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Authentique Beginnings Baby Boy Shaker Card Tutorial

Authentique Beginnings Baby Boy Shaker Card Tutorial

Hello, Friends!  Baby projects are always sweet to make and fun to share.  Today I have an Authentique Beginnings Baby Boy Shaker Card Tutorial that is really easy to make.  Let’s take a look, shall we?

Authentique Beginnings Baby Boy Shaker Card Tutorial by Kathy Clement Photo 1

Awww!  Look at what the stork brought!  This image is so perfectly vintage but sweet and fresh as a newborn babe.  I kept the design fairly simple so that the shaker top and image would really shine.

Authentique Beginnings Baby Boy Shaker Card Tutorial by Kathy Clement Photo 2The base of the card measures 5″ x 7″ with a 1/4″ spine to allow for lots of goodies to be added on the inside.  I’ve mixed the gorgeous designer papers from the Beginnings collection with  Spectrum Robin’s Egg Blue Cardstock and Authentique Micro Basics Brown check papers. It’s lovely that these basic patterns are a perfect color match for the Authentique designer papers.

Shake it Up Baby!

Authentique Beginnings Baby Boy Shaker Card Tutorial by Kathy Clement Photo 3

Machine stitching, ribbon and a fun shaker panel filled with sequins, seed beads, mini buttons, Prills and micro beads add loads of texture, dimension and movement to the card design.

Authentique Beginnings Baby Boy Shaker Card Tutorial: The Details

Authentique Beginnings Baby Boy Shaker Card Tutorial by Kathy Clement Photo 4

Mat stickers on cardstock to create sweet little hanger tags. Buttons and Ivory Burlap String add just the right touch of sweetness. To cover the raw edges of my clear cardstock shaker cover, I applied 1/8″ Scor-Tape and light blue micro gingham ribbon.

Authentique Beginnings Baby Boy Shaker Card Tutorial by Kathy Clement Photo 5

Baby Blue Chevron Ribbon, Ivory Burlap String and a rubber duckie novelty button dress up the bottom corner of the card.

Authentique Beginnings Baby Boy Shaker Card Tutorial by Kathy Clement Photo 6

This wonderful sentiment is from the selvage edge of the 12×12 papers.  I never throw these away as they are fantastic additions to projects.  Cut a fishtail on one end, then mat on Spectrum Robin’s Egg Blue papers, weave between your fingers and add a button.  Easiest sentiment panel ever!

Authentique Beginnings Baby Boy Shaker Card Tutorial: A Peek Inside

Authentique Beginnings Baby Boy Shaker Card Tutorial by Kathy Clement Photo 7You can easily turn a card into a gift by adding pockets, tags and mini folios inside.  Tuck in a gift card and you’ve created a keepsake gift that does double duty as nursery decor and mini baby book.

Authentique Beginnings Baby Boy Shaker Card Tutorial by Kathy Clement Photo 8Score Spectrum Robin’s Egg Blue cardstock to make a mini folio.  I topped this with a matted sticker from the 12×12 Collection Kit and a chipboard button from my stash.

Authentique Beginnings Baby Boy Shaker Card Tutorial by Kathy Clement Photo 9The folio measures a generous 5.25″ tall and has a simple tri fold design.

Authentique Beginnings Baby Boy Shaker Card Tutorial by Kathy Clement Photo 10

Mat stickers onto cardstock to create these adorable mini file folders.  They are the perfect journal spot, aren’t they?

Authentique Beginnings Baby Boy Shaker Card Tutorial by Kathy Clement Photo 11

Create a large pocket on the bottom half of the card, then decorate it with another of the Details stickers.  These come in the 12×12 Collection Kit, or you can purchase them separately.

Authentique Beginnings Baby Boy Shaker Card Tutorial by Kathy Clement Photo 12Fill the pocket with journal cards from the cut apart page.  You can write on the front, and add photos on the back.

Authentique Beginnings Baby Boy Shaker Card Tutorial on Snapguide

This Snapguide Tutorial will guide you step by step and layer by layer so that you can create your own Authentique Beginnings Baby Boy Shaker Card.

