Saturday, April 10, 2010

Just "chickin" in!!

What can I say?? I just love making fun cards that will hopefully bring a smile to the recipients face. I am just so in love with the new Hoppy Easter/Spring collection of Magnolia stamps which I received from Magnolia-licious, that I simply must find other uses for them other than just Easter. I think this one managed to conquer a piece of that quest, don't you? This type of sentiment turns this card into a year round, anytime stamp.

I used #3027 Chicken Tilda for this card, along with #510 Fence and Summer Background. And can you believe it? Maybe my luck is changing! I actually used two stamps that are in stock right this very minute!! They are both colored with Copic markers and cut out and popped up for lots of dimension. The cardstock is Bazzill and the tree and papers are from Nitwits - In The Meadow. I used some silk ribbon along with my Bow Easy, both of which are available at Stamp and Create. and attached a small tag with a computer printed sentiment. A really quick "how to" for someone that doesn't realize how they can do this. Create your sentiment on the computer and go ahead and print it on your normal printer paper. Cut out your tag and apply a little bit of removable adhesive to the back of it (I use Zig two way - it's removable if you let it dry clear) using a good light so you can see your print lined up against your tag. Hold it up to the light to make sure you've got it centered exactly the way you want, and then put your paper with your tag glued on it back through your printer. VOILA! Your printed sentiment is perfectly centered on your tag the way you want!
That's it for me today! Hope you're enjoying your weekend! Thanks so much for stopping by to see me today and hope to see you back again soon! Hugs!

52 comments :

Stampin Mindy said...

I LOVE this, it's so cute, darling images. I love the clouds too. Such a beautiful card! Hugs!

Ladybug said...

Sharon, that's just tooooo stinkin' cute!! TFS! :-)

Julie said...

Beautiful!! Love the trees and your Tilda

Stephanie said...

This is adorable! It's great that the Maggie's can be used for things other than the holiday they were designed for! Hugs, Stephanie

craftingmanda said...

this is beautiful the trees look like they are made from material what a fab card

MarieL said...

Cute card Sharon and a great idea for "re-using" the easter stamp. I love the dimensional tree images. Thanks for the tip for the label. As usual great coloring.

Anary said...

Maggie looks so sassy at this pretty place that she might just do the "chiken dance"!
Lovely
xo
anary

Shirley N said...

A great design, love your ideas!

Cami said...

So cute, Sharon! Perfect for that sentiment! Love the background scene. Keep them coming! Hugs, Cami

Nancy said...

Oh Sharon your card is so cute!Love how you have colored Tilda and the little scene that you have created! Oh so cute and thanks for sharing how you printed your tag.

Jean said...

Sharon, LOVE your card and know your partner will love it too.. coloring is fabulous as alwas and the layout is just too much. Great job.
Hugs, Jean

hikers said...

How cute is that!! Love this stamp and have to get that fence with the lady bug love it! Myrna

megline said...

Beautiful card. Tilda is so cute.
Hugs, Line

Candy said...

Hi Sharon,
Great card and good thinking on the use of it. Love your papers as usual - you have me buying a lot from NitWits now!!
Great tut. on how to make a small tag and have it line up perfectly - thank you!
Hugs, Candy

Leonie said...

Fantastic re-use for this easter stamp!! Love how your tree looks puffy with the three different patterns
hugs Leonie

Rose said...

Oh Sharon, this is Tilda card is stunning!! I love the trees and your Tilda is finished so beautifully. Absolutely gorgeous!!

Rose

Kylie said...

Oh wow! I love your tree and chicken Tilda! Just beautiful!

Tracey said...

Absolutely gorgeous Sharon! I love the scene you have created here and this Chicken Tilda is too cute! Hugs to you!!

Angelwood said...

What a fantastic scene! It's great to see Chicken Tilda used even after Easter and she is just too cute! I love that tree you created on your card too. Beautiful work! hugs, Angela

Angie said...

Hi Sharon! This is just adorable! Love how you put the scene together. Great job!

Diana Crick said...

Sharon, what fun your card is...love how you used different patterns for the tree, they even look puffy..Super cute!!
hugs, Diana

Barb Hardeman said...

