I was telling my sister this afternoon, as I was rushing to make a wedding card, that I really need to have more special occasion cards on hand. You all know that I make *alot* of cards, but they never seem to be the ones that I need. Go figure! So...with that in mind, I decided to add a baby girl card to my stash. I mentioned before that most of the cards that I make have been going into a special pile that will be given away. This one will not, however. This one will stay with me for the next baby girl that comes along!
I used the retired, yet beloved "Buggies and Booties" stamp set from SU! along with the "Mixed Messages" stamp set from Papertrey, Ink. I really love the sentiment that comes with the Buggies and Booties stamp set, but it was too large for this layout and so I stamped it on the inside of the card and opted for a smaller sentiment for the front.
The other day, my Mom stopped by with a fabulous surprise. She had made me an assortment of crocheted flowers. I hope she will find that this card is worthy of her handmade treasure.
I added a few more special touches that I thought reflected the style of the card and the look I was trying to achieve. I used my Ornare piercing template that I bought from Ellen Hutson's store last week. I also used my sewing machine to add a zig-zag stitch. I punched the lace border out using Vellum Cardstock from SU! and my Martha Stewart Doily Lace Edge Punch.
It seems like I have been running a million miles a minute the last few days, so it felt good to sit down and make a creation that I could spend longer than 2 seconds on! LOL! I think next week should be calmer. I won't keep m fingers crossed, though!
You can check out the other fab creations from the rest of the gals:Jen and Jody Amy ,Carole Susan Amy . They always blow me away with their creations so you will want to make a stop at each of their blogs! Thanks for fluttering by and Have a Happy Valentine's Day!!!!
Stamps: Buggies and Booties, Mixed Messages
Ink: Walnut stain and Vintage Photo by Ranger, Blush Blossom Marker
Paper: Pattern Paper by Anna Griffin, PTI Vintage Cream
Accessories: Kaiser pearls, buttons from my stash, linen thread, sponge, sewing machine and thread, pin, Ornare piercing template and mat, pink ribbon by Club Wed, glue dots and foam squares, crocheted flower