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 making....you can always improvise!


I seriously have to agree with the chicken.....as 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
Allsorts-Animals
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!

25 comments

  1. die karte ist der hammer, toll
    lg gertrude

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

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  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.
    Lynn

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

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

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

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  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.

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  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

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

    Pam x

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  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.

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

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

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

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  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!

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

    Eliza

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

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

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

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

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  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!

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

    Thanks for joining us at A Gem of a Challenge.

    Helen x

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  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!" :)

    Sarah

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

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  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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