SOMETHING FOR BABY!

I can finally show you this card.  A friend who is also one of my downlines had a baby boy back in January.  I have only got to see her recently so now I can show you the card.

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I found the idea for the window card on Pinterest but I changed it around and made it larger into a standard size card.  The window was cut with the Square Framelits. The Designer Series Paper was the ‘Perfectly Artistic’  Sale-A-Bration paper which is now no longer available.  Well it was when I made the card 😉

The cute little suit is from ‘Something For Baby’.  It is so nice to have the matching framelits too.  No cutting!!  The greeting is from ‘A Dozen Thoughts’, stamped and then punched with the Oval Punch.  I cut a red banner using the ‘Itty Bitty Framelits’.  I cut the banner in half and adhered this to the back of the oval to make it larger. The red gives it a “POP” I think.  I added the red Candy Dot to the bib.  I am still unsure, maybe it should have been a Tempting Turquoise one?? Sometimes you second guess yourself.

Here is the inside.

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I added a piece of Whisper White to the bottom inside.  I stamped the duck in the Tempting Turquoise too. The greeting is from Sale-A-Bration set ‘Sky is the Limit’ which is no longer available either. 😦  I stamped it and then cut the greeting with the ‘Project Life Cards and Labels Framelits’

I think it has the cute factor.  What do you reckon?? 🙂

Thanks for visiting today.

Have a great day.  The weather is turning chilly now.  I am sad that Summer is leaving us but it is a relief to have cooler nights to sleep better.

Jenny

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“SCENTSATIONAL” BABY!

Don’t put some of those Christmas stamps away just yet! It’s great to know that you can use them for more occasions than the season they were intended.

Here is a great idea I found on Stampin’ Connection, a Demonstrator Forum I am on.  This was CASED from Mercedes Weber.  You can visit her blog here.  She is just the cleverest 🙂

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How cute is this using the set “Scentsational Season”.  I would never have thought to use this for a baby card, but what a great idea! The clouds are punched from the Cupcake Punch and ran through the Big Shot with the Perfect Polka Dots Embossing Folder.  The DSP is Tempting Turquoise and is from the Brights Paper Stack.  The greeting is from “Itty Bitty Banners” and cut with the Bitty Banner Framelits.  There you go, a baby card using a Christmas set.  Who’d have thought Hey!!!!

Well, 2013 has dawned.  I hope this year brings you all you hope for.  Keep looking forward to achieve your goals.  Don’t dwell on the bad stuff, they just weigh you down.

Happy 2013 to you,

Jenny x

“SWEET PEA”

I have been wanting to show you this card for some time now.  Since we are now saying Good-Bye to ‘Baroque Motifs’ I think it is about time.  I am sad to say Farewell to this set.  We have had a long association together. This set has been with me since the beginning of  my stamping journey.  I have used it for weddings, birthday, Christmas, Anniversary, I think just about any occasion.  If you want to check out some of the cards I have created with this set then just click on the ‘Baroque Motifs’ tag and it will take you there – I hope!  This time I have used it for a Baby card – and I think it is a very appropriate use.  🙂

You might have seen versions of this card around your blog travels.  I wanted to make this card for a special friend who just became a Grandma.  (Doesn’t that make you feel old when your friends start becoming Grandparents???).  Anyway,  when my friend was pregnant with her own daughter many years ago she used to call her baby ‘Sweet Pea’, and she had that nickname for quite a few years.  Now when her daughter was pregnant this little baby was called ‘Sweet Pea’.  So you see, I just had to make this card.  Here it is.

Stamps: Baroque Motifs, Short and Sweet.

Card: Olive Olive, Bashful Blue, Whisper White, Certainly Celery

Ink: Old Olive, Bashful Blue

Punches: Wide Oval, 3/4 ” circle, 2 step Bird Punch, 2 step Owl Punch, Boho Blossoms.

Other: Beautiful Butterflies Sizzlit, White Gel Pen, Whisper White Grosgrain Ribbon (check out the little tuft of hair!)

I hope you have got ‘Baroque Motifs’ in your collection because it is such a versatile stamp set.  Have you had a chance to check out the other retiring stamps and accessories??  Some items have sold out already so you have to be quick.  You can check it all out here.  Look down the page for the retiring stamps and accessories in the little picture boxes (if that makes sense).

Good Bye ‘Baroque Motifs.

