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Crafty Secrets Farm Chicks Blog Hop

Crafty Secrets Farm Chicks Blog Hop: Here a Chick, There a Chick, Everywhere a Chick, Chick!

Hello, Friends!  What a fun day I have for you today!  I’m taking part in the Crafty Secrets Farm Chicks Blog Hop along with the rest of the crazy creative designers on the Crafty Secrets Team.  Each design team member has used the new Farm Chicks Digital Art Stamps, or the new Digital Chicken Farm Print paper…or both to create a fabulous chicken themed project to inspire and delight you!   If you are coming here from the Crafty Secrets BLOG, then you are right on track. If not, you can go back to the Crafty Secrets Blog and follow the links.

I’ve created a gift ensemble that is really something to crow about.  This card, gift tag and gift box has a great country feel with it’s red and black color palette and wonderful rooster images.  Can you imagine how much fun it would be to find this grouping on your birthday breakfast plate?

Crafty Secrets Farm Chicks Blog Hop 03The card is made with a 5″ x 7″ black card base.  I cropped the corners with a punch, then used the black random text paper from the Vintage Typography CD to build my base layer.  I printed out the red and white check paper from Creating with Vintage Patterns CD and matted it on black paper.  I sized the tag from Farm Chicks and then layered the chicken wire stamp over that.  The wonderful rooster image was sized, printed colored and inked then treated with UTEE to give it an epoxy finish.  I added bits and bobs from my stash to create a card that’s as fresh as a country breeze.

Crafty Secrets Farm Chicks Blog Hop 04The inside of the card has a fun tag that I built digitally with the chicken wire and border stamps from the collection.  My cute pig sticker is from the Office Altered Sticker Pack, which is on sale for 99 cents in the online store. I’ve used these stickers throughout this project.

Crafty Secrets Farm Chicks Blog Hop 05I had a ball with the rooster image, as you can see here!  I stitched this one onto a tag that I printed from the collection.  I really gussied it up with loads of gingham ribbons in red and black,  burlap string and some cosmos and sweetheart blossoms.

Crafty Secrets Farm Chicks Blog Hop 06The tag opens up to reveal another little tag that uses the cheeky singing rooster from the stamp set.  All the sentiments are included in the stamp set…which is loaded with 40 different images!

Crafty Secrets Farm Chicks Blog Hop 09I used kraft cardstock to build my little candy box.  You can find the tutorial for that HERE.  I printed out the fancy French Chickens, fussy cut them and covered them with UTEE.  When the embossing powder cooled, I gently bent the label to crack the epoxy finish, then inked it with Vintage photo ink to make it look like old, cracked glass.  I added more stickers, a little black key, burlap, twine and flowers to decorate the top of the box.

Crafty Secrets Farm Chicks Blog Hop 08I used more of that great red and white check paper matted on black cardstock to cover the sides of my box, then added a drawer pull and a little word scrap from my stash to finish it.

Crafty Secrets Farm Chicks Blog Hop 10The inside is filled with candy, but it could easily hold a watch, tickets to a ball game, a gift card, or any small item that you wanted to present in a fun way.  The image inside the lid is from the Garden Creative Scraps, which are also on sale.

Every great blog hop needs a prize, and one lucky winner will receive their very own set of the Farm Chicks Digital Art Stamps and the digital Chicken Farm Paper, too. To win, simply visit every blog listed below and leave a nice comment.  Then, finish up this hop on the Crafty Secrets BLOG and let us know that you’ve visited all the blogs and left a comment.  The winner will be randomly chosen from one of the blog comments on one of the designer’s blogs.  How fun is that?

From here, you should strut on over to visit Darlene’s fabulous blog.  She has a wonderful project to share with you, and the next link on the hop!

Thanks for hoppin’!

