Hey, Chick! for FabFri105

The FabFriday sketch that kicks off today gave me just what I needed to play around with several new items from Stampin’ Up!’s 2017 Occasions Catalog and Sale-a-Bration brochure.  I combined the Little Cuties stamp set (Occasions) with the Hey Chick stamp set (Sale-a-Bration) and accented them with a piece of Cupcakes & Carousels Designer Series Paper Stack and the Cupcakes & Carousels Embellishments Kit.  All together, they helped me make a super-sweet card.  Here’s my card:

Little Cuties, Hey Chick, Stampin' Up!, Brian King, FabFri105And here’s the banner for Mindy Backes’ sketch that inspired my card:


Tips, Tricks and Reminders

  • Sweet Chick.  There are some real winners in Stampin’ Up!’s 2017 Occasions Catalogs – those items that everyone knows they have to have right out of the gate.  Beautiful You stamp set and the Special Reason Bundle immediately come to mind.  There are some great sets and bundles, though, that are getting overlooked – but you need them just as much.  🙂  As of late, I’ve been focusing my time and energy on some of the products in the 2017 Occasions Catalog that haven’t been getting a lot of attention.  I shared a card with Timeless Tags Framelits earlier this week (you can see it here).  Today, I’m featured Hey, Chick (a Sale-a-Bration stamp set you can select with a $50 purchase) and the overlooked, but oh-so-adorable Little Cuties stamp set.  Sweet, cute animals – and either the horse or lamb can easily fit on the rockers.

    Little Cuties, Stampin' Up!

    Little Cuties, Stampin’ Up!

  • That Bow!  Last week, I shared a project with the Cupcakes & Carousels Embellishment Kit for a decorated gift box (if you missed that project, you can see it here).  It’s so easy to use these fun embellishments – and the colors pair perfectly with the Cupcakes & Carousels Designer Series Paper Stack, which I used on today’s project for the large circle.  I simply added a So Saffron enamel dot to the center of the bow for a quick-and-easy and oh-so-sweet addition.  There’s a great variety of products in this great kit – ribbon, bow and tassels – oh, my!Cupcakes & Carousels Embellishment Kit, Stampin' Up!, Brian King
  • Spring Colors.  While I colored my chick with a light amount of Daffodil Delight from the Watercolor Pencils, he looks adorable against the So Saffron and Very Vanilla backdrop, don’t you think?  I wanted to add another color and knew I wanted to add the Pool Party bow from the embellishment kit, so I added a Pool Party base to pull it all together.  Basic Gray makes these soft shades so rich.  If you like this combination of colors, please save this:Stampin' Up! Color Inspiration: Pool Party, So Saffon, Basic Gray

Stamp Sets:  Little Cuties, Hey Chick  Papers:  Cupcakes & Carousels Designer Series Paper Stack, Pool Party, Basic Gray, Very Vanilla  Inks:  Archival Basic Gray  Accessories:  Watercolor Pencils, Layering Circles Dies, Blender Pen, 1-3/4″ Circle punch, Layering Squares Framelits Dies (to create scallop on band under sentiment), Cupcakes & Carousels Embellishment Kit, Subtles Enamel Shapes (So Saffron), Stampin’ Dimensionals

Like you, I haven’t yet seen the creations my Fab Friday team members have made – can’t wait to hop over this morning.  I hope you’ll pop over to the Fab Friday challenge blog to see the cards by the design team members and to play along with this week’s challenge.

Thanks for stopping by today!


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  1. Cute card with sweet colors. Keeps me thinking Spring will be here sooner. Our groundhog (actually a hedgehog) didn’t see her shadow where we live. I’m very hopeful.

  2. The most perfect thing . . . the little bow!

  3. Adorable with so much personality ! The bow and the background and the little Candy Dot all add so much to your little peeper ….So cute !!

  4. Oh, Brian–that is AA–Absolutely Adorable!

  5. Such a sweet card, Brian…love the little peep & that wonderful bow. I keep forgetting about that punch & now it’s hanging on my door looking at me, with piercing eyes. Creepy…guess I need to get him out! 🙂

  6. Your card is SO ADORABLE!!

  7. Such a sweet card! I love to mix and match stamp sets and other products, and I hope someday to be as good at it as you are!

  8. Great card Brian – I have a friend that we nicknamed Chick and she would get one heck of a kick out of it. LOL

  9. Don’t know how you do it! A card with so many elements; but still looks clean and simple…Classic King card!

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