Friday, March 13

Wild About Babies

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)


Kris Kilcoyne said...

So cute, Denise! I love that little bird in the "O".

Mary Fish said...

I'm sitting here with my mouth open. Awesome. Love what you did with the brads and the lion's mane. How wonderful to personalize it with "Porter's" name (especially sneaking in that last bird). Hugs, M

Carrie said...

You are so good at what you do! This card has perfect balance and is just plain adorable.

BTW- I got my SU shipment (YAY!), I will send out your stuff on Monday!!!