Check out How to Authentique Beginnings Baby Boy Shaker Card Folio by Kathy Clement on Snapguide.

A Couple of Tips About Working with Shaker Cards

There are a couple of helpful tips that will prevent your shaker card adventure from becoming a disaster:

  1. Acetate cardstock has a lot of static.  I rub mine very lightly with a dryer sheet to prevent the sequins from clinging to it.
  2. Keep the tape liner in place until you have filled the shaker cavity with beads, sequins, etc. The tape is sticky, and small elements will cling to it.  This will make the seal insecure, and your beads and other goodies will leak out.
  3. Be mindful of the size of your shaker elements.  Anything too thick will get stuck between the paper and the acetate layer.
  4. Press the acetate firmly to seal it to the tape!
  5. Fill your shaker with a mix of sequins, Prills, Micro Beads, seed beads and tiny buttons or chipboard.  Having a mix of shaker elements really makes for a fun card.
Authentique Beginnings Bonus Card

I was having so much fun with this paper collection that I didn’t want to stop.  So I made this sweet Baby Boy Bib Overall card.

Authentique Beginnings Baby Boy Bib Overall Card by Kathy Clement Photo 1

The card base is an old Crafty Secrets Chipboard form that I’ve had in my stash forever.  I covered it with papers from the Beginnings 6×6″ Bundle, scraps of Spectrum Robin’s Egg Blue paper and Brown Micro Check paper.  The overall suspenders are actually stickers from the Details Sticker Sheet.

Authentique Beginnings Baby Boy Bib Overall Card by Kathy Clement Photo 2Fill the pockets with little tags made with scraps and tiny stickers.

Authentique Beginnings Baby Boy Bib Overall Card by Kathy Clement Photo 3

On the inside, I’ve used another sheet of the Spectrum Robin’s Egg Blue paper, stickers, and some fussy cut images.  The mini file folder is a great spot to add a gift card or personal note.

I hope I’ve shared some tips and tricks that you can use in your own crafty adventures.  If so, I’d love to hear from you in the comment section below.

Thanks for stopping by!

Cheerio,

kathy

Supply List: Authentique Beginnings 12x12 Collection Kit, 6x6 Paper Bundle, Spectrum Robin's Egg Blue 1&2, Brown Check Micro Basics, Details Stickers.  Other Products: Kool-Tak Clear Foam Tape, Baby Blue Cardstock, Light Blue Chevron Ribbon, Light Blue Micro Gingham, Ivory Burlap String, 1/8" Scor-Tape, Sequins, Seed Beads, Prills, Novelty Buttons, Micro Beads, Clear Cardstock, Art Institute Dries Clear Adhesive

Welcome Wee One Baby Girl Folio

                               Welcome Wee One Baby Girl Folio for Friday Focus at Frilly and Funkie                                     Tammy Tutterow Designs Creative Team Friday

Hello, Friends!  What an exciting day it is here on the blog!  It’s time for another Friday Focus at the Frilly and Funkie Blog.  And it’s also time for another Tammy Tutterow Designs Creative Team Friday.  Oh, happy day!  The Friday Focus at Frilly and Funkie is all about Tammy Tutterow Stamps and Dies, so it all works out well.  I have the sweetest Welcome Wee One Baby Girl Folio to share with you, so let’s get this party started!

This Welcome Wee One Baby Girl Folio has so many moving parts that I thought it would be wise to create a YouTube Video Tour to explain them all.

Welcome Wee One Baby Girl Folio

Welcome Wee One Baby Girl Folio by Kathy Clement Product by Tammy Tutterow Designs Photo 1

This is one of my “hybrid” card/mini album creations.  It measures 5.5″ x 7.5″ with a 1/2″ spine so I can tuck in all sorts of goodies on the inside.  I’ve used Graphic 45 Baby to Bride Deluxe Collector Edition papers and a huge pile of Tammy’s wonderful stamps and dies to make this project.

