But it is okay, because inspiration was delivered to my inbox, thanks to Janine Wills, a member of the Stampin' Up Late Night Stampers yahoo group.
Janine stamped and shared the cutest card. A snowman with the opossum (from the retired set Mini Mates) hanging from his very stretched out arms and her sentiment was...
outside: "This Christmas, as always..."
inside: "I love you THIS much".
So so so cute! She mentioned that the inspiration for her card had 2 birds on his arms.
Here is my version - recycling a previous snowman - with Janine's idea and 2 birds on a tag...
This is a BIG old tag so let me show you each side
buttons from my stash and my sloppy printing
And sorta the right side:
And in case you want to make a tiny cardinal:
blurry photo but you can get the idea:
half a 3/4 inch circle red
half a 1/2 inch circle red sponged with bravo burgundy
half a standard hole punch black
quarter standard hole punch summer sun
I can see using this idea in some form or fashion as a border on the bottom of a scrapbook page. Alas and drats, there is no room on my desk for a sheet of 12x12 paper - MUST clean up before I scrap.