Yeah! It’s the weekend and I wanted to share another girly baby card with you. But, first two little pieces of news. News one – today, I’ll be at the Heritage Stamp Show with my friends Amy Koenders, Sue Prather and Heather Van Looy. It looks to be a lot of fun – we’ll have a card display and make & takes along with catalogs and other goodies! Here‘s some info about the show, if you happen to be in the area – it’s at the Gwinnett County Fairgrounds, 2405 Sugarloaf Pkwy, Lawrenceville, GA 30046. Second – and this is HUGE (well, for me, at least!). Today marks the first post I’m writing on my brand new computer! This is really pretty epic. My old computer is a vintage 2007 model iMac. And, in 2007, it rocked. In 2014, it IS a rock! I tell you true – I could feel hairs on my head getting gray waiting for that poor thing to load a website, or – gasp! – save a file! I am a died-in-the-wool Apple girl – so this post comes to you from my new MacBook Pro. And. It. Is. Like. LIGHTNING! Of course, if I hang on to THIS one for 7 years, it may well be a rock, too. But not today – whoo whoooo!
Okay – that’s the end of the new news. Let’s get to the card. This one is purely girl. All pink and yellow and pretty. I used the Stamping and Blogging Sketch #87 as my inspiration. If you click the picture below, you’ll go to the wonderful card that Sandi MacIver did with this sketch. I really DID build my card before I saw Sandi’s creation – even though it doesn’t look like it! I guess great minds think alike. 😉
I used Strawberry Slush Card Stock for my card base. I folded it so that it was a tall card, opening long-ways. Yikes – that hardly made sense at all – here’s the picture so you can see what I tried to say.
I ran a piece of Painted Blooms DSP (Occasions Catalog) through the Big Shot in the Happy Hearts Textured Impressions Embossing Folder and then punched the “bottom” edge with one of my Martha Stewart edge punches. I SNAIL’d that to the card base and moved on to the rest of my elements. I stacked 3 squares of paper and card stock for the sentiment – the largest is a piece of the Painted Blooms DSP – cut with a scalloped square framelit and edged with my Strawberry Slush Stampin’ Write Marker. that I first stamped with the also in Strawberry Slush Ink. I inked up the Something Lacy Background Stamp (Annual Catalog) with my Strawberry Slush Stampin’ Write marker and stamped a piece of my Strawberry Slush card stock – which I then used for the middle sentiment mat and 5 of my Bitty Butterflies.
The sentiment is from the Baby We’ve Grown set in the Annual Catalog. I stamped it onto a scalloped square in Soft Suede Ink, and then colored it with my Pink Pirouette and Daffodil Delight Blendabilities. I SNAIL’d the whole stack together and adhered it to the card front with Stampin’ Dimensionals. The butterfly panel started with a piece of Whisper White CS, embossed with the Happy Hearts TIEF that I SNAIL’d to a Strawberry Slush mat. The butterflies are all cut with the Bitty Butterfly punch and then I sort of rolled the wings up a tiny it to give them a little life. The odd-man-out butterfly is white CS stamped with the Lovely Lace background in Strawberry Slush and colored with a Daffodil Delight Blendability (this is a free item available in the Sale-A-Bration catalog, going on through 31 Mar). The butterflies were stuck to the white panel with a little bit of Multipurpose Liquid Glue. Then the panel was adhered to the card front with Stampin’ Dimensionals. Just to finish it off, I gave the odd butterfly a few Pearl Basic Jewels and each little baby girl shoe got a tiny pearl – just to send the cute factor right over the top! And – done!
On the inside, I edged another piece of Whisper White CS and stamped the bunny from the Baby We’ve Grown set in Soft Suede. He got a quick color with the Blendabilites in Pink Pirouette and the Strawberry Slush Stampin’ Write Marker. The sentiment, from the Petite Pairs stamp set, in Soft Suede, brought it all home.
I think this is a really cute and happy card. And the design would be easy-peasy to use for a boy just by changing up to blue tones, or you could go more gender-neutral and use greens and yellows. Which, since it appears that the friends I made these cards for all are having boys….I should have done! Anyone need a cute girl baby card….?? Let me know.
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And don’t forget to come by the Heritage Stamp show if you happen to be in the area today. I’d love to meet you!
Thanks for taking the time to share my share with me!
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Here are the card cuts for today’s project
Strawberry Slush Card Stock: 4 1/2″ x 11″ (card base – folded at 5 1/2″); 1 3/4″ x 1 3/4″ (middle sentiment mat); 4 1/4″ x 2″ (Butterfly mat); Bitty Butterflies
Whisper White Card Stock: 4″ x 1 3/4″ (embossed panel under butterflies); 1 1/2″ x 1 1/2″ (scalloped sentiment); 4 1/4″ x 5 1/4″ (inner liner)
Painted Blooms DSP: 4 1/4″ x 5 1/4″ (Card front); 2″ x 2″ (scalloped bottom sentiment mat); one Bitty Butterfly
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