Happy Day Chick Card

NEW Product Alert! The Hey Birthday Chick Bundle and the Hey Chick Bundle are officaly here! These two fantastic and coordinating bundles are so much fun to stamp! The Hey Chick stamp set was orginally released in 2017 but has returned and brought along three new friends! You can encorporate so many elemantes with these sets from embellishments to ribbon these sets love texture.
Hey Chick Hey Birthday Chick

 

 

 

These bundles make such fun and eclectic projects! You can purchase the bundles below. These sets include individule dies that can be used to build scences that are one of a kind and perfect for a birthday bash or any occasion!

 

Today’s Project- Using Texture

For today’s project I am using using the Hey Chick bundle! I love to encoporate texture with this set. The more texture-the more fun and exciting the project is!

Card One

Items used to make this card:

By utilizing ribbon in different ways it helped  to play with texture and to highlight the chick on the card.
Here is the video on how to put together this card.

 

Before You Go

Paper Pumpkin Bouquet of Hope

Paper Pumpkin is Stampin’ Up!’s monthly One-Step box that offers a unique variety of paper projects for subscribers of any skill level to enjoy! These themed and inclusive kits encourage you to explore your creativity and try new techniques. Importantly, Paper Pumpkin also introduces you to new products, inkpads, and embellishments. Stampin’ Up!’s easy to use products are high lighted in each versitle and coordinated monthly kit. These kits are a great way to build up supplies and to creat small batch projects for any occasion.
February’s Paper Pumpkin’s kit- Bouquet of Hope provides a way to offer comfort, care, and condolences to those enduring life challenges. With beautiful blooms and supportive sentiments this kit will help to provide comfort and show sympathy in a heartfelt and homemade way.
Details:
  • Kit contains enough supplies to create 9 cards—3 each of 3 designs—and coordinating envelopes. Kit includes card bases, decorative die-cut pieces, embellishments, and more.
  • Card size: 4-1/4″ x 5-1/2″ (10.8 x 14 cm)
  • Envelope size: 4-1/2″ x 5-3/4″ (11.4 x 14.6 cm)
  • Coordinating colors: Basic Black, Bumblebee, Just Jade, Merry Merlot, Mossy Meadow, Rococo Rose
  • Coordinates with the Flower & Field Designer Series Paper, an exclusive Sale-A-Bration item.

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A Fun Card Using Flowering Cactus

The items from the product medley Flowering Cactus stood out to me as I was flipping through the 2021 Mini Catalog for the first time. Partly because of the stamp set but the designer seris paper is so stunning. I live in Southern Arizona so I have seen my fair share of cacti and this medly perfectly captures colors, shapes, and feel of cacti. The Flowering Cacuts Medly contains a stamp set, dies, designer series paper, twine, and felt. Within the
Flowering Cactus Product Medley

Flowering Cactus Product Medley [154559] – Price: $70.00

The corrdinating colors within in this medley are absoutley stunning.
You can click on the colors to see corrdinating products.

Unboxing the Flowering Cactus Medley and Card

For this week’s project, I thought it would be fun to unbox my medey and make a card using the items within the medely.I love how this card came together.

Card

I love this layout because it showcases both sides of the designer series paper. Check out this Pre-recorded Facebook live on how to we put together this card.

Before You Go

I am so excited to announce that a favorite stamp set is returning for a limited time! Hey Chick is coming back after being released during Sale-A-Bration 2017. The stamp set is coming back along with matching dies and a coordinating stamp set that is already available in the 2021 Mini catalag!
Hey Chick

The Hey Chick stamp set was orginally introduced during Sale-A-Bration 2017. You can purchase the bundle begining Feburary 2nd for $44.00. Or if you have the stamp set the chick dies are $32.00.

Hey Birthday Chick

The Hey Birthday Chick Bundle is $43.00 and is available in the 2021 Mini Catalog.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Hey Chick Dies

Hey Chick Dies – will be available on Feb. 2nd

Hey Birthday Chick

Hey Birthday Chick

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Here are some examples of cards;

Hey chick 1

Hey chick 2

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Here is a Youtube Live of us playing with the Birthday Chick Stamp Set

Paper Pumpkin

Paper Pumpkin is Stampin’ Up!’s monthly One-Step box that offers a unique variety of paper projects for subscribers of any skill level to enjoy! These themed and inclusive kits encourage you to explore your creativity and try new techniques. Importantly, Paper Pumpkin also introduces you to new products, inkpads, and embellishments. Stampin’ Up!’s easy to use products are high lighted in each versitle and coordinated monthly kit. These kits are a great way to build up supplies and to creat small batch projects for any occasion.
February’s Paper Pumpkin’s kit- Bouquet of Hope provides a way to offer comfort, care, and condolences to those enduring life challenges. With beautiful blooms and supportive sentiments this kit will help to provide comfort and show sympathy in a heartfelt and homemade way.
Details:
  • Kit contains enough supplies to create 9 cards—3 each of 3 designs—and coordinating envelopes. Kit includes card bases, decorative die-cut pieces, embellishments, and more.
  • Card size: 4-1/4″ x 5-1/2″ (10.8 x 14 cm)
  • Envelope size: 4-1/2″ x 5-3/4″ (11.4 x 14.6 cm)
  • Coordinating colors: Basic Black, Bumblebee, Just Jade, Merry Merlot, Mossy Meadow, Rococo Rose
  • Coordinates with the Flower & Field Designer Series Paper, an exclusive Sale-A-Bration item.

