Sweet, Sweet Baby

Team member April Waite and her husband just welcomed their second daughter into the world!  I'm sorely without baby stamps so I created this sweet card using the Big Shot almost exclusively (just one bit of stamping!)  I began with a base of Perfect Plum card stock, then ran Whisper White card stock through the Big Shot with the Perfect Polka-Dots Textured Impressions Embossing Folder.  The letters are cut with Alphabet Simple Letters Bigz Die in Regal Rose, So Saffron, Certainly Celery and Perfect Plum card stocks.  Flowers are cut from Birds & Blooms Sizzlits 4-Pack Dies.  To create the Certainly Celery center, I stamped the image from the heart in Always stamp set using Certainly Celery Classic Ink then punched it out with the 1" Circle Punch.  For the center of the So Saffron flower, I punched a piece of Perfect Plum card stock with the flower punch from Itty Bitty Shapes Punch Pack.  I threaded some white crochet thread through an flower-shaped Bitty Button, tied it in a bow, then adhered the card stock flower to the back of the button with a Mini Glue Dot.  A piece of 5/8" White Organza Ribbon completes this soft, sweet card for baby.

Item No. 113439 Big Shot Die-Cutting Machine $99.95
Item No. 115960 Alphabet Simple Letters $89.95
Item No. 113485 Birds & Blooms Sizzlits 4-Pack Dies $21.95
Item No. 117335 Perfect Polka Dots Textured Impressions Embossing Folder $7.95
Item No. 118309 Itty Bitty Shapes Punch Pack $16.95
Item No. 113620 Always stamp set $28.95
Item No. 119868 1" Circle Medium $10.95
Item No. 118761 Bitty Buttons $4.95
Item No. 114319 Whisper White 5/8" Organza Ribbon $5.95

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Beautiful new hydrangea stamp

I love when accidents happen that bring even better results than you had planned!  I wanted to use Melon Mambo and Old Olive on this card and when I inked up this beautiful hydrangea stamp (Because I Care: a new Level 1 hostess-exclusive stamp set from the 2010-11 Idea Book & Catalog), I grabbed the wrong color marker and instead stamped it with Always Artichoke.  I seldom use this color, but it pairs perfectly with the bright Melon Mambo!  After I finished this one, I made the card I intended to make with Old Olive.  Here's that one:

So you tell me — which green works better?  Leave me a comment by clicking the word "comments" at the end of this post, and let me know what you think.

Both cards begin with pieces I had left over from a workshop card.  To see an additional card with this same base (but in a different color) click HERE.  I began with a card base of Melon Mambo card stock.  An additional layer is created by a 4"x5-1/4" piece of Melon Mambo run through the Big Shot with the Perfect Polka Dot Textured Impressions Folder.  I punched the left-hand side with the Horizontal Slot Punch (retiring on June 30th) and used Melon Mambo 1/2" Polka Dot Grosgrain Ribbon on the first card and Old Olive 1/2" Striped Grosgrain Ribbon on the second and tied them around that piece before adhering it to the base.  Both of these beautiful ribbons will be retiring on June 30th!  The first card uses both the Large Oval Punch and Scallop Oval Punch for the greeting.  On the second card, I stamped the thank you greeting sideways on the main image.  I added some more interest by stamping on a piece of 1"x1" Whisper White card stock with the tiny single flower stamp contained in this beautiful set, then used a sliver of Old Olive card stock to act as the "thread" holding the card stock and square Clear Button together.  The Clear Buttons are also retiring as of June 30th, so you'll want to order them, as well as the ribbons and punch, right away.  I'm really going to miss them — they're the perfect accent because you can change them into any color you want.  You'll get 8 buttons in each of 3 sizes: 3/4" circle, 1" circle and 1" square.  The Border Scallop Trim Punch adds a bit to the bottom of the main image.

I just added some retired stamp sets for sale on my blog.  Click "For Sale" in the heading above and contact me to purchase your favorites!

Item No. 120118 Because I Care Level 1 Hostess stamp set – free with $150 order or workshop
Item No. 118402 Border Scallop Trim Punch $15.95
Item No. 105447 Clear Buttons $4.95 – retiring
Item No. 107305 Large Oval Punch $15.95
Item No. 114889 Scallop Oval Punch $15.95
Item No. 115611 Melon Mambo 1/2" Polka-Dot Grosgrain Ribbon $9.95 – retiring
Item No. 113883 Old Olive 1/2" Striped Grosgrain Ribbon $7.95 – retiring
Item No. 105089 Horizontal Slot Punch $5.95 – retiring

Item No. 117335 Perfect Polka Dots Textured Impressions Folder $7.95

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