone by. Not a single Cardinal or Blue Bird to be seen! Sigh.
I made this card using a new stamp set from the 2018 Occasions Catalog called Bird Banter. I am not usually big on cute sets but I love this one. It has a bunch of cute birds along with cute accessories to outfit the birds. Even the saying are cute. They are perfect to color using your Stampin’ Blends or Stampin’ Markers. I know it is hard to see but I embossed the bottom of the card using the Celebration Duo. Here is a close up of it:
Lastly, I added some of the Tutti-Fruitti Adhesive Backed Sequins.
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Susan, your post had me cracking up because a birdlover friend of mine got me to buy mealworms and seed to attract birds. Same experience that you had. At least we can grab Bird Banter and make darling cards like yours!
Your post made me laugh. I had no idea different birds ate different things (or, at least, they’re supposed to). Maybe your birds are just picky eaters. Love the card. The bright colors are perfect. And don’t you love the adhesive backed sequins? They’re the best!