Thursday, May 28, 2009

Have you picked up

your copy of Paper Crafters Magazine July/August?? You just might find a sneak peak in there somewhere. ;0) I can't say if it really is 'true' but what I read was new for me! I'm kind of surprised SU would let it slip out, so maybe it's just a 'white herring'. :p

I can tell you as a demo I'm excited for Monday. We get our Sneak peeks from the new cattie (which will include the new "In Colour" line) and the Last Chance list will be published. Hopefully none of my favourite stamps or accessories are on there!

Monday, May 4, 2009

Bundle of Joy

This has been in my drafts folder since March! It was for a friend's shower, which she finally had a few weeks ago, so it's now safe to post the card w/o worrying about her seeing it before the shower. ;)

I've seen this layout in SCS galleries numerous times. I loved it from the first time I saw it and always wanted to try it. As luck would have it, last night while I was looking through a stamp gallery I came across the tutorial for it on Diane's blog. I did not think it would be too hard to do, but I always enjoy a good tutorial, so it was nice to find one and read just how easy it was to do this simple but cute card!

She created a cute thank you card, but like I said, I've got tons of friends due to have babies soon, so I grabbed my "Little bundle of Joy" stamp from "Punches Three" and made it into a cute Baby card. I saw a similiar idea on SCS (uses the same DSP and stamp), but to change mine up a bit I used Kraft as a base for the card and added some ribbon. I love Ribbon and try to add it to most of my cards as I do not get much opportunity to add it to my scrapbook pages.

I would have loved to have used some jumbo brads or medium brads for the ribbon to go through, but unfortunately both were too big and I did not like the look of the 1/8" ones (reg. size). I did so a little sponge around the edges with So Safron Ink and had some fun drawing on my stitches. :0) The only thing that would have been nice would have been having a 1 1/4" square punch. I made my 12 "blocks" using my paper trimmer (I seem to have every punch but the square ones) and there is a bit of room for error if you do not trim each one exact!

I love the colours on this card, it's perfect for a boy or a girl so if you do not know what the expectant mom is having, this makes a card with some lovely colours.

Two baby shower cards down, 2 more to go, as well as 2 kid birthday cards.

Paper: SAB DSP, Kraft, Bashful Blue, So Safron, Whisper White
Stamps: Punches Three
Ink: Bashful Blue, Certainly Celery, So Safron
Accessories: So Safron Ribbon(SAB), Wide Oval Punch, Dots Embossing Folder, Big Shot, Close to Cocoa Marker
Inspiration: Diane's Tutorial, Arlene Mantle's card on SCS - It was not until I was browsing the Punches Three Gallery and saw her card that a) I knew what paper to use and b) found the link to Diane's tutorial. :)