I was asked at a Market I did a couple of weeks ago if I could create some Baby Gift Cards in Lemon, Pink, Blue & Mint. I love creating this size card. They always look so very cute! These are some of the samples I emailed Bernadette.
As I liked the challenge over at Mary Jo’s, I decided to play along. Mind you, she always has a great challenge, it is just finding the time to play along.
Once I saw the layout, I immediately wanted to use “By the Seaside“, but one of the designers had used it, so it gave me a good excuse to ink up a set that has been sitting on my shelf, but never used.
Not only did it give me a good excuse to ink this set, but I have since checked that I am low on Baby Cards, so it worked out really well.
I’m glad I did, as I am really happy with it.
Since seeing this set, the pram reminds me of one of those old fashioned ones in the “good old days”. I think my brother & sister were wheeled around in one.
After consulting my “Colour Coach” I went for Blushing Bride & Sahara Sand. I love these 2 colours together. To add a little bit of depth, I decided to use Perfect Plum for the greeting/sentiment.
Once I had stamped, cut the pram & layered it onto the card, I decided that the background was a bit bland. As I didn’t want to emboss it, I decided to use one of the stamp sets that I think work great for backgrounds – “Work of Art“. Much happier! Mind you it was a toss up between this one & “Gorgeous Grunge”.
I have used a couple of products that have retired, but you could change them out to current product.
Why not head over to Techno Stamper to check out the Design Teams cards & also the other lovely cards created for the challenge. If you get a spare 5 minutes (boy, do I wish this had taken me 5 minutes) then play along. Thanks Mary Jo for a great challenge!
If you click on the link below, you will be able to download the tutorial to create your own card.
…. to Bonnie & Cam on the arrival of their lovely little baby – Zoey Ann. May she bring you lots of joy & laughter.
My niece had an early Christmas present 6 days ago – the arrival of her lovely little daughter. She wasn’t due until mid-January but surprised everyone by arriving a month early. Maybe she didn’t want to miss out on Christmas. Mind you, she did muck all their plans up, as they were going to do some work on their home before moving in
If it is one thing you can’t predict is the arrival of babies – they are ready when they are ready!
I hard a hard time creating this card, but now I think I was over-thinking it a lo, so I went back to some of my cards I have created over the years & took bits & pieces from a couple of them to come up with this card. I am happy with the result. It is a “me” card!
I embossed a piece of Whisper White CS with the Decorative Dots EF prior to adhering to a piece of Pink Pirouette CS & finally to the Base Card – Whisper White.
I printed “Congratulations” onto a piece of Whisper White CS using MDS , cut it down to size, scored a line above & below the word prior to attaching to card front.
The baby shoes is from the Stamp Set – “Baby, We’ve Grown” & was stamped in Soft Suede Ink, coloured with Blender Pen & Pink Pirouette Marker. It was then run through the BS using the Circle Framelits. To lift it a bit, I cut a layer from Pink Pirouette CS with the Starburst Framelits prior to adhering to Base Card with Stampin’ Dimensionals.
The Butterflies were created using the gorgeous “Beautiful Wings” Embosslits from Pink Pirouette CS. I decided that I wanted the top part of the card to be mainly white, so the butterflies were adhered randomly to the bottom part of the card.
A girl has gotta have a little bit of bling, no matter how small, so to complete the card Pearls were added to the shoes & butterflies.
I’ve loved this cute little stamp set since I laid eyes on & have only just managed to ink it up now. Shame on me!
Today’s card is one we created in our Friday’s Crafty Creations Class. As usual, I CASEd my card for today. You can see the original on Pinterest. I changed my up a little using all SU! Products, but the class did actually use the Embossing Folder which is on the original card. Thank you so much for your inspiration.
I’ve also used the gorgeous new Embossing Folder – Decorative Dots – which is a FREE item you are able to earn in the upcoming Sale-A-Bration, starting Tuesday, 28 January. All you have to do is spend $90.00 AUD (excluding P&H). Contact me for more details!
This could be anything from cards, 3-D Projects or even a Scrapbook page. In fact I very nearly did a page, but my mind went blank at the last moment. I even had a hard time creating my card for the challenge. Do you ever get something in your mind, knowing that it is all wrong, but not knowing where to go? This happened to me.
Once I had finished my card, I suddenly realised that I had created the whole card on top of my catalogue which was opened at the page the stamp set appeared on. I am just lucky that I didn’t get glue, etc all over the page……
My card is a little different as I don’t really have any “baby” stamps, except for my wheel. As bicycles seem to be popular at the Handmade Expo I attend, I thought it perfect timing to catch up on my baby cards.
