My Grandma Irene was always a fan of birds, and Cardinals were her favorite. When I saw the bird image included in the Art Philosophy cartridge, I immediately knew that I had to make some kind of a .bird ornament for the holidays with it. I used the red plaid B&T Duos paper from the Believe paper packet. I cut out one bird at 4" and its flipped image also at 4". I did the same for the wings, but just used the reverse side of the paper. (There is a button on my expression that says flip, and it produces the mirror image for those of you that have never tried it :)
Next, I used a paper piercer to poke holes along the outside of the bird's body.
Using a large needle and some baker's twine, I just stitched the bird almost all of the way closed. I used some stuffing and plumped up my bird before finishing off my stitches. I used that simple stitch that you learn in elementary school.
My bird was easy to finish. I glued the wings on, added some Opaques Adhesive Gems for the eyes and glittered the tail with some Red Glitz Glitter Gel. I added a little more baker's twine that I stitched through one of the pierced holes to form a hanger, and hung the bird from the tree.