Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Hey there Chickie

When Alex and I were running errands a few days ago, I convinced him that I needed to run into Michaels for just a few minutes.  As he patiently waited in the car,  I quickly looked around in search of a fun new toy to help chase away the Winter blues.  It didn't take me long to spy the new Martha Stewart Spring  border punches.  They were all super cute but I finally decided on the adorable chick family. 
I  love using these punches.  They punch so smoothly and and the images are so precise.  The really cool thing about these new border punches are  the way the ends fold for easier storage.    I could hardly wait to create something using this punch.  I set to work and came up with this card.....
I wanted the little chicks to be yellow but the pieces of grass to be green. I punched two images one of each in the desired color.
I then separated the little green chicks from the "grass" base. 
After glueing the grass to the yellow chicks, I added a little ink for accent. 
The card itself measure a 5 1/2 inch square which made punching four  1 1/4 inch squares the perfect amount to create the pieced background.  I used my new large scalloped die from Papertrey Ink to finish off the background adding little holes made with my paper piercer to match the stitiching done by my sewing machine.
The flower was created with  blank chipboard embellishments from Maya Road using both the positive and negative pieces.  To finish off the card I added ribbon from Martha Stewart and some fun buttons from Papertrey Ink.
A fun project to complete.  The colors so bright and cheery on this most dreary winter day.

15 comments:

GardenofDaisies said...

Really cute edger! I love all the things in Martha Stewarts craft line!

Celestial Charms said...

Wow, there is so much detail on your card. Love it. Chickies are really cute, and the stitching is such a lovely touch.
Maureen

Joanne Smisko said...

Mimi
Your card is adorable. You are really getting good with the sewing machine. Keep it up and you can start using material instead of paper and become a quilter like me.
Mom

Country Dreaming said...

Cute card and punch. I like the way you seperated the chicks from the grass. Super neat idea.

Melinda

littlethings1 said...

Your card is adorable ! I love all of the punches by Martha ... the hard part is choosing !!
Eunice

~Kim~ said...

We are on the same wave-length--I bought this same punch on Saturday to do a few cards for Easter!! I figured if I started now, maybe I'd have one or two done in time!! :-))

Karen Beth said...

Oh my goodness. That is so cute. Thank you for sharing. This time of year we all need some spring reminders. I think I will make a trip to Michael's tomorrow. Have a good evening.

heidi said...

I agree with Maureen...WOW! So much adorable detail to this card! And I love-love the little chicks. Reminds me of our younger daughter & her years of raising chickens. (I miss the fresh eggs!) Glad to hear you were encouraged by my trio of verses today.
blessings, Heidi
(Thanks for putting up my cookie girl, I need to work on the link part!)

Mimi Sue said...

Absolutely adorable. Mimi

Janelle said...

So many cute details! Nothing like new supplies to chase away the winter blues!

Wendy McDonagh-Valentine said...

Your card is absolutely adorable, Mimi!!! I have a couple of Martha's edgers. I like to buy them when I have a 50% off coupon for Michael's or A.C. Moore. Thanks for the wonderful pics!! : )

~ Wendy
http://Crickleberrycottage.blogspot.com/

Shirley said...

Mimi, Your cards are always adorable. I love your little chicks. I think I heard on the radio where you had more snow headed your way. We have had enough. Take care. Your Missouri Friend

Creative Breathing said...

Mimi! You are a craftsaver! Here my elephant teapot has been emptied of it's change ready for craft shopping, and I see on your blog exactly what I must purchase! You make the most beautiful cards. I am always inspired! I loved your cookie jar comment. PS I have a canine one, too! Have a fun weekend! Elizabeth

Leslie said...

I love the chickies!!!! ( I work at Michaels and I've been eyeing them up for weeks) Gonna have to get it!! I love all of your card ideas. I have tons of supplies and never know what I am going to make with them.

I found your blog through Melinda's (Country Dreaming) Sunshine Award.

Happy Friday

Sarah said...

What sweet little chicks! I'm your Tussie Mussie partner and after a quick look at your blog, wow, I'm nervous! :-) I'll be back to look more, I'm excited to explore your site for some inspiration.

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