Hello, Baby…Baby Bear Card

Hello, Baby…Baby Bear Card

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I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE this bear from the Stampin’ Up “Baby Bear” stamp set.  The bear image is created with 3 stamps that are layered on top of one another to add such realistic detail with no coloring needed! For this card, I used Gina K Kraft ink for stamp #1 (the most solid of the three stamps/lightest ink), Gina K Warm Cocoa for stamp #2, and Stampin’ Up Tip Top Taupe for stamp #3.  The greeting is also from the “Baby Bear” stamp set and was stamped with Gina K Kraft ink.

The image sheet that comes with the set has the numbers by the stamps/images, but the numbers are not on the actual stamps themselves, so I wrote the numbers on the stamps with pen before removing them from the image sheet so I could easily tell which stamp/layer was which.  Another little tip I had seen online is to line up the bottoms of the 3 stamps instead of trying to line up the heads.  The details on the head do not go all the way to the top which makes it really hard to line up the images that way.

The balloons were cut with the Paper Smooches “Balloons” dies from paper from the MY Mind’s Eye “Cowboy” patterned paper pad and a scrap from the My Mind’s Eye “Stella & Rose – Mabel” pad .  The plaid paper for the background mat was from the MME “Cowboy” paper pad.  Recollections kraft and cream card stock was also used.

The string for the balloons is a piece of yarn I had in my stash.  It was too thick, so I untwisted the threads and retwisted them into 3 skinnier pieces.

Over at the Die Cut Divas this month, the challenge theme is “for the love of animals/pets” where our projects must include an animal and must also include at least one die cut or embossing folder.

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Waterfall Cards

Waterfall Cards

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My last post was of a Mother’s Day waterfall card, and I realized that I had made a few others that I had never posted here so I thought I’d share them now.  (These were previously posted in my StampTV gallery.)

The baby cards shown above were made using svg files from the “Waterfall Cards SVG Kit” from SVGCuts and my Silhouette electronic die cutting machine.  The problem with posting things so long after they were made is that it’s hard to remember the actual papers and supplies that were used!  The good news is that you can use any paper for these projects, and they’d still be adorable!

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Monkey Waterfall Thank You Note

I created this next one as a thank you note to send for my triplets’ birthday a few years back.   For this one, I used one of the files from the same “Waterfall Card SVG Kit”  (just to create the basic card base) along with the “Steve the Monkey” file from the “free designs” collection at SVGCuts.  I  changed the waterfall portion to have two sections instead of four, and  I adapted his head so his mouth would open when the ribbon was pulled, revealing the sentiment.

 

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This final sample was a card I made (and taught) for one of the Holiday Card Classes offered at Michaels in 2013.  This class was called  “Vintage Holiday Card Tricks Class” and featured distressing techniques, heat embossing, and using Sizzix dies with the Big Kick.  We created this waterfall card along with two others that you can see HERE.  I did not design these cards; the lesson plans were provided.

 

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Baby Girl Hearts

Baby Girl Hearts

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For this week’s “From the Heart” Mod Squad Challenge, we are encouraged to create a project using hearts.

I found these gorgeous stitched heart dies called “Nesting Hearts (#100384)” by Little B, and couldn’t wait to play with them!  In addition to the heart dies, I also used a die from the “Stitched Rectangle Dies” set by Gina Marie Designs.  I used watercolor paper because I liked the texture along with Gina K Innocent Pink card stock.

The greeting is from the “Bundle of Love” set by Gina K Designs and was stamped with versamark ink and heat embossed with Recollections Snow embossing powder.  The background patten was created with a Stampin’ Up large background stamp called “Soft Swirls” and Gina K Innocent Pink ink.

I used my buttonhole hole punch to pierce the small pink heart and then added the ribbon, although it’s hard to see the holes in the photo.

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Baby Boy Elephant

Baby Boy Elephant

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For this week’s “From the Heart” Mod Squad Challenge, we are encouraged to create a project using hearts.

I used this adorable “Sweet Baby Elephant (cc-mini-163)” die by Cottage Cutz along with a stitched heart die from the “Nesting Hearts (#100384)” set by Little B.  For the background panel, I used the  Darice “Quilt Blocks (#1219-131)” embossing folder.  I used watercolor paper because I liked the texture along with Gina K Powder Blue card stock.

The greeting is from the “Bundle of Love” set by Gina K Designs and was stamped with Gina K Powder Blue ink.

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Baby Wobble-Head Card

Baby Wobble-Head Card

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The papers on this baby card coordinate with the Baby Crib Box Card project I posted yesterday.  (I will be sending both of them together.)

The baby image was Googled and “traced” with my Silhouette software.  The baby’s head is mounted on a spring, and it wobbles when the card moves. (Yes, the blurry head is supposed to show movement! lol)

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The spring is called an “Action Wobble Spring” and is a plastic spring with adhesive on both sides so it sticks to your card project and to the element you want to wobble.

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I used the following paper and card stock for this project: Core’dinations April Lovely, Colorbok Heidi Grace Designs bgirl buggy (double-sided), Core’dinations light pink plaid, Gina K bubblegum, ivory and white.  I inked all the edges and stamped the greeting with Gina K bubblegum ink.  The greeting is from the Gina K Designs “Bundle of Love” stamp set.   The baby’s hair is made with a few strands of yarn and a ribbon, and I added a few pink pearls to finish it off.

Inspiration for this card came from two places.  First, I used the same baby (as a boy) with the wobble spring on a card I made a bit ago.  Here is the card that I had previously posted in my StampTV gallery (which you can see HERE).

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Secondly, I used a sketch from the StampTV Sketch Book which is under the “Freebies” section on the StampTV Site (HERE – scroll down; the sketch book is a little below the photo of the swimmer).  This is a fantastic resource for layout ideas when you are stuck!  You may need to be a member of StampTV to view this Sketch Book, but membership is free.  Here is the sketch I used as a starting point for my card project:

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