Two Chicks and a Henhouse

Two Chicks and a Henhouse

That sounds like the beginning of a really bad joke or a dime store novel, doesn’t it? Actually, I finally got some time to really play with my Hey, Chick and Hey, Birthday Chick Bundles.

Hey Chick, Hey Birthday Chick, Stampin' Up!

Here’s the corn row in the garden, as well as the sign post. Maybe it’s telling the chicks were to go for corn. All these are dies from the Chick Dies except the fence. The fence is from the Birthday Chick set of dies. The sentiment on the sign is from the Hey Chick Stamp Set.

I chose a simple gatefold card and embossed the two front pieces with the Pinewood Planks 3D Embossing Folder. And here’s the inside.

Hey Chick, Hey Birthday Chick, Stampin' Up!

I stamped the chicks on Basic White Cardstock, then die-cut (again with the Chick Dies) and colored with Stampin’ Blends. The hen house and the kernels of corn are also dies from the Chick collection. And, oh goodness! I just realized I forgot to color the crazy chick’s hair. Oops!

I added a piece of Flowers For Every Season Designer Series Paper (DSP) to the center of the card, then adhered a piece of Vellum Cardstock over that. I wanted color with a pattern in the background, but I wanted it toned down a little. Then I layered all the elements on the vellum and stamped the sentiment in Tuxedo Black Memento Ink.

The Hey Chick and Hey Birthday Chick Stamp Sets, and the Chick and Birthday Chick Dies will be available for purchase tomorrow (Feb 2). Both sets can be bundled with the coordinating dies for a 10% savings.

See that  dancing “Cajun Craze Chick?” That was me every summer when the corn in my dad’s garden was ready to eat. Dad grew the best corn I have ever eaten. He knew just when to pick it, then shucked it in the garden. As soon as it was inside, it was tossed into boiling water to cook. Of course, my dad always left a few ears on the stalk a little longer for me. I like corn on the tougher side. I know; that’s weird. Both Mom and Dad used to tease me, saying they should pick some field corn for me. I’ve always been tempted to try it.

Part of the enjoyment of eating corn on the cob from the garden was watching Dad beam over how much we all loved it. Dad spent a huge amount of time learning the best methods of growing fruits and vegetables. He was definitely a master!

Thanks for stopping by Stamping with Buffy. Have a lovely day!

Hey Chick, Hey Birthday Chick, Stampin' Up!

 

About buffycooper

Among other things, I am a musician who enjoys papercrafting (specifically with rubber stamps), a Stampin' Up!® demonstrator, Christian, wife and mom to two great boys.
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6 Responses to Two Chicks and a Henhouse

  1. Deborah says:

    Such a fun card! I love those little ears of corn on the front, and those crazy chicks 🙂

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  2. buffycooper says:

    Thank you, Deborah! The dies are so much fun!

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  3. Susan Horr says:

    I love those dies too! The corn is adorable.

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  4. Jackie says:

    Buffy, this is so darling. I love the surprise inside!

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