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Stampin’ Up! Celebrate One Happy Family with Sunflowers for Baby

Well.  It’s Monday.  I’m sorry.  But – Monday make the weekends even sweeter, right??

Next Saturday, I’ll be going to my honorary son and daughter-in-law’s baby shower.  I just gave them that honorific!  🙂  Their tiny girl human is coming in November so…we’re getting close!  I realized I’d best get on the stick with a card!  So…I pulled out a fun sentiment set – called One Happy Family – and the gorgeous Celebrate Sunflowers with the coordinating Sunflower Dies!  Take a look-see:

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Stampin’ Up! All About Baby Encircled in Beauty

Good morning, everyone and welcome to another week!  Hope your weekend was productive and also relaxing!  Or…you know…whatever you needed it to be! 🙂

I think you guys remember that I’ve got friends who are expecting their first child soon – okay…November.  But still!  When I saw a cool color challenge that made me think “baby card” I decided it was a sign to get busy (November will be here in a heartbeat!)!  So – I pulled out my All For Baby stamp set with its bundled Baby’s Clothes Dies (that I bought when I learned they were pregnant!) and the Encircled in Beauty Dies to make my first baby card for them!  Take a look-see:

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Stampin’ Up! Baby Shark Frenzy

Good morning!  Happy Monday!

So – did you watch the game last night?  Do you watch for the game or…the commercials?  You don’t watch?  There was a game last night?!?

As I type this post – they’re just about half way thru the second quarter.  I’ve thrown my hat in with the Bucs – not gonna lie – I like Tom Brady.  He’s one heckuva QVB and his longevity is pretty amazing.  He’s not unpleasant to look at either! 😉  And – watching him and Gronk back together again…a well-oiled machine!  Also – the commercials were really good!!  If you watched – did you have a fave?  So far it’s between the Bud Lemons and the Rocket Mortgage “pretty sure” commercials!  But there’s a lot of commercial left to play! 😉

But – on to the card!  I pulled out the fun Shark Frenzy bundle for this one – and I added in a little Seabed embossing and Sand & Sea DSP.  Take a look-see:

The layout for this one is from the Freshly Made Sketches challenge this week.

And I also borrowed some inspiration from the Festive Friday challenge list.  I’ve got blue, silver, water, sentiment, and acetate! 😉

I started by popping a piece of Sand & Sea DSP onto a Smoky Slate mat with Stampin’ Dimensionals for the card front.

Next, I cut a smaller panel of Basic White and cut a Stitched Shapes Die circle from the middle – near the top.  Then I embossed it in the Seabed 3D Embossing Folder. Using Seal +, I adhered a square of Window Sheet to the back of the panel.

Using the Shark Dies – bundled with the Shark Frenzy stamp set – I cut some pieces and parts for my underwater scene.   I cut several fish – using the die that cuts three at a time – from Rainbow Glimmer Paper.  There are two grasses dies in the set and I cut two of each from Vellum cardstock.  I also cut some solid Seaside Spray “bubbles”.

I adhered some of the fish, the “bubbles” and two of the grasses to the card front with Liquid Glue – making sure they would be behind the “window” in the embossed white panel.  Then I popped the panel onto the card front with Stampin’ Dimensionals.

I stamped the baby shark from Shark Frenzy in Smoky Slate on a piece of Basic White, then used the matching fill image in Seaside Spray.  Then I cut him with the coordinating die in the Shark Dies.  I also cut some more “bubbles” – using a second bubbles die in the set –  from Silver Foil.

On a strip of Basic White, I stamped the two sentiment words in Seaside Spray (I used my Seaside Spray Stampin’ Write Marker to add the dot dot dot) and snipped a banner end.

I adhered the Silver “bubbles” and the sentiment to the card front with Liquid Glue.  I added the second two grasses so that they extend over the window and adhered a few remaining fish right onto the acetate window – which gives my sea scene some depth.

Not twenty thousand leagues or anything, but…a little depth!!

I popped the shark on with Stampin’ Dimensionals, added a few silver Metallic Pearls, and the card front was done.

On the inside, I added a second Shark Frenzy sentiment and the little baby shark on a Basic White panel.

I used Liquid Glue to adhere the panel to a Smoky Slate mat and into my Seaside Spray card base, adhered the card front with Liquid Glue and the card was done.

My Basic White Medium Envelope got baby Shark Frenzy on the front…

…and a little more of the Sand & Sea DSP on the envelope flap.

