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Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Welcome Baby

Sweet Little Baby cards . . . .
      Several of my nieces and nephews have started families - 2 boys and 4 girls have been added to the mix !!  (with another baby girl due in May!) 
A number of my son's friends have also started families, so I have been making baby cards more often in the last few years. Here's a card that I made for baby Maria.

      I found this design in 3D Rubber Stamping by Joanne Sanderson, but made some changes by using the Alphabet Bubble stickers to personalize the card with the baby's name. This is a sketch I have made many times (blue gingham and dots for the boys and pink and yellow for girls).  The shimmery pink patterned papers and gingham ribbon used for this card were purchased from my LSS. I used PTI's Stamper's Select White for the card base.

     The little handprints were made by stamping white Fimo modelling clay and baking it in the oven. The last time I made this card I decided to stamp and bake 4 of these little handprints, so I would have them on hand any time I wanted to use this card design - helps to save a little time in the process !!   

      Once it hardens it is very durable, but relatively lightweight. I secured it to the paper and cardstock with lots of Scor-tape. I stamped 'welcome baby'  under the handprint panel. The gingham ribbon and bow and the little pink pearls finish off a sweet card for a new baby girl.

The inside of the card uses the same hand prints stamped in CTMH Blush ink and the sentiment from SU's set - One of a Kind stamped in Hollyhock.

Card Details:
Stamps: Stampcraft Handprints;  Stampin'Up One of a Kind, Short & Sweet
Inks: Close to My Heart Hollyhock, Blush.
Papers: PTI White Stamper's Select;  Reminisce Baby Girl Basics (gingham & dots);  yellow and striped papers from my stash
Other Supplies: Fimo modelling clay;  gingham ribbon;  Kaisercraft pink pearls;  Provocraft decorative scissors;  COLORBOK Alphabet Bubble Stickers.

     Here's a Baby Boy card I made last year using a similar layout. I used a pinking hearts border punch on the yellow strip of paper; Staming Bella Dots on a blue satin ribbon and blue and yellow striped paper for the name panel. The gingham and dotted papers are from Making Memories.


Lorraine said...

OMG, how cute are these?! I love the colors, design and those little handprints! Thanks for the inspiration!

Danielle Therese Greenwood said...

Adorable card! I love what you did with the clay and the stamp, it looks just like those cast kits for babies' hands!

Anne B said...

Oh those are suuper cute - love your use of the handprints!

Chris said...

Oh my goodness! Those tiny handprints are TOO CUTE!

Love the layout and the gingham and polka dots...

Just adorable, Karen!

Kelly said...

I love the hand prints!

Kristin said...

i love the stamp, but doing the clay impression is AWESOME!!! great cards!

Jen said...

So special. I bet these amazing creations will be cherished for a long time to come. Beautiful.