It seems that all my friends are currently new parents or expecting a bundle of love. Therefore, you can expect to see a variety of baby and kid friendly creations over the next few months. A couple of Sale-A-Bration FREEBIE items are being featured today: Certainly Celery poly-twill ribbon from the exclusive Ribbon Bundle and Delicate Dots Designer Series Paper. TIP: Ribbon doesn't always have to equal bows. It's a great element for adding texture, and texture always equals interest. The prints and designs from Delicate Dots will suit a variety of spring projects, but they seem particularly suited for all my baby boy crafts. The colors: Bashful Blue, Certainly Celery, So Saffron, and Sahara Sand.
A darling set for kids is Wild About You. These animal stamps have endless possibilities. I started by stamping the giraffe in Chocolate Chip onto So Saffron card stock. I also inked up the lion in Chocolate and stamped him onto white. I cleaned my stamp and re-inked him in Bashful blue. Following some clever trimming, I was able to layer my little lion -- creating interest and depth with Dottos. He was framed up using Marvy scalloped square punches. I stamped the bird 3 times on different colors of card stock. I used my new favorite sassy somethings, Build-A-Brads, to give these sweet birdies some extra 'oomph'. These do-it-yourself brads are an awesome way to coordinate your projects. And best of all, they're easy! Simply punch your image using the 1/2" circle, adhere it to the brad, and finally, pop the clear 'bubble' on top. Voila!
To personalize this card I used my Jumbo Outline Alphabet. TIP: These letters are also great for scrapbooking or creating cute monograms. My ever-ready Stamp-A-Ma-Jig helped me place one last bird inside the 'o'. These little details and extra touches are what I think make all the difference between just an 'okay' card versus a 'wow!' card.
Stamps: Wild About You (115110), Jumbo Outline Alphabet (114998)
Paper: Delicate Dots DSP - SAB (114674), So Saffron (105118), Bashful Blue (105120), Certainly Celery (105125), Chocolate Chip (102128)
Ink: Chocolate Chip (100908), Bashful Blue (105209)
Sassy Somethings: Build-A-Brads (109108), Certainly Celery Poly-twill Ribbon - SAB ribbon bundle (114618)