Welcome Wee One Stamp/Die Combo and Dear Ruby Background Stamp

Welcome Wee One Baby Girl Folio by Kathy Clement Product by Tammy Tutterow Designs Photo 2

I don’t think of myself as a great stamper/colorer.  But Tammy’s designs are so easy to color that I find myself enjoying the process more and more all the time.  I used her Dear Ruby background stamp on the pink gingham panel of this card.  It adds the perfect touch of vintage texture to the background.

Welcome Wee One Baby Girl Folio by Kathy Clement Product by Tammy Tutterow Designs Photo 4

And how sweet is this this sentiment?  First I stamped it directly onto my patterned paper.  Then, once the ink had dried, I colored it in with Prismacolor pencils.  The best part about this stamp set is that it comes with a matching die to cut the sentiment out.  No fussy cutting!  How great is that?  The finishing touch was adding Glossy Accents to the words, the wee hearts and the peas in those darling pea pods.

Welcome Wee One Folio: Shortie Tabs as Banner Flags

Welcome Wee One Baby Girl Folio by Kathy Clement Product by Tammy Tutterow Designs Photo 5

This pretty little banner was a cinch to make with Tammy’s Shortie Tabs die.  The die set contains 8 shortie tabs, and I love the various shapes.  Here’s how I put this banner together:

  1. Die cut the banner shapes from patterned paper.  Shortie tabs are all double ended with a score line in the middle, which I find to be very handy.
  2. Fold each Shortie Tab on the score line.
  3. Ink the edges with Tea Dye Distress ink.
  4. Cut a length of natural jute to match the width of your card.  Tie a knot on either end.
  5. Fold each Shortie Tab over the jute string.  I used a little bit of 1/8″ Scor-Tape on the inside of each tab to hold it in place.
  6. Glue the knotted ends of the jute to the card.
Welcome Wee One Folio:  Shabby Posies and Pom Pom Posies Dies

Welcome Wee One Baby Girl Folio by Kathy Clement Product by Tammy Tutterow Designs Photo 6

I am so in love with Tammy’s flower dies!  For the Wee One Folio I selected the two smallest petal layers from Shabby Posies and die cut a pile them from my patterned paper. But I’ve also die cut them from felt, burlap, crinoline, fabric and inked up cardstock.  Here’s how I made the flowers:

  1. Die cut from patterned paper.
  2. Ink edges with Tea Dye Distress Ink.
  3. Shape with a ball stylus on a foam mat.
  4. Hot glue the layers together.  Because I wanted these Shabby Posies to be more tightly closed, I used a double foam mat and really pressed down into the center.  This draws the petals closer together.
  5. Spritz with Tattered Angels Vintage Pink Glimmer Mist.
  6. Randomly “draw” on the petals with Art Glitter Dries Clear Adhesive.
  7. Sprinkle with Prills.
  8. Die cut the leaves from Pom Pom Posies onto patterned paper.
  9. Ink the edges.
  10. Shape and glue beneath the flowers.

Welcome Wee One Baby Girl Folio by Kathy Clement Product by Tammy Tutterow Designs Photo 7

Welcome Wee One Folio: Paper Bag Pocket

Welcome Wee One Baby Girl Folio by Kathy Clement Product by Tammy Tutterow Designs Photo 8

Because I scored a 1/2″ spine into this 5.5″ x 7.5″ top fold card base, I can fill the inside up with lots of paper pretties!

Welcome Wee One Baby Girl Folio by Kathy Clement Product by Tammy Tutterow Designs Photo 9

I love to add pockets to my cards.  To change things up a bit, I used Tammy’s Paper Bag Pocket Die to create a spot to tuck this Mini Tag Book.  I love the boutique look of this pocket cut from the same designer paper.

Welcome Wee One Folio:  The Mini Tag Book

If you follow my blog, then I know you are familiar with this darling little tag book because I use it all the time.  It’s one of my favorite “Tammy Toys.”

