Stampin’ Up! Moon Baby Showers of Happiness for the Happy Inkin’ Thursday Blog Hop

Happy Thursday, y’all – and welcome to the Happy Inkin’ Thursday Blog Hop! We’ve got a full roster for today’s sketch challenge, so be sure to check ’em all out when you get done here!  

Our task this week was to make something for you using three pretty colors.  Check them out!

I decided to let the good folks over at Freshly Made Sketches help me with my layout.

And since the color scheme sort of screamed “Bundle of Love DSP” – and I’m nothing if not a follower – I went the obvious route and made a baby card.  So – it worked out and I played along with the theme challenge at Just Us Girls.

I pulled out Moon Baby and yes, the Bundle of Love Specialty DSP and created a little baby shower card.  Take a look-see:

I’d seen a card out in ether-space a while back using strips of DSP for the card front, so I decided to try that with this one.  I cut 1″ wide strips of Bundle of Love DSP and laid them diagonally across a piece of Very Vanilla card stock.  Of course I did not take a picture of that.  Sorry!

The trick is to use Liquid Glue to adhere the strips – start with the strip in the middle and work your way out – do a good dry-fit before you glue them all down – and make your strips longer than you need.  Once all the strips are adhered good – then run the panel back thru your Stampin’ Trimmer and cut off the excess DSP.  

Then I matted the panel on a piece of Gold Foil.

Next I adhered a new (available in the new 2017 Holiday Catalog) Foil Snowflake in Gold (they come in Silver and Gold), with a little Liquid Glue.  The next two panels are both made with Very Vanilla card stock.  The one has the stars image from Moon Baby stamped randomly across it in Blushing Bride and Soft Sky ink.  Then second – smaller – panel is embossed in the new Quilt Top TIEF (coming on 1 Sept in the Holiday catalog).  Both panels are matted on Gold Foil and then adhered to the card front with Liquid Glue.

My sentiment, from Moon Baby, is heat embossed in Gold Stampin’ Emboss Powder on a piece of Very Vanilla card stock and cut with the Pretty Label Punch.  Then I edged it with my Blushing Bride Stampin’ Write Marker and popped it on the card front with some Stampin’ Dimensionals.

For the baby, I heat embossed her twice in Gold – once on Very Vanilla and once on the Blushing Bride paper from the Bundle of Love Specialty DSP.  I fussy cut the Very Vanilla baby, and also her onesie and umbrella from the DSP image.  Then I used Liquid Glue to adhere the DSP cut-outs to the Very Vanilla baby.  I creased the “rib” lines in the umbrella and put a Stampin’ Dimensional behind it.  She’s adhered with Liquid Glue and a couple of Mini Stampin’ Dimensionals.  I finished her outfit with a little bow of Very Vanilla Solid Baker’s Twine – and added some Blushing Bride and Soft Sky star Enamels Shapes.

On the inside, I did a little bit of a riff on my card front strip treatment on a piece of Very Vanilla card stock.  For this, though, I cut the strips down to 1/2″ wide, but the technique was the same.

I Fast Fuse’d the panel to a Gold Foil mat and into my Thick Very Vanilla card base, popped the card front on with Stampin’ Dimensionals and the card was done.

My Very Vanilla Medium Envelope got some more Moon Baby stars in Blushing Bride and Soft Sky across the front…

…and then I added some more of the Bundle of Love Specialty DSP to the envelope flap.

Et Voila!  I’d say this would be a great card for a baby shower – you could use the Soft Sky paper for a boy child.  It could even be a gender-reveal card – the color of the onesie/umbrella could be the clue!  I think the little babies in the Moon Baby stamp set are just darling – and they go so very nicely with the Bundle of Love DSP.  Hope you like!

Now that you’ve seen my project, please take a little time to visit all the Happy Inkin’ Thursday Blog Hoppers today!

If you click on the Next Blog button, you’ll go right to Jari Francis’ page. And you can just click on the names below to go direct to all the blogs!

Amy Koenders

Shelagh Freemantle

Mary Deatherage – YOU ARE HERE!

Jari Francis

Kristi Gray

Jaimie Babarczy

Have fun on the Hop!




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Thick Very Vanilla Card Stock: 4 1/4″ x 11″ (card base, score and fold at 5 1/2″); 3 7/8″ x 5 1/8″ (card front and inner liner); 1 3/4″ x 3 7/8″ (stamped panel on front); 1 1/4″ x 2 7/8″ (Quilt Top Embossed panel on front); Pretty Label Punch sentiment

Gold Foil: 4″ x 5 1/4″ (mats for card front and for inner liner); 1 7/8″ x 4″ (mat for stamped front panel); 1 3.8″ x 3″ (mat for embossed front panel)

Bundle of Love Specialty DSP:  1″ x Various (strips on front); 1/2″ x Various (strips on inner liner);fussy cut onesie and umbrella; envelope flap

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30 thoughts on “Stampin’ Up! Moon Baby Showers of Happiness for the Happy Inkin’ Thursday Blog Hop

  1. Too, too cute, Mary! What a neat idea with the strips of DSP. I want to try that now. You did them perfectly! Love the onesie and umbrella, too. Your idea for the inside is cool! Love it!

  2. So sweet! Love the foil snowflake behind your image and your baby is too cute! 🙂

  3. Got up late so in a rush to get to treatment center, but just wanted you to know I only took a look see at your card. It’s totally delicious.

  4. Mary, Mary! You just keep amazin’ me! Wow, this is so, so…….I don’t know if beautiful is quite right, but cute sure doesn’t cut it. Maybe adorable? Love the strips of DSP, the varied layers and especially the baby’s sleeper! Love it and may just have to CAS! At very least it will hit my Pinterest page.

  5. Love the details of the inside of your card! Such a sweet creation 🙂

  6. jentimko

    Mary, your pieced together DSP makes for an amazing background! Fantastic idea! What a fun card this is. So glad you joined our celebration this week at FMS!

  7. Pat Christ

    I love everything about this card: the colors, the layout, and the awesome background!

  8. Kristi

    What a precious baby card! I love the inside paper design too. Great idea!

  9. Oh my gosh, this card could NOT be any cuter. I love what you have done with the DSP, it’s simply genius!!! I love your layout too, and that gold matting and snowflake are perfect here. This card is just adorable and I really, really love it. Great take on the challenge, thanks so much for playing along with us this week over at Just Us Girls!!!
    Judy~ JUGS DT

    • Oh – what a nice thing to say, Judy! I really appreciate that you took the time to come and leave such a lovely comment. Thank you so much! 🙂

  10. djkardkreations

    You are a very thorough card designer, Mary, and your execution is flawless! I love the detail on the card and the detail in your post. I was mesmerized and followed along with each step of the many layers of loveliness in this darling baby shower card! Thank you so much for playing in the Shower challenge at JUGS! Hugs, Darnell

    • Well – thank you so much, Darnell! What a lovely thing to say – I surely do appreciate you stopping by and taking the time to say it! Thank you! 🙂

  11. Jaimie

    Such a sweet card. I love all the texture you added to the card, including that gorgeous new TIEF.

  12. Beki Rich

    So cute, love this card.

  13. Lisa Kind

    Oh this is so pretty! I love the diagonal strips and that bit of gold! Thanks for playing with Just Us Girls!

  14. What a beautifully sweet card. I always love seeing your lovely work!!

  15. This is so cute and the gold adds such a wow touch! Thanks so much for joining us at Freshly Made Sketches.

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