Erica Edney - Stampin' Up Demonstrator - Victoria, BC Canada

Tuesday, 14 February 2017

Chicken Coop Card

Continuing with my chicken obsession, I made this card after watching France Martin's card video on make a 'chicken coop' using the Hey, Chick stamp set, one of the items you can earn during Sale-A-Bration.

It may look complicated to make but really is easy to put together once you have prepared all the pieces. I'm going to make another one with only two chickens (male and female) in the coop for good friends of mine who are celebrating their 30th wedding anniversary this year. It would also be a perfect card to send to someone who has just purchased a new home or moved into a new apartment, or for a wedding.

Here is the first card I made after viewing France's video. I made a mistake positioning the door on the chicken coop but since it was a lot of work, I fixed it by adding the chicken's names to the coop.

Here is the second version I made with a peep hole in the door.

And this is the last one I made and recorded a video tutorial so you can see how to make one for  yourself.

I hope you enjoy this project.

I'd love to hear what you think, so please post comments below. And if you have any questions, post there are well.

Card Base: 4-1/4" x 11 scored at 5-1/2"
For the chicken coop: 2 pieces that measure 4-1/4" x 5'1/2"

from the double-sided piece of 4-1/4" x 5-1/2" cut:
3-1/4" x 4" for the door
1/2" x 3-1/4" for one of the horizontal boards for the front of the door
1/2" x 1" (2 pieces) for the hinges

from the single-sided piece of 4-1/4" x 5-1/2" cut:
1" x 5-1/4" (2 pieces) for the inside side panels
1/2" x 4 (3 pieces) for the frame of the door opening
1/2" x 3-1/4" for the second horizontal board for the front of the door

One piece of shimmer white card stock cut to 4" x 5-1/4" to stamp the chickens on
One piece of Whisper White card stock cut to 4" x 5-1/4" for the inside of the card


  1. From Carol Eason: These are really fresh, clever, and bring smiles. It's great receiving and sending humourous cards, especially in these politically trying times.. :) Love them.

  2. Erica,

    I just watched your chicken coop video and loved it! You may not remember who I am. Hope you are doing well and how is your little (not so little any more) Devon doing?


    1. So happy to hear that Barb. And I do remember you. Sent you an email.

  3. These are adorable - I love how you named them, Erica!

    1. Thanks Carolyn. Just adds a little more cute.