Welcome Wee One Folio: Shortie Tags Die

Welcome Wee One Baby Girl Folio by Kathy Clement Product by Tammy Tutterow Designs Photo 11Tags are another item that I love to include in my designs. I die cut this cute tag directly from the patterned paper, then dressed it up with some fancy borders and ribbon.  Tammy’s Shortie Tags die comes with 6 pretty shaped edges that you can layer onto the bottom of the tag.

Welcome Wee One Baby Girl Folio by Kathy Clement Product by Tammy Tutterow Designs Photo 12I had a strip of matting cardstock left on my desk, so I turned it into this simple tri-fold folio/gift card holder.  It’s held shut with a darling little belly band.  So cute!

Friday Focus: Tammy Tutterow Stamps and Dies at 15% Savings

Now, here’s the really good news.  For the next two weeks, The Funkie Junkie Boutique is offering an additional 15% off all Tammy Tutterow Designs Stamps and Dies.  Combined with the regular 20% discount TFJB offers on all items in the shop, this amounts to a 35% discount! If you’ve had any of Tammy’s paper pretties on your wish list, now is the time to snap them up.  You can find the Friday Focus shopping page HERE.

I hope I’ve shared some tips and tricks that you can use in your own crafty adventures.  If so, I’d love to hear from you in the comment section below.

Thanks for stopping by!

Cheerio,

kathy

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Lullaby Baby Pocket Card: G45 Precious Memories

Lullaby Baby Pocket Card with Organza Ribbon and G45 Precious Memories

Hello, Ribbon Lovers!  I was looking at photos of the grand girls the other day, which always makes me feel all gooey inside.  Suddenly I had the urge to break out my G45 Precious Memories papers and create a baby card .  It’s always a good idea to listen to your muse…and that’s how this darling Lullaby Baby Pocket card came into the world.

lullaby-baby-pocket-card-precious-memories-once-upon-a-springtime-by-kathy-clement-product-by-graphic-45-photo-1Because I wanted to keep everything about this card soft and sweet, I decided to go with a white organza bow topped with ivory burlap string. To me, it looks like fairy wings.

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The fairies are guarding this precious angel while she peacefully sleeps.

lullaby-baby-pocket-card-precious-memories-once-upon-a-springtime-by-kathy-clement-product-by-graphic-45-photo-2lullaby-baby-pocket-card-precious-memories-once-upon-a-springtime-by-kathy-clement-product-by-graphic-45-photo-4Debra Natural Crochet Lace adds lovely soft texture and a wonderful vintage vibe.

lullaby-baby-pocket-card-precious-memories-once-upon-a-springtime-by-kathy-clement-product-by-graphic-45-photo-3It also did a great job of dressing up my little diaper pin embellishment.

lullaby-baby-pocket-card-precious-memories-once-upon-a-springtime-by-kathy-clement-product-by-graphic-45-photo-6A stamped border and sentiment and a teeny tiny gift card are tucked inside.

lullaby-baby-pocket-card-precious-memories-once-upon-a-springtime-by-kathy-clement-product-by-graphic-45-photo-8The large pocket contains a Staples Regular Ivory tag.

lullaby-baby-pocket-card-precious-memories-once-upon-a-springtime-by-kathy-clement-product-by-graphic-45-photo-9Instead of pulling the ivory burlap string all the way through, I looped it around for a different look, then topped it with more Petaloo flowers.

Is there anything sweeter than a sleeping baby?

Thanks for stopping by!

Cheerio,

kathy

Welcome to Our Jungle Baby Boy Elephant Card

Welcome to Our Jungle Baby Boy  Elephant Card with Graphic 45 Safari Adventure

Hello, G45’ers!  Don’t you just love it when inspiration hits?  That’s exactly what happened the other day as I was cleaning up my work table.  I’d been playing with Graphic 45’s amazing Safari Adventure Collection and my eye suddenly fell on the darling image of the Mama Elephant and her baby.  Like a flash, I could see this sweet Baby Elephant Card come together in my mind. Time to switch gears from clean up  mode to creativity mode.  The result?  A super adorable Welcome to Our Jungle Baby Boy Elephant Card! Check it out!