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My Sending Hearts Paper Pumpkin

This week in Southern Arizona we are finally going to get some rain. Admittedly, it has been a while since we last had some. For this week’s crafting project I am unboxing my Sending Hearts January 2021 Paper Pumpkin! This box is full of hearts perfect for Valentine’s day and sending hearts to your loved ones, friends, and family members.
Card

I created this card from a previous Paper Pumpkin box.

I love my Paper Pumpkin subscribtion! Along with Paper Pumpkin being fun it is a great way to build up my collection of stamps. Also it comes right to my door bringing quick projects that any crafter no matter their skill level can do!
Paper Pumpkin

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Firstly, Paper Pumpkin is an inclusive subscribtion kit. When you recieve your first box for $22.00 a month you will receive a block that all of the stamps will fit on. Secondly, In the subsequent boxes you will receive the everything to make the cards, including; ink pads, embellishments, dimensionals, glue dots, ribbon, and more. Finally, all you may need is Seal or Seal+ to complete the projects.
Paper Pumpkin provides you with instructions on how to create the cards, 3D items, tags, or other crafts within the box. However, there are so many different ideas that you can use the items within the box for. You can even use the items from previous boxes to mix-n-match from current boxes to create one of a kind creations.

Unboxing My Sendng Hearts Paper Pumpkin

I always have fun unboxing my Paper Pumpkin! It is like Christmas morning. I am always surprised by what Paper Pumpkin has managed to put together in each box. Each box is so different yet so much fun to to put together. Paper Pumpkin clearly puts so much time creating each box. Sending Hearts Paper Pumpkin is such a creative box I cannot wait to play.

Join Me On My YouTube Channel For Crafting Content

Youtube channel

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In addition to putting out crafting videos on Facebook, I also have a Youtube Channel which you can find by searching Karen Bouchikas in the search engine. I go live and do cards, 3D items, and other crafting items. I go live every Wednesday evening 6 PM Arizona time. Make sure to subscribe to my channel and like the videos to be kept up to date on my content. Here is one of the cards that I made on a Live video.

Before You Go

Bouquet of Hope Paper Pumpkin

Click on the image to visit the Paper Pumpkin site

Paper Pumpkin is Stampin’ Up!’s monthly One-Step box that offers a unique variety of paper projects for subscribers of any skill level to enjoy! These themed and inclusive kits encourage you to explore your creativity and try new techniques. Importantly, Paper Pumpkin also introduces you to new products, inkpads, and embellishments. Stampin’ Up!’s easy to use products are high lighted in each versitle and coordinated monthly kit. These kits are a great way to build up supplies and to creat small batch projects for any occasion.
February’s Paper Pumpkin’s kit- Bouquet of Hope provides a way to offer comfort, care, and condolences to those enduring life challenges. With beautiful blooms and supportive sentiments this kit will help to provide comfort and show sympathy in a heartfelt and homemade way.
Details:
  • Kit contains enough supplies to create 9 cards—3 each of 3 designs—and coordinating envelopes. Kit includes card bases, decorative die-cut pieces, embellishments, and more.
  • Card size: 4-1/4″ x 5-1/2″ (10.8 x 14 cm)
  • Envelope size: 4-1/2″ x 5-3/4″ (11.4 x 14.6 cm)
  • Coordinating colors: Basic Black, Bumblebee, Just Jade, Merry Merlot, Mossy Meadow, Rococo Rose
  • Coordinates with the Flower & Field Designer Series Paper, an exclusive Sale-A-Bration item.

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A Treat Holder Your Valentine will Love

Valentines Day is just around the corner and I know an easy little treat holder that will be a breeze to put together. Treat holders are a great way to customize an easy present for someone on Valentines Day. This little box holdes a chocolate treat. You can also leave this treat holder for friends, family, and your Valentine on Valentines Day.
I used the True Love Designer Series Paper from the 2021 Mini Catalog.
True Love Designer Series Paper

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I love this Designer Series Paper, however, sometimes I want some color and this paper is black and white. As a result, I decided to add some using the NEW Sponge Brushes. You can easily costomize the color based on who you are giving this treat holder too (e.g. Your Valentine).
Blending Brushes

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I love blending with these brushes and I do have some tips and tricks on how to use these brushes when using them with your projects. These brushes make customizing cards and coloring a breeze.
    • Use a clear block or your Stamparatus plates to dab some of your ink off your sponge brush then begin to blend onto your paper using circular motions to help blend the ink. You can continue to pick up the ink from the ink that you dabbed off on the clear block or on your Stamparatus plate.
      • Keep your paper on a nonporous surface such as your stamparatus plates or silicone mat so you can better control your ink and motions for a better blend.
    • Be light handed with your coverage, you can always go back over your blending.
    • You can clean it with a shammy or run it under your sink.
    • Keep brushes for family colors. I have ones for blues, reds, purples, greens, yellows, and browns. You can also have one for wink of stella and shimmer paints but be sure to wash them immediatly after use. You can also have a brush to use for the Gilded Leafing Embellishment.

