Two good friends of mine had grandbabies last week ~ one friend had a girl and one had a boy! Well of course I had to make cards for them! These cards are easy to make and I’m going to show you why. The first thing I used is my go-to baby stamp set called Moon Baby!
I stamped the little baby holding the umbrella on some scraps of Whisper White card stock using Tuxedo Black Memento Ink.
After I stamped the sweet little babies, I colored them in with Stampin’ Blends Alcohol Markers. Then I cut the babies out with my paper snips and layered them on top of a Tea Lace Doily with punched circles from coordinating card stock.
The sentiment was cut with the Celebrate You Thinlits Dies. They are FREE during Sale-a-Bration! What? Free? Yes, and here’s a video all about them – and a coordinating stamp set. But for my baby cards today I used the Moon Baby set 🙂
The bases and envelopes for these cards are the Tutti-Frutti Cards & Envelopes. These are fabulous card bases with matching envelopes, and they make creating any card a snap! They are also FREE during Sale-a-Bration! Wow! 16 cards and coordinating envelopes, 4 each of 4 different colors. Having these on hand makes for some easy and quick cards!
Don’t you just giggle when you look at this cute little baby holding the umbrella? These cards took me about 10 minutes each to make, quick and cute! What do you think? I’d love to hear your comments!
Moon Baby is a classic stamp to have in your craft room. And combined with the Celebrate You Thinlits Dies, there are so many possibilities!
Remember. Sale-a-Bration only lasts until the end of this month, March 31 to be exact. I don’t want you to miss out on these fabulous Sale-a-Bration items! This is Stampin’ Up!’s biggest sale of the year, and most of these items will not carry over after March 31. (The Celebrate You Thinlits Dies WILL carry over, but not the Tutti-Frutti Cards & Envelopes.) Get these while you can!
It doesn’t matter what time of year it is, we always need baby cards. This week I needed two baby cards (one for a little boy and one for a little girl) and didn’t have any! I reached for the Moon Baby stamp set.
There are some adorable stamps in this set and the one I used for this card is a set of little stuffed animals 🙂 Look at this row if cuties! I stamped them first in Tuxedo Black Memento Ink and then had too much fun coloring them with the new Stampin’ Blends! The envelope has a few of the little guys 🙂
The die-cut word “sweet” is from the Cupcake Cutouts Framelits ~ I love sweet things and I love the word “sweet.” It’s so appropriate for a baby card!
Here’s the card I made for a baby girl. Don’t you just love the little baby sleeping on the moon? (love, love this stamp!) I used a pretty pink dotted paper from the Whole Lot of Lovely Designer Series Paper and then colored the baby’s little onesie to match 🙂
Pretty Pointer: Use a stamp from the set on the outside of the envelope. This gives a little preview of what’s inside!
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Hi there! Now you may be thinking…what? a blue flamingo? But I have some friends who are expecting their first baby and they found out it’s a boy, and this just seemed perfect for them! And I am tickled pink for them 🙂
This flamingo has really surprised me, I didn’t realize I would like it so much! For today’s card I heat embossed the flamingo with white embossing powder. Then I watercolored it with an Aqua Pen and two colors of ink, Soft Sky and Island Indigo. I added a little watercolored bit of Daffodil Delight ink for the beak. I mean, a beak has to be a different color, right?
The flamingo was fussy cut with my paper snips and then glued onto a 2″ x 4″ Whisper White card stock panel. The legs of the flamingo had already been stamped on the panel (I have to say it looked a bit funny without the body!).
This stamp set is really fun and, it’s photopolymer which means that you can see through the stamps and they are easier to line up!
Here’s a photo of the finished card on my crafting desk. It’s always messy when I finish a card 🙂 Now, I’m the type of person that when I finish a card I just walk away and come back later to clean up. I know that might be shocking to some of you. But I think I just want to enjoy my creation for a while and not think of cleaning up. What about you? Do you clean up right away? Maybe you clean as you go? I’d love to know! Please leave me a comment HERE ~ don’t be too hard on me though!!