Welcome to our Jungle Baby Boy Elephant Card, Safari Adventure, by Kathy Clement, Product by Graphic 45 Photo 2Go ahead…you can give a little “squeeeee” if you want to!  LOL A baby card is about the last item I expected to make with these papers, but I honestly think this might be my favorite baby boy card ever!  And to think that I made it almost entirely with the scraps that were on my work surface!   Sa-weeet!

Welcome to our Jungle Baby Boy Elephant Card, Safari Adventure, by Kathy Clement, Product by Graphic 45 Photo 1

Welcome to Our Jungle Baby Boy Elephant Card: Working With UTEE

  1. Use a Spellbinder Small Circle Die to cut out the sweet mama elephant and her baby.  When doing this, I always create a template by taping a scrap piece of paper to my die, and cutting a scrap piece of paper.  Remove the die cut circle, but leave the  “frame” attached to the die.  Now you can place the open circle over your image to get the placement just right.  Tape the die in place and cut out the image.
  2. Next cut the correlating large circle die to create a mat from the 12×12 Prints and patterns.
  3. To give the image this lovely, glassy appearance, you will heat emboss with UTEE. (Ultra Thick Embossing Enamel). The steps for this follow
  4. Ink up the image with Versamark or other clear embossing ink.  Be generous!
  5. Cover the image with UTEE and let the excess slide off into a tray or a piece of clean paper.  You can put the excess back into the jar and use it again.
  6. Hold the image with a pair of tweezers so you don’t burn your fingers.
  7. Heat emboss from the UNDERSIDE of the image.  This is really, really important!  If you try to heat emboss from the top, the large crystals of the UTEE will fly all over you, all over your work surface, and probably end up on the surface of the moon.  It’s a really big mess.
  8. Once the UTEE starts to melt, you can heat emboss from the topside to completely melt the crystals.
  9. If it’s not as glossy as you’d like, let it cool a bit, and repeat all the above steps. UTEE is HOT …so don’t touch!  Let it cool.  For reals.
  10. Mat the image, attach to the doily and voila!

Welcome to our Jungle Baby Boy Elephant Card, Safari Adventure, by Kathy Clement, Product by Graphic 45 Photo 4I took this angle shot so you can kind of see the UTEE shimmering on the surface of the image.  It’s hard to see on camera, but trust me, in person it is amazing!

A Peek Inside Welcome to Our Jungle Baby Boy Elephant Card

Welcome to our Jungle Baby Boy Elephant Card, Safari Adventure, by Kathy Clement, Product by Graphic 45 Photo 5Pockets on the inside make this card super fun!  Leopard print paper?  Yes, please!

Welcome to our Jungle Baby Boy Elephant Card, Safari Adventure, by Kathy Clement, Product by Graphic 45 Photo 6 jpgThese are some old Fiskars sentiment stamps that I found in my stash.   Graphic 45 Staples ATC cards are just the right size to use as a sentiment tag.  Make a pocket with an image from the 8×8 collection.  Just cut a thumb hole with a circle punch and glue down the bottom and sides.  Instant pocket, and the perfect size for a gift card, too.

Welcome to our Jungle Baby Boy Elephant Card, Safari Adventure, by Kathy Clement, Product by Graphic 45 Photo7Here’s the bottom pocket.  The large ephemera card is a great place to add a personal note, or a photo of new mom and baby.

Welcome to our Jungle Baby Boy Elephant Card, Safari Adventure, by Kathy Clement, Product by Graphic 45 Photo8Elephants are such beautiful creatures, and I love the many different ways they are depicted in this collection. Have you noticed  that elephants and other safari themes are trending in nursery decor?   This whimsical Welcome to Our Jungle Baby Boy Elephant card would make a great addition to a baby boy’s  room.

I’ll add a supply list with product links (where possible) below.  I’d love to hear what you think about using this image on a baby card.  Won’t you please share your thoughts with me in the comment section?

Thanks for stopping by!

