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.
Find out more about these from my knitting and crocheting blog.
My husband calls the baby hat eggplant head.
My parents moved to Arizona recently. I decided to make a card that I could leave with a little message. I was interested in trying a new technique my sister showed me that is like water coloring except with an acrylic block and distress ink. As it turned out, I ended up using brown as the secondary color even though my mother says, “Brown is not a color!”
I didn’t have an acrylic block to fit the background stamp, so I used the wood side of the stamp to make the background section. I covered the wood with the red distress ink (Tim Holtz/Ranger), then added little dabs of green. I sprayed the ink with a little water with a spritzer, then “stamped” the paper wood/ink side down. Pressing the stamp made the colors run together. I dried the paper with an embossing gun, and the dried portion looked like I had water colored it!
I stamped the same stamp, only the rubber side with brown. I also stamped a bird and “for you”. The stamps were all from Stampin’ Up. I layered with red and textured paper. A few different ribbons, corrugated brown paper, and a few gems and the front was complete.
I added the textured paper and another stamp from Stampin’ Up to the inside.
Mom thought the card was lovely, even though it had a lot of brown!
I recently purchased the new QuicKutz die cuts and some coordinating Hero Arts stamps. I was anxious to try them out, though I went with some Stampin’ Up stamps instead! The card kind of came together as I was working; I didn’t exactly have anything in mind when I started.
Actually, I had the green paper and the one where the tree/floral stamp is. It took a while to find some coordinating papers, but I found a scrapbooking set which not only had the paper, but the flowers, ribbon, and brads as well! It was like hitting the jackpot!
To make this card, you’ll need the following:
Stamp: Stampin’ Up set called Of the Earth, and the saying, not sure the name of the set
Ink: Stampin’ Up green; Tim Holtz distress ink
brown; glitter pen
Accessories: patterned paper, purple ribbon, paper flowers (purple and cream), brads
Paper: green, white (sponged green with brown on the edges), and dark purple
Die Cuts: QuicKutz scalloped rectangles
I got Stampin’ Up’s new set, Of the Earth. I decided to use earth tones and must have played with how to put these pieces together for an hour! It is a pretty card, but I want to play around a bit more and see what else I can do.
To make this card, you need the following:
Stamps: Stampin’ Up
Ink: Versafine, black
Paper: flecked yellow, rust, purple, and green; solid black; patterned paper to match.
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.
What better way to celebrate that with some beads? My mother was the inspiration for this card. She wanted to make an anniversary card with beads. I made one too!
The champagne was colored in first, then the beads were sewn on. Add a few brads and and little ribbon, and we’re all set.
The glasses stamp is from Stampin’ Up and the Happy Anniversary is from My Sentiments Exactly. I did use the glitter pen at the top and traced the glasses in grey marker.
Welcome to Bagley Stamping! – the sister of http://stampingwithprincess.wordpress.com/. For the past seven years, my stamping supplies have lived with my sister while I worked abroad (China and Bolivia). After returning to the states to live, they have now come back to me! I also got a bunch of new additions from a new sister in-law, including some beads I had an inspiration to use! Behold, the first cards with the supplies at my house!
The flowers and greetings are Stampin’ Up stamps. The beads are generic beads sewn on. A glitter pen adds sparkle to the words, though you can’t see that until you zoom in. This wispy ribbon caught my husband’s attention, the first ribbon he’s noticed and complimented!