Our weather has been so strange lately. Temps have hovered around 30-32 day and night, and therefore the confusing snow/ rain/ sleet. We waken this morning to 26 degrees and a light dusting of snow. It’s February after all ~ and we are not in control!

Todays card features the Hey Birthday Chick bundle, which means coordinating dies, Birthday Chick Dies. I’ve used a number of the dies for this card ~ it’s playful and fun.

Hey Birthday Chick – barnyard dance, #1

Do you see all the fun details on this card – they are die cuts: starting at the top ~ the swag banner, the Happy Birthday word, the fence, the feed sack, the two big chicks and the baby chick. Oh my – how cute is that baby chick! I had fun with this… can you tell? Okay – some detail, how to, all that…

I began with a panel of Fine Art Floral DSP and ran it through the Old World 3D embossing folder. I then adhered it to a piece of Pool Party card stock. I pulled out my In Good Taste DSP and die cut two fences with the Birthday Chick Dies. In Good Taste DSP has some marvelous wood- looking sheets. This was just what I wanted for my fence. 🙂 The feed sack is a die cut only – there is no stamp for it. I die cut it from a Basic White scrap then colored it using the Crumb Cake Stampin Blends. I wrote in the word ‘feed’ with a Soft Suede Stampin Write Marker. The loopy banner and happy birthday were die cut from Rainbow Glimmer Paper.

I stamped the chicks: one in Crumb Cake ink, the other in Memento Black ink, both on Basic White card stock, and began coloring with various Stampin Blends. The chick on the left got So Saffron Blends for the body, Daffodil Delight Blends for the beak and top-knot and a dot of Dark Poppy Parade for the waddle. The chick on the right got more treatment… I started at the top with So Saffron Blends, then Daffodil Delight Blends followed by Pumpkin Pie Blends. I used Dark Pumpkin Pie for the beak and top-knot and a dot of Dark Poppy Parade for the waddle. The baby chick was die cut on a tiny scrap of Basic White card stock and colored with the So Saffron Blends, and bit of pumpkin Pie for the beak. I made certain that little wing was sticking out a bit 🙂

Adhering… the loopy banner and birthday were adhered with dabs of liquid glue. And just so you know, I wanted it off-center! I adhered the fence with liquid glue then the feed sack got a mini dimensional at the top and the bottom liquid glue – so it appears to be leaning against the fence. The dancing chicks were adhered with dimensionals and the baby chick a mini dimensional – and the card front was done. Oops – one more thing… I added the Artistry Blooms Adhesive-Backed gems then took this panel and attached it to the Coastal Cabana card base with dimensionals.

For the inside….

Hey Birthday Chick 1, inside

I began by using my Blending Brushes to apply first Pool Party ink, then Coastal Cabana ink, then Balmy Blue ink – to make it look like sky – to a panel of Basic White card stock. I then stamped the chicks in Crumb Cake ink and colored using various Stampin Blends: So Saffron for the body, tail & head feathers got Calypso Coral & Real Red, the beak a bit of Light Cajun Craze. The cupcake used Light Pineapple Punch for the icing followed by Wink of Stella (to give it a glaze), Light Balmy Blue for the candle and cupcake wrapper and Dark So Saffron for the flame. The chick just hatching was colored with Light So Saffron on his body, Dark So Saffron for his feet, Light Balmy Blue for the birthday hat. The sentiment was stamped in Coastal Cabana ink and the confetti in Calypso Coral ink.

With the panel completely colored I adhered it to a piece of PoolParty card stock and into the inside of the card – and the card was complete!!!

For the envelope…

Hey Birthday Chick 1

The envelope flap was covered in Fine Art Floral DSP. On the front, the chick was stamped in Crumb Cake ink then colored with minimal Stampin Blends: So Saffron for the body and Cajun Craze for the beak. The balloon was colored in Pool Party Blends then Wink of Stella for sparkle. Whew – lots of coloring, but it went fast and I like the end result- hope you do too.

The Hey Birthday Chick bundle was just released for purchase Feb 2 – and what a fun set. . Products for todays card are from the new Jan-Jun 2021 Mini Catalog and the 2020-2021 Annual Catalog ~ and those products are available now for purchase. You will find them in the product list below. As a reminder… I’ve made it easy for you to simply ‘add all to cart’. If I can help you in any way to order these items, or others, please give me a holler. As a thank you to my customers, when the order is between $50-$150 I offer a SU! item of your choice valued at $10. Remember to use MY CURRENT HOST CODE WZBPZ7N4- good Jan 21 – Feb 3. When the order is over $150, you still receive that free gift from me, but SU! has Stampin’ Rewards that may be used for additional products, so don’t use the host code at that time. Now is also Sale-a-bration – a time from now through the end of February when Stampin’ Up! offers FREE items with $50 and $100 purchases. Those products are shown below today’s product list as well. Happy shopping!

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Card cuts for todays project:

  • Coastal Cabana card base 8 1/2 x 5 1/2 scored at 4 1/4
  • Pool Party card stock 4 1/8 x 5 3/8 (2)
  • Basic White card stock 4 x 5 1/4 (2) + another for chickens
  • In Good Taste DSP 2 1/2 square for fence
  • Fine Art Floral 4 x 5 1/4 + 2 1/4 x 6 (envelope flap)