Hello and welcome to today’s blog post, which is an adorable birthday card featuring the Hey Chick stamp set, Chick Dies, Hey Birthday Chick and Birthday Chick Dies! Wait, what?? That’s right, the Hey Chick stamp set from the 2017 Sale-A-Bration has made a return! Aaaannnd, they have coordinating dies! But wait, there’s more! The Hey Birthday Chick stamp set from the January-June 2021 Mini Catalog also have coordinating dies, all available to customers starting February 2nd! If you still have your Hey Chick stamp set from 2017, you can purchase just the dies and if not, you can purchase the bundle.
Before I show you how to make today’s adorable card, I want to give you an up-close sneak peek at these fun dies! I’ll be honest, the Hey Birthday Chick did not make my list, but when Stampin’ Up announced these special bundles and I saw the dies, I was sold!! Not only do the dies die-cut the chicken images, but they have some super cute scene builder dies, which also emboss and cut!!
For the base layer, cut a piece of Pool Party cardstock at 4” x 5 ¼” and emboss with the Subtle 3D Embossing Folder:
For the next layer, cut a piece of Basic White cardstock at 3 ¾” x 5” and use the hinge-step technique with your Stamparatus to stamp the egg stamp from Hey Chick in Memento ink. I chose to stamp vertically down the cardstock (you can do either vertical or horizontal) and to help line up the stamp for the next line, I used my ruler to draw a straight line across the grid paper to line up the stamp each time before stamping onto the cardstock:
After stamping the eggs across the cardstock, I used Light Pumpkin Pie Stampin’ Blends for the legs and Light Smoky Slate underneath for the shadow. To give the eggs a little bit more depth, I used Light Pool Party Stampin’ Blends (the bullet tip) along the inside and outside left side to outline, then used the Color Lifter to lighten it. Note-I intentionally left the bottom line as the whole egg image would not fit, but you will see how I covered this up:
For the card front, you will need:
1. Use the second smallest Layering Circle Die to die-cut from Pool Party cardstock and use the confetti stamp from Hey Birthday Chick to stamp in Bermuda Bay ink. This will be adhered behind the below die-cut image.
2. Stamp the chick in the egg stamp in Memento ink on Basic White cardstock, use Light Pumpkin Pie, Light So Saffron, Light Mango Melody, Light Pool Party, and Light Bermuda Bay Stampin’ Blends to color, and use the coordinating die to die-cut out. I went back with the Light Pool Party Stampin’ Blends to color the white cardstock around the outside of the chick.
3. Spritz a piece of Crumb Cake cardstock with water and use the fence die from Birthday Chick Dies to die-cut two pieces. Tip-lightly spritzing your cardstock first really helps the die emboss the cardstock. My examples from above were not spritzed with water and you can tell the difference.
4. Use the happy birthday die from Birthday Chick to die-cut three times out of Pool Party cardstock. I used a Sponge Dauber with Pool Party ink to sponge the ink around the edge of one of the die-cuts. The three die-cuts will be adhered together with liquid glue, making sure the sponged die-cut is on top.
5. I used one mini wobble, but if you don’t have these, you can substitute dimensionals.
I used liquid glue to adhere the die-cut fence pieces along the bottom of the stamped Basic White cardstock, snipping off the excess, and to adhere the layered die-cut words:
The die-cut chick is adhered to the die-cut circle, the wobble is placed on the back of this, and the other end is used to adhere to the middle of the stamped cardstock. This completed piece is adhered to the embossed base layer, which is adhered to a Smoky Slate cardstock card base, cut at 4 ¼” x 11”, and scored at 5 ½”:
For the inside, cut a piece of Basic White cardstock at 4” X 5 ¼”, stamp the sentiment from Hey Birthday Chick in Pool Party ink, stamp the chicken with the cupcake stamp in the corner with Memento ink. Use the Light Mango Melody, Light So Saffron, Light Bermuda Bay, and Light Pool Party Stampin’ Blends to color in the cupcake. For the chicken, use Light Pumpkin Pie to color the beak and feet, the head and the body in Light Cinnamon Cider, Dark Cinnamon Cider along the inside lines, and used the Light Pumpkin Pie to blend in, and used the Light Pool Party, Light Bermuda Bay, Light Pumpkin Pie, Light Mango Melody, and Light So Saffron to color in the mane and tail. I used the Light Smoky Slate to create a shadow under the chicken and the cupcake:
Isn’t this card just so stinking adorable?? For me, the dies are what makes both of these stamp sets over the top! However, the fact that you can combine both stamp sets and both dies for your cards or projects, makes them that much cuter!!
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