Sweet Baby Card for A Sweet Baby

A neighbor of mine recently welcomed a new grandson. He is the third child for one of her daughters, a son following two lovely daughters. The little ducks from Fable Friends just called out to me for this baby card.

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Design Notes for Sweet Baby Card:

I just love this stamp from the Fable Friends stamp set. There are lots of ways I could have colored it but I choose to use some of my Watercolor Pencils and a Blender Pen. The Blender Pen is just the perfect tool to smooth out the colors. The little hearts are some Heart Epoxy Droplets that I colored with a Balmy Blue Blend (Dark).  I cut the piece out with one of the Stitched Nested Labels.

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Now, are you wondering about the Designer Paper in the background? It’s from the Come Sail Away selection. Who would think that you could use that beautiful nautical paper on a baby card!

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Baby Congrats with Better Together

Some friends recently welcomed a baby girl, Grace, into their family. For so many reasons, this was terrific news. Well, isn’t a new baby always wonderful news? I love looking for just the right sentiment and designing beautiful baby cards.

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I also made this card for this week’s color challenge over at Global Design Project. Just click on the icon below to go to the web site and see all the terrific cards using this fabulous color combination!

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Design Notes for Better Together Baby Card:

Well, first I have to ‘fess up to my oops. As I gathered the materials to create this card, I mistakenly grabbed Blushing Bride Ink Refill and Card Stock, instead of Petal Pink. I didn’t realize it until I was all finished. So, if you want to duplicate this card, try Petal Pink, I bet it will be beautiful!

This card is loaded with texture. The Blushing Bride and Soft Sea Foam pieces were run through the Big Shot with the Quilt Top Embossing Folder. Don’t you love embossing folders? Such an easy way to get a big impact. The real texture addition is from the Embossing Paste. The paste itself is white. But, it’s so easy to add some color. Put a dollop of the paste on a Silicone Craft Mat, add a few drops of Ink Refill and mix with one of the Palette Knives. Yes, it’s that easy. Just spread your newly colored Embossing Paste over one of the Masks and there you have it. Let the paste dry for a few minutes before you do anything else with it.

The sentiment piece is from the Share What You Love Embellishment Kit. There are all kinds of great pre-cut labels in that kit. Don’t overlook it!

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Daisy Delight for Baby Congrats

Is there any better reason to create a congratulations card than a new baby? I think not. I love making baby cards and to be honest, love making not traditional looking ones. Here’s my latest new baby card.

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Design Notes for Daisy Delight Baby Card:


One of the fun things about this card is that I got to use my Stamparatus. I made the wreath by using a template and the Stamparatus. You can learn more about it by checking out my video tutorial on YouTube. Click here to go to the video.

Dying Ribbon

The other different thing is the ribbon. As I was making the card, I used the Dotted Ribbon. Something just didn’t look right. Then I realized I needed color! Sponge and some ink and VOILA!. Petal Pink ribbon. How easy is that!

Twisting My Words

Finally, I wanted to tell you about the sentiment from the Baby Bear stamp set. I stamped it with Night or Navy ink on Whisper White paper. Hummmm, how to cut it out? None of the punches or Framelits I have did what I wanted. I studied the stamp itself for a minute. It’s photopolymer. It bends. I bent it just a bit, inked it up and stamped. Then it fit perfected into one of the banners on the Duet Banner Punch.


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Baby Bear in Shades of Gray

So, I guess I’ve used the Baby Bear stamp set quite a few times. How could I not? It is just too cute. My neighbors welcomed a new granddaughter last week so I wanted to make something special.


Design Notes for Baby Bear Card:

In the past, when I’ve used Baby Bear, I’ve made the bear in shades of brown. This time I wanted to use grays so that it would coordinate with the Twinkle, Twinkle Designer Paper. The Stamparatus made it so easy to do the three layers.

I don’t always make a belly band for a gate fold card but thought it would be a cute way to display the bear. Here’s what the inside looks like.

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The sentiment and stars are from the Better Together stamp set.

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Animal Outing for New Baby

I think that the Animal Outing stamp set is one of my favorites from the new catalog. I decided to make a new baby card, just to have on hand and think the kangaroo is just too cute. This month over at Try Stampin’ on Tuesday, the featured technique shows ways to add dimension with out Dimensions. so I wanted to demonstrate that.  Here’s a card I made as a sample.

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Here’s the banner from Try Stampin’ on Tuesday. You should go over there and see the tutorial. Better yet, try it yourself!

TSOT banner for August technique


Design Notes for Animal Outing Baby Card:

I stamped the kangaroo and used Watercolor Pencils to color her in. The Animal Friends Thinlits made it easy to cut out the kangaroo and about 8 more of that shape from Crumb Cake card stock. I glued the colored kangaroo on top of the stack of plain, Crumb Cake ones.

And what do you think of the background? I embossed a piece of Crumb Cake Card stock after I inked up the inside of the Petal Burst Embossing folder. Isn’t that an interesting effect?


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Specials for August:

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Bonus Days:

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For every $50 you spend in August (before shipping and tax), you will receive a coupon for $5 to spend in September.

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Get in the mood to create something full of colors and seasons! Introducing the all-new, limited-time Color Your Season products:

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  • Watercolor Pencils in 10 new colors! Note: These Watercolor Pencils may be available in a future publication.
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