Its been a very rainy day here in London – which meant I could justify some time for getting inky!
So, yesterday I finally opened my new package of Washi Tape from Etsy seller Yur1kub0 and decided to make some clean & simple baby cards.
I was at a little bit of a loss for where to start with these gorgeous tapes, so I turned to the latest issue of Paper Crafts, Card Creations and CASEd a card by Courtney Kelley and stitched through a strip of Washi tape. I also used Lucy’s sketch over at Lily Pad Cards as inspiration for these simple cards. I think these would make a great set — looks like I’ll need more Washi tape!
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Another baby card to share today and this time using some very nontraditional colors. I loved the colors for the current challenge over The Play Date Cafe, but I had so many baby cards to make & I was determined to make it work! I think it turned out well – who says purple & turquoise can’t be used for babies?
The sketch is based on the current sketch over at the Clean & Simple blog and it is also for the Passion for Papertrey – Hey Baby! challenge. Lastly, as I didn’t use any markers, it is also going into the current challenge over at There She Goes Stamps.
Get cozy, lots going on in today’s post!
I have been making baby cards like crazy lately – everyone I know is having a new little someone! I needed a boy & girl baby card for 2 friends (luckily in different countries!) so the current challenge over at Papertrey Paper Dolls to make matching boy & girl cards was perfect. These cards are also for the Paper Piecing Challenge over at Moxie Fab World and ‘Piece Out, Man!’ challenge at A Passion for Papertrey!
The ‘boy’ card (though I think it could be for a little girl as well!) is also for the challenge over at Jay Gee’s Nook – the colors were inspired by her gorgeous photo. The card is also for the Get Krafty challenge at There She Goes Stamps. This card is also one of my much-loved rejects!
The ‘girl’ card colors were inspired by the colors over at Off the Wall Craftiness – I love the inspiration picture!
Here are Jay Gee & Kim Wilson’s inspiration photos:
Now, on to something very special! The lovely Jay Gee recently awarded me with a Liebster Award – the object of the blog is to point out fairly new blogs or perhaps blogs with less than 100 followers. Now there are dozens (lots of dozens!) of blogs in my reader – I get inspiration from everywhere and all the bloggers I come across are important to me! It is really hard to choose 3-5 to highlight, but here are some that are standing out recently in the personal pursuit:
Damask Love – ‘Dr. Amber’ – such a great CAS style!
Paper Crafts by Laurel – Laurel Beard (she may have tons of followers, but can’t see how many at the moment – either way, she’s fab!)
Humble Chan – Chan Vuong (hugely popular already, but can’t get enough of her cards, so wanted to give a little shout out!)
Ohhh, there are soooo many more I wish I could include, but I think I’ll leave it at that for today!
I think this is my favorite sentiment from Papertrey Ink’s Baby Button Bits, which is seeing a lot of ink lately!! I have another quick post today with a new baby card. The design is based on something I’ve seen on Maile Belle’s blog – I love Mat Stack 3 turned on its side and tucked away.
And the teddy bear in this set is just adorable – but those detailed cuts – ouch!
Another baby girl card to share today. I got to use some yummy October Afternoon paper on this creation – I do loooove their papers. This card is for the current challenge over at Wee Memories, which is ‘Source of Inspiration.’
I picked up Paper Crafts Color Inspiration for Card Makers for this challenge – every page of this magazine is full of wonderful goodness – I could probably CASE something from each and every page. For this challenge, however, I chose the layout from Maile Belle’s card on page 139 and even used the same sentiment (as I needed a baby card!). I loved the use of twine and the cut off label so incorporated that as well.
Obviously, babies are very special someones, so this card is also for the Stamptacular Sunday Challenge!
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Cardstock: Sweet Blush, Hibiscus Burst, Lemon Tart (Papertrey Ink)
Patterned Paper: Fly a Kite (October Afternoon)
Stamps: sentiment from Baby Button Bits (Papertrey Ink), squirrel from Critters in the ‘Burbs (Lawn Fawn)
Ink: Rich Cocoa (Tsukineko)
Die: Label 4 (Spellbinders)
Accessories: button (Papertrey Ink), twine (The Twinery), foam adhesive