Measurements for A Treat Holder Your Valentine Will Love

To make this treat holder:
Base for Box: 8″ x 4 1/2″ in Real Red and score at 1/2″, 3 1/2″, 4″, on the 4 1/2″ side and 2″, 2 1/2″ , 5″, and 5 1/2″ on the 8″ side
Belly Band: 1″ x 6 1/2″
Front Panel: 2 3/8″ x 2 3/8″
Designer Series Paper for the Front Panel: 1 7/8″ x 2 3/8″ and 2 3/8″ x 2 3/8″

Here is a Prerecorded Facebook video on how to put this box together

Items used to make this project

 

 

Before You Go

Bouquet of Hope

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Paper Pumpkin is Stampin’ Up’s monthly One-Step box that offers a unique variety of paper projects for subscribers of any skill level to enjoy. These themed and all inclusive kits encourage you to explore creativity and to try new techniques. Paper Pumpkin also introduces you to new produces, embellishments and ink pads. Stampin’ Up!’s easy to use products are hight lighted in this versitle and coordiated monthly kit. Thes emonthly kits are a great way to build up supplies and to create small batch projects for any occasions.
February’s Paper Pumpkin kit- Bouquet of Hop provides a way to offer comfort, care adn condolences to those enduring life challenges. With beautiful blooms and supportive sentiments this kit will help to provide comfort and show sympathy in a heartfelt and homadeway.
Details
  • Kit contains enough supplies to create 9 cards—3 each of 3 designs—and coordinating envelopes. Kit includes card bases, decorative die-cut pieces, embellishments, and more.
  • Card size: 4-1/4″ x 5-1/2″ (10.8 x 14 cm)
  • Envelope size: 4-1/2″ x 5-3/4″ (11.4 x 14.6 cm)
  • Coordinating colors: Basic Black, Bumblebee, Just Jade, Merry Merlot, Mossy Meadow, Rococo Rose
  • Coordinates with the Flower & Field Designer Series Paper, an exclusive Sale-A-Bration item.

 

 

 

 

A Lovable Card Using the Hot Dog Stamp Set

I love dogs especially dachshunds! For my birthday a few years ago my family surprised me with one. A cutie my grandson named Daisy.
Daisy

Daisy at a few months old. Isn’t she precious?

Daisy is such good dog, although she does love to bark, but what puppy doesn’t? As a result, when Stampin’ Up! came out with the Hot Dog stamp set I fell in love!
154497 HOT DOG PHOTOPOLYMER STAMP SET $17.00

154497 HOT DOG PHOTOPOLYMER STAMP SET $17.00

This stamp set is perfect for animal lovers as well as dachshund owners. With all of the dachshund puns you cannot help but smile when you see cards/crafts made with this set. Plus the sentiments are a must have.
If you have a Scan–N-Cut Machine this stamp set is a great one to use to practice cutting out images on your machine.
The Hot Dog Stamp Set is from the NEW Mini Catalog which is now available along with the New Sale-A-Bration one. Sale-A-Bration is a little bit different this year in that it only goes till February 28th.
Sale-A-Bration

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If you are new to Sale-A-Bration, it is a great time of year! For every $50 to $100 you spend you have the ability to earn FREE product, stamp sets or designer series paper. In addition to this you can mix-n-match product based on much you spend.

The Lovable Card using Hot Dog Stamp Set

This card uses the Stitched with Whimsy dies and the irrigular shapes help frame sentiments, images, photos and so much more. Without a doubt these dies are perfect for scrapbooking, cards, and other paper crafts.
155314 STITCHED WITH WHIMSY DIES $29.00

155314 STITCHED WITH WHIMSY DIES $29.00

Items used on this card;

Also, to color the dachshund I pulled up a picture of my Daisy but these would be so cute stamped on different colored cardstock and cut out.
Here is a pre-recored Facebook live on how to put this card together

Before You Go

 

Stampin’ Up!’s neweset product is Basic White! Due to COVID-19 the mill where Whisper White was being produced was shut down, however, Stampin’ Up! has produced Basic White which is just as good as Whisper White. These products are now available in my store.
Love is in the Air

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Love is in the air! Send a little love to someone special with the Sending Hearts Paper Pumpkin Kit. From heaps of heart-shaped elements to paper pieces in red and pink, this month’s kit has everything you need to create eight adorable cards—with coordinating envelopes—for Valentine’s Day, anniversaries, and every celebration of love in between!
With the add-on to January’s sweet and sentimental kit, there’s even more love to share! The add-on—called Little Love Boxes—includes 20 tiny, printed boxes and 24 die-cut, heart-shelled snails and sentiment labels. In addition when combined with the remaining components from the Sending Hearts kit, you can create treat packaging, additional cards, and so much more!

 

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