Thanks for stopping by,

Jenny

FOR BABY LAYLA!!

I just wanted to stop by quickly and show you this card I created recently.  Just before Christmas we got a new ‘Great Niece’ to the family – gorgeous little Layla.  So I just had to make a card for the beautiful new arrival.

CARD: Whisper White, Pretty in Pink.

DSP: Flirtatious Specialty used for the paper and the doily was cut from one of the sheets and the edges sponged with Pretty in Pink.

INK: Pretty in Pink.

STAMPS: Stitched Stocking, Short and Sweet.

PUNCHES: Stocking Builder Punch, Scallop Oval and Large Oval.

OTHER: Pretty in Pink Grosgrain Ribbon, White Baker’s Twine, Perfect Polka Dots Embossing Folder.

I think that all covers it. 🙂

Don’t forget to grab your Stocking Builder Punch before they run out as this punch is not being carried over.  See you don’t need to just use it at Christmas time! If you don’t have a local Demonstrator contact me to order one for you and I can have it sent directly to you.

Ok, I better get going into the day.  I hope you have a good day.

Jenny x

FOR A SPECIAL BABY!!

We have had a wet, cold long weekend here.  Just the weather for staying indoors and creating but I haven’t really had a lot of free time.  We have been running around all over the place!  I wanted to show you a card I made recently for a special baby.  My lovely friend Andrea has just become a Grandma!!  Whoo Hoo!  I had to send a card to mark the occasion.

I ran Pretty in Pink card through the Big Shot with the Perfect Dots EF.  I wrapped around some Vintage Lace before layering this on Soft Suede and then on a Pretty in Pink card base.  I stamped on a ‘B’ (for Bree) on the vintage tag and tied this on to the lace.

I sponged around a piece of Very Vanilla card with Soft Suede and adhered it to a piece of Soft Suede mat.  I inked up the “Baby Tees” wheel on watercolour paper and coloured one with Pastels.  I cut around it and mounted it on to the Very Vanilla card.  The greeting is from ‘Teeny Tiny Sentiments”.

I couldn’t forget the inside.

 I sponged around a piece of Very Vanilla card with Pretty in Pink and adhered this to the inside of the card.  I used the Scallop Trim Border punch and punched along the edge of the Pretty in Pink piece of card and adhered that over the Vanilla.  I stamped out ‘Bree’ with the alphabet stamps (from the Calendar Alphabet & Numbers set) in Soft Suede and punched it out with the Word Window punch.  This was sponged in Pretty in Pink and raised up with Dimensionals.

I liked the end result.  I was trying to go for a Vintage style and I think I achieved it.

Thanks for looking.  Hope you stop by again soon,

Jenny xx

BABY ‘PUNCH BUNCH’

I needed to make a few more baby cards and thought it was timely to use the Sale-A-Bration set “Punch Bunch”.  I made a pink and a blue one.  They were very simple as I haven’t got a lot of spare time at the moment!

A pink one for the girls.

I ran a piece of the Pretty in Pink card through the Big Shot with the Polka Dots Embossing Folder and layered this onto Whisper White. I raised that off the Pretty in Pink Card base with mounting tape.  I stamped the baby tag from “Punch Bunch” in Pretty in Pink and punched it out with the small tag punch.  This was raised off the card with mounting tape and I then tied a small bow with the lovely Organza ribbon.  I did some paper piercing in both opposite corners. 

For the blue one I did exactly the same using Bashful Blue.

Very simple but I think very cute!  Ok, gotta run.  I’m off to the school for an appointment with the Principal.  Gotta love those!

Enjoy the rest of your day – AND Happy Valentine’s Day to all my lovely readers.  I hope your day is special.  If you don’t get anything special from your ‘significant other’, then go and buy yourself some chocolate.  You know you deserve it!!  xxx 😉

A BABY DRESS!

I have so many friends at the moment having babies.  There must be something in the water!  LOL.  I wanted to show you this card I made recently for a customer who has become a good friend.  She recently had a baby girl.  I wanted to make something special.

Sometime ago I made a baby Onesie (jumpsuit)  card.  You can see that post here.  As in that post I doubled the length to make a larger card.  The original design I used was by Lauren and I changed it to create a baby dress.

