Saturday, February 14, 2009

Little One-SFYTT


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

39 comments:

Denise said...

Oh Kelly, this is the perfect baby girl card!! I love that old set, and the soft, delicate colors and dp~ just beautiful!!

lisa808 said...

So beautiful.

Anonymous said...

Beautiful card, Kelly. I need to mix up my card collection also. Thanks for giving me the push I need!
Ad K.

Kay said...

Your card is absolutely gorgeous! Love that set too, and will personally never "retire" it. Aren't you lucky to have such a generous and talented mother? That crocheted flower is beautiful!

Dawn Easton said...

Absolutely beautiful Kelly! Your mom's flowers are wonderful and the perfect touch to this vintage baby card!!

Scrap for Joy said...

What a beautiful card-perfect for a Baptism, too. Love the crocheted flower and the punched border. (Where, oh where would we be without Martha's border punches?)

Anonymous said...

I just love this card. so much so that I had to go and try to make one like it. I came close and I am thankful for the inspiration.

thanks again for such a wonderful blog!

Amy said...

Wow wow wow, Kelly--this is vintage sweet amazing! I {heart} the sentiment tag and the soft colors and papers. So perfect with the image!

Sorry, I hadn't added blogspot to your name/addy link but it's' all fixed now!

Jackie Pedro said...

Gorgeous, Kelly!! It has such a vintage feel to it. That crocheted flower....BEAUTIFUL and totally worthy of being on this card!!

Happy Valentine's Day!!

Mandi said...

Its so beautiful
mandi xx

Norine said...

Oh Kelly this is so soft and pretty love it
Hugs
Norine

Shannan Teubner said...

WOWEE Girl, this is amazing!! This is one set that I will NEVER give up. Love the flower...your mom is awesome!

Susan said...

This is such a beautiful card. I love the vintage feel. Your mother's flower is the perfect fit.

~Lori (loree2000 SCS) said...

WOW Kelly, Adorable baby girl card!! Love the sweetness you've created!!

carole (TruCarMa) said...

So sweet and elegant! Breathtaking, Kelly!!!

Lauren Vincitorio said...

Breathtaking!

Carly Robertson said...

So pretty! Beautiful card Kelly!

ChristineCreations said...

Now this is beautifully girly and so vintage...I can't believe your mom crocheted those flowers! She could have a business in crafting! I really love them and you absolutely did them justice!

Jessica said...

What a sweet card! I love the crocheted flower and the paper piercing. How nice of your mom to do that for you!

Valerie said...

Such a sweet and tender baby card! The handmade flower is the perfect touch~

Renée said...

This is stunning! I love that baby dress. Such a fabulous image!

Angie Tieman said...

Oooh, this is so lovely! Looks like it just came out of an antique vintage store!! Your work always blows me away!

texasjodylynn said...

WOW! That is gorgeous! Where can I find a mother who will come by and bring me a stash of crocheted flowers? I need one of those! My mother just brings me a headache! LOL

Your card is elegant and dainty and just PERFECT... much like everything else you do. :)

Leslie Miller said...

Oh! Kelly, I'm transported every time I come here! It's like something I have to prepare myself for because I know I'll be bowled over. This is one of my all-time favorite sets and you've made one of the most beautiful cards EVER with it! I've been doing too much of that two minute stamping, myself, lately. I'm glad you found time to make such a beauty to share with the rest of us!

Nancy said...

Oh my, what a beautiful little girl card! Love that image, and your colors are just perfect!

Charlette said...

Kelly this card is just beautiful. Love all the little extra touches on the card. Just spent the night crocheting little flowers myself. Wonderful job on this card.

Deborah Saaranen said...

Oh Kelly-- this is over the top beautiful!!! Honestly takes my breath away! (though almost all of your cards do that!)

Jessie/knightrone said...

This is stunning, totally worthy of the crocheted flower!!

jen del muro (iheart2stamp.com) said...

this is AMAZING!

Melissa Sauls said...

I absolutely love it! It's just downright gorgeous.

Cynthia said...

How absolutely dreamy with handmade crocheted flowers! You kill me with your pink vintagey cards everytime!! Just love the valentine projects you've been doing too! You rock my friend!

Lisa Brown said...

This is so beautiful! Your mom's crocheted flower adds a special touch!

shel9999 said...

Holy cow...this is beautiful! That's one of my all-time favorite baby sets. I **love** the crocheted flower! Everything is perfect!! (I'd want to keep this card for a while too. Love it!)

Brooke S said...

Ah this pain for not buying that set... Absolutely beautiful! This card makes me think of my daughters blessing day.. Her dress looks very similar to this vintage image. Love all the details... Perfect.
Hugs
Brooke

Heidi Kilgore said...

Kelly, you did a beautiful job on this one! I love the vintage feel of this card. the crocheted flower adds just the perfect touch! the color combo is perfect too. soft and sweet, just like a precious baby girl would be. Great job!

Kathy Anthony said...

wow, this is gorgeous!! so vintage and feminine.

Carol said...

This is so beautiful. Any chance your mom would let you post the instructions on how to make those adorable crocheted flowers? I would love to try some.

surya said...

Thank you for the info. It sounds pretty user friendly. I guess I’ll pick one up for fun. thank u

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