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Angie McKenzie | Independent Stampin' Up!® Demonstrator - USA | Making others smile... one creation at a time.

Hey Chicks Blog Hop - February 2021

By Angie McKenzie for Hey Chicks Blog Hop; Click READ or VISIT to go to my blog for details! Featuring the Hey Birthday Chicks Bundle and the Hey Chick Bundle by Stampin' Up!; #birthdaycards #stamping #heychicksbloghop  #heychickbundle #heychickstampset #chickdies #heybirthdaychickstampset #heybirthdaychickbundle #birthdaychickdies #stitchedrectanglesdies #stitchedshapesdies #stampinblends #coloringwithblends #naturesinkspirations #makingotherssmileonecreationatatime #cardtechniques #stampinup #handmadecards

Hey Chicks Blog Hop banner | Nature's INKspirations by Angie McKenzie

Hey y'all!  I'm so glad that you're here and hope you are having a fabulous day!  Today I am hopping with the Hey Chicks Blog Hop and we are sharing lots of fun projects with you using the Hey Chick and Hey Birthday Chick products.  There are several of us hopping today - you will find the list to follow along towards the bottom of my blog post - so sit back and enjoy your favorite coffee, tea, water or smoothie as we share some handmade projects with you!

Today's Project

I was thrilled when I spied the Hey Birthday Chick Stamp Set in the January-June 2021 Mini Catalog (pg. 52), but I squealed with excitement when I learned that DIES were available in February along with the encore of its predecessor the Hey Chick Stamp Set (offered during Sale-A-Bration 2017) with coordinating dies!  These little chicks and the coordinating dies make me smile every time I see them while warming my heart of years gone by...  memories of Granny, my maternal grandmother, and her chickens. 

By Angie McKenzie for Hey Chicks Blog Hop; Click READ or VISIT to go to my blog for details! Featuring the Hey Birthday Chicks Bundle and the Hey Chick Bundle by Stampin' Up!; #birthdaycards #stamping #heychicksbloghop  #heychickbundle #heychickstampset #chickdies #heybirthdaychickstampset #heybirthdaychickbundle #birthdaychickdies #stitchedrectanglesdies #stitchedshapesdies #stampinblends #coloringwithblends #naturesinkspirations #makingotherssmileonecreationatatime #cardtechniques #stampinup #handmadecards

Project Details

There are lots of birthdays coming up for my friends and family coming up this month so I couldn't resist focusing on the Hey Birthday Chick bundle!  The adorable little party chick just makes me smile and he/she was so fun to replicate and color with my Stampin' Blends.  The streamers were colored with Blends, too!  The Stitched Rectangle Dies and the Stitched Shapes Dies are the base dies creating the fun stitching that represent the little tracks of these party chicks.  

By Angie McKenzie for Hey Chicks Blog Hop; Click READ or VISIT to go to my blog for details! Featuring the Hey Birthday Chicks Bundle and the Hey Chick Bundle by Stampin' Up!; #birthdaycards #stamping #heychicksbloghop  #heychickbundle #heychickstampset #chickdies #heybirthdaychickstampset #heybirthdaychickbundle #birthdaychickdies #stitchedrectanglesdies #stitchedshapesdies #stampinblends #coloringwithblends #naturesinkspirations #makingotherssmileonecreationatatime #cardtechniques #stampinup #handmadecards

The Happy Birthday sentiment was die cut twice... once in Basic White and once in Daffodil Delight to layer it up on the card front.  The celebration sentiment background was randomly stamped in Daffodil Delight and then additional colors were randomly added with the fine tip end of the Stampin' Blends for pops of color.