Cheerio,

kathy

Product Supply List for Welcome to Our Jungle Baby Boy Elephant Card

Graphic 45 Safari Adventure 12×12 Paper:

  • Safari Adventure
  • Amazing Africa
  • Jungle Expedition

Safari Adventure 8×8 Papers

  • Creatures Great and Small
  • Amazing Africa
  • Great Migration

Safari Adventure Chipboard 1 & 2

Safari Adventure Banners

Safari Adventure 12×12 Prints and Patterns

Staples Ivory ATC tag

Other Products

Ranger UTEE (Ultra Thick Embossing Enamel)

Heat Gun

Spellbinder circle die, or other circle die

Two sheets of 8.5×11 Soft Sky Cardstock

Gypsy Soul Laser Cuts Laser Cut Doilies

Petaloo Canvas Rosettes

Petaloo Textured Elements Ivory Mixed textured Mini Blossoms

Really Reasonable Ribbon Light Blue Micro Gingham, Ivory Burlap String, Parrot Green Leaves

Fiskars Precious Baby Quotes Clear Acrylic Stamps

Ranger Jet Black Archival Ink

Brad, Stick Pins, Novelty Buttons

 

 

 

 

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Sweet Baby Girl Cards

Sweet Baby Girl Cards with Really Reasonable Ribbon & Polly’s Paper

Hello, Friends! Oh just wait til you see what I have for you today!  It’s sugar and spice and everything nice…a trio of Sweet Baby Girl cards with Really Reasonable Ribbon and Polly’s Paper.

I don’t know what it is about baby girl cards that just make us all go “awwwwww…” but it happens every time.  When I saw these darling Sweet Baby Girl digital images in Polly’s Shop, I couldn’t wait to make them up into some sweet baby girl cards.  Throw in some beautiful Really Reasonable Ribbon, and my fingers begin to itch!

Sweet Baby Girl Card/Kathy by DesignThis first card was custom made for a client of mine who was just blessed with her first granddaughter.  I layered the beautiful digital image with DCWV Lace and Linen papers, using my craft knife to cut around the tops of the floral border so I could tuck it right in there.  The die cut shoes are made with a Marianne cutting die.  I used the eyelet paper in the collection, and I just love the way they turned out.  A bit of vintage lace from my stash and some beautiful Baby Pink Seam Binding topped with a Baby Pink Two-Tone Sweetheart Blossom complete the card front.

Polly's Baby Girl Digi 04The inside is stamped with Fiskars Precious baby quotes.

Polly's Baby Girl Digi 01The baby girl in this sweet image reminds me of our first grandbaby.  All pink and sweet resting on a pile of lace pillows. I created a belly band with 1.5″ Antique Gold Gingham Ribbon.  I don’t know why this is called antique gold, because in real life, it’s a beautiful shade of soft beige and it goes with almost anything! I topped this with one of the new ribbons in Bonnie’s shop: Canvas Color Band Ribbon with Pink Stitched Edges.  You’re gong to be seeing a lot of this ribbon from me, as I absolutely love it and it comes in a rainbow of colors! Finally, I dressed my sweet baby girl  up with a beautiful triple bow tied with Pearl Pink Delicate Stitched Satin and my Zutter-Bow-it-all Tool.   I really do get a perfect bow every time I use this amazing tool, and I would be lost without it.

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Another stamped sentiment from the Fiskars stamp set fills the inside of the card.

Polly's Baby Girl Digi 05I think this card is my favorite.  I created a shabby chic frame, added some Prima pearls and a beautiful triple bow tied with that same Canvas Stripe ribbon.  I topped it off with White Iridescent Metallic string and a pink resin rose from my stash.  Doesn’t this little cutie pie look like she’s about to crawl right out of the frame?  These Sweet Baby Girl Digital Images are amazing!

Polly's Baby Girl Digi 06Once I got out all the papers and bits and bobs, I figured I might as well make a bunch of these Sweet Baby Girl Cards.  I always seem to be needing one.

Thanks for stopping by!

Cheerio,

kathy

Precious Baby Boy Card

Precious Baby Boy Card for Crafty Secrets

Hello, Friends!

