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