Ladybug!!! This is just so stinkin' cute! You nailed it on this one...it's perfect! Love the trees and the tag hanging from the ribbon! This is fabulous!
Hugs,
Barb

Karen W said...

Very cute card! I love the trees. I like the bows that Bow-Easy makes as well

Phyllis said...

What a fun card. Love the design on this one.

Phyllis

Gloria J. Dawson said...

Sharon your card is adorable! Love the layout and as always your coloring is awesome!

Pat said...

I love how you keep finding great new ways to use the Easter stamp collection. Your card is just too precious!! Pat Frank (VA)

PresentStorm said...

Oh my goodness this is filled with cuteness!! I LOVE it and tree is awesome! Great job making that a year round stamp.

Kathy said...

THis is just adorable Sharon!!! I love your scene and I too think these stamps can be used for more than Easter! Love your matching sentiment as well!! Too cute!
:)Kathy

Danni said...

This is awesome!! Love it!

marsha said...

This is just too cute! What an adorable image and I love all the fun embellishments you added.

Hugs,
Marsha

RubyM:) said...

Hey butterfly! Just chickin in with you,LOL!:) WOW!! I almost missed this cau-te card!!!I LOVE THE COLOURING ON YOUR CHICKIE! What an adorable scene.Just love your work.((hugs))♥Ruby:)

Jodie from Oz said...

Hi Sharon, Happy Weekend to you, I love the adorable spring scene you've created. Chicken Tilda is s sweet and the trees & papers are just fabulous. I have been thinking of trying the Nitwit Collection, you have now inspired me to give them a go. Have a great week. hugs Jodie from Oz

steph said...

Love it! great little scene you have made here! x

Bengelmama said...

So beautiful..wonderful colours

NAdine

Patricia Garcia said...

Hello Chika, your card is A-D-O-R-A-B-L-E!! I love it!! This cute Tilda how you just transformed your card other than Spring is a Great idea!!

Hugs,
Patricia

Pam S. said...

adorable card Sharon! Anyone would love to receive this charming card for sure! Love it!
Pam Going Postal

6 wacky women said...

Awesome card, Sharon
I just love the image and sentiment, the tree is fabulous!! Wonderful scene you have created.

Karen x

CelticWoman said...

what a fabulous card, colors, details, it all works. Hugs

Blankiefinder said...

Wow Sharon, this is fantastic!! I love the way you colored Tilda! I am in love with your trees, too! What a wonderful card!

DonnaMundinger said...

Oh so precious, Sharon! Love the paper piecing of the tree and all the adorable details. Nobody does Tilda like you do ! xxD

Peggie said...

Super cute. Love all the greens you used for the trees.

Eulanda said...

Brilliant using this as another stamp. My twin and I always write to each other every day and I always tell her that I`m just chickin in. Such a cute sentiment! Love the scene Sharon! Great card!

Lena said...

Sharon,
As always a perfect job!!!
Love the scene!!! It's so beautiful and very cretive. Simply adorable.
Hugs
Lena

Kelly said...

Oh my Sharon, this is just too cute! That image is adorable and I totally love the trees and the clouds.

Michele said...

Oh such a gorgeous card Sharon. Love the design of the card and the fabulous details also. Hugs Michele x

cabio's craft corner said...

Awe Sharon, this is cute cute cute!!!! Tilda is so adorable and that tree is perfect for this card. It looks so much fun :o)
Hugs,
Cabio

raindropecho said...

Aww what a fantastic card! Loving that layout and that tree is so pretty! Great colors!
- Ann

~Christina~ said...

This card is absolutely DARLING!

sandy said...

Shall I be one more person to tell you how wonderful this card is -- ok,ok I will!
sandy

Gina L said...

Sharon, this card literally made me grin. That sentiment is so cute. I love the tree. I love the scene. The whole thing is just happy and wonderful!!!! Gina L

Scrubbybubbles(sue) said...

Awwww...heeheheh...what a cute card sharon!! I love the bkgd and your coloring is just beautiful as always. :)

Cissy said...

How pretty!!! Your coloring & the scene are awesome!!!

~Cissy