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Tuesday, January 22, 2008

For the Birds!

Literally!!! This Valentine's Day gift is for the birds. I have had this poem attached to the bird seeds (or is it the seeds attached to the poem?) for a few years now. I don't know if it was from a Stamp Camp or just a stamping project. It's been too many years. But I still like the poem and the concept.

I just printed out the poem on the computer and then stamped the bird in place. I cut around the words and bird and then did my layering from there.

When stapling this together make sure you staple it backwards. You want the long bar of the staple to be on the back and the two bumps on the front. That way when you cover up the front with your wording layers all that is exposed of the staple is the nice single half inch bar of metal. It's a lot nicer looking and you don't have to worry about the prong coming up and poking anyone.

Now if you were to sell these at a craft fair, would you have to put a warning on them??? I suppose you would. I'm sure there is someone out there who may mistakenly eat them and then come back to you about it. I know it's bird seed and you know it's bird seed but then again you have to remember there is a recipe out there for a human consumable treat called "Puppy Chow!" It's just best to be safe than sorry.

So be sure to make some of these up to give to your friends to make for the birds for Valentine's Day. These would also make a great birdy treat for the kids to pass out at school instead of candy. Most schools are trying to get away from the candy giving and this would be the perfect gift. No candy and helping out the chilly birdies!!!

Here's the poem:

I gave a hundred Valentine’s
A hundred, did I say?
I gave a thousand Valentine’s
One cold and wintry day.
I didn’t put my name on them
Or any other words
Because my Valentine’s were seeds
For February Birds!

Thank you SO much for stopping by,


MJ said...

I do these every year for my son's school class (it is a project that never gets old, the kids love them). You did a great job. Love it.

Anonymous said...

what a beautiful valentine's gift for our feathered friends! So thoughtful! TFS such a wonderful idea!

Rochelle said...

Love it!
Thanks for sharing.

Becky Elfert said...

lol - I've never seen Valentine's for birds. Very cute! TFS

LeAnne said...

Very cute, I LOVE my little feathered friends & have lots of birdseed with which to make these!

Unknown said...

What a wonderful idea, I have never seen this before going into file for a fave! Great job!

dasimonds said...

These are great... I love your
poem. It's such a cute and thoughtful gift.Thanks for sharing.
I will be making some of these.


Annette said...

Very cute! And I'm sure the little birdies here in frigid Minnesota will love them!

Kelly said...

This is so cute.... thanks for sharing! I love it.

Anonymous said...

Love this. Another great use of A Little Birdie told me...

TFS, Debbie

Charlene H. said...

I LOVE this idea. I think I am going to have to get busy and prepare some of these for my boys' classes this year. What a great idea! I love your blog.

Michelle Tweedy said...

So Cute! I love that poem and used it years ago. Thanks for reminding me of it!

Lynn Put said...

OMG, I've had this poem too for about year or more (must have seen it on Splitcoast) and your idea here to use the new bird set is adorable!
Hope you don't mind if I case this, I would of course give you credit for the idea with a link to your fabulous blog!
Thanks for sharing :0)

Anonymous said...

What a great idea!!

Anonymous said...

Great idea! I am going to do this for my daughter's class but change it to be St. Patrick's Day. I have been searching for an idea and this is IT! Thanks so much. You know, many people "give up" something -- especially candy/sweets -- for Lent. This will solve that problem but still give the kids a nice "gift". Love it! Thanks. I do so love your blog.