Paper Piecing Chickens

I have a dear friend, Laura, who has some chickens.  She turned her dog house into their coup and it is so funny how every night at dusk they go up the plank and to go to bed for the night.  When I saw the Hey, Chick Stamp Set in the Sale-A-Bration catalog I knew I would use it to make her birthday card. My inspiration for the technique on my card came from a chicken pin cushion a member of my downline made. You know how I love to make my cards coordinate so…paper piecing to the rescue!  Here’s my card.

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And here’s the fabric chicken Margie made.

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I found some paper that looked like fabric from the Warmth & Cheer Designer Series Paper Stack (retired from the Holiday catalog) to do the paper piecing technique.  This technique is really not hard to do. You simply stamp your image twice…once on cardstock and once on the DSP.  I used Archival Black Ink to stamp my images. I used the Stamp-a-ma-jig to position my chicken on top.

 

 

I wanted to add some dimension to my chickens so I used some Cherry Cobbler and Delightful Dijon ink and a blender pen to highlight and color on top of the DSP. I saw another demonstrator, Kathryn Ruddick, do this. It really makes it pop from the background.

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Then I used my paper snips to cut out the chicken.  You don’t have to worry about fussy cutting around the legs or beak as they are already stamped on the cardstock.  Adhere on top of the cardstock image.

I used the Aqua Painter with a little Crumb Cake ink to wash along the bottom. I stamped my sentiment on Cherry Cobbler card stock with black ink.  I cut the tips off a toothpick for the sign and attached with glue dots and dimensionals. I decided I needed to stamp and cut out another wing to make it appear like the chicken was holding the sign.

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I really like this technique. It was fun to do and I am happy with how it turned out.  I know you appreciate all the details so here’s the dimensions for this card..

Card base :Cherry Cobbler  5 1/2 x 8 1/2 scored at 4 1/4.

Layer 1: Whisper White 3 x 5

Layer 2: Cherry Cobbler 2 7/8 x 4 3/8

Stamped Layer: 2 3/4 x 4 1/4

The sentiment is cut out using the Bunch of Banners Framelits.

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You can earn the Hey, Chick stamp set for FREE during Sale-A-Bration (through March 31st). Here’s a few more ideas and inspiration using this stamp set.

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Hey CHick sample

 

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Click HERE to shop my online store. You can choose a FREE Sale-A-Bration gift with a $50 purchase. Use the Hostess code when placing your online order to receive your monthly gift from me. This month I’m sending out my birthday party bags with DSP, card kits, and more!

March Hostess Code:  KUSZJ7ZR 

Have a wonderful day!

Just Stampin’

Jeanie

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Welcome to my alphabet series showcasing some of the new products in the 2017 Occasions and Sale-A-Bration catalogs. Today I’m sharing all the different ways you can earn Free product during Stampin’ Up!’s biggest sale of the year!sab-free

During Sale-A-Bration (January 4 – March 31), you have not just one, but THREE ways to earn FREE products: shop, host, or join! Shop to earn free Sale-A-Bration items, join my team to get additional free product in your Starter Kit, or host to get more free products with Stampin’ Rewards!

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Click on the image to see all the FREE items you can choose!

For Every $50.00 you spend you get a FREE exclusive Sale-A-Bration item!

  • Choose ONE free Sale-A-Bration item when you spend $50 (before ship/tax)
  • Choose TWO free Sale-A-Bration items when you spend $100 (before ship/tax)
  • Choose THREE free Sale-A-Bration items when you spend $150 (AND qualify for the usual hostess rewards of 10% of your merchandise total)
  • There is No Limit to the number of  Sale-A-Bration Rewards you can earn.

More Sale-A-Bration items coming February 21, 2017! Sale-A-Bration is the perfect time to SHOP for those products you’ve had your eye on while earning more products for free.

Earn a FREE Sale-A-Bration item and Save on a 3 month Paper Pumpkin subscription ($55 during Sale-A-Bration)!

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Need another excuse to get together with friends? Ask me about how you can host your own get together.  If you are long distance, I can set up a hostess code for you and help you with ideas for your get together!  Email me and let’s chat!  j.stark@myactv.net

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SO WHAT DO YOU GET WITH THE $99 KIT?

  • For $99 you choose:   Up to $125 worth of Stampin’ Up! product for your kit.  That’s $26 in FREE product.  Products in the kit can be from any current catalog and can include 10% off bundles. The kit ships to you FREE, for another 10% savings.
  • BONUS!  GET TWO FREE STAMP SETS of your choice from any current catalog (ANY PRICE) during Sale-A-Bration (Jan. 4 – March 31).  *Host and Sale-A-Bration stamp sets excluded.
  • Fill your wish list at a minimum 20% discount:  Once you purchase the $99 Starter Kit and join, you can stock up and save 20% or more on your favorite Stampin’ Up! paper, stamps, inks and tools PLUS earn more free and discounted products thru Stampin’ Rewards and Stampin’ Up! promotions (including free gifts during Sale-A-Bration).
  • Be first!  Receive FREE catalogs and an opportunity to preview and purchase new products in advance–one of my favorite benefits.
  • Earn extra Money and/or free products!  Stampin’ Up! offers a fun opportunity to share your passion for stamping and earn extra income and product.
  • No risk.  From the time you join through the end of the first full Stampin’ Up! quarter you can “test drive” demonstrator discounts and benefits. Stampin’ Up! quarters are Jan. – March, April – June, July – Sept., Oct. – Dec.  Join now and you are guaranteed to be active (demonstrator discounts and benefits) through July 31, 2017!
  • No penalty to drop!  If you reach $300 in sales by the end of the first FULL Stampin’ Up! quarter (June 30), you will renew your demonstrator discounts and benefits for another quarter. If you don’t reach $300 in sales, you can “drop” with no penalty.
  • DO IT JUST FOR YOU!  There’s no obligation to host workshops or parties, sell products to others or personally purchase anything beyond the kit!
  • Become a PAL! When you join through me you become a member of an amazing group of hobby and business demonstrators from across the U.S., The PALS team, with Mary Fish as our “Fearless Leader”. As a member of the PALS, you’ll receive the latest Stampin’ Up! news, technique, product and promotion information and fun activities each week. Chat with the PALS or ask advice about new products and ideas in our private stamping discussion groups on Facebook.  Get inspired with lots of ideas in our private PALS Gallery!  There’s something for everyone…including monthly webinar meetings, catalog parties, challenges, prizes, giveaways, etc.! You choose if and when you want to participate (or not). I could go on and on…joining is one of the best decisions I’ve made! Contact me for more information (j.stark@myactv.net) and we can set up a time to chat.  No pressure!  I love what I do and would love to share it with you! I welcome hobby stampers!

Click HERE for more information or click below to Join the Fun!

join-nowHere are some fun projects using some of the FREE Sale-A-Bration items! Which one is your favorite?

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So Very Much

 

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Delicate Details

 

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Tasty Trucks

 

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Hey, Chick

 

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Designer Tee

 

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Any Occasion

 Shop my online store using the  January Hostess Code EPGDT3KF and I will send you a 2017 calendar card kit.  I appreciate your business!

Have a Fabulous Day!

Just Stampin’

Jeanie