Thursday, June 29, 2017

Baby Sailboat

#stampinup   #faithfulinkspirations  I don't know about you, but since I'm a woman of a certain age, all of my peers are done with the baby making business and we're all far too young to be grandmothers yet. So, we don't have much of an opportunity to make cards for baby showers or new babies. Until we need one--like for the explosion of new babies at our church. I hate it when I don't have a card ready to go.

Fortunately, the "Badges & Banners" stamp set has a "welcome, baby" banner, so that's a start. But what about a cute image for the card? Off to Pinterest! That's right--I peruse Pinterest for inspiration. All. The. Time.   I found a cute little baby card that uses the "Swirly Bird" stamp set, which I happen to own. Huzzah! Here's what I came up with.
I used the elements from the "Swirly Bird" set to stamp the sweet sailboat onto a Whisper White square that I'd cut with one of the Layering Squares Framelits. I used Rose Red, Old Olive, Crushed Curry, and Night of Navy. I stamped the banner from "Badges & Banners" set in Old Olive onto a scrap of Whisper White and punched it out with the Duet Banner Punch.

I cut a 1" strip of Old Olive Designer Series Paper from the Color Theory 6" x 6" DSP Pack and flagged the end with the Banner Triple Punch. And I cut a Whisper White square with one of the Stitched Shapes Framelits.

Now that I had all the elements for the card, I was ready to assemble them. I started with a Thick Whisper White Card Stock card base, cut lengthwise,  and added a 3-7/8" by 5-1/8" Crushed Curry mat and then a 3-3/4" by 5" Whisper White panel.  I adhered the stitched square onto the card and then the Old Olive DSP banner. I tied a length of Crushed Curry Mini Chevron Ribbon onto the end of the DSP banner. I adhered the sailboat piece to the card with Stampin' Dimensionals. Finally, I added the "welcome, baby" banner to the card with Stampin' Dimensionals, too.

Now I'm ready for the next baby shower. Bring it on ladies!!


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