Holly Jolly Christmas – Stampin’ Up! Card

Hey There,

Happy Thursday Day! Of course, everyday is a happy day for me when I’m able to hang out in my stamp room creating a scene where Santa is enjoying himself in the snow.  This is a cheerful Christmas card for sure.  I teamed up the Stampin’ Up! stamp sets, Banner Christmas, Gorgeous Grunge and Tag it for this project.

You can find the supply list and how to the get the tutorial for this project free or by purchase below.


On another note, I have the opportunity today to show you why I raise chickens. Not only are the cute, cute, cute but. . . . . ..

Sure, I could go to the store and pick up a dozen eggs, but I know the chickens that the eggs come from are not humanly treated, in my opinion.  They get probably 1 square foot of space to live their lives.  They are pumped full of antibiotics, have their beaks grinded off and they never get to free range.  The egg on the left is what you tend to get from the store.  They are by far not as rich as the eggs from my chickens.

Now the egg on the right is from my girl, Bunny.  The yolk is orange, the whites are not runny and stand up, they are far more nutritious and OMG the flavor is rich and wonderful.  There is nothing to compare them too.  My girls eggs are this way because they are happy chickens that live happy lives, they have lots of room to run around in and they get to free range daily where they eat grass, weeds and lots of other natural stuff along with the best chicken feed.

One thing though, chickens are not machines and when they molt their egg production slows or even stops while they spend their energy on growing new feathers.  So that is why I have some store bought eggs in my house.  I did not plan well.   I should have been freezing some eggs while they were really cranking them out during the warmer months.

So in a nutshell, you just can’t beat an egg from a happy chicken.  Now, go get you some chickens!  LOL  Or find a local farm that has some happy chickens and get your eggs from them.



The complete tutorial for today’s project along with all of the card tutorials I create from November 16, 2013 through November 30, 2013 (at least 8 tutorials) will be e-mailed to my customers who place an order anytime between November 16, 2013 through November 30, 2013 free of charge.
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Holly Jolly Christmas Card – Supply List

Stamps: Stampin’ Up! Banner Christmas (130255), Gorgeous Grunge (130517), Tag It (130303)
Card Stock: Stampin’ Up! Whisper White (100730), Real Red (102482)
Ink: Stampin’ Up! Real Red (126949), Whisper White (101731), Basic Black (126980), Night of Navy (126970), Rich Razzelberry (126950)
Accessories: Stampin’ Up! Stampin’ Dimensionals (104430), Sponge (101610), Brayer (102395), Stampin’ Write Markers (Real Red, Basic Black and Smoky Slate), Mini Glue Dots (103683), Cherry Cobbler Chevron Ribbon (130012), Brights Candy Dots (130931), White Gel Pen (105021), Apothecary Accents Framelits (127003), Big Shot Machine (113439)


Have a super wonderful day!
Until my next post. . . . . .
Huge Hugs!

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7 responses to “Holly Jolly Christmas – Stampin’ Up! Card

  1. Hi Michelle
    You can not be more right about kepping happy chickens mine seem to think they are puppies as well and sit down for a stroke when we are out in the garden. I have only 2 and my “ladies” have free run of the back garden and produce more eggs then we can possibly eat as a 5 person family and the quality of the eggs are just the best. They went through about 3 weeks of not laying in winter and when I bought eggs my family refused to eat the watered down stuff they sell in the store.

    So come on all get a chicken or two, they are great to teach kids responsibility and better pets then any cat I have ever seen.

  2. Thank you for the egg demo! I’ve been wanting chickens, but I’ve been a little scared because I know nothing about them! This is all the more reason I need to take the plunge…

    • Hi Cindy, Check out a blog called Fresh Eggs Daily. Chickens are actually fairly easy to take care of. Lots of good books out there on the subject. I hope you take the plunge, you won’t regret it. :)

      • I told my Hubby that I was thinking about chickens, and he asked me if I could just buy eggs from one of our many neighbors with chickens. But where is the fun in that?? He reminded me that our new dog might think I’m bringing home fresh chicken nuggets. Hmmmm guess I have a little work to do yet.

  3. I never knew you could freeze eggs. How and how long? How do you thaw before using? Any differences from fresh eggs?

    • Michelle Zindorf

      TO FREEZE 1 EGG AT TIME – Beat egg lightly and place in ice-cube trays sprayed slightly with non-stick spray. When frozen, pop out cube and place in ziplock bag.