Party at the hen house!

Hello and welcome to today’s blog post, which is another fun and adorable card featuring the Hey Birthday Chick stamp set, Birthday Chick Dies, and Chick Dies! I decided that since I still had both stamp and die sets out, why not make another fun card?? Not only is it super easy, the dies do all the work, but, I get to also show you how nice the new Blending Brushes are! If you struggle with the sponges and daubers, you definitely need to pick a pack of these up! They pick up ink from your pads nicely and blend even better on your cardstock!

The base layer is Very Vanilla cardstock, cut at 4” x 5 ¼” (vertical), and I used Granny Apple Green ink (for the ground) and Balmy Blue ink (for the sky) with the Blending Brushes, darker around the edges and lighter towards the middle:

For the card front, you will need:

1. Heat emboss the sentiment from Hey Birthday Chick with White Emboss Powder on Basic Black cardstock. I just used my Snips to cut the sentiment into strips and then trimmed down.

2. Use the fence die from Birthday Chick to die-cut from Crumb Cake cardstock, three times.

3. Use the hen house die from Chick Dies to die-cut from Gray Granite cardstock.

4. Use the chick die from Birthday Chick to die-cut from So Saffron cardstock, two times. I used Light Pumpkin Pie Stampin’ Blends on the feet.

5. Use the bow die from Birthday Chick to die-cut one each from Balmy Blue and Blushing Bride cardstocks.

6. Use the stump die from Chick Dies to die-cut from Soft Suede cardstock.

7. On Basic White cardstock, stamp the chicken and the balloon stamp from Hey Birthday Chick in Memento ink, color the feet with Light Pumpkin Pie, the chicken with Bronze and Ivory, the chicken comb in Dark Poppy Parade, and the balloon in Light and Dark Poppy Parade Stampin’ Blends. This is then die-cut out with the coordinating die from Birthday Chick Dies.

**Tip-for best results with these dies, spritz your cardstock with a little bit of water first**

I first adhered the fence across the base layer with liquid glue, trimming off the excess, used mini dimensionals to adhere the hen house, and liquid glue for the stump:

The embossed sentiment and die-cut chicken are adhered with dimensionals, the bows are adhered to the chicks with liquid glue as shown, and then adhered to the base layer, also with liquid glue:

This completed piece is adhered to a Basic Black cardstock card base, cut at 8 ½” x 5 ½”, and scored at 4 ¼”:

For the inside, cut a piece of Basic White cardstock at 4” x 5 ¼” (vertical), the sentiment and the chicks are stamped in Memento ink and the confetti stamp in Granny Apple Green ink. The chicks are colored in with Light Pumpkin Pie, Bronze, Ivory, and Light and Dark Poppy Parade Stampin’ Blends:

So easy to make this adorable card!! I could really get addicted to making a bunch of cards with both bundles!! You know what else would pair perfectly with these bundles? The All Wired Up background stamp!! Even the Stacked Stone and Buffalo Check background stamps would work too!

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I hope today’s project inspires you to get creative! Please contact me if you have any questions about the products used on this or any other project. I hope you enjoyed today’s blog and thanks for stopping by!

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Author: Christina Miller

I am an Independent Stampin' Up! Demonstrator located in Norfolk, Virginia and was first introduced to Stampin' Up! in 2004 when I attended my very first card class with my Mother-in-Law and I was immediately hooked! I first started out by making simple holiday cards and over the years as my stash has grown, so have my card and craft making skills. It has always warmed my heart when family and friends love my cards, but they actually keep them! In 2016 I decided to become a Stampin' Up! Demonstrator and figured I could just do it for a hobby, but now I am going to branch out for all to world to see. So grab your favorite beverage, sit in your favorite chair, and join me as I share my cards and crafts with you! Enjoy!

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