I fell in love with the cute chickens in the Hey Chuck stamp set the first time I looked through the catalog. I didn’t have the same reaction to the past chicken stamps, but these cute cartoon-y guys just plain made me smile. I like how this image looks a little unsure about something, and I love the XL plumpness of another chick in the set. The idea of a skate boarding chicken is nuts and hilarious at the same time. Can you just imagine a free range chicken hopping on a teeny-tiny chicken-sized skateboard and picture the havoc that will cause in the flock? It totally seems like something that Foghorn Leghorn would do!

This current sketch challenge was the inspiration for my card layout. I flipped the layout because I had a little coloring oopsie on the left side of the chicken that I wanted to cover with the little stamped greeting. Doing the layout backwards was just the ticket to allow me to hide the problem and still follow the layout.

I am not in love with the way the gingham ended up in the section after I cut it. I was trying to be frugal with paper and I ended up with oddly angled checks and probably creating more waste than if I just cut a piece the size of the Crushed Curry layer and cut it diagonally. Once the cut was made, I was committed. So… to make it not as strange looking I angled the focal image so it matched – that made it so my brain didn’t hurt as much to look at it. 😉

The Glorious Gingham patterned paper that I used for this card is part of the papers that are on sale this month. I’ve discovered that I’m a total sucker for gingham patterns, so it’s no surprise to me that this paper is my favorite of all of them. There are a lot of different colors and image styles in the papers that are on sale, so I encourage you to check them out. They’ve even included the Hello, Irresistible paper that is part of the Online Exclusive products. Click on the image above to see all of the papers that are included in the sale. When you place an order < $150, please add host code SJHDZG7H when you are checking out.

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