It’s almost July! And that means there’s going to be a new Prettypapercards by Mail! It’s going to be fun and I can’t wait to show it to you!
Today is the FIRST Tic Tac Toe Challenge and I’m so excited you are here!! This is our debut challenge and it is a fun one. The tic tac toe board we are playing with is below. Each square is an element you can use when creating your card. Use any three elements/supplies on the board as long as the three elements you choose form a row, column or diagonal on the challenge board.
For my card today I used quite a few elements from the board. I’ll tell you about them below 🙂
The first element is heat embossing. I embossed the flamingo from the new Fabulous Flamingo stamp set using white embossing powder. I also embossed the sentiment in gold (another element). I have to say I love this sentiment and I am “tickled pink” about this whole stamp set!
The next element is stripes. I used a cute little stripe stamp from the new Tabs for Everything stamp set. And the stripes are set on a white (element) circle (element) and tied up with a bit of white baker’s twine (element). See how fun this challenge is? I just couldn’t help myself, I had to use as many of the elements as I could! When I look at the challenge board, my card makes the diagonals in both directions, the center vertical row and the top and bottom horizontal rows. You can tell I had fun 🙂
Why don’t you play with us? Just click the graphic above to go to the challenge website (tictactoechallenge.com) to enter your card! You can also see what the other designers have created ~ I can tell you their cards are beautiful!! Thank you for stopping by today and being a part of our first challenge!
All Products Used are Stampin’ Up!
Stamps: Fabulous Flamingo and Tabs for Everything Ink: Pool Party Classic Stampin’ Pad, Versamark, White and Gold Embossing Powder Paper: Powder Pink, Whisper White and Shimmery White card stock, Fabulous Foil Designer Acetate Tools: Stitched Shapes Framelits, Big Shot Die-Cutting Machine, Triple Banner Punch Embellishments: White Baker’s Twine, Metallic Enamel Shapes, Tea Lace Doily
New baby cards are just so much fun to make, aren’t they? For this card I combined three different stamp sets to get what I wanted 🙂
The darling little teddy bear is from the fun Cookie Cutter Christmas stamp set and coordinating punch. What? Christmas? Well, teddy bears aren’t just for Christmas, they are for babies and children. And I love that a Christmas stamp set and punch can be used year round!
Pretty Pointer: Create your own designer series paper (dsp)! Yes, you can easily do this. For my white watercolored panel here, I stamped a pretty heart from the new Ribbon of Courage stamp set over and over arbitrarily. Then I went back and watercolored over it with an Aqua Pen containing only clear water, blending the images for a bit of an obscured background.
The Blushing Bride panel was dry embossed with the Softly Falling Textured Impressions Embossing Folder. I think it gives the card a sweet look.
The sentiment (which I love!!) is from a new stamp set called Fabulous Flamingos. I can’t wait for you to see the whole set!!
Aren’t you getting excited for the new Annual Catalog to go live June 1st? I know I sure am! If you don’t have a copy of the catalog, just email me at [email protected] and I’ll get one out to you right away!
Until June 1st, DON’T FORGET ABOUT THE RETIRING ITEMS! There are only a few weeks left to get those items which are retiring and then they’ll be gone! Many of the items are on sale, so be sure click on the graphic below to get those items you won’t see again!
All Products Stampin’ Up!
Stamps: Ribbon of Courage (available June 1), Fabulous Flamingo
(available June 1), Cookie Cutter Christmas Ink: Blushing Bride, Soft Suede, Flirty Flamingo Classic Stampin’ Pads Paper: Whisper White and Blushing Bride card stock, Watercolor Paper Tools: Cookie Cutter Builder Punch, Softly Falling Textured Impressions Embossing Folder, Big Shot Die-Cutting Machine Embellishments: Blushing Bride Baker’s Twine