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A Bundled Bird for All Seasons by Jean Okimoto

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The new Bundled Bird greets all 4 seasons on these little idea-cards.  Hi, Jean here with additional spring, summer and fall projects for this versatile die set from our Christmas 2023 Collection.  Internet problems continuing for several days - hope it lets me finish this post for you before timing out again.

Felt, seasonal colors, holiday icons,  glittered and mirror cardstock add year-round versatility to this sweet bird.  It's even a chubby chick for your Easter greetings!  It's almost Christmas - let's start with the winter design and work backwards.

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The winter and spring designs include felt for the main portion.  Attach wool-blend felt to adhesive label paper or a sticker sheet to stablize the fabric and keep adhesives from saturating it.

All of the diecuts are attached to a 4" square top-folded mini-card for this post.  You can also create a standard A2 card by attaching a 4" square to a colorful notecard.

All of the beak sections are cut from orange cardstock.  Color the portion that goes behind the eye cutout with a black marker.

Winter - Cut the bird, hat and scarf from red and white felt, red cardstock, orange cardstock and the red Rainbow Reflections 6x6.  Cut Pine Tree Grove from two shades of green cardstock.

Fall - Cut the bird from kraft cardstock.  Color the head, wings and tail with Brilliance Pearlescent Rust and Pearlescent Chocolate inks. Cut the small leaves from the Gypsy Oak Leaves set from two shades of Sunny Orange 6x6's.  

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Summer - Cut the glitzy summer bluebird bird from two shades of Ocean Blue 6x6's and orange cardstock.    Cut the wings and tail from the royal blue Glitzy Glitter Pad 6x6.  Cut 3 pieces of a yellow 6x6 from the Sunny Orange set with the (approximately) 1-⅞"-wide Shining Star Set die.  Layer them to create a dimensional summer sun.

Spring - Cut the bird from yellow felt, yellow cardstock and orange cardstock.  It's now a sweet fuzzy chick!  Cut the larger tail section from orange cardstock and trim it to resemble little chick-feet.  Cut light pink, dark pink and green Graceful Garden 6x6's with the smallest Half a Dozen Eggs die.

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Have fun with these designs and see how many designs you can create with the Bundled Bird set!

Thanks for visiting...

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