I was asked by a lady near where I live if I could make a card for her niece who has a premmie baby still in hospital. The wee one was born a month ago and while everything is looking good it is still a stressful time for all the family. Because I loved what Judith Ritter-Österle has done with the Friends and Flowers stamp set this little card sprang to mind.
It’s a compilation of what I had at hand, some retired, some new products, some not Stampin’ Up!. The lady was delighted and really that’s all that matters.
The Whisper White base (21cm x 15cm or 8¼ x 57/8) folded in half. The Pacific Point CS (10cm x 14cm or 4″ x 51/2 ) was embossed with the Happy Heart Embossing Folder then glued to base.
I stamped the petals and baby onto some Whisper White scraps, punched out with matching Festive Flower Builder Punch and coloured in the baby. They were arranged and attached to the frame from Spellbinders Decorative Die Frame one, with sticky dots. Pretty but not one of ours. Then glued to base.
I reverted to the Stampin’ Up! My Digital Studio (retired) for the sentiment from A Word for You. After printing I used the frame from Chalk Talk Framelits which was created by running it through the big shot half way, flipping the frame, inserting back into the cut section and cutting the other half.
Inside was this sentiment I had…. just right for this little fighter.
PS Just heard news am a grandmother again, number 9 so another baby card soon.
Have been happily playing with my new products and made this card for my friend Meg’s birthday. She is one of those lucky or unlucky people to have a birthday on New Years Day, so can be over looked with all the celebrations happening.
The Beautiful papers and Framelits make for a quick easy card.
My base card is Pink Pirouette cut at 21cm x 15cm and folded in half. I embossed the Whisper White (14.5cm x 10cm ) with the Spring Flowers Embossing Folder. (retired)
I adhered a 5cm x 10cm strip DSP from Birthday Bouquet DSP to the Whisper White card stock. Using the same but different patterned DSP I cut out the Tea pot and the cup with the Cup and Kettle Framelits Die. I then cut the handles from the cup to make a sugar bowl and added gold from the Wink of Stella Glitter Brush to the tea pot handle, the spout and the base of the sugar bowl.
I used the Pink Pirouette CS for the spoon and heart also from the Cup and Kettle Framelit Die.
The kettle was adhered to a circle of Pool Party CS and glued to the DSP. I popped the the sugar bowl up with dimensionals and inserted the spoon in place. I touched up the heart for a bit of glisten with the Clear Wink of Stella. Just LOVE these little guys, so easy to use and so pretty.
Finally I stamped the greeting in Memento black from Sunburst SayingsStamp Set. They just fit perfectly into the tag from the Curvy Keepsake Box Thinlits Die and it looks like a tea bag top I think.
Inside I used the “There’s always time for Tea stamp” and “and spending time with you” stamp to complete. Hope she likes it!
Remember 6 more days and these lovely products can be ordered by you too!
Do you still have some Irresistibly Yours DSP paper to use? I do, so decided to combined some with my favorite butterflies.
I used So Saffron Ink to sponge the DSP, mounted it on to So Saffron Card Stock then cut three 3¾cm strips from So Saffron Card Stock to go under this which were glued to the Whisper White card stock that was embossed with the Spring Flowers Embossing Folder and mounted on to more So Saffron Card Stock. What a sentence still following?
I cut out the Whisper White Card stock on the Big Shot with the Butterflies Thinlit Die and then a finer one in vellum, keeping it intact, which was then glued under the top one. Gently curved the wings, popped it onto the DSP with sticky dots and attached rhinestones to finish.
The sentiment from Butterfly Basics was stamped in So Saffron then punched with the Scallop Oval and attached with dimensionals.
Products used and remember buying the Butterfly Basics bundle saves you 15% which you can spend on something else!!
I know it’s been way too long and while there is no excuse for my procrastination, here are some that might get me off the hook –
Husbands 70th birthday and visiting family from Tasmania have consumed time and love.
Grandson’s electric wheelchair broken down so Nanny has now resumed the school run morning and night – never thought I would be back here on a daily basis. All good though.
Weather, how did that song go “Always blame the weather”! So hot here and with my crafting gear outside, not real practical to craft for too long at a time.
After the rush of the blog hop my mo jo waned.
Having said all that I have not been completely idle and have enjoyed making this card for eldest daughters birthday. Some of you know her from Deanies Kids Cuts.
Anyone visiting cards on Pinterest would have seen these wonderful creations and I have been keen to give them a go for some time now. Nadene’s birthday presented a perfect opportunity.
The flowers were stamped with the Flower Shop Clear stamp set in Regals Elegant Eggplant, Island Indigo,Rose Red and Crushed Curry inks onto Whisper white and punched with the Pansy Punch.
Some smaller flowers from the Petite Petals Stamp set were stamped in Crushed Curry and punched with Petite Petals punch.
The same inks were used for the butterfly’s from the Papillon Potpourri then punched with the Elegant and Bitty butterfly punches. Leaves were punched using the Bird Builder punch in Garden Green Card stock.
The base card was Garden Green with panels from Sale-a-bration’s Painted Blooms Seriespaper mounted onto Whisper White card stock.
The sentiment was stamped onto Whisper White using the stamp from Flower Patch Stamps in Island Indigo. Punched out with the Decorative label Punch. The same punch was used to add backing in Garden Green.
For instructions and measurement I give credit to Sandi MacIver who is an awesome creator/card maker. This is the link to her Explosion card. Thanks for your efforts Sandi.
Just maybe as you look at this card you may think its not such a ‘cute baby card’ but this young lady is well and truly off and running!! Baby gone!! Besides I think it’s more what Mum and Dad might like really and in this case Nan and Pop as well. Inside has cuteness!
I first inked up the largest stamp with Brilliance Moonlight White and hand colored over that on the “Celebrate” in Coastal Cabana with the Stampin’Write pen. Stamped on to Chalkboardpaper and heat set. A new addition to Stampin’up! Using my Stamp-a-ma-jig I lined up the cake after inking with the Rose chalk. Heat dried that then added the candle, again I inked with the Brilliance then some Daffodil Delight that gave a subtle yellow. Heat dried again. I think using these inks have given the desired chalky effect. I quickly cut out the image, rounded the corners and mounted it onto some Blushing Bride.
The rest of the sentiment was stamped with the coral chalk and punched out with the oval punch before backing with Blushing Bride card stock. I mounted both pieces with some dimensionals onto the DSP that had been glued to a Blushing Bride Note Card , added a Bakers Twine bow and card complete. OH! Just a pearl on the end of the Ice cream ! Who doesn’t love Ice cream.