I do so love this little Robin from the Penny Black clear set Jolly Friends.  He’s so tiny and so sweet I keep finding myself wanting to make miniature cards just so I can use him!  He lends himself very well to the clean and simple style, so when I saw that Winter Wonderland want us to use the colour red this week, I knew I was going to ink him up.  I also love the colour red for Christmas cards, so bright and festive, and I also love the country/Scandinavian feel of it too.

This is a smallish card at 5.5″ x 4″, and I started out by covering it with a piece of DCWV gingham paper from the scrap box.  I then cut a Spellbinders Labels Five die from GinaK white card and decided that I needed a little more that half of it for the image.  The Robin was stamped, coloured with Prisma pencils and then I added Stickles to his hat trim and the branch.  I also edged the piece with more Stickles.  I had intended to just stamp the sentiment on to a strip of white card, but I liked the look of the not quite half of the die cut and decided to use that instead.  I know that it’s a bit smaller than the top piece and therefore a bit top heavy, but I like it anyhow.

The sentiment was from the $ bin at Michael’s a couple of years ago, it’s by StudioG and it stamps perfectly every single time.  I also edged it with Stickles and added a few red pearls.  Finally, I cut a couple of Memory Box Precious Snowflakes and added a small gold pearl to each centre.

I kept the inside very simple with some of the paper and a Stampin’ Up sentiment.

Card Recipe:

  • Card: Blank from Michael’s ~ GinaK Pure Luxury White Stamping card
  • DP: DCWV
  • Stamps: Penny Black ~ Stampin’ Up ~ Studio G
  • Ink: ColorBox Wicked Black ~ Versamagic Red Magic
  • Embellies: Frosted Lace & Crystal Stickles ~ Red & Gold Pearls from Michael’s
  • Tools: Cuttlebug ~ Spellbinders Labels Five Die ~ Memory Box Precious Snowflakes Die


Winter Wonderland ~ Paint The Town Red

Christmas Stampin’ All Year Long ~ Favourite Colour Combo

Crafty Hazel’s Christmas Extra Challenge ~ Anything Goes

Crafty Hazel’s Patterned Paper Challenge ~ Anything Goes

Pixies Snippets Playground ~ Use Up Your Scraps (all of it!)

Penny Black & More @ Allsorts ~ So Sweet

Sister Act Card Challenge ~ Anything Goes

Completely Christmas ~ Anything Goes

Christmas At Sweet Stampin’ ~ Brr It’s Cold Outside

Crimbo Crackers ~ Cute!

Crafty Calendar Challenge ~ Animal Antics