Cheerio,

kathy

 

RRR March Blog Hop

RRR Blog Hop BadgeCoffee Break Birthday Mini for the RRR March Blog Hop

Hello Friends!  Welcome to the RRR March Blog Hop!  You should be coming here from the always fun and fashionable Dana’s blog.  If so you are right on track.

This month we are showcasing the Spring Rainbow Ribbons from the March Ribbon Club assortment.  Here’s a peeky:

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Aren’t they yummy?  They remind me of Easter Eggs and they are also a perfect match for the Coffee Break paper collection from Prima.   My sweet sis in law just had a birthday, and she loves Starbucks, so I made this cute little birthday mini book and put it in the mail to her.

Design/Coffee Break Birthday Mini Album for RRR

Kathy by Design/Coffee Break Birthday Mini Album for RRR

I just love the bright, cheery colors and fun graphics and the wonderful way they work with these pretty ribbons.  The album base is made from one sheet of 12″ x 12″ cardstock and opens out to a trifold wallet with lots of fun pockets and places to tuck tags and gift cards.  The album is held shut with a perky bow closure made with Daffodil Satin Swirls Ribbon.  The cutie pie bow on the side is made with Coral Rose Funky Flowers Grosgrain Ribbon.  I tossed in a few sequin flowers to add a little sparkle and shine.

RRR Blog Hop March 2015 04Kathy by Design/Coffee Break Birthday Mini Album for Really Reasonable Ribbon

Kathy by Design/Coffee Break Birthday Mini Album for Really Reasonable Ribbon

Once the bow is untied, this is what the mini album looks like.  Lots of fun papers, stitching, some stamping and more beautiful ribbons.  I picked up on the aqua tones in the paper by adding a simple square knot bow made with this pretty Paisely Print Grosgrain Ribbon. Cut on the diagonal and combined with more Funky Flowers ribbon, it makes  a cute banner on the facing page.

Kathy by Design/Coffee Break Birthday Mini Album for Really Reasonable Ribbon

Kathy by Design/Coffee Break Birthday Mini Album for Really Reasonable Ribbon

Here’s the cute tag that is tucked into the pocket.

Kathy by Design/Coffee Break Birthday Mini Album for Really Reasonable Ribbon

Kathy by Design/Coffee Break Birthday Mini Album for Really Reasonable Ribbon

I just love my sister-in-law, and wanted to create something that would feel like a party in a card.  All these fun pullouts and tags make the mini interactive, and that is always a fun thing.  The tags can be hung on the fridge or used as bookmarks, pinned on a bulletin board….any number of uses.  I tucked a Starbucks gift card into one pocket, and an individually wrapped Ghiradelli chocolate into another.  So it’s kind of like a treasure hunt, too!

Kathy by Design/Coffee Break Birthday Mini Album for Really Reasonable Ribbon

Kathy by Design/Coffee Break Birthday Mini Album for Really Reasonable Ribbon

 

Kathy by Design/Coffee Break Birthday Mini Album for Really Reasonable Ribbon

Kathy by Design/Coffee Break Birthday Mini Album for Really Reasonable Ribbon

Here’s a peeky at the back side of the mini.  It’s fun, isn’t it? There’s another pocket/tag combo here, just for extra fun!

If you’d like me to share a step out tutorial for making this design, let me know, and I’ll work one up for one of my regular RRR posts.  It’s a fun design, fairly easy to make and can be adapted for any occasion.

Now, hop on over to be inspired by the shabby chic goodness you’ll find at Cherry’s blog.

Don’t forget to visit the Really Reasonable Ribbon Blog and answer Bonnie’s question of the month so you can be entered to win your own fabby Spring Rainbow Ribbon Assortment.  And, if you haven’t joined the RRR Ribbon Club, Bonnie has a special deal going on in February and March.  You will receive both the February and March ribbons at a special reduced rate. Here’s the link, and once you sign up you can start receiving loads of gorgeous ribbons delivered right to your door each month.

Thanks for hopping by!

Cheerio,

kathy

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