Tuesday, November 29, 2016

Using Newton's Nook Designs' Holiday Tweets to Embellish Birdseed Bells

Hello Everyone!  Today it is my turn to be featured on the Newton's Nook Designs' Blog - YAAY!  Today I decided to share an ornament/tag I originally tried to complete for Tracey McNeely's 25 Days of Christmas Tag Event (of which Newton's Nook Designs is a sponsor I might add) using NND's Holiday Tweets set:




I decided to create a pretty tag for a Birdseed bell that could easily be taken off and used as an ornament on your own tree after the birdseed bell is hung outside to feed our feathered friends.

Birdseed Bell Nest ornament tag by Crafty Math Chick | Holiday Tweets stamp set by Newton's Nook Designs

I stamped the image and colored it with my Copic markers, punched it out and adhered it to a little nest I found at Michaels (which was tricky).  I attached some sparkly red berries which I cut from a Christmas pick I found on 80 or 90 percent clearance after Christmas (GREAT time to pick up photo props for the following year!).  I stamped the sentiments and attached them to one another using some twine (I liked the 'dangley' effect of it) and thread some holiday colored yarn through the opening on the top of the Kaytee Honeyseed bell.  Now all my neighbor, who is also a fan of birds and has multiple feeders around his yard as well, has to do is just untie the yarn at the top and tie it to the branch of his favorite tree and our little feathers friends are sure to appreciate the tasty meal (if the squirrels don't get to it first).  Then he can hang the nest tag on his own Christmas tree inside if he wants to, as an ornament!  I couldn't resist adding one of those birdies (my favorite is the Chickadee since it is the Massachusetts state bird, but I must admit, since goldfinches seem rare I do get pretty excited with I see little 'Yellow Fellow' as I call him at one of my many feeders.  Am I the only papercrafting birdwatcher out there?  Just curious.  Watching them fly about and eat and sing just brings me such joy.  I have to warn my neighbors every time we move that if they see me in the backyard with a pair of binoculars that I really am just looking at birds, LOL!  I hope they believe me, because it is the truth.  Got to see a cool close up of a downy woodpecker and a white throated sparrow with them!  In addition to my perceious chickadees and cardinals, which I am totally taking advantage of seeing while living in Virginia - it used to be such a rarity to see one, a BIG deal as a child, now it is like 'oh, another cardinal, now pretty' instead of 'LOOK!  LOOK! A CARDINAL!!'  LOL!

Thanks so much for stopping by!  I appreciate you taking the time to look at my work and appreciate every comment.  Have a great week!

~ Crafty Math Chick

1 comment:

TatianaCraftAndArt said...

What a brilliant idea! Si sweet and cute!