Baby Card

baby card_wToday I am sharing a baby card that I made for a friend’s baby shower last week using the Stampin’ Up! stamp set Something for Baby. In this case, the new little one is a girl so I used a couple of shades of pink cardstocks.  In this case I used the retired Strawberry Slush cardstock and coordinating Designer paper that matches the color for the background layer.

One of the best things about using Stampin’ Up! products is the coordinating colors.  For each Stampin’ Up! color there is a matching ink, cardstock, and marker.  And all of the Designer Series papers coordinate with the colors so it is very easy to mix and match supplies and you can be sure that your colors go together!

Well back to my card.   This is a 5 1/2″ square card with Strawberry Slush and the coordinating Designer Series paper as the card base.  The Strawberry Slush is 5 1/2″ x 11″ piece of cardstock folded at 5 1/2″ to form the card base.  Next is a layer of Whisper White cardstock. cut to 5 3/8″ sqaure.  Then a piece of Strawberry Slush Designer paper cut to 5 1/4″ x 5 1/4″. 

The next layer starts with a piece of the new Flirty Flamingo cardstock which measures 4 1/4″ square.  Then a piece of Whisper White cardstock which measures 4 1/8″ sqare and a piece of retired Beyond the Garden Designer Series paper that measures 4″ square.  The Baby carriage is stamped using Flirty Flamingo ink on a piece of Blushing Bride Herringbone Designer Series paper.  Using up some of my old papers.  And I love the way that they coordinate.

The Carriage is mounted on a circle of Whisper White cardstock on a scalloped piece of Strawberry Slush cardstock.  The ribbon is a piece of Blushing Bride Stitched Satin Ribbon.  Pearl Jewels were used below the ribbon and on the wheels of the carriage.

I hope you have enjoyed my card today.

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Handmade Baby Card

Today’s card is a handmade Baby Card that I made with the new Stampin’ Up! stamp set with matching framelits call Something fDSCN0303eor Baby.    I used the Lullaby Designer Paper for this card. So the details for this card: Cardstocks:   So Saffron for the card base. the layer is Blushing Bride that has been embossed with the Decorative Dot embossing folder.  This is becoming my new favorite embossing folder since it is very whimsical. The designer paper is layered DSCN0303cuon Hello Honey card stock. The top narrower banner is also Hello Honey card stock. The buggy is stamped with Blushing Bride ink and cut out with the matching framelits.  Last but not least, I embellished the buggy with small pearl jewels. This card was inspired by Mary Jo’s Technostamper challenge for this week. tssc321   Like my card designs?  This is one of the stamp sets that the Stamping New England design team will be featuring in August. Join my Stamper’s Club and for an investment of $35 per month for 6 months, you will receive the directions for 4-5 cards each month for FREE!  Also – if there is a specific technique that we are covering  then there will also be a technique video included in the Stamper’s Club file. You can check out the details here.    Happy Stamping! signature line-003  

Handmade Baby Card

Since this is Throwback Thursday, I am showing a card that I made using an old technique (making a card that looks like a onesie) and a former Hostess or Sale-a-bration Stamp Set – Punches Three! This week we needed a card for a co-worker of Dave’s that just had a baby.  So while shopping for Baby gifts, my daughter found this really cute bathing suit with coverup and matching hat.  This brought back such great memories of when my 18 year old was just turning 1 and had the same bathing suit, but in pink with a pink polka dot hat!!   So of course we had to get this bathing suit!  The new color this year is the aqua shade that Stampin’ Up! has named Coastal Cabana. DSCN0126w Since the hat and bathing suit are the aqua color, I selected the Fresh Prints designer paper pack to cover the front of the card.  This designer paper has a lot of the Coastal Cabana color on the patterns. DSCN0128cu         The details on how to make this card: 1.  Cut a piece of white card stock in half the long way at      4 1/4″.  Score at 5 1/2″ and fold in half. 2.  Cut a piece of designer paper to 4 1/4″ x 5 1/2″ and attach to the front of the card. 3.  With a 1 3/4″ circle punch, punch a half circle in the center of the top fold of the card to make the neckline. 4.  Punch a partial circle in the bottom corner of the card.  I trimmed after I punched the circle to make the opening more smooth.  Do the same on the other corner. 5.  Measure 1″ down from the top fold of the card and go in 3/4″.  Using a ruler, draw a line from this point to the top of the leg holes and cut with a pair of scissors.  And you have your onesie shaped card! Now it is time to decorate the front of your card!  I used the retired set – Punches Three to make the label on the front of the card.  I used Strawberry Slush and Coastal Cabana ink on the polka DSCN0127cu dot card and Real Red with Coastal Cabana ink on the flowered card.  The stamped image is punched with the large oval punch and layered onto a piece of coordinating card stock cut with the decorative label punch! I decorated the neck and leg hole edges with the Coastal Cabana ribbon which I attached with Sticky Strip. So which card do you like better?   signature line-003