Sunday, June 8, 2014

A Farmlet Thank-you

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This week at the Pile It On Challenge we want to see Patterned Paper/Designer Paper on your creations. Our challenge is sponsored by The Doodle Garden, and they generously let me use this great Chicken digi stamp.

When I started cardmaking I disliked the idea of using pre-printed papers, especially pricey designer ones, when I could stamp and emboss ... but gee, aren't they fun‽ I was quickly converted. I don't want to say I hoard patterned paper, so I won't! but I did grab this chicken-themed DP some time ago and have been saving it for the perfect time...

My husband's co-worker has a farmlet and he's given us a couple dozen fresh eggs this season and I wanted to make his family a thank-you card.

I adapted the basic Center Step Card tutorial at Splitcoast Stampers in SCAL and cut it on Silhouette Cameo. This made it so much easier to create and cut the layers.

You might remember my story about the rooster that took up residence in our neighborhood last summer ... darn thing woke us up at dawn for months (which is ridiculously early in the summer), but once he was re-homed to a farm I find that I sort of miss him. We live in the City, but laws have loosened recently and I know several people who keep chickens. Anyhoo, long story long, I've about how beautiful chickens can be and I've taken to collecting chicken-themed craft items. For me, this card is really about this rooster-patterned paper! 

Craftin Desert Divas #32: Fun Folds (2nd entry)
Craft Room Challenge: Things With Wings
Crafty Hazelnut's Patterned Paper June Challenge: Anything Goes with Patterned Paper (2nd entry)
Shopping Our Stash #154: Critters
The Sailing Pineapple Blog: All Creatures Great & Small

Thank you for visiting, and hope you'll join us this week at Pile It On,


  1. Such a fun rooster centre step design. Love the zentangling on the rooster and the sentiment on the eggs.
    {Doing Life – my personal blog}

  2. Love, love, love the step card!

  3. by the way, I don't know why, but I've become rather fond of chicken and roosters on stamps and paper too. and I have that paper.
    A few years back, I was still living in NJ so pre 2010, I read an article about people raising chickens in Brooklyn and we had a loose one roaming the streets of our town, we figured he's become someone's barbeque. We see them roaming around here and it doesn't seem weird, there's just too many weirder birds around.

  4. What a fun center step card. Thanks so much for joining us at Craftin Desert Divas!

  5. this is such a fun card with that cutey rooster! your friend will love it! the PIO team just rocked the challenge this week, don't you think?! every card is fabulous, yours included!!! I haven't made one of these cards in ages. you always have such neat ideas here on your blog. :)

    enjoy the rest of your weekend!

  6. This beauty caught my eye immediately! I love the little he with her bold folksy graphics. Darling! I love it!

  7. Beautiful design and shape, great papers and images.
    Thank you for sharing your creativity at Craft-Room Challenge;-))m

  8. Fantastic chicken and the DP is gorgeous. Thank you for sharing with us at Craft-Room Challenge XOXO Zoe

  9. This is so adorable!! I love the papers you used!! What a fun card!! Thanks so much for playing along at Craftin Desert Divas!!

    A Mermaid's Crafts
    Craftin Desert Divas DT

  10. Great card. I have been looking at chicken cuts and images lately. They are neat creatures. Thanks for sharing at Craftin' Desert Divas.

  11. How fabulous! I love your rooster. Thanks so much for playing with us this week at Craftin Desert Diva. Hope to see you again soon :)

    michelle (Craftin Desert Diva DT)
    Purple Monkey Moments

  12. Love this step card CG! That big ol' chicken on the front is fabulous, as is the DP you used! Thanks for joining us for the Critters challenge at Shopping Our Stash!

  13. This is fantastic! Love the chicken & the bit of sparkle!! Thanks so much for joining our challenge at The Sailing Pineapple!

  14. You tangled on the rooster! it is addictive,isn't it! Looks fabulous.

  15. i love chickens- so I def love your card!! love the main black and white chicken image, thanks for sharing at Craft Room Challenge, Debi x

  16. Thank you so much for sharing your delightful crafting for my Craftyhazelnut's Patterned Paper Challenge for June - hope to see you again soon. x


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