Welcome to InKing Royalty’s February Blog Hop! During this year’s blog hops, we are having fun with our stamping favorites – our favorite themes for seasonal cards and projects. This month’s projects feature balloons, so you are in for a celebratory treat. We are excited to share our creations with you today! After you read my post, I hope you’ll hop over to the next person on the list at the base of this post.

I believe balloons are a definite Fun item.  Anything that makes me Smile is fun.  So I have combined the smile inducing, adorable, Happy Birthday Chick stamp set with a Fun Fold to share for this Blog Hop Challenge.


Stampin' Up!, Hey birthday chick bundle, ice cream corner, jackie beers


This is the first time I have made this Fun Fold.   There are a couple of names that I have seen in looking for it on various card sites.  So I chose to call it the Corner Fold.  It worked perfectly to show off the balloons.  And since the little chicks are shouting Happy Birthday, the balloons are appropriate.

Here is the inside view and you can see the fold as well.



I LOVE the chick with the balloon hanging off her tail!  You can see the corner pieces under the chick and above her.  Those fold inside the card when it is closed.  I positioned the chick to lay down with the fold and not be seen when the card is closed.  The three balloons from the closed card are attached on the back side of the fold.

The chicks are all stamped with Memento Tuxedo Ink and colored with the Stampin’ Blends.  All of the colors will be listed in the supply list.  They are all cut out using the matching Dies in the bundle.  The Happy Birthday from the front is stamped and punched out using the Classic Label Punch.

I chose to have a background for the balloons as the strings are not really sturdy.  I used the 2″ Circle Punch for this.  All of the DSP is from the Ice Cream Corner Designer Series Paper.  I think it worked perfectly for this birthday card.

Thank you for stopping by today.  I hope you’ll hop along to the next stop on the blog hop, Ann Murray at Murray Stamps Ink. There’s lots of inspiration to be found in this group – and you don’t want to miss it!

Thank you for hopping along with us. If you get stuck during the Blog Hop, please use this line-up as a guide:

  1. Brian King at Stamp with Brian
  2. Sue Jackson at Just Peachy Stamping
  3. Renae Novak at Blessed by Cards
  4. Lynn Kolcun at Avery’s Owlery
  5. Robin Myren at Songbird Designs by Robin
  6. Pam Morris at Tap Tap Stamp
  7. Linda Krueger at The Stamp Coach
  8. Sheryl Sharp at Sharp Notes by Sheryl
  9. Julie DiMatteo at The Paper Pixie
  10. Joanne Brown at The Inky Dragon
  11. Rachel Brumley at Artistic Designs by Rachel
  12. Genevieve Ko at Stampin4Fun
  13. Shawn de Oliveira at Shawn Stamps
  14. Jackie Beers at Blue Line Stamping  ←  YOU ARE HERE!!
  15. Ann Murray at Murray Stamps Ink
  16. Candy Ford at Stamp Candy




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