Now I'm sure you're asking how this all ties in with a stamping blog...well of course I had to do my part (besides just being the idea lady) so I designed a little tag to tie onto the birdhouses.
Usually I try to match the card/tag colors with the gift or wrapping. You've seen the colors on the houses so you can understand why I didn't go that route! And I had received my pre-order with the new In Colors so I wanted to use some of them so the whole matchy-matchy thing went out the window! I cut the tag with the 2 Tags Die out of Island Indigo. Then I stamped the sentiment in Crumb Cake and the birds (see 4 birds...4 Mertz's...2 big adult birds and 2 little kid birds???). I used Lucky Limeade, Island Indigo stamped once and then again without reinking to get the lighter shade and last is Pool Party. I rounded the edges of the Whisper White panel for a more polished edge and then sponged some Crumb Cake ink all the way around. I used the Crop-a-dile to set the jumbo eyelet (just retired- Boo-Hoo!!) and then used hemp twine to tie the tag to the birdhouses.
So there it is...totally homemade Father's Day gifts!
Thanks for looking! Did you stamp today?
Stamps: Aviary, Something to Celebrate (retired hostess set)
Ink: Crumb Cake, Island Indigo, Lucky Limeade, Pool Party
Paper: Island Indigo, Whisper White
Accessories: jumbo eyelet, hemp twine, 2 Tags Die, corner rounder