Copic Colored Critters + Extended Card Design + Hop

Hello there and Happy Friday everyone! I am back today to share some fun inspiration using the new Cute Chicks stamp set from Simon Says Stamp’s Spring Plush release!


This post is also part of the Simon Says Stamp release blog hop, with lots of fabulous inspiration from so many talented designers, as well as a chance to win goodies! Leave comments along each stop because there are winners being drawn from every blog in the hop! If you have already been hopping along, you should have arrived from the talented Heather Ruwe’s blog.

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So for my project today, I’ve created a card that is a bit longer than the normal A2 size. I used a partial die cutting technique to extend my die cuts to the correct dimensions needed so that they fit on the card perfectly. I’ll explain and show you all of this in the video I have down below. :)

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I also love the chicks from the Cute Chicks stamp set… talk about adorable! The poor little guy still stuck in the egg taking of the rear of my little “family parade” just cracks me up! I used Copic markers to color these critters and the markers I used are list below for reference, as well as annotated in the video:

  • Chicks: Y000, Y00, Y11, Y08 (bodies), Y28, E87  (beaks), RV000, R21 (blush)
  • Drum: R17, R46, E50, E30, E31, Y28
  • Trumpet: E30, Y28, E35
  • Flags: BG70, BG10
  • Egg: E0000, E50, E30
  • Grass: BG93, YG61, YG95

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I’ve also been on a kick lately putting twine bows across the top of my cards lately; I’ve done this in the past at times because I love how it finishes off a design so nicely, but it seems its been my trend right now! :)

So to see how I created this card, be sure to check out the video below, or over on my YouTube channel! If you enjoy the video, be sure to give it a “thumbs up” and subscribe to my channel… I post new videos every week!




There are all sorts of fabulous new products part of the newest Simon Says Stamp Spring Plush release and I have a video tutorial from yesterday, showing how I created a colored vellum shaker using the Springtime Chick dies! Click on the photo below to be taken to the post.

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Time to keep hopping! Your next stop is the incredible and talented Suzy Plantamura! If you get lost along the way, you can always start back at the Simon Says Stamp blog, or see the list below:

Simon Says Stamp
Wanda Guess
Nichol Magouirk
Yana Smakula
Laura Bassen
Kelly Latevola
Debby Hughes
Kristina Werner
Sarah Moerman
Amy Rysavy
Kathy Racoosin
Taheerah Atchia
Heather Ruwe
Nina Marie Trapani  — that’s me! :)
Suzy Plantamura
Lisa Addesa
Shari Carroll



If you are interested in any of the products used in this post, I have them all linked below to Simon Says Stamp. Affiliate links used when possible.

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335 Responses

  1. Rose W says:

    These cards sure put a spring in my step. Great work.

  2. L Birt says:

    Wow! What beautifully designed scenes on your chick card. Luv the dimension without the bulk.

  3. Cindy C. says:

    Very fun scene! It sure made me smile!

  4. Sue says:

    Super cute card; superb coloring. And thanks so much for sharing the video.

  5. Julie B says:

    Fun card!

  6. Kit says:

    What an adorable card! Spring time!

  7. Victoria Spragin says:

    I just love these card! The little egg is my favorite!

  8. Erin C. says:

    Awesome card, Nina-Marie!!! That little guy at the rear cracks me up, too! Thanks so much for the video and inspiration!! :D

  9. Beautiful projects Nina-Marie! Love your video! Great hop, thanks.

  10. Mimi r says:

    Cute card!

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