Friday, June 11, 2010

Birthday Card: A Drunken Stampers Challenge

The founders of Drunken Stampers are celebrating birthdays this month! Woohoo! Go here to check out Peggy's world and here to see what Spike is up to.

In honor of what must have been two of the most important days in world history, they're celebrating with a Birthday Card challenge.

My own card took all week to figure out. Who knows why. Sometimes the creative whatchamacallits just won't cooperate.

Finally everything kicked in this afternoon and I realized the perfect card would be for another June baby, using the focus of one of her favorite friends (pet chickens) and a big trip coming up (East coast to Canada to West coast to home).

The card base is cut from recycled card stock with Stampin' Up wheels rolled across the top and bottom in, I think, Very Vanilla. The embossing is Martha Stewart copper.

Our chicken friend is provided by Cricut's From My Kitchen collection: So cute, don't you think? The chicken "parts" are from Die Cuts With a View Travel stack (which I found at Marshall's C.H.E.A.P.).

The tag is trimmed from a larger piece made on the Cricut and is embellished with a corduroy brad.

Oh, and the tag sentiment also is embossed with MS copper using a Close To My Heart embossing pen (I'm fairly sure you can use any Zig pen for embossing as it's all pigment ink, but having a tool dedicated to a particular use never makes me cry).


  1. I'm in love with the chicken! What a great card. It was worth pondering for most of the week, CB. It turned out wonderfully!

  2. Very nice! I like the embossed sentiment, is it one of the new mini su stackable wheels? If so how do you like them?

  3. thanks for the reply Tracey, You know, I roll my wheels on a regular inkpad and use them that way, works great! I can do a card in one pass, if I am doing a scrapbook page I rool normaly for the first 6" then press harder and I get a nice inked roll the whole way. I too just have a few cartridge inks I got on clearence, they are the rollagraph ones and they fit the SU wheel handles perfect!

  4. I love, love the chicken!! So fun!