Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Just Chicken In!! Fun Cards for Operation Write Home

Hello Everyone!

I thought I would post two of the cards that went to Operation Write Home last week.  I also took a couple pics of the whole pile before the cards went into the shipping box.  Here are those pics.  I have them all sorted by card type (thinking of you, love, missing you, etc.....) and tucked into the envelopes.








Today's cards feature a bit of pun humor.   (Cluck, Cluck)  

Materials:
Stamps: Flaps My Wattle Stamp set from Marks' Finest; Chicken Sentiment 
Ink: Black dye and Rhubarb Stalk Memento; Real Red dye - Stampin' Up; Barn Door distress ink
Red Marker to color
CS: Real Red - Stampin' Up; Patterned - AMuse Studios
Chicken Wire Stencil - Crafters Workshop 
Gingham Ribbons



Instructions:

  • Make a card from red CS
  • On White CS, use the chicken wire stencil and Barn Door Distress ink to create the background
  • Stamp the Chickens and Sentiment with Black ink
  • Use Red marker to color wattles and feet
  • Tie ribbon in a knot and wrap around White CS
  • Add to card base




  • Make card from patterned CS
  • On White CS, stamp Chickens with Rhubarb Stalk ink
  • Stamp Sentiment with Real Red ink
  • Add to card base
  • Wrap ribbon around card and tie in bow





**********How about a few fun Challenges for my Cluck humor:
Mod Squad: going gingham
Sisterhood of Crafters: Things with wings
Just B Creative Crazy: anything goes linky party
The East Wind: humor
Addicted to Stamps: make your mark --I used a red marker to color wattles and feet


Upcoming Events: 
Lots going on in Dreamland!  In May, I will be guest designing for the Sisterhood of Crafters Challenge Blog!!  Stay tuned for two projects for that.  I have some Moon Goddess projects coming up--stamps from Lost Coast Design.  And, many more of the Operation Write Home/Card Card connection cards.  I also finished up the card order I have been working on.  I will have an easel Birthday and Grad card to share from those.  Oh, and just a bunch of fun things.  See you next time!  Love ya.
Karen

12 comments:

  1. Adorable and love the stenciling! Thanks so much for joining us at The Sisterhood’s ‘THINGS WITH WINGS’ challenge and please come back again soon!
    Darlene
    one of the 'Sistahs'
    The Sisterhood of Crafters
    DAR’S CRAFTY CREATIONS

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  2. Ohhh LOVE the gingham with the chickens...that is a perfect pairing!! Thank you so much for playing along with Mod Squad!

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  3. Loving those chickens...and the gorgeous stenciling...wow...look at all those cards...wonderful!! Thank you for joining us at "The Sisterhood" this week for our "Things With Wings" challenge!!
    Diane TSH DT

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  4. These cards are so cute and sure to be appreciated at Operation Write Home.I especially like the chicken wire stencilling done in Barn Door along with the stiking black and white chickens. The gingham ribbon is a fun touch. Thanks for joining our Humour Challenge at The East Wind challenges. I hope we see you again soon.

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  5. Wow l just love them both and what great sentiment Karen x

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  6. I love your cute chicken cards. And, like you, I make cards for Operation Write Home as well. I know these will be snatched up really fast as they are so cute!

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  7. Great stencil work and thanks for joining us at ATSM

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  8. Good for you! I haven't done a card drop for the soldiers in a long while. I like the card, I came here to tell you that...but I found the red chickens! LOVE the red chickens!
    cheers, Victoria Lavender

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  9. Your card is really sweet. I really like your chicken card, so cute. I like how you made different cards with the same image.
    Thanks for joining in the fun at The Sisterhood of Crafters. :D
    Deborah GDT Sister for April

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  10. Such a cute pun! Wonderful cards for a wonderful cause. Love that stenciling especially. Thanks for sharing with TEW. xxD

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  11. Awesomeness! Love the checks paired with the roosters, very rustic! Thanks for playing along with us at the Mod Squad blog this week!

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