Stampin’ Up! Just Us Girls Guest Designer Witty-Cisms Welcome Baby

Good morning, my peeps!  We’re three-quarters of the way thru my “term” as a Guest Designer at the Just Us Girls Challenge! Which is why I’m in your Inbox so early!  I’m pretty sure you won’t see this for a few hours, but…hopefully it’s a nice thing to wake up to! 🙂

This week is a color challenge – and I interpreted the colors in a not-so-obvious way!  I pulled out the new Witty-Cisms stamp set and used some Neutrals and 2019-2021 DSP to help me out.  Take a look-see:

Our colors may not be glaringly obvious to you – so…here’s the challenge badge to help you out!

I hope my card will inspire you to get crafty and come on over to play with the Just Us Girls challenge!  Looking forward to seeing what you create!

I started with a piece of gingham Purple Posy for the card front, matted on Rococo Rose.

The art layer is a piece of Whisper White that I cut with a Stitched So Sweetly die.

In the upper half of the panel, I used my Stamparatus to stamp the sweet image from Witty-Cisms in Tuxedo Black Memento Ink.  I also stamped the image again – once on Merry Merlot Neutrals DSP and once on Purple Posy 2019-2021 In Colors DSP.

I fussy cut the carriage from the Purple Posy image and the heart from the Merry Merlot image – and then adhered them to the art work with Liquid Glue.

Using Liquid Glue, I adhered the panel to the next larger Stitched So Sweetly rectangle cut in Rococo Rose.  I wrapped some Rococo Rose 1/2″ Gathered Ribbon around the panel – securing it in the back with Glue Dots.  Then I tied a short piece around that to create a faux bow.

I popped the panel onto the card front with Stampin’ Dimensionals and the card front was done!

On the inside, I used my Stamparatus to stamp the Witty-Cisms carriage in stamped-off-once Rococo Rose in the middle of a Whisper White panel.  I used Washi Tape to mask off the sentiment while I inked the image.  Do NOT forget to take the tape off BEFORE stamping, okay?  Not saying I’ve ever done that or anything, but just throwing it out there.  I stamped a perfect little sentiment from the Time for Tags set (a host-exclusive set in the 2019-2020 Annual Catalog) in Merry Merlot over the top of the carriage.

I used Liquid Glue to adhere the panel to a Rococo Rose mat and into my Merry Merlot card base, popped the card front on with Stampin’ Dimensionals and the card was done!

My Whisper White Medium Envelope got the carriage on the front in Rococo Rose – I also did a little more paper-piecing on this image….

…and I put some more of the Purple Posy 2019-2021 In Color DSP on the envelope flap.

Et Voila!  I love how these softer tones of the Purple-Pink-Red color palette turned out together, don’t you?  They’re a sweet color combo for the baby-themed image from Witty-Cisms.  I was also glad that I had Time for Tags in my tool box – cuz that inside sentiment it pretty much perfect! I hope you like!

So – PSA!  I’ll be live tonight at 7pm Eastern on my Stamps-N-Lingers FB page.  There’s no weather in the forecast, so I feel good about this one!

We’re going to make a fun little card (set!) using a bunch of goodies from the Best Dressed Suite.  Take a sneaky peek!

Hope you’ll be able to join me!  🙂

Tonight.  Right here.  7pm Eastern!






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Coordination Product Release!!


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Well – they’re true! And you’ll be able to get them on 4 Feb.

UNLESS…you take advantage of the SAB joining special and sign up NOW. Then – you’d be able to join in the Pre-Order of these goodies like I did!!

Just sayin’! 🙂

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Card Cuts Used in This Project:  

Merry Merlot Card Stock: 4 1/4″ x 11″ (card base, scored and folded at 5 1/2″)

Rococo Rose Card Stock: 4″ x 5 1/4″ (mats for card front and for inner liner); 2 7/8″ x 4″ Stitched So Sweetly Die Cut (mat for art)

Whisper White Card Stock: 2 3/8′ x 3 5/8″ Stitched So Sweetly Die Cut (art); 3 7/8″ x 5 1/8″ (inner liner)

Neutrals DSP (Merry Merlot): fussy cut hearts

2019-2021 In Color DSP (Purple Posy):  3 7/8″ x 5 1/8″ (card front); fussy cut carriages; envelope flap

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Finn Fan Fix

While Finn…uhmm….begging for a bite from his Dad is neither new nor unexpected…

This particular pose was extra endearing.  Do excuse the apple core….saving it to take the girls.   😉

The chin – resting on the leg.  His weakness from hunger is simply too overwhelming to deal with.  Doesn’t even have the energy left to hold his own head up.

Poor thing.  Pitiful, really.


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18 thoughts on “Stampin’ Up! Just Us Girls Guest Designer Witty-Cisms Welcome Baby

  1. Sweet card! Love the paper piecing. Perfect for those colors! And poor Finn…he is withering away. Good thing that dad is there to save the day with snacks throughout the day. 😉

    • stampsnlingers

      Yes – Dad is a continuous source of semi-nutritious dog-snackerels! Thanks, Amy! 🙂

  2. Totally fabulous baby card! I love the purple gingham on the background and the paper pieced carriage. This is absolutely darling and so perfect for our challenge!

    • stampsnlingers

      Thanks so much, Sue! Appreciate you coming by to leave a comment! 🙂

  3. I hopped off to go to 31 🙂 Now I can’t remember what your card…lol…cuz I always look at that first. I spent quite a bit of time at your party so when I returned to your post, I went right to the FFF. What a sweet pic!

    • stampsnlingers

      Thanks for hitting up my 32 party – I appreciate it (and it’s a pretty darned good sale!!). Thanks very much, Karen! 🙂

  4. Susan K

    Such a sweet card. Those muted tones work better for me!
    Yes, poor faint Finny. Did Wayne give in?

    • stampsnlingers

      If you were a betting woman, what would you bet?? Of course he gave in! It’s sort of a foregone conclusion!! Thanks, Susan – I liked these colors, too! 🙂

  5. Faith Simpson

    oh goodness yes……give that poor doggie a bite!! lol I could never resist a face like that……
    Glad your weather is looking good……missed you last week.

    • stampsnlingers

      We don’t resist him very often, either. That’s why he keeps doing it – cuz…it works!! Thanks, Faith – glad you were able to watch with us tonight! 🙂

  6. Vicki Dutcher

    Very pretty card.

  7. Fabulous layout Mary and gorgeous combination of this weeks colours. Such a sweet baby card.

    • stampsnlingers

      Thanks so much, Ina – I appreciate you stopping by! 🙂

  8. Such a sweet baby card with all those wonderful layers, Mary.

    • stampsnlingers

      Thanks so much, Bobby! Appreciate you stopping by! 🙂

  9. Lisa Kind

    So cute! I love baby cards and don’t have the opportunity to make them much! Thank you for being a great guest at JUGs this month. And Finn is adorable! My dog has done this pitiful pose many times too. They are so cute!

    • stampsnlingers

      Thanks so much, Lisa – I had fun with y’all!! Appreciate you stopping by! 🙂

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