There is nothing that I love more than a baby shower! I love shopping for the gift, wrapping the gift, and usually making something to go with the gift. I usually make the card last so that it all *goes*, but I decided that the gift is going to need to *go* with the card! LOL! I had some time to stamp while the kids were watching "Prince Caspian". We only have a few more *late nights* before school starts up again. I have loved having them home so that we could have fun, but I can tell that they are ready to go back and get back into the learning routine. I have to admit that I have been super lax while they have been out.
I decided not to pick up where I left off on this week's SCS sketch challenge, but start over completely. Like I said, I needed a baby card and this seemed like the perfect layout. I went with the same paper and stamp set that I used on the last baby card I made. I am sure you all may be wondering if you saw this card before. Other than the layout, all of the colors, stamps, etc. are the same. I used the "Delicate Dots" DSP that is available now through Stampin' Up! during Sale-a-bration. You can get it free with a $50 order. The ribbon is also part of the Sale-a-bration promotion and you can get this free also. I used my nestabilities for the focal image and scalloped mat. I stamped the sailboat three times; once in Saffron, Bashful Blue, and Celery. I cut out each sail and popped them up with foam squares. The small flag is adhered with 2 way glue.
The rest of the panels are matted onto white cardstock and mounted with foam squares. I did some zig-zag stitching down the side, added a button and celery polytwill ribbon. I used my exacto knife to cut a slit for the ribbon to wrap around. I usually hate doing stuff like that, but I didn't like the empty space on the right hand side, so I used the ribbon to fill it. It also felt unbalanced, so I added a strip of the bashful polka dot paper to create a little more balance.
Wish me luck in finding the perfect gift to *go* with my card! LOL! Like I said, I love baby showers, so I will have fun putting it all together! I know that I promised photos of all of the *bridal shower* stuff. It is coming....it just takes me a while to edit and all that fun stuff. I couldn't get the best pictures of the favors even though I thought they turned out super cute. They seemed to be a big hit!Thanks for fluttering by!
P.S. I am always looking for new ways to improve my blog! If there is a brand of stamps that you have seen me use that you prefer to any others, would you please leave me a comment letting me know. I try and give them all a little love, but I value your input! Thanks!
Ink: Bashful Blue, Certainly Celery, So Saffron, Sahara Sand
Paper: PTI White, Delicate Dots DSP
Accessories: Square and Scallop square nestabilities, foam squares, sewing machine and thread, button from the paper studio, celery poly-twill ribbon