Thursday, June 20, 2019

Chicken Birthday Card by Ellen Haxelmans

Chicken Birthday Card by Ellen Haxelmans | Cluck Stamp Set, Speech Bubbles Die Set, and Land Borders Die Set by Newton's Nook Designs #newtonsnook #handmade

Chicken Birthday Card with a fun Folding Flap!

Today we are sharing a fun folding chicken themed card created by Ellen! She created a fun farmyard scene with a fold up thought bubble using our Speech Bubbles Die Set. She cut the speech bubble shape directly from the card front (see directions below). She colored bubble blue and embossed several sentiments onto using our the Cluck Stamp Set. Along the bottom of the card she created a cute scene using the chickens from the Cluck Stamp Set. She colored those cute chickens and cut them out using the coordinating Cluck Die Set. She also added some hay from the Moo Stamp Set for the chicken on the right to sit on! She completed the scene by adding layers of yellow grass cut out using our Land Borders Die Set.

When you lift up the flap, you see the "It's your Birthday" Sentiment from the Cluck Stamp Set inside the card. She also added in some little confetti bits using the Newton Celebrates Stamp Set and Newton's New Year Stamp Set

Chicken Birthday Card by Ellen Haxelmans | Cluck Stamp Set, Speech Bubbles Die Set, and Land Borders Die Set by Newton's Nook Designs #newtonsnook #handmade
Tips on creating this card!
Below we have some tips from Ellen on how to create this card with the fun folding flap!

Chicken Birthday Card by Ellen Haxelmans | Cluck Stamp Set, Speech Bubbles Die Set, and Land Borders Die Set by Newton's Nook Designs #newtonsnook #handmade


  1.  (Above left photo) Tape your background paper and the front of the card. I used removable tape for this. You can cut the background paper and card base together. This ensures they match exactly. I used the Speech Bubbles Die Set for this. 
  2. (Above center photo) Then it’s time to color the front. First I arranged the sentiments from the Cluck Stamp Set and stamped them with embossing powder. Afterwards I inked the panel with blue distress ink.
  3. (Above right photo) The last step is to create the inside of the card. I started with die cutting a similar rectangle. As I did in the previous step I did embossed the text, but this time with gold embossing powder. After cutting the grass using the Land Borders Die Set. I colored all the pieces including the stamped illustrations. The last step was to place grass and critters on pop dots on the bottom of the panel.


What a fun and unique way to fold a card for an extra special effect!

If you love this project by Ellen you can visit her over at her blog Crafty Ellen to see more of her beautiful creations!


5 comments:

  1. Cute scene. I love the extra bedding you added to the hens nest. Great fun fold. [Bunny]

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    1. Thank you so much! It's so fun to make, you should try it :)

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  2. Fabulous =- great fun fold!

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