I traced the outline of the dress onto vellum and cut it out.  Then ran it through with the Perfect Polka Dots Impressions Folder.  I scalloped the edge with the Scallop Border Punch.  I punched a circle with the 1 3/8″ circle punch and then punched over it with the scallop circle punch to create a collar.  I cut a strip of vellum and scalloped this with the scallop border punch too.  These were ran through the Big Shot with the Polka Dots folder as well.  Just a note:  If you find it difficult to punch through the vellum just add a piece of scrap paper underneath so it will punch cleanly.  I wrapped some Pretty in Pink Satin ribbon around the card and created a bow to adhere to the middle.  A few small Adhesive Pearls finished it off.  I was really pleased with how it turned out!

I hope she likes it.  I am just going to deliver it now.  I have to get going and create a few more baby cards.  Some of these babies have arrived already, so I better get to work.  I will show you those when they are done.

Enjoy the rest of your day,

Jenny x

FOR BABY!!

Do you get stuck sometimes with not knowing what to create, or your MOJO has gone AWOL????  Use the Stampin’ Up! Idea Book and Catalogue.  It is a great resource.  It’s not called an IDEA book for nothing!  Every page has so much inspiration.  You can pick a card and copy it exactly, or change the colours and stamps to suit you.  On this card I created a card from p86 of the catalogue.  I used the wheel “Baby Tees” on a scrap piece of Whisper White, and coloured it using the blender pen and inks.  I cut it out and adhered it to the Whisper White card base at the top.  On the Pretty in Pink piece I stamped the nappy pins from “Short and Sweet”.  I scalloped a strip of Pretty in Pink card and then tied Pretty in Pink Taffeta Ribbon around it.  This was layered onto the other pink card piece and then adhered on to the whisper white card base.  The greeting is from “Teeny Tiny Sentiments”.  It is a bit hard to see.

So next time your stuck, pick up your catalogue and have a look. 

School holidays have started here for us now, but I need to squeeze some stamping in there some time 🙂  Have a lovely weekend.

IT’S A GIRL!!!

Recently we had some friends who had a new baby girl and I needed to make a card.  I haven’t had to make one of those cards for a long time.   I don’t have any cute little kiddies stamps, let alone baby stamps.  A long time ago when I made some baby cards I used to make these cute little nappy (diaper) cards.  So, I thought I would do another one of those, with a few additions.  I still had some nappy cloth.

I used the little nappypin from ‘Short and Sweet’ to create some background card on the Whisper White cardstock.  I ran some Pretty in Pink card through the Big Shot with the Perfect Polka Dots Textured Impressions Folder and layered this on some more Pretty in Pink card. I created the nappy (diaper) using the kite fold.  I have the instructions below for that.  I adhered this using Tombow adhesive, but Sticky Strip would work.  I stuck a safety pin through the top layer.  I don’t think many people use nappy pins anymore!!! I wrapped around some Pretty in Pink Taffeta ribbon.  Then punched out the greeting from Teeny Tiny Sentiments with the Large oval punch and Scallop oval punch.  I think it is quite cute, for a very cute little girl!!!!

This is the inside of the card. Just a very simple strip of Pretty in Pink punched with the Eyelet border punch and layered on some Whisper White cardstock.

Here is the Kite fold nappy (diaper) that I did.  I have used paper to show this here.  Cut a piece 8cmx8cm.

Fold 2 of the corners in to the middle.

Fold 2 corners in to the middle.

Fold down the top edge over the 2 folds.  Then fold up the bottom point.  I tucked the pointy end under.

There it is!!!

Hope you enjoyed this card???  I better go and do something with my day!!

Have a Happy day 🙂

A BABY SHOWER!!!

Two posts in one day. Whoo Hooo!! This weekend I am going to a baby shower. It is very exciting. I have been wanting to make this card for a while and now I have the perfect excuse. This is a fun card to make. It is a baby jumpsuit (or onesie as they are called in the US). You can find all the instructions how to make one here on Lauren’s blog. I was surprised how small it was though, so I doubled the length and then folded it over.

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Stamps: Best yet, Short and Sweet.

Card: Whisper White, Certain Celery, Rose Red.

Ink: Certain Celery, Rose Red.

Other: 1 3/8″ Circle Punch, Scallop circle punch, Dimensionals.  Pink Eyelets (not SU).

It is sooo cute!  I thought if you don’t punch the circles for the leg holes you could turn it into a dress.  That would be good to try sometime.

Why don’t you try one.  Have a good weekend!