A friend recently had a baby girl. For the occasion I crocheted a llama and knitted a hat. Naturally I would need a card for the gift. I was going for simple, and this girl stamp from Little Yellow Bicycle (from the SWS 105 set) did the trick.
The word is stamped in a pink. I used a glitter pen to trace the letters. The daisy is a button attached to the top layer. The word layer is taped to a pink paper that I distressed with scissors. The decorated paper is red and pink. I used a decorative punch on two edges. The red strip on the bottom was crimped with a little crimping machine. Because I thought it still lacked a little something, I punched the three edges of the card with the decorative punch.
Inside I stamped Stampin’ Up’s “itsy bitsy baby” stamp in the same color as the front.
I had to trip the edges of the bottom so they didn’t show through the decorative edge of the cover.
Here is the llama and hat.
She only got the llama with the pink hat. The one with the blue hat is for my nephew.
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My husband calls the baby hat eggplant head.
My husband and I bought our nephew a big dozer for his second birthday. Turned out to be a hit since it had buttons he could push that made noises. I hear he even wanted to take a bath with it the first night!
A special boy needs a special card. I pulled out my old boy stamp from Hero Arts and combined it with a boy paper pack from Sandylions sticker designs. The trucks behind the boy are a sticker strip and a large truck is stuck inside. My nephew’s initials are E.H., which makes this a personalized card. The jeans paper below the boy ended up looking like carpet, but that’s ok.
Inside I wrote, “May this help you move mountains.” I’m afraid the buttons and noises have him transfixed at the moment. The mountains will have to wait!
How about a little beads for the baby? The legs of this stork are thread, and a couple of beads take the place of the stork’s knees.
The large pink brad shows a stamped image on the inside of the card. The stork and princess stamp inside are from Stampin’ Up, as well as the pink grommet. A little ribbon finishes the touches.