Wednesday, February 24, 2021

Hey Chick, Happy Birthday Chick - Tri-Fold Card with a Wobble inside


Who would like to receive a birthday card with a wobble inside?  My club remembers had fun making this card last Sunday and I decided to use it for my swap this month. This was a card I created as a tri-fold but inside I added the little chick with a wobble attached.  I thought it went perfectly with the sentiment "Happy Birthday, You're still a Spring Chicken" since the wobble is actually a spring.
The All Wired Up was also used for the background.  Both of these Bundles are still available through the end of June.  The Wobbles can be purchased at any craft store.

My instructions:

1.     The base of the card is Bumblebee cardstock cut at 4-1/4” x 11” and scored at 2-3/4 and 5-1/2” to make a tri-fold card.  Randomly stamp the silly chicken stamp all over the front panel with Early Espresso ink.  Clean off the stamp and ink it up with Black Stazon and stamp on a scrap of Basic White cardstock.  Color it in with the Stampin’ Write Markers Bumblebee and Cinnamon Cider.  Die-cut with the Chick Die.

2.    The Basic White cardstock is cut at 2-1/2” x 3-3/4”.  Insert it into the Stamparatus as well as the All Wired up background stamp.  Ink the stamp up with Early Espresso ink.  Layer onto the 2-3/4” x 4” Early Espresso cardstock with Multipurpose Glue. 

3.    Add the chicken with Dimensionals on the left side of the layers. 

4.    Die-cut “Happy Birthday” die with Early Espresso, Bumblebee, and Cinnamon Cider cardstock.  Glue to the right side of the chicken.

5.    Adhere to the center of the card using Multipurpose Liquid Glue but only put glue on the backside that has the chicken and adhere to the front.

6.    For the inside:  The Early Espresso cardstock is cut at 4” x 5-1/4” and the Basic White.  Ink up the “Happy Birthday, you’re still a spring chicken” with Early Espresso and stamp it on the Basic White so it will be behind the front flap

7.    Ink up the little chicken with Black Stazon on Basic White scrap and color him in with the Stampin’ Write Markers.  Die-cut him out with the Birthday Chick Dies and attach a wobble to the back of him by peeling off the TOP protective layer and attach the chick with the spring face up. Peel the BACK of the protective layer and attach it to the inside of the card behind the front panel.  Let him wobble!

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Sunday, February 21, 2021

Hey Birthday Chick - Dancing Chickens

Wouldn't it be fun to receive a silly birthday card in the mail with these three chicken hens as though they were dancing?  I saw a similar card from Karen Titus and thought it would be fun to add a wobble to the one on the right.  I also add some clouds and grass from some other sets.

Here are my instructions:


1.     The base of the card is Real Red cardstock cut at 5-1/2” x 8-1/2” and scored at 4-1/4” in the middle.

2.    The second layer is Berry Delightful DSP cut at 4” x 5-1/4”. Adhere to the base.

3.    The third layer is Basic White cardstock cut at 3-3/4” x 5”.

4.    For the Basic White cardstock, you will need to create some masks:  Die-cut three chickens from a post-it note, one sky, and one balloon in the Mini Stampin’ Cut and Emboss Machine.  Ink up one dancing chicken with Memento Black ink and stamp it on the right of the Basic White cardstock.  Cover it with the post-it note chicken and stamp it again on the left.  Ink it up again and stamp it to the left again so that you have 3 chickens dancing.  Ink up the balloon stamp and the string with Memento Black ink to place for the first chicken.

5.    Now cover all the stamped chickens with the post-it while you create your sky using the cloud post-it and a blending brush using Balmy Blue ink on the upper part of the cardstock.  Move the sky mask down and create more clouds doing the same thing.

6.    Leaving the masks on the chickens, use the other Blending Brush and Old Olive ink for the ground and add the grass stamp from Nature’s Beauty.

7.    Die-cut the “Happy Birthday” die with the Birthday Chick Die and Real Red cardstock and run it through the Mini Stampin’ Cut and Emboss Machine.

8.    Die-cut a Real Red Balloon using the Special Day Die and use Multipurpose Glue to add to the balloon string.

9.  Color the three chickens plus another one on scrap and die it out.  Color them with the Stampin' Blends and add a Wobble to the one cut out and add over the one on the right. 

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Friday, February 19, 2021

Friends are Like Seashells with Frost White Shimmer Paint

Do you enjoy finding seashells in the sand?  What about finding new friends?  Friends are like Seashells and you collect them along the way.  This is a beautiful bundle with so many possibilities that I have not begun to try them all yet.  This particular technique is applying Frost White Shimmer Paint to the cardstock which gives it a pearlized look.

My instructions:

1.     The base of the card is Basic White cardstock cut at 5-1/2” x 8-1/2” and scored at 4-1/4” in the middle.

2.    The second layer is Misty Moonlight cardstock cut at 4-1/4” x 5-1/4”.

3.    The third layer is Misty Moonlight cardstock cut at 3-3/4” x 5”.  Put about a dime-size of Frost White Shimmer Paint on the Silicone Craft Sheet.  Take the Blending Brush and in circular motions, apply to the third layer of Misty Moonlight.  Cover completely until satisfied and let dry for about a minute.

4.    Once dry, insert the cardstock into the Seashells Embossing Folder and run it through the Stampin’ Cut and Emboss Machine.  Adhere to the first layer with Multipurpose Liquid Glue.

5.    Ink up the sentiment “Happy Birthday to my beautiful friend” on Basic White cardstock with Midnight Moonlight ink.  Trim with the Paper Snips with an angle at both ends.  Attach with Dimensionals to the center of the card. 

6.    Add Seaside Shells stickers and Opal Rounds.

7.    For the inside:  Ink up the sentiment “I’m so happy I found you” with Midnight Moonlight ink and stamp on the center.  Add a Seaside Shell sticker.

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Tuesday, February 16, 2021

Corner Bouquet, Heal Your Heart, and Dragonfly

Do you need a sympathy card?  I have just the card for that and it is quick and easy!  It is always a card that we need, unfortunately, but sometimes hard to create, but we seem to always need a sympathy card.  I thought the Corner Bouquet and Heart Your Heart Sale-a-Bration stamps together were just what I needed and then add the dragonfly from the Dragonfly Garden set in the January-June 2021 Mini Catalog.

Here are my instructions:


1.     The base of the card is Basic White cardstock cut at 4-1/4” x 11” and scored at 5-1/2” in the middle.

2.    The second layer is Midnight Moonlight cardstock cut at 3-1/2’ x 4-1/2”.  Adhere to the card front with Multipurpose Glue.

3.    The Basic White layer is about 3” x 4” but die-cut with the Stitched So Sweetly largest scallop die.  Ink up the floral stamp from the Corner Bouquet with Midnight Moonlight ink and stamp in the lower left-hand corner of Basic White scallop layer.  Ink up the sentiment “Thank You for Your Kindness” from the Dragonfly Garden Set with Midnight Moonlight ink at the top.   Adhere to the Midnight Moonlight layer.

4.    Ink up the dragonfly stamp with Midnight Moonlight ink on a scrap of Basic White cardstock.  Use the Blender Pen to blend his wings.  Punch the dragonfly out with the Dragonflies Punch.  Put Dimensionals on the back and attach the dragonfly to the card front.

5.    Add Wink of Stella to his wings.

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