Let's celebrate a fun birthday with this silly, cupcake-eating chick. This is a card that's sure to delight the recipient no matter their age!
Freshly Made Sketches #476 - A Sketch by Linda
Do you need some inspiration to get you creating? A great way to spark that mojo is to participate in a sketch challenge. I did just that with this card, submitted to Freshly Made Sketches, challenge #476.
Stamp Set(s): Hey Birthday Chicks
Dies: Birthday Chick Dies, Layering Circle Dies
Cardstock: Thick White, White, Poppy Parade, Mango Melody (scrap), Highland Heather (scrap), Flirty Flamingo (scrap)
Designer Series Pape (DSP)r: Butterfly Bijou DSP
Ink Pads: Memento Tuxedo Black, Bermuda Bay
Stampin' Blends: Pool Party, Purple Posy, Mango Melody, Poppy Parade, Gray Granite
Embellishments: 2020–2022 In Color Enamel Dots
Adhesives: Stampin' Sea, Multipurpose Liquid Glue, Stampin' Dimensionals
Basic Supply Kit: paper trimmer, paper snips/scissors, bone folder, acrylic stamping blocks
Stampin' Up! Stampin' Cut & Emboss Machine
Take Your Pick (optional)
Coloring with Stampin' Blends (Alcohol Markers)
Cardstock Layers and Measurements
Card Base: Thick White (4 1/4" x 11 scored at 5 1/2")
Layer #1: Butterfly Bijou DSP (5" x 3 3/4")
Layer #2: White (5 1/8" x 3 7/8")
Layer #3: Poppy Parade (5 3/8" x 4 1/8")
Layer #4 - Inside: White (5 1/4" x 4")
Layer #5 - Inside Strip: 5" x 3/4"
Stamping & Die Cutting: White, Mango Melody, Flirty Flamingo, Highland Heather
Instructions Part 1: Front of Card
Prepare Your Cardstock: cut/trim/score all cardstock and/or DSP as described above
Stamp the chick in Memento Tuxedo Black ink on white cardstock
Die cut the chick using the largest circle die; be sure to leave enough space above the chick for the sentiment
Color the chick with Stampin' Blends (alcohol markers)
Stamp the sentiment directly on the die cut circle in Bermuda Bay ink
Die cut three (3) streamers/banners, one each in Mango Melody, Flirty Flamingo, and Highland Heather
Adhere the streamers/banners at the top left of the Butterfly Bijou DSP with Multipurpose Liquid Glue; trim excess from the edges with paper snips/scissors
Adhere the front layers (Layers 1-3) together with Stampin' Seal or Multipurpose Liquid Glue
Adhere the die cut circle with the adorable chick on top of the Butterfly Bijou DSP with Stampin' Dimensionals
Adorn with three Just Jade enamel dots
Instructions Part 2: Inside Card
Don't forget to decorate the inside of your card.
If you haven't done so already, prepare your cardstock: cut/trim/score all cardstock and/or DSP for Layers 4 and Layer 5, as described above
Adhere the white cardstock (Layer #4) to the inside of the cardbase, with the adhesive of your choice
Adhere the strip of Butterfly Bijou DSP to the bottom of the Layer #4, with the adhesive of your choice
The project is complete! =)
The Stamping Nook Shopping Rewards
I know I love shopping rewards, perks, and freebies and I think it is a safe bet to say that you do too -- so, look at the my rewards program details and earn your free goodies!
Stamping Nook Rewards: When you place an order an order between $50 - $149 (before shipping and tax), in my online shop, enter the current host code (noted below) to receive a free gift from me. Once your order has been placed, your gift (or maybe two) will be shipped directly from me right away.
Stampin' Rewards + Stamping Nook Rewards: When you place an order, in my online shop, totaling $150 or more (before shipping & tax), do not use the host cost because you don't want to miss out on more free products through Stampin' Rewards . The amount of Stampin' Rewards will automatically be applied to your order and you'll be prompted to select your free products before completing your order. You'll love getting the free products on your order and I also hope that you'll be happy to get a free gift (or maybe two) from me too! Once your order has been placed, I will ship your free gift right away.
March 2021 Shopping Host Code
Classes & Events
The next set of classes have been scheduled. Here are some details.
Paper Pumpkin Stamp & Chat
Date: Sunday, April 4, 2021 at 3:30 PM EDT
Registration Deadline: none
Register Here: Crafting in The Stamping Nook Facebook Group - Events
Let's get together with a beverage of choice and have fun stamping and chatting. We will work on this month's Paper Pumpkin kit but if you don't have the kit, please join us and work on any project sitting on your crafting table!
NOTE: the subscription period for this event has ended so unfortunately I can not supply you with the Paper Pumpkin kit contents, but you can come with any project you want to work on!
Hello, Dear Friend Online Class
Date: Sunday, April 4, 2021 at 3:30 PM EDT
Price: $50.00 (contact me for payment process)
Registration Deadline: Tuesday, 23-MAR-2021
Register Here: The Stamping Nook Facebook Page - Events
This class is perfect for new crafters, busy crafters, or crafters on the go. We will create 12 cards, 3 each of 4 designs, using the included Hello Dear Friend Stamp Set (included in the kit). BONUS: we will also create an alternative card with kit contents and extra products I will supply. And, we will also participate in a couple games and there will be some pretty great prizes!
The kit includes: a set of 7 photopolymer stamps, Misty Moonlight Classic Stampin’ Spot, Clear stamp block, 12 printed card bases, 12 printed envelopes, printed die cuts. copper foil die-cut labels, vellum die cuts with copper foil, copper cord, Stampin’ Dimensionals, adhesive dots, and a printed decorative box,
NOTE: unfortunately, this class is only offered to residents of the USA.
Join the Sharing, Learning, Connecting in a Super Fun Facebook Group
As your creative coach, I am here to help you with your projects – just reach out and I’ll be there! Likewise, I hope to learn from you! One way to facilitate the collaboration is through the private “Crafting in The Stamping Nook” group on Facebook. Members are encouraged to share crafty and DIY projects of all types, share tips, and of course meet others with the same crafting passion. I often share my projects, tutorials, etc., and of course, incorporate fun activities as well (prizes included)! Please join us. Everyone is welcome!!!