Well, good morning to you! I’m glad you stopped by – I’ve got a cute welcome baby card to share with you today. But, first…
I was busy today. Did a little computer mailing….a little grocery shopping… and some stamping area setting up! If you’ve been following me for any time, you know that I travel with my stampin’ stuff if I’m going to be gone any length of time. I have to say – if any of you are traveling and are just addicted to this craft of ours enough to want to take it all with you and stamp in your hotel…TownePlace Suites are a good bet! I love this table/desk area they have! Take a look at what I got set up today – and didn’t even have to beg an additional table!
Kinda cool, huh? Certainly not bad for a hotel room craft spot!
So, at my new desk, I created a soft, cute card today to welcome a new baby to the family. I used several new stamp sets – Honeycomb Happiness (read on down for a chance to win this set for yourself!), Friends & Flowers, Easter Lamb and Welcoming Words! Take a look-see:
I used two challenges today to inspire me. The sketch came from Freshly Made Sketches #219:
And the color palette was inspired by Color Week #326 over at Just Us Girls!
I used Pacific Point as my dark blue and Soft Sky as my light blue. To begin with, I cut a panel of Subtles Background DSP in Soft Sky stripes. For the left side of the sketch, I ran a smaller panel of Soft Sky card stock thru the Big Shot in the Elegant Dots TIEF. I turned the card stock inside the folder to get the stripes in the design running diagonally – to imitate the diagonal lines in the DSP. Then I SNAILd that rectangle over the Backgrounds DSP.
Using a piece of Pacific Point 3/8″ Stitched Satin Ribbon that I secured behind the panel with scotch tape, I covered the seam in the two papers. Then I SNAILd the whole thing to a Whisper White card stock mat.
For the focal point, I used my Stamp-a-Ma-Jig to position the sentiment from Honeycomb Happiness, stamped in Pacific Point ink on a smaller rectangle of Whisper White card stock. Then I pulled out another new set, called Welcoming Words, and stamped “Baby” in Pacific Point in the opposite corner.
I covered “Happy Easter” on the Easter Lamb stamp with a sticky note, inked the stamp with Versamark and stamped it in the center of my focal panel. I sprinkled it with White Stampin’ Emboss Powder and heat embossed it with my Heat Tool. Then I lightly colored his wool and hooves with my Soft Sky Stampin’ Write Marker. I also painted him all over with some Clear Wink of Stella. Then I SNAILd the panel onto the card front.
The flower is made using a couple of leaf images from the new Occasions catalog stamp set called Friends & Flowers. This set coordinates with the very cool Festive Flower Builder Punch – so I knew I had to have it as soon as I saw it at OnStage Live last year! I stamped some of the medium leaves and two of the double leaves with Soft Sky ink on a piece of Whisper White. The baby-in-a-pea-pod is also stamped in Soft Sky. I punched all the pieces out and folded/unfolded each leaf, then assembled the flower using Multi-Purpose Liquid Glue. Then I brushed it all over with Clear Wink of Stella, added a large Pearl Basic Jewel, and stuck him to the focal panel with another little bit of Liquid Glue.
For the inside, I went back to the Welcoming Words stamp set. I stamped both sentiments in Pacific Point ink – stamping them off once before stamping my card liner. Then I lightly colored the word “Home” in with my Soft Sky Stampin’ Write Marker. The houses and heart images are also from Welcoming Words, stamped in Soft Sky.
I blinged the hearts up a little with the Clear Wink of Stella. The liner is matted on a panel of Soft Sky card stock, and then SNAILd into my Pacific Point card base. I added the front with Stampin’ Dimensionals and the card was done!
I pulled out a Whisper White Medium Envelope and stamped the baby-in-a-pea-pod image on the front in Pacific Point, Then I colored his little blankie in Sofy Sky with the marker. I used my Clear Wink of Stella like a Blender Pen, and painted the pod in Pacific Point. How cool does that look??
Well – you can’t really tell how cool it is, can you?!? But trust me – it’s all shimmery blue and gorgeous! 🙂
The inside got a liner cut from another piece of the Subtles Background DSP in Soft Sky – which I cut with my Envelope Liner Framelit.
Et Voila! A cute little card to welcome a new addition home. And – using the same technique and a pink palette – you’ve got a girl’s card. Yellow and green maybe for a gender-neutral card! I love the little baby-in-the-pea-pod image – he’s just so cute peeking out of his comfy spot! And highly reminiscent of Anne Geddes’ works!
So – I mentioned something about Blog Candy yesterday, didn’t I? Yes – I did. And I hinted it might have to do with the little chick from Honeycomb Happiness. Keep scrolling on down the page and you’ll see what’s up for grabs and what you need to do to get entered!
My double-points ordering special is going on for another little bit. And, starting Monday, there’s going to be another little sumpin’ sumpin’ for ordering. Come on back, ya hear?
See you tomorrow!
All orders of $25 or greater (before shipping and taxes) placed through my online store from now through the end of January will earn double Punkin Head Reward Points!! Let me know if you have any questions. Check out all the details here! Happy shopping!
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Use this host code when you order and receive a free gift from me! But, if your order is over $150, please don’t use this code (you’ll miss out on your own Stampin’ Rewards if you use it) but you’ll still get the free gift. The free gift for Jan is your choice of any item valued up to $8.00 in the brand new 2015-16 Annual Catalog or the 2015 Occasions Catalog.
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I’ve got (in the world’s worst photo!!) a Clear Honeycomb Happiness stamp set, a package of It’s My Party Enamel Dots, and some of the fun new Bow Paper Clip Embellishments up for grabs!
All you need to do to be entered to win this blog candy package is leave a comment on this blog post by 8:00 PM ET on Saturday, 23 Jan 16 telling us all what your favorite new stamp set or item from the 2016 Occasions Catalog is. Simple as that!
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One lucky winner will be chosen by the random number generator from all of the comments received and I’ll announce the winner on Sunday, 24 Jan!
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STAMPIN’ UP! PRODUCTS USED IN TODAY’S CARD:
CARD CUTS USED IN TODAY’S PROJECT
Pacific Point Card Stock: 5 1/2″ x 8 1/2″ (card base, score and fold at 4 1/4″); 2 7/8″ x 3 5/8″ (mat for focal panel)
Whisper White Card Stock: 4 1/8″ x 5 3/8″ (front mat); 2 3/4″ x 3 1/2″ (focal panel); 4″ x 5 1/4″ (inner liner); festive flower punched leaves
Subtles Backgrounds DSP: 4″ x 5 1/4″ (card front); envelope liner
Soft Sky Card Stock: 2 1/4″ x 4″ (embossed front panel); 4 1/8″ x 5 3/8″ (inner liner mat)
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BACKORDER LIST AS OF 16 Jan 16
- 126995: Stampin’ Trimmer Cutting Blades
- 131172: Classic Stampin’ Pad Blushing Bride
- 140566: Honeycomb Embellishments
- 130514: Gorgeous Grunge Stamp Set (wood)
- 140740: Easter Lamb Stamp (wood)
- 140550: Blushing Bride Glimmer Paper