Sunday, May 3, 2009

Little Princess

Yesterday I went to a baby shower and needed a quick card. You would think that with all of the cards I make that I would have a baby girl card on hand. I recently donated most of my cards for a church auction, so I am down to only a few. I also really like making the card to coordinate with the gift, which is one of my quirks. I gave my friend a really cute coral colored outfit with a coordinating crochet hat, so I thought that this My Mind's Eye paper would be perfect.

Since I was in a time crunch, I generated both of my sentiments on the computer and only stamped the crown. I used Berry Sorbet from Papertrey ink, which is the perfect match. I used my nestablities oval and oval scallops for the main panel. I also added a Kaiser colored pearl to the center of the crown. I decided to take a little extra time to add some zig-zag stitching. I really wanted to distress and sponge the edges, but I resisted since the outfit was so cute and crisp, I wanted to keep that same feel.

I found some matching satin ribbon from Offray in my stash that worked perfectly. I added a vintage reproduction button for the finishing touch. Even though it was quick, I think it turned out nicely. This is similar to a card I had published in Paper Crafts Card Creations 6 if you have had a chance to see that issue. I had used a computer generated sentiment for that card as well. As much as I love stamps, sometimes it is nice to be able to make something say exactly what you want and the size and font you want, too!
I feel like I have been running from one project to the next, without any breathing room. I finally got my stamp area cleaned up and everything put back where it belongs. I am ready for a fresh week. My kid's will be going back to school on Tuesday, so we will be getting back onto our *school time* routine. Tomorrow will be a full day of housework and maybe a chance to squeeze in some stamping. Thanks for fluttering by!

Stamps: Vintage Collage by TJ Designs
Ink: Berry Sorbet by Papertrey Ink
Paper: PTI White, My Mind's Eye

Accessories: Ribbon by Offray, Nestabilities Oval and Scallop Oval dies, Vintage Reproduction button by Jesse James, Sewing Machine and Thread, Dimensionals

13 comments:

Kelly Jo said...

Love your card!
SO true about not having the right card on hand when you actually need one!

This is just beautiful. Love everything about it

Jenn said...

Gorgeous! What a sweet, sweet baby card! I love the little pearl on the crown! :)

Angela said...

So beautiful,

Papertrails by a paper lover said...

I agree with you about coordinating the gift with the card. I do the same. This card is really classy with the crown image. The papers are gorgeous!

Dawn Easton said...

This is beautiful Kelly!

~Lori (loree2000 SCS) said...

Kelly, I love the computer generated sentiment! The colors and stitiching are perfect!

Deborah Saaranen said...

So precious-- it is fun to match the card to the gift! What gorgeous colors and design--looks fabulous even though you said it was a quick one! Love how that happens!

Jillisgram said...

Such a lovely card! I know what you mean about not having the right card on hand --- I do the same thing. Only I think it I would have missed the shower making the last minute card --- I'm a little slow! Val

Leslie Miller said...

This is wonderful, Kelly -- especially considering you threw it together in a pinch. It sure doesn't look like anything last minute! Love your custom-made words and the beautiful Berry Sorbet.

Kasey said...

stinkin cute.
love it.
xo

Cynthia said...

What a classic this is! Love the image, nesties, use of paper (MME is the best!!), stitching, just everything! You are the queen of baby cards!!!

ninasays said...

Absolutely stunning!! I love everything about it! Greetings from Germany

Chris B said...

Kelly,
What is the font you used on this card ? I have a baby card to do and would love to be able to case it...
Chris