Vertical Greetings for Baby Card

Does that seems odd? I really like the Vertical Greetings stamp set. I’ve used it lots for birthdays and for Thank You cards. The “Congrats ” sentiment was just sitting there looking all lonely. So – Vertical Greetings for Baby!

Vertical Greetings for Baby, baby card, Happy Birthday Gorgeous

I needed to make a variety of cards to fill some boxes I will sell at our Craft Fair (in December!) and wanted to add a baby card. So, green and yellow will cover any eventuality! Can you guess where the Designer Paper came from? It’s part of the Delightful Daisy Designer Series pack.

Design Notes for Vertical Greetings For Baby Card:

I wouldn’t say this card is terribly complicated. Tedious might be a word that comes to mind. Each of those little hearts and the teeny tiny hearts were put on with Liquid Glue. But, I thought the effect was worth it. The balloons were stamped with greetings from the Happy Birthday Gorgeous stamp set. I also used the “Horray” balloon on the inside and on the envelope.

By the way, the small hearts came from a die in the Mini Treat Bag Thinlits set. The teeny tiny hearts are from the Cookie Cutter Builder Punch.

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Blog Hop – Layering Love Baby Card!

Hello, Welcome to Kylie Bertucci’s International Blog Hop. I’m so excited to be part of this Hop. The theme for the hop is Baby. When you visit the other blogs, (the links are below) you will see lots of great cards and projects.

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Design Notes for Layering Love Baby Card:

I love this sentiment. What’s a better little thing than a baby? I love the Berry Burst and Pink Powder combination. I cut out each of the two step stamping flowers. Most are placed under the Naturally Eclectic Card Overlay and  one off to one corner of the heart. The card is really pretty simple but, I think lovely! A nice way to welcome a new baby.

Here’s a peek at the inside. Notice, I added one of the little flowers on the inside. I’ll add a flower to the envelope before I send it off.

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Lovely Words Thinlits for New Baby

Well, new babies are just the best things to inspire hugs aren’t they? I decided to participate in Kylie Bertucci’s International Blog Highlights for June and the theme was baby. I like having cards like this one at the ready. (Of course at my age, it’s new grandchildren we welcome!) The Lovely Words Thinlit “hugs” just seems perfect for a new baby card.


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Design Notes for Lovely Words Baby Card:

I wish I could say that I just merrily stamped the row of baby pins. Sorry, not happening. I used my Stamp-A-Ma-Jig to ensure that they lined up nicely. Do you have one of these great tools? You need one. It’s the perfect toll for getting stamped images where you want them. Maybe I should do a video about how to use it. It’s not hard but hard to explain. What do you think?

As I was putting the card together, I knew I wanted to add another color. I looked at the pins and thought the little holes at the end of the pin looked like hearts.  Bring in the Real Red Stampin’ Write Marker. The new Starburst Punch came in handy to back up the sparkly “hugs”. And finally, I got to play with one of the new Washi tapes. This pack is all shades of blue. Fun!

I stamped the congratulations sentiment on the inside of the card and added one pin to tie inside and outside together.

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Creating Plaid with Sponge Brayers – The Movie!

I don’t think it’s true, but maybe I’ve created a new technique. Well, I couldn’t find it anywhere on the web. I’ve used Stampin’ Up! Sponge Brayers to create a plaid pattern on some Whisper White card stock. A young woman I know is due to give birth to her baby boy any day now. Here’s the card I created for her and her family.

Sponge Brayers Plaid, baby card, Every Occasion stamp set, Vertical Greetings stamp set, Stamp -ama-jig

Design Notes for Plaid with Sponge Brayers Baby Card:

I recalled a technique I did a few years ago when we had striped embossing folders to create plaid. I always thought it was cute for baby cards. Next thing I knew, I was using sponges to create the plaid. Want to know how I did it? Here’s a video tutorial all ready for you!


Doesn’t it look easy!? You could So do it.

Now you know what I did to align those onesies and the heart. Yes, I used my Stamp-A-Ma-Jig. No pain, no strain. You have to have one.


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Happy Happenings – It’s a Baby!

Recently, I needed a new baby card. I enjoy making just about every card I make. However, right near the top of my list is making new baby cards. I can’t think of a happier event to commemorate with a hand crafted card. Happy Happenings is just the right stamp set for all happy events, including new baby. Here’s my happy baby card.

Happy Happenings stamp set, Sunburst die, Stitched Shapes dies, new baby card

Design Notes on Happy Happenings – New Baby Card:

I think this card certainly qualifies as a clean and simple card. I confess to doing more that a little die cutting, Yes, the Big Shot got a bit of a work out. First I stamped the sentiment on some Very Vanilla card stock. Then I cut that out using one of the Stitched Shapes ovals. While I was there, I cut out the next larger oval from some Night of Navy card stock. The So Saffron card stock seemed the perfect sunny background using the Sunburst Die. Layer, layer, layer, then add a few Metallic Enamel Shapes. Pretty much done. I did stamp a sentiment on the inside and was really finished then!

Happy Happenings stamp set, new baby card

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I wanted to give you a close up of the Happy Happenings stamp set images You can see for yourself how many different occasions this set will help you celebrate.

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