I have such a precious baby boy card to share with you today.  I was looking through my Crafty Secrets stash and found some goodies I had forgotten I had.  In no time flat, I had worked up this cute card for a new baby boy.

Precious Baby Boy Card/Kathy by DesignOoooh…don’t you just want to kiss that sweet baby head?  The image is taken from the Baby Boy Image and Clear Art Stamp set.  Here’s a peeky at what you get with this set.  Oh, and ignore the price…it is now on sale for just $4.95!

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Imagine…you could make 18 cards with this kit!  I did the math, peeps, and that is just 28 cents per card.  Talk about a great deal!

I cut out my focal image and then inked the edges with Stormy Sky Distress Ink.  I matted it with some pale blue cardstock and stamped some of the images from the stamp kit, also using Stormy Sky Distress Ink.  The “Little Champ” charm was heat embossed with UTEE and then added to the right hand side of the focal image. And that sentiment, “Don’t wake me, I’ll wake you…”  isn’t that the truth?

Crafty Secrets Baby Boy Card 05I built a 5×7 top fold card base and covered it with a 4.75″ x 6.75″ panel of the new Birds and Blooms Paper Kit, choosing the Blue Wood with Birds pattern.  Before gluing it down, I ran it through my Cuttlebug with the Spellbinder’s Brick and Bark embossing folder.  I inked the embossing side with Stormy Sky and weathered wood inks before running the paper through.  This impressed the blue ink right into the paper, creating great texture and color contrast.

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I created a belly band with a 5″ x 3.5″ strip of the blue script paper from the Creating with Vintage Typography CD.  I layered this with 1.5″ white netting and Blue Topaz Swiss Dots Ribbon.  A triple loop bow was tied and topped with a vintage pearl button.  Die cuts were added to the corners and under the focal imageMagnolia blossoms were lightly inked with Stormy Sky and then a loopy string bow was glued in underneath them.

Crafty Secrets Baby Boy Card 04The interior of the card uses more of the blue script paper, and some sentiment stamps from a now retired set.  I’m sure Sandy will be releasing these in digital form soon.

Snake and snails, and puppy dog tails, that’s what little boys are made of.  But this Precious Baby Boy card is mighty sweet, don’t you agree?

Thanks for stopping by,

Cheerio,

kathy

Oh Happy Day! Baby Girl Card

Oh Happy Day!  Baby Girl Card for Really Reasonable Ribbon Blog Hop

RRR Blog Hop BadgeHello, Friends!  It’s time for another fabulous Blog Hop with Really Reasonable Ribbon.  You should be coming here from the always stylish Dana’s blog.  If you get off track, hop on over to the RRR BLOG where you’ll find the Blog Hop List. This month we are featuring the gorgeous Aqua and Coral Mix in the April Ribbon Club Assortment.

April Ribbon ClubI always love the Ribbon Club Assortments, but this one is extra gorgeous.  I have used it on so many projects already.  If you are not a member of the RRR Ribbon Club, you can find out all about it HERE.  It’s just like Christmas every month when mine comes in the mail!

Some of you know that our 3rd granddaughter was born on March 31st.  Lydia Elise has already added so much joy and love to our lives.  I wanted to use these gorgeous ribbons to make a special “welcome to the world” baby girl card for her.

RRR Blog Hop April 2015 03I used every single ribbon in this month’s assortment on this pretty pastel card.  I created a pocket where I could tuck in my tags and an itty bitty photo of our itty bitty sweetheart.

RRR Blog Hop April 2015 01This is a 5″ x 5.5″ top fold card.  I used October Afternoon’s “Girl Talk” colllection , along with Stampin’ Up Pool Party Cardstock.  Here’s a peeky at the inside.

RRR Blog Hop April 2015 04Sweet and simple….the best things in life usually are!

Now you should hop on over and grab some inspiration from the amazing Cherry Nelson.  Once you’ve visited all the blogs on the hop, go to the RRR Blog and answer this month’s question to be entered for a chance to win your very own April Ribbon Collection!

Thanks for hopping by!

Cheerio,

kathy

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