Every once in awhile I like to go back and find a project I created when I was in the SCS Dirty Dozen three years ago (crimeny! has it really been 3 years?) and share it here on my blog since we’re allowed to share those exclusive projects after a year.  This time I not only pulled a project *out of the vault* to share here, but I actually framed it and hung it in my kitchen!  Here’s the card I made in September of ’06.


This is one my all-time favorite cards.  I can’t believe I don’t even own this stamp.  I had stamped this chicken and duck image several times at one of our SoCal girls get-togethers (I miss those!) and had it in my file.  I think it’s a Penny Black image.  The chicks in the background are from a Stampin’ Up! set.  I love doing paper tole and that’s what I’ve done with these ducks and chickens – stamped them several times, colored them, cut them out and layered them with foam tape.

I saved this card hoping that some day I would actually paint my kitchen red and be able to frame this card and hang it on the wall.  A year or two ago I found a black shadow box frame at IKEA and put it away with this card.  Well my kitchen is finally red and it was time to mat and frame this fun card!

Here it is matted with some Real Red and Shimmer White cardstock along with some black ric rac.kitchen-clucks-1-jami-09-custom.jpg

And here’s another view – you can click on it to see it larger. kitcehn-clucks-2-medium.jpg

It’s hanging on the wall right between the two doorways to the hall and the dining room/office.  It just makes me grin every time I walk by it.  Here’s a wider view so you can see where it is in the kitchen.  It cracked me up that on the wall to the left are two trivet/plaques of more realistic *artistic* roosters.  For some reason I just find the contrast funny.


Oh and you can see that I got the big Decor Elements *eat* up over the doorway as well!  This is available from Stampin’ Up! (through me of course!  *wink*)  When I first saw the DE stuff I didn’t think I’d be able to find a use for them in my very traditional house, but I have this one plus the *laundry* in Real Red in my laundry room.


They are pretty easy to put up and I’m loving them.  I keep looking through the DE catalog now to see where else I could use some.  I have to say that I bought a DCWV sentiment for our bedroom and it is almost falling off the wall.  I am not happy with that, but I love the sentiment so I plan to buy another one in hopes that the one I got is just defective.  Unfortunately I bought it at Linens ‘n’ Things when they were going out of business so I can’t return it.  The SU! ones seem to be so much better quality – at least in my limited experience.

I’ve ordered some fabric samples that I have high hopes for to be able to be worked into kitchen curtains.  I can hardly wait for it to arrive.  I was referred to the fabric source by a blog reader.  How cool is that?  I’ll show it to you when it gets here.  Thanks for stopping by.


8 Responses to “Out of the Vault and into my Kitchen”

  1. Karen Says:

    Ok, this is SO cute! I love that you framed it and have it in your kitchen too!

  2. Debra Says:

    Looks fabulous Jami!

  3. Carol Scheevel Says:

    I love it. Looks adorable in the kitchen and just on it’s own. I love rick rack, and it really jumps out of th frame with all that cute matting. I look around my kitchen and house and don’t see anything paper crafted by ME! Guess I give too much stuff away. Thanks for the inspiration (and the reminder) that I should treat myself and my own house to some special art!

  4. Kim Howard Says:

    Fantastic card and it looks great in the frame!

  5. loricraig Says:

    Darling! Darling! Darling! I’m so proud of you. It looks fabulous!

  6. Bev J. Says:

    What a cute card and looks really good framed in your pretty red kitchen.

  7. savorthejourney Says:

    Cheers to you, Jami!
    This darling bit of sweetness deserves a frame and a favored spot from which to be admired!!
    Love it!

  8. Shelley Says:

    OH MY! VERY beautiful! I love the RED and I love that you actually used your card in the decor! 🙂

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