Sweet Baby Card and Other Assorted Cards

I love, love, love these little boy clothes!  The motifs include a onsie, overalls with matching shirt, and socks.  There is also a set of motifs for girls.  These clothes are tiny, about an inch, yet very crisply cut.    I got a little (okay, maybe a lot) carried away so I have plenty of clothes for any new baby boy who arrives to grace this world.

I’m already thinking about making an outfit large enough to fit the front of a card.  Should be fun!

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Generally I’m not a fan of steampunk but I found this paper at Archivers and picked it up more for the colors than anything. Both of the papers I picked are double-sided.  One page has several large motifs like the woman with the metal leg and an all-over rust print on the back. The other page has a large steampunk figure on one side and buterflies on the other side.

Looking through my selection of borders I came across this one which I think  works well with the theme. I scaled it down to fit the width of the card.  I just opened the scale window, selected the “Lock Aspect Ration” button, and then typed in my measurement for the width of the border. The height was then automatically added.  Love that feature.

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I have to admit that I had this card for quite a while before I figured out how to embellish it.  I found the label that I thought would work- not too busy, not too plain, but it was also fairly large.  The sentiment  had to be large gtoo so I was pleased to find this stamp from Stampabilities.  What a great verse!

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The next 3 cards were made using a K&co paper with white embossing on it.  These cards were quickies.

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This card was made with the newest Clean and Simple Stamping sketch (FTL149).

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Silhouette makes great inchie envelopes!

One of the June swaps I participated in was” inchie envelopes”.  There was a template available for one, but I wanted to see if I could come up with something more interesting.  Enter my Silhouette!  For several of the envies I just took  square envelopes and resized them to 1.25″.  Super duper easy! The turquoise and red one is actually a CD holder. The pink and brown one with  the flower flap and the purple one with 4 scalloped sides and belly band were ones I made myself.  They were easy to make as well and add a little sizzle.  Here is a picture of the back sides of the envies.

Fun little birds and flower cut-outs embelished the envies.

The only thing better than getting an inchie is getting one in an envelope!curved_envelope_with_liner_C00069_41853; envelope_1529;pocket_envelope_C02775_1; card_cd_2119

Here are the twinchies I swapped this month.

The bird is a Print and Cut and I made the french “bird” label using the 2 piece frame and some text.

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Heart, lace border, and tiny tag are die cuts  as well.

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Have a geat Monday

More Cards Using My Silhouette Part 2

I love double-sided cardstock (especially K&Co) .  I used green cardstock to make the  card and leaf and then used both sides of the decorative card for the inside and front as well as the flower.

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My favorite new toy at the moment is the McGill flower shaping set which I used for the flowers above. Each stylus in the set has two different sizes of tips so you always have the right size for your project.  Shaping flowers is easy:  you just lay your flower on a mouse pad and press with the stylus, making small circles until the paper cups up .   I believe there are videos on You Tube that show the process. 

Flowers aren’t the only embellishments on which you can use the shapers. I used a stylus to give some depth to the flourish on this berry colored card. I glued decorative paper to the front and inside of the card and stamped the sentiment (Hero Arts) on an artisan tag. For the large label I used the artisan shape with chrysanthemum and deleted everything but the outside edge and then embossed it with the “textile” CB folder.

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And finally, a super easy,quick, and cheery card.

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