Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Welcome to the Funny Farm!!!!

I went to Michaels the other day to pick up some paper for a project I was working on. Well... you just cant go to Michaels without browsing thru the $1 bins. I found these super cute farm animal stamps. I just couldnt go home without them! I wanted to create something a wee bit different than your basic card so I used the barn stamp for a little inspiration and decided to make the barn the card. I did not use a template for any of it but it did take me all morning and early afternoon to complete it. I made the pig, horse and cow have dimensional heads and shredded some brown paper to make the hay. Used my brown gel pen to add some detail for nails and Tim Holtz Distress Ink - Tea Dye to give the barn a bit of a worn look. The doors stay shut with a thicker piece of cardstock attached with a brad so that it swings up to open. Once you open the barn doors there is a thought bubble coming from the sheep that says...'to ewe' and the cow has a thought bubble that says... 'to moooo'. This card took quite a bit of time and patience. My 2 girls were so anxious to see what I was going to do with the animals and they wanted to help so bad. Too many tiny details for tiny little fingers to be messing around with. I must say...this card turned out way better than I had envisioned it. I hope the recipient likes it!!!


  1. That's hilarious, Anna! I love it!!

  2. OMG, this is great I love it, this would be perfect for my Mom's 60th birthday

  3. How Fabulous! I can't believe all the detail on this card. It's amazing!
    I have a little drawer with scissors/ glue paper & even a cuttlebug kids machine and dies for my kiddies by my stuff. I'd never get any crafting done without it. lol I totally can relate to little helpers. wink

  4. Thank you for following my blog. I returned the favour and came over to have a look at your blog and I must comliment you on the farm yard. It is brilliant!! My Father owns a farm so my children particularly like this card.

    Thanks Once again.
    Greg B
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  5. Hi, wow I love the creativity of this card! so much fun. Joey.x