For the inside of my card, I cut a piece of Whisper White Cardstock back to 5 1/2″ x 3 3/4″ or 14cm x 9.5cm & adhered to the inside Base Card. I cut an upside down “V” into a 3/4″ x 5 1/2″ or 2cm x 14cm piece of DSP to form a pennant shape & adhered to top of Whisper White Card.
Supplies – Stamp Set – Timeless Talk – 126607, Teeny Tiny Sentiments – 120024 Ink – Rose Red – 126954 Cardstock – Whisper White – 106549, Pink Pirouette – 116203, Rose Red – 108613 DSP – Paper Stacks – Regals – 130139 Embossing Folder – Perfect Polka Dots – 117335 Punches – 1/4″ Stitched Grosgrain – Whisper White – 126877 Accessories – Snail Adhesive – 104332, Stampin’ Dimensionals – 104430, Basic Rhinestones – 119246
… for a Baby Girl’s Card. I love the clean crisp look of this card.
This is one of my cards I created for The Handmade Expo a couple of months ago. In fact, it is proving to be one of my popular Baby Cards, probably because it is so different & has the clean look about it. I’ve had so many comments about it that one lady brought 3 of them. Mind you, I don’t create a lot of the same cards, but this is one card that I tend to re-create, usually in different colours.
Today’s card is for a Baby Girl. I will post the others in a couple of days time.
Yahooooooo, I have finally managed to use MDS for a card – little though it is, I did it!!!!!!!
I have played with it over the weeks since purchasing it & I must say I LOVE it. I don’t know if I will use it that much but hey it is a start & who knows what I will create in the future. For the moment I am quiet happy with myself with what I created.
I’ve been creating Baby Cards for TheHandmade Expo the last couple of weeks as this is one sort of card I seem to sell a lot of. I don’t know what it is about them that seems so popular but the public love them. Maybe it is the clean look as I like to keep my Baby Cards mainly White with just a little bit of colour.
I cannot take the credit for my card today as I found it on Google, so please if you recognise it, let me know as I would love to give you the credit for your beautiful card. I did change the colours a little.
Not only did I manage to use MDS but also the stamp set “Pennant Parade” which has been sitting on my shelf gathering dust. I also used my new EF – Houndstooth. I wasn’t too sure if I would like this folder, but I have to say “YES”……………… AND can see myself using it on lots of things.
Stamp SetPennant Parade – 122742
MDSWord Play – Certainly Celery
CardstockWhisper White – 106549, Bashful Blue – 106565,
Overalls were a huge hit the other day at the Community Centre. We had a lot of fun creating these & everyone of them turned out so very different.
I’ve seen these around the blog world & in magazines, so thought I would have a go myself. Mind you, I started from scratch and didn’t go by a pattern or template.
Supplies – Stamp Set – Hoppy for You (Retired) – but I had to use it, as this card was screaming for it!!!! Ink – Whisper White, Chocolate Chip, Lucky Limeade Cardstock – Whisper White, Pacific Point Accessories – Stampin’ Dimensionals, Snail Adhesive, White Gel Pen Non-SU – Buttons
Sorry it is only a short post as I am on the way out the door for my day at the centre & as usual running late.
Gwen set the challenge this week & along with the sketch, a “Nursery Theme” was added! Now, we all need baby cards sometime during the year, so what better way to begin the new year with adding this type of cards to your stash. Don’t forget to head on over to Gwen & Kris‘s blogs to check out what they have created.
Base Card – Whisper White – 11 1/4″ x 4 1/4″ or 29cm x 10.5cm
Layer 2 – Whisper White – 4 1/4″ x 1 1/2″ or 10.5cm x 3.5cm
I run my smaller piece of Whisper White Cardstock through my Bigshot using Embossing Folder – Perfect Polka Dots. I punched 2 strips of Pink Pirouette Cardstock using the Pinking Heart Border Punch & adhered once piece on either side of the embossed Whisper White piece. This piece was then adhered to the Base Card – Whisper White – using Snail Adhesive.
I stamped my image onto a scrap piece of Whisper White Cardstock using Pink Pirouette Ink. Cut the oval with my Bigshot & the Ovals Dies. I again punched a long strip of Pink Pirouette with the Pinking Heart Border Punch & carefully adhered around the oval to form a border. This piece was adhered to the card using SU Dimensionals.
For my greeting, I stamped onto another scrap of Whisper White Cardstock using Early Expresso Ink, punched with my Word Window Punch, adhered to a piece of Pink Pirouette Cardstock which had been punched with the Modern Label Punch & adhered to the Base Card using SU Dimensionals.
Stamp Set – Fox & Friends, Short & Sweet
Ink – Early Expresso, Pink Pirouette
Cardstock – Whisper White, Early Expresso, Pink Pirouette
Punches – Pinking Hearts Border, Word Window, Modern Label