Hey Chick and Hey Birthday Chick Card Selection. Well, I actually managed to spend a few minutes in my Studio today, which is a vast improvement. That said, I am now shattered, so clearly still have a long way to go with this Covid journey I am on. After all, it has only been a week since I got my test result. But a bit of crafting is good for the soul. I also want to remind you that there are only 4 days of Sale-a-Bration left!!!!!
I started with this wonderful flying chicken, which reminds me of a character from The Chicken Run. This film features a group of Chickens trying to escape a chicken farm by learning to fly. The film is one of my very few claims to fame. It was made in aid of Red Nose Day (which this year is on Friday, 19th March), which was run by clients of mine, who invited my husband and I to the Premier of the film in Leicester Square. It is probably the only Red Carpet I will ever walk on!
But I digress. I cut a mask of the bird and balloon from sticky paper and then added some Balmy Blue ink using one of our wonderful Blending Brushes. Just a small amount of colour can lift the image and stop it looking too stark. Some quick colouring with Stampin’ Blends and a Poppy Parade Happy Birthday and the card is basically done. But what a fun card to send or receive. Perfect for all ages too, so very useful for a ‘oops I nearly forgot’ Birthday. Please tell me I am not the only one who needs those!
Next I wanted to make a card using only the dies and some blending. I die cut the Corn, Fence and Chicken Coop (which I know means using both sets of dies!) to make this scene. I found that the Coop was not very distinctive, so added some Crumb Cake ink to the die before running it through the Cut and Emboss. This made all the detail that is included on the die stand out, and what detail!
I added some Crumb Cake, Granny Apple Green and Balmy Blue to the background to give some grounding for the images. The corn was great fun to put together, adding lots of heads of corn, as well as their husks, the set includes four of each of these dies, so it is really quick. After adding the die cuts I decided that they needed some shadows, and some light Gray Granite worked a treat.
My final card is very straightforward. Just some stamping, colouring and die cutting all added to a piece of Oh So Ombre Paper. Remember that this paper is FREE with a qualifying order until 11pm on Sunday. It is a Level 1 Sale-a-Bration item and has been really popular, so don’t miss out!
I chose to colour my crazy chick’s feathers with shades of aqua, specifically Bermuda Bay, Pretty Peacock and Just Jade. I continued with this theme for the paper, card and ribbon and lifter the final card with some Basic Rhinestones. This was a really quick card to put together, helped by the amazing colour coordination that we know and love Stampin’ Up! for.
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During February, in addition to my Ordering Special, I am also running a Buy One Get One FREE. When you place an order of AT LEAST £45 using my Online Store, you will not only receive your Sale-a-Bration Items from Stampin’ Up! and (for Qualifying Orders) the Opal Rounds from me, you will also receive a GOODY BOX from me. This will contain RETIRED items with an original value of AT LEAST the same as the value of your order. These will be used items that are in good condition, including Stamp Sets, Dies, Punches, stacks of Designer Series Paper cut to either 12 x 6″ or 6 x 6″. There will be part used ribbons, embellishments, retired Cardstock and lots more. The contents will always include AT LEAST 2 stamp sets. You don’t get to choose what is in the box, it is pot luck, but that is part of the fun! These will be sent by me as a gift from me. I will ship once a week, at the end of the week. If you have already placed an order in February I will include you in this offer too!! Full details will be mailed out to those on my Mailing List in the next day, or 2. If you are not already signed up to my mailing list, now is the time to do so!!
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But that that is not all. If you place a qualifying order and use the HOST CODE, you can also earn Sunflower Rewards. For every £30 you spend in any ONE order, you earn ONE reward. Earn 10 Rewards and you get to choose up to £30 of current (not discounted) product. Full details are on the Hostess Code Club Page. This month’s Host Code is:
If your order is over £150 (plus P&P), please don’t use the Hostess Code as you will get to pick your own rewards, but don’t worry, you will still become a VIP Member. But, even better, if your order is even close to £100, please, please DO NOT ORDER!! Please get the Starter Kit and save money on this order and every future order until at least the end of July 2021.
The Starter Kit is ALWAYS the best deal in the Catalogue! It is such amazing value at a total cost of just £99 (129€) for your choice of £130 (175€) of products (with no additional P&P)! During Sale-a-Bration you will also receive 5 FULL PACKS of 6 x 6″ Designer Series Paper (worth a further £53.75/€70) that will not be available to buy until the launch of the new Annual Catalogue.
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For International A4 Card
Standard A6 Cardbase
First Mat – 5-5/8 x 3-7/8” (14.4 x 10cm)
Second Mat – 5-1/2 x 3-3/4” (14.2 x 9.8cm)
For Letter Sized Card (8-1/2 x 11″)
Standard Card Base (half sheet folded in half to 4-1/4 x 5-1/2″)
First Mat – 4 x 5-1/4″
Second Mat – 5-1/8 x 3-7/8″