Saturday, March 5, 2011

Straight from the Nest baby card

This is my card for the baby shower today.  I love using these October Afternoon papers for die cuts.  The tiny patterns work so well on these 'baby clothes.'  I did find it better to stamp the embellishments separately, cut them out and the glue to the baby clothes rather than try to stamp directly.  The little 'c' is a sticker representing the new baby's first name.

The flowers in the border have a tiny hole cut in the center presumably for a brad.  I just did a touch with a green marker in the center of the yellow flowers to keep this simple.

The background of the card is a piece of naturals white cardstock rubbed with pastels.  Naturals cardstock has quite a bit of texture to really picks up the pastels.

So my card is more in the 'clean and simple' category than my Mother's vintage inspired card.  I enjoyed doing a bit of both to welcome a new baby girl.

I can't wait to show you my baby gift but I'm going to :-)  hint: I'm waiting for the Spring Blogger's Quilt Festival in May.  I'll post a link to the festival on Amy's Creative Side blog when it gets here.  If you are a quilter and want to participate, visit Amy at:  Amy's Creative Side

Thanks for visiting me today!  

Ingredients:  Stamp: Whimsical Words by Stampin' Up!
DSP and letter stickers:  October Afternoon Thrift Shop
Cardstock:  Naturals White, Crumb Cake, Bermuda Bay
Ink:  Close to Cocoa 


  1. This is so cute and clever! I'll look forward to seeing the baby gift!

  2. I just got this cartridge last week! Thanks for the inspiration. Super cute.


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