Bundle of Boy Baby Card

Bundle of Boy Baby Card


The cute stamps on this card are from the “Baby Talk” set (retired?) from Stampin’ Up.  I used Gina K In the Navy ink for all the images.  The greeting and carriage with the baseball were stamped first on the white card stock.  Then the carriage was stamped again on a piece of the printed paper.  Just the top and wheels were cut out, and these pieces were adhered to the white stamped panel adding the matching color/pattern to the image without needing to worry about cutting the thin lines.  I stamped the baseball on a scrap of white with Gina K Cherry Red ink and cut this out just inside the outer red edge so that only the stitching on a plain piece of white was left.  When it was adhered to the original stamped image on the main white panel, you could see the blue outline with the red stitching.

The printed paper was from the “Special Delivery” paper pad by Pebbles along with a piece of “Blue Stripe Paper” by Colorbok.  Gina K Blue Denim card stock was also used.

A die from the “Stitched Square Dies” set by Gina Marie Designs was used on the solid mat.

I needed two little boy cards and didn’t have enough of the printed paper used on the first card, so I made a second card with different paper.  I had used my MISTI for the stamping on the first card, so I was able to make the second card with the same stamp placement.

For this one, I used more paper from the “Special Delivery” paper pack and Gina K Powder Blue card stock and ink.  I felt like the red stitching on the baseball was too much with the softer colors on this card, so I left them powder blue.


I love this stamp set, and paper piecing made all the elements match beautifully!

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Welcome Little One Shaker Card

Welcome Little One Shaker Card


(Inside: Congratulations on your bundle of joy!)

Cheery Lynn Designs has a number of shaker card kits, and the one I used on this card is the Baby Rattle. The kit comes with the rattle dies, foam, acetate, and the metal fillers for inside the shaker element.  The components of the kit are also sold separately, but it was nice having everything included!  And it’s nice to know there are refills available if needed/desired.  There are instructional videos right on their site if you’ve never made a shaker card before.

The adorable papers used on this project are “Linen Door Boy Plaid” by The Paper Studio, “Betty-Ann” by Melissa Frances (the polka dotted paper), and American Crafts #320333 (elephants).  Stampin’ Up Mint Macaron card stock was also used along with the Mint Macaron ink for the inside sentiment and to color the white ribbon.

In addition to the metal “It’s a Boy” shaker elements that came with the kit, I also added some “Baby Shower Confetti” by Unique (#61842).

I used the Stampin’ Up Banner Triple Punch and a Cuttlebug Swiss Dot Folder.

The greeting inside the rattle is from the “Basket Blessings” set (retired?) by Gina K Designs stamped with versamark and heat embossed in white.  The inside greeting is from the “Rectangle Greetings” set (retired?) from Gina K Designs.

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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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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.



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 (retired?) 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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