By Angie McKenzie for Hey Chicks Blog Hop; Click READ or VISIT to go to my blog for details! Featuring the Hey Birthday Chicks Bundle and the Hey Chick Bundle by Stampin' Up!; #birthdaycards #stamping #heychicksbloghop  #heychickbundle #heychickstampset #chickdies #heybirthdaychickstampset #heybirthdaychickbundle #birthdaychickdies #stitchedrectanglesdies #stitchedshapesdies #stampinblends #coloringwithblends #naturesinkspirations #makingotherssmileonecreationatatime #cardtechniques #stampinup #handmadecards

The celebration continues inside with the rectangle layers being duplicated on the top panel.  The scene was created from both the Chick Dies and the Birthday Chick Dies which work perfectly together just like the stamp sets.  The sentiment on the sign is from the Hey Chick stamp set.  

By Angie McKenzie for Hey Chicks Blog Hop; Click READ or VISIT to go to my blog for details! Featuring the Hey Birthday Chicks Bundle and the Hey Chick Bundle by Stampin' Up!; #birthdaycards #stamping #heychicksbloghop  #heychickbundle #heychickstampset #chickdies #heybirthdaychickstampset #heybirthdaychickbundle #birthdaychickdies #stitchedrectanglesdies #stitchedshapesdies #stampinblends #coloringwithblends #naturesinkspirations #makingotherssmileonecreationatatime #cardtechniques #stampinup #handmadecards

And we always need a place to write our well wishes to the recipient so the party chicks continue their little dance across the bottom stitching of the card panel.  

By Angie McKenzie for Hey Chicks Blog Hop; Click READ or VISIT to go to my blog for details! Featuring the Hey Birthday Chicks Bundle and the Hey Chick Bundle by Stampin' Up!; #birthdaycards #stamping #heychicksbloghop  #heychickbundle #heychickstampset #chickdies #heybirthdaychickstampset #heybirthdaychickbundle #birthdaychickdies #stitchedrectanglesdies #stitchedshapesdies #stampinblends #coloringwithblends #naturesinkspirations #makingotherssmileonecreationatatime #cardtechniques #stampinup #handmadecards

And while the ink and Blends are still out, the envelope front and flap are a must to stamp and color, too!  Nothing like a sneak peek of what's inside, right?!  

What You'll Need to Make This Project

BASIC SUPPLIES:

  • Clear Blocks B, C, G
  • Paper Trimmer
  • Stampin' Cut & Emboss Machine
  • Multipurpose Liquid Glue
  • Grid Paper
  • Bone Folder

STAMPS:

  • Hey Chick Cling Stamp Set  (the bundle is available if you do not already have the 2017 stamp set)
  • Hey Birthday Chick Cling Stamp Set  (the bundle is available with the dies for cost savings!)

INK:

  • Memento Tuxedo Black
  • Daffodil Delight
  • Daffodil Delight Stampin' Blends Combo Pack
  • Melon Mambo Stampin' Blends Combo Pack
  • Pumpkin Pie Stampin' Blends Combo Pack

PAPER:

  • Basic White cardstock
  • Daffodil Delight cardstock
  • Basic White Medium envelopes

OTHER:

  • Stitched Rectangle Dies
  • Stitched Shapes Dies
  • Hey Chick Dies
  • Birthday Chick Dies

You can purchase any of these supplies from my online store if you do not already have a Stampin' Up!® demonstrator.  Order these bundles during Febuary to earn FREE Sale-A-Bration products from Stampin' Up.  

More Inspiration

I hope you have been inspired by my projects to create some of your own so you can make someone's day by letting them know you care.  Now it's time to continue along the blog hop - you're currently with me, Angie McKenzie, at #8 - to get more inspiration from the others... so look at the list below and continue along.  You definitely don't want to miss any.


Thanks for stopping by my little corner of the world!
Have a blessed day!
#birthdaycards #stamping #heychicksbloghop  #heychickbundle #heychickstampset #chickdies #heybirthdaychickstampset #heybirthdaychickbundle #birthdaychickdies #stitchedrectanglesdies #stitchedshapesdies #stampinblends #coloringwithblends #naturesinkspirations #makingotherssmileonecreationatatime #cardtechniques #stampinup #handmadecards

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