Hey Chick for Amy’s Inkin’ Krew Something New Blog Hop

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The moment I saw Hey Chick in the new 2017 Sale-A-Bration catalogue, I just knew I had to have it. The stamp set is humorous and extremely versatile. Today I’m showcasing an interactive waterfall birthday card.

Front of completed waterfall card with an image of a "funky" chicken.


A hidden message is revealed when the waterfall panel is put into action by pulling gently on the twine at its base.

Card stock cuts are displayed at the bottom of this post.

Image of the background panel on the front of the card which has been stamped with the "Hardwood" stamp by Stampin' Up!Ink up the “Hardwood” stamp with Tip Top Taupe and stamp the 4″ x 5¼” Tip Top Taupe panel.
White interior of card with a partial image stamped of the "funky" chicken.Using Basic Black ink, stamp the “funky chick” on the 4″ x 5¼” Very Vanilla interior message panel
 Image of the four square panels that will be attached to the waterfall action panel of the card.Use Basic Black ink to stamp the “Chick” on each of the four squares of Very Vanilla (1-7/8”) in various poses (see sample to the right)
Note: On three of the square take care not to stamp on the bottom ¾” of the card stock – that space will be carrying the sentiment.Stamp the Sentiments in Tip Top Taupe Ink within the bottom ¾” of the square.Use Calypso Coral ink to same the small flower (Best Birds stamp set) to the remaining white space of the upper portion of the square.Use the blender pen to give color to the chicks. I’ve used Calypso Coral, So Saffron, and accents of Watermelon Wonder.When the four squares are complete adhere each to a Tip Top Taupe 2″ square.
 Image showing the placement of the scoring marks for the waterfall panel.Score the Very Vanilla 2″ x 9¼” panel as indicated in the diagram immediately above. This panel will be referred to as the “waterfall” panel.

 Image of the waterfall panel with the stamped and colored "funky" chicken. This panel is hidden until the waterfall action of the card takes place.Image showing the waterfall panel with markings for the placement of the four square panels that will be attached.








Use Basic Black ink to stamp the “funky chick” on the long end of the “waterfall” panel. Also stamp the “Happy Birthday” sentiment and the little flowers (both from the Best Birds stamp set) in Calypso Corel.
Note: this image will be hidden once the panel is fully constructed. The inked numerals are to indicate placement of the square panels on the “waterfall” panel.

 Image showing the waterfall panel with markings for the placement of the four square panels that will be attached.Adhere the ¾” x 5½” Calypso Coral panel to the bottom underside of the square marked “1” of the “waterfall” panel.

Next construct the top (visible) portion of the “waterfall” panel per the following images.

 Waterfall panel with one of the four squares attached.  Waterfall panel with two of the four squares attached.
 Waterfall panel with three of the four squares attached.  Waterfall panel ready to attach to the front panel of the card.
Place the “Waterfall” panel to the Tip Top Taupe front panel by carefully placing the piece in the center. Wrap the excess Calypso Coral piece around the front panel and secure with fast fuse adhesive to the back.  Waterfall panel being attached to the front panel of stamped hardwood.

Now attach this unit to the black card base and tie a piece ofVery Vanilla thick baker’s twine to the base of the “waterfall” panel.

Please see the list of Stampin’ Up! products posted later in the blog, as well as the card stock cuts.

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If you get lost along the way, here are the participants for this hop:

Jaimie Babarczy
Linda Geiger (you are here)
Jari Francis
Mary Deatherage
Kristi Gray
Amy Koenders

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Image of stamp flower with the words, "Linda G."




Stampin’ Up! Supply List

Card Stock Cuts:

  • Black: 5½” x 8½”; scored at 4¼”
  • Tiptop Taupe: 4” x 5¼ “
    4 – 2” squares
  • Calypso Coral: Panel: ¾” x 5½ ”
  • Very Vanilla
    4 – 1-7/8” squares
    Panel: 2” x 9¼ ” (score at 2”; 2¾“; 3½”; 4¼ “)
    Panel: 4 x 5¼” (Inside message panel)

Human Error

Oh my! While developing this new website (http://StampingWithLindaG) this morning I inadvertently erased my Stamping With Linda G which had been housed on a different website. Boo, Hiss, Bug Juice, etc.!

I generally pride myself on being well backed-up. Notice that I said generally. My Blog, Stamping With Linda G, was not backed-up anywhere. Boo, Hiss! The worst part of it all is that some of the images had been linked by others on Pinterest sites.

It will take me a day or two to get this blog up and running again, and I’ll do my best to recreate some of the old blogs and, of course, post new messages and images.

Words of advise..

Backup, backup, backup….

All the best,

Linda (with “mud on her face”)