Et Voila!  Okay – I know you’ve now got the Baby Shark song in you head.  You’re welcome!  I think this is the cutest little set – with fun sentiments for cards FROM kids TO their parents – or for new babies/showers or…!

I hope you like!

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P.S.  So…it takes a minute to do a blog post when you’re watching the game AND the commercials!  As a result – I’ve now seen enough to commercials to know that the Rocket Mortgage ones are going to end up being one of my faves!  Check them out – I KNOW they’ll be on YouTube! 🙂


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Card Cuts Used in This Project:

Seaside Spray Cardstock: 4 1/4″ x 11″ (card base, scored and folded at 5 1/2″); Shark die cut “bubbles” under window

Smoky Slate Cardstock:  4″ x 5 1/4″ (mats for card front and for inner liner)

Basic White Cardstock: 3 5/8″ x 4 7/8″ (embossed card front panel); 5/8″ x 3″ (sentiment); Shark die cut shark

Rainbow Glimmer Paper: Shark die cut little fishes

Silver Foil:  Shark die cut “bubbles”

Window Sheet: 3″ x 3″

Sand & Sea DSP DSP: 3 7/8″ x 5 1/8″ (card front); envelope flap

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Finn Fan Fix 

Just a dog.

Holding an elephant.

Hoping it loves him.

And more than willing to chew the stuffing out of it if it doesn’t! 😉


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Stampin’ Up! Wildly Happy Welcome Wreath Baby Card

Sup, y’all??  Hope your week is going well – we’re sorta keeping an eye on slow-moving-Sally – who is taking her sweet time making her way thru the Gulf, isn’t she?  We’ll get some rain on Thursday, I’m sure, but NOTHING like the folks on the coast are going to see!  Yikes!  Shake a leg, Sally!!

So…yesterday was a day that got away from me.  Not sure how – but it did.  Which meant I was sitting down at midnight (okay – it was 6, but still) to make my card for today.  My mojo is not always firing on all cylinders in the middle of the night, but…when I saw the FUSION sketch my brain said…Forever Fern.  I started stamping and putting together and…nope.  It just wasn’t working for me.  And then my mojo-less brain said…WREATH!  Out came my Wreath Builder Die set and I got after it.  As I assembled everything on the front,  I was trying to think what to do on the inside.  My wreath answered the question!  As it developed – it looked more and more like a welcome-baby front door decoration. So – out came Wildly Happy.  Take a look-see:

And here’s the FUSION challenge that inspired me – and sent me all over my tools inventory!! 🙂

I started with a piece of Smoky Slate card stock that I embossed in the Brick & Mortar 3D Embossing Folder and then adhered to the front of my So Saffron card base with Liquid Glue.

I took a piece of Whisper White and embossed it in the Pinewood Planks 3D Embossing Folder – matted it on So Saffron and adhered it to the card front with Liquid Glue.

Using both wreath dies in the Wreath Builder Die set, I cut one in Shaded Spruce and one in Pretty Peacock and adhered them with Liquid Glue.

The set also has a bunch of little flowers dies – so I cut a…bunch of those in Whisper White and So Saffron.  I adhered them here and there onto the wreath – most with Liquid Glue – but there’s a flower in each “group” popped up with a Mini Stampin’ Dimensional.

I stuck a piece of Basic Black onto a small piece of Foam Adhesive Sheet and cut the sentiment word using the Well Written Dies.  I peeled off the back of the adhesive sheet and stuck it onto the card front.

I tied a little bow from some black-and-white twine from the Playful Pets Trim Combo Pack and adhered it with a Glue Dot.  Each flower got a clear Wonderful Gems gem and the card front was done!

On the inside, I stamped a Wildly Happy sentiment and image in Tuxedo Black Memento Ink.  I colored the bunnies – ears and noses – with my Light Petal Pink Stampin’ Blend.

I used Liquid Glue to adhere the panel to a Smoky Slate mat and into the card base and the card was done!

My Whisper White Medium Envelope got the Wildly Happy bunnies and a second sentiment (this is destined to go inside a package to be mailed) on the front…

…and I put some So Saffron Subtles 6″ x 6″ DSP on the envelope flap.

Et Voila!  Well – it was certainly a circuitous route to get to the finished card, but…  I really love how the uber-sweet Wildly Happy finished off the baby theme that I sort of inadvertently started on the front, don’t you?  The Wreath Builder Die set is super handy for creating wreaths for almost any occasion you might need!!

I hope you like!




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