Friday, February 24, 2012

MCT Stamp of the Month–Spring Chicken

Hello everyone and happy Friday! I hope everyone has had an awesome week. So, I was supposed to post yesterday, but I’ve been having migraines and I simply could not focus on anything all day Wednesday. I woke up with a mild headache on Thursday and it seemed like it was going to be a repeat. Thankfully, it passed, and I was able to make something.




I started with a Kraft A2 card base. The cardstock I used is from Recollections. I really like the blue and white striped pattern from the A Walk in the Park collection by Echo Park. I trimmed the pattern to 3.750” x 5” and adhered it to a sheet of orange that measures 4” x 5.25”. To fully secure it, I did a zig-zag stitch with my sewing machine.

Normally, when I use my Cricut, I will pick the papers for my image first and then design my card around them. This was the first time I can recall picking everything at the same time. After I prepared my card base, I cut the image using my Cricut Expression. I sized my little chick at 2.5”. All of the cardstock I used is from Hobby Lobby. I almost forgot to mention that the image is from Simply Charmed. 

The banner that my chick is layered on had to be the biggest pain to cut ever. I was using a ruler and I still managed to not find the center! After I adhered the green gingham paper to the blue cardstock, I stitched around it with my sewing machine. Next, I took some vintage buttons from Papertrey Ink and stitched them directly to the banner with orange embroidery floss. Lastly, I tied a bow around the banner with some Lemon Tart twill tape ribbon from Papertrey and adhered the entire piece to my card base with dimensional adhesive from Hobby Lobby. I did some doodle work on my hatching chick and adhered him down with dimensional adhesive from Stampin’ Up.

My sentiment is from Color Me Happy and I stamped it with Tangerine, Colorbox Fluid Chalk ink.

That is all for me today! Thanks for coming by. Have a most blessed weekend!


  1. This is sooo cute! I love all the details. Awesome job. Your card was worth the wait :-). Sorry you have been feeling bad.


  2. Trell, I LOVE this card! It is just adorable! The colors, patterns, stitching, doodling... all so perfect! Sorry to hear about your migraines. Mine have been bad lately too - not fun!

  3. hehe what a cute chickie! great card! hope you feel better!
    ♥ Cyndy

  4. Thanks for sharing. I forgot about that cute image on Simply Charmed. That was one of the first carts I bought. Wow, flash back--lol.

    Sew Sweet N Crafty

  5. I hope your head is feeling better. I know how those MG and headache can suck...I woke with one today. Hurts so bad I didn't want to roll over and grab the meds out the nightstand. Now isn't that sad. Take care of yourself and keep making beautiful cards.

    Sew Sweet N Crafty

  6. So cute and whimsical! Those buttons look like candy (you know, like mint Lifesavers....only brightly colored!). Love, love, love the stitching accents!

  7. ACK! So adorable...LOVE the big buttons on this one! Another fabulous layout with the big banner and the yellow bow :)


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