Seize the Birthday #7

I finally was able to make time in my schedule to play at Seize the Birthday!  I love Lesley's new challenge blog.....I just always seem to run out of time to submit a card!  This was the perfect opportunity to stamp up a funny chicken stamp that I picked up last year...which had yet to see ink. Here is a  look at the original sketch design:

My background is stamped with the new chicken wire stamp that is part of the Distressed Background stamp set found in the new 2013 Close To My Heart Idea Book.  I had originally planned to stamp my sentiment on the space where you now see a bow.  I had everything all put together....then realized my strip was too short to accommodate my saying.  I added the rustic layered bow to fill in my white space.  I then sanding off a strip of my chicken wire background and stamped my sentiment on the top of the card.  The great thing about card can always improvise!

I seriously have to agree with the you get older, birthdays can be a pain in the rear!

All supplies by Close To My Heart, except where noted:
Z1686 Cricut Art Philosophy
D1544 Distressed Background Stamp Set
UMH1869-Chicken Stamp by Art Impressions
UMK1865-Sentiments by Art Impressions
1385 White Daisy Cardstock
1272 Cranberry Cardstock
Z2173 Slate Ink
Tuxedo Black Ink by Memento
Red Gingham Ribbon-Offray
Z1760 Burlap Ribbon
Retired Wood Buttons
Various Copic Sketch Markers

I have also entered my card in the following challenges:
A Gem of A Challenge-Add a Bow
Aud Sentiments-Share Inner Sentiment 
Black Tie Fridays-Animals
Broken Box Stock-Birthdays
Card Makin Mamas-Birthday
Clear It Out-Two or More Ribbons from Stash
Crafty Ribbons-Button Up

Thanks so much for stopping by!


  1. die karte ist der hammer, toll
    lg gertrude

  2. Super cute card!! Love the chicken!!

  3. This is adorable! Love the chicken wire background and of course that precious image. Love that sentiment too - how perfect! Cute card!
    Thanks for joining us at Seize the Birthday.

  4. What a great card! The sentiment is really funny!! :) I always look forward to your posts!

  5. This looks great and thanks for joining in with us over at Allsorts this week
    x catherine

  6. This looks great and thanks for joining in with us over at Allsorts this week
    x catherine

  7. This is adorable. I like the way you added the bow and stamped the sentiment up top. Such a cute image and funny sentiment.

  8. This is just too funny! I love it! I really like the bow on the front and then the sanded off section for the sentiment. Well done!

    Chris R. from Iowa

  9. Thank you for joining us at A Gem of a Challenge with your great card.

    Pam x

  10. This is SO cool! Love your chicken wire stamped background, perfect for your image! I like the red details on this card, and the twine is a fab detail too as it looks a bit like hay.

  11. This is great!! Love the chicken and the sentiment, gave me a nice giggle. Thanks for playing with Black Tie Fridays.

  12. Oh my goodness what a fun card this is .... Love it!

  13. Okay Allisa, this is just darn cute! I love it. So glad you joined us this week at Seize the Birthday.

  14. Hahaha, this is hilarious, and I think I need this stamp set. I love what you did with the background of the card, so smart! Thanks for playing with us at Black Tie Friday!

  15. I love this card, so, so funny.


  16. Fab card tfs and joining us at CIOT hope you stop by and play with us again...LYNN <((><

  17. i adore this card! so fun and well executed, Allisa! love it!

  18. super cute verse and I love the pops of red! Thanks for joining us at Aud Sentiments!

  19. Hilarious card Allisa!! Such a cute card and the sentiment is fun! So glad you joined us on Seize the Birthday.

  20. Darling card!!!!! I actually love how the sentiment is placed and was wondering how you did it. Never thought of sanding, thanks for the tip!

  21. Love it! Great image and that sentiment is wonderful!!

    Thanks for joining us at A Gem of a Challenge.

    Helen x

  22. It was a stroke of genius to sand off some of the chicken wire for your sentiment. I was like, "how'd she do that?" It's really "der Hammer!" :)


  23. This is hilarious and very clever, Allisa! Congratulations on the Honors from STB!!

  24. Super cute image, love our card, it's fabulous. Thanks for joining us at Clear it Out for the birthday challenge using two or more ribbons from your stash.


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