Monday, March 1, 2010

Baby Boy

My dear friend Dee Dee became a grandmother a week ago. I've been trying to mentally create a card for baby Tanner. My intent was to work on the card yesterday, but yesterday was a bad craft day. It seemed whatever I attempted ended up looking pretty bad. This morning I decided to try it again. I also found that this card will work well with the C.R.A.F.T. Challenge 39. The sparkle is under the Martha Stewart border The ribbon....can't miss that! How about Cute Card Thursday Challenge. I think this card just might qualify there.

Today it was easy. Everything came together. I started with a 6x 12 inch piece of BoBunny Powder Blue Dot. This card stock is double sided. Both sides were used. I also used Color Mates - Light Hawaiian Blue Card Stock. I used this for accent pieces and also to make the gift card envelope. I cut a piece of 6x6 BoBunny Powder Blue Dot on the diagonal and adhered to the front of the card to form a pocket. My newest Martha Stewart Flower Link border die was used to embellish the edge of the diagonal Under that border, I used a piece of blue shiny ribbon. I'd purchased this years and years ago and always wondered when it would come in handy...and now it has. I tried to show this in the close up photo, if you enlarge it, you can see how pretty it is under the punched border. In that same photo you can see a white dotted ribbon, a blue "Binky" and a sweet blue sweater.
Spellbinder Labels 4 was used to cut the sentiment tag and I printed Welcome Baby Tanner using my computer and PrintShop 23. I embellished using Dew Drops - water. I didn't show the inside, although you can get a glimpse in the over-head shot. I had already written a personal note and didn't want to share it with everyone.

Below is a list of what I used and where I purchased the items:
From Paradise Scrapbook Boutique: The little sweater, the "Binky", White dotted blue ribbon, The Sizzix Bigz Gift Card Holder and the ColorMates and BoBunny card stock.
From our local Michaels - The Martha Steward Boarder Punch - Flower Link
On Line - the Spellbinder Labels 4 and Dew Drops Water.
The blue shiny ribbon was purchased Sunrise Crafts in Chico CA....sadly they closed many, many years ago.

I love giving gift cards, I don't like the little envelope that comes with them. When I purchased the gift card die, I wondered how often I'd really use it. So far.....I've used it about 10 times. It's easy to use, easy to decorate and much prettier than the store envelope, and the gift card is presented nicely as part of the greeting card.
I hope you enjoyed this post. I sure enjoyed making the card.
Wishing everyone a wonderful week! Chat later!


  1. Gorgeous card, love it, thank you for joining us at CRAFT Challenge and good luck!

    Jo and Tigerlover.

  2. Thanks for playing along at C.R.A.F.T. in our ribbon and glitter challenge!Beautiful embellishments. Cheers Claire x

  3. very nice card. Lots of little details

  4. This is gorgeous, I love the little jumper! Thanks for joining us at C.R.A.F.T and good luck.

    Rose x

  5. Mary what a winner card in my book it's a home run for Tanner. Thank you for the great friendship and love you bring into my life everyday. I know Brenda and Tanner will just love your card as much as I do. I will see you in April. Love you, Dee Dee

  6. That mini sweater is fabulous as is the rest of the card!! Love all the details too.


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