Thursday, January 24, 2013

Chicken Love

  Is everyone keeping warm?  It has been unusually cold here in the Richmond area the last few days.  We had some snow last week and even another dusting overnight last night.  They are saying there will be some snow tomorrow as well!  I love it when it is snowy and cold; probably because it doesn't happen too often here but it's nice that the weather actually fits with the season in my opinion!  I think my northern DNA gets a little out of whack when January temps are in the 60s so all is right with my world the last few days!  Maybe I'll get some stamping in tomorrow in my cozy stamp room.

  For now I'll show a card that was inspired by one that I saw over the summer on Diana Gibbs' blog.  She was given an adorable chicken card by a friend and I just fell in love with the darling hen!  I grew up with chickens and I can say that none of ours were ever this cute all grown up!  I had been holding out on creating one of my own because to be honest I'm kind lazy and didn't want to have to search out a template and hand trace any thing.

  Stampin' Up! helped me out by releasing a brand new set of Framelits in the spring catalog…..OVALS!  Sometimes you can't beat basic shapes and the largest oval is scalloped and I thought it would be a great fit for a chicken body.  What do you think?

  I simply used the framelit and some of the new (also in the spring catalog) Primrose Pink Core'dinations cardstock to make the oval and then folded it in half.  I used the small heart punch and Real Red cardstock for the comb and another small heart folded in half for the wattle.  The beak was a little tricky and I'm not sure I'm completely happy with it but I used Daffodil Delight cardstock, punched a pennant with my pennant punch and then just snipped off the narrow pointy end and folded it in half.  Eh….it's a paper chicken, how picky can she be about her beak right?

  Next, I added a googlie eye leftover from this past Holiday catalog.  For her wing I punched a Full Heart out of the new More Amore DSP.  I should have re-done it with the hearts facing the right way but I'm hoarding that paper so sideways it is!  The final touch is the Sycamore Street button (Sale-a-bration reward) tied with linen thread.

  And that's that…a paper chicken!  I hope you and all your chicks are staying warm!

  Thanks for looking!  Did you stamp today?

Stamps: None

Ink: None

Paper: Primrose Pink Core'dinations, Real Red, Daffodil Delight, More Amore DSP

Accessories: Oval Framelits, Full Heart Punch, Small Heart Punch, linen thread, Sycamore Street button, Pennant Punch, googlie eye


  1. Googlie eyes always make me happy - LOVE your sweet chick, Amanda! What fun! This would be adorable for a 'mom and me' class sometime! You are so amazing, my friend...thanks for sharing :)

  2. Yep it's finally cold down here! Adorable chicken! I want to make one. Makes me think of spring. Very cute. TFS

  3. This is too cute!! I know I will have reason for this card in the future and then I'll forget where I saw it. I'll have to pin it to pinterest, so I can find it again. TFS!!


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