Smile Alert!…

A whole set of Whisper White note cards were transformed into adorable, silly thank you notes…which will come in handy after Christmas and even before.  They will spread smiles near and far when opened, and my job will be done.

Here’s what they look like…


Would they put a smile on your face?  While water coloring each chickie, I couldn’t help but keep a smile on my face…and I water colored 20 of them!

Here are the Stuff ‘N Digits for you…


  • Paper:  3-1/2″ x 5″ Whisper White Note Cards, Real Red Cardstock plus Water Color Paper
  • Ink:  Archival Basic Black
  • Stamps:  Hello Chick …background chicken wire stamp is retired SU! but you could substitute the current Woodgrain background stamp.
  • Tool’s ‘N Embellishments:  Water Color Pencils, 1/8″ Real Red Ribbon, Punch or Framelit shape to cut out sentiment, Stitched Square Framelits, and Scalloped Square Framelits.  I used the Ticket Punch here.  You could use an Aqua Painter, Blender Pen or small round brush for painting.


  • The 3-1/2″ x 5″ Whisper White Note Card front was stamped with chicken wire background stamp in Archival Basic Black.
  • The Real Red Cardstock was cut with the Scalloped Square Framelit and attached to card front with dimensionals.
  • The Water Color Paper was cut with the Stitched Square Framelits.  Stamp image with Archival Basic Black.  Color images with Water Color Pencils and use your choice to paint with water.  Scribble some color around feet and paint.  This “grounds” your image.  Colors I used are Pacific Point, Daffodil Delight, Pumpkin Pie and Real Re.
  • Attach Water Color Paper to Real Red Cardstock with multipurpose glue.
  • Stamp off before stamping background on scrap Whisper White CS with Archival Basic Black.  Stamp sentiment over this background and cut with shape of your choice.  Add to card front with multipurpose glue.  Make a small bow and attach at bottom corner with glue dot.

Tomorrow there will be several of these in mailboxes written with sincere thanks and hoping to bring smiles wherever they go!

We are having a frigid day here but when I see the weather up north and in the Midwest, I’ll not complain.

Here’s your “B-ism” for today…


decisions, decisions.

Have a HaPpY inky day!



  1. Hi. I have been overjoyed with your creations using the soon-to-be-released “Hey, Chick” stamp set. I am sure that I am not the only one that would appreciate it if you would include the names of the retired stamp sets that you occasionally use. I have been trying unsuccessfully to find the chicken wire stamp for sale on-line. Hopefully I would have better results with its proper name. Either way, I always look forward to your next creation.

    • Chicken Wire is the name on the folder this stamp set is stored in. I had a couple of people tell me they found them on Ebay. Thanks so much for stopping by today…B!

  2. These are the cutest cards that are guaranteed to bring a smile to the recipient or to the colorist or even the blog reader!! So cute, Billie. We had a skiff of snow this morning with frigid temps and wind. We are to keep the frigid temps tomorrow but the wind is supposed to calm so it will feel warmer. Like you, I won’t complain because we are much better off than so many across the country. Take care. Enjoy your weekend. Keep these fun crafts coming!

    • After the heat and drought we suffered this summer season, I vowed to NOT say a word about any cold temps this winter…and I won’t. But baby it is cold outside!…B!

  3. This are so cute! I can hardly wait to have time to play with this new set after Christmas. Thanks for the alternate suggestion of the woodgrain background set.

    • It’s always tough to wait…but life happens and sometimes delays our creative joys. That makes them even more valuable when the time becomes available. You will have so many ideas you won’t know where to start! The response to the “chicken wire” has been huuuugggeee! I’m glad there was an alternate stamp…B!

  4. Hello Billie! These are are absolutely darling. They put a smile on my face and I know they will on those who receive them. Love, love, love this stamp set! Have a great day!

    • I love this set too…not sure what it is about these chickies but they seem to have found their way into so many hearts. If they made you smile, my job here is done!…B!

  5. Your cards are wonderful and always bring a smile to my face. For those asking about the chicken wire yoi might be able to use the hexagon embossing folder and hit is with a little ink.

    • Yes, I agree Cyndi. I thought the same thing. Then I saw where Sandi McIver suggested a new EF in the Occasions catalog. It works too!…B!