Thursday, February 5, 2009

It's a Boy!


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!

Stamps: Nursery Necessities

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

28 comments:

chelemom said...

What a gorgeous baby card! Your layering and choice of colors is fabulous! I am adding your blog to my favs for sure!

Christina Fischer said...

This is beautiful!! I love the way you worked the papers into the sketch -- the colors and patterns are just great! The sailboat is so cute in three colors! :)

Lisa Brown said...

What a beautiful baby card! Love the look of these papers and how you have used them together...awesome!

Julie said...

This is absolutely AWESOME - the cute factor is extremely abundant on this card!

Norine said...

this is so cute love that sail boat and the colors
Hugs
Norine

Cindy Major said...

Looks wonderful! Love the multitude of layers! :D

Cindy

Dawn Easton said...

What a wonderful baby card Kelly! I love that paper and can't wait to get my hands on it next week!

The sailboat looks wonderful cut out and popped up like that!!

Have fun shopping for a gift now...I love that part too :)

salusa63 said...

This is the sweetest baby card!! I really have to get some of that paper. Thanks for sharing. The only thing I can see that you can do to improve your blog is to post more often!! HEHEHEHE

Marisa said...

LOVE this baby card!! You are a pro at them, that's for sure!! Great DPs, layers and details.

Trish said...

Fantastic job on this card! I LOVE it when I see you
using SU! it's all I use so of course I am biased- I do love all your work- no matter what product you're using though. Thanks for sharing

Debbie said...

Another winner! Those are some of my most favorite colors to work with and the layout is great.

Steph said...

Another beautiful card, Kelly! You are really on fire these days with your creations :)

Can I ask, do you pop each layer up on foam squares? I like all the stamps you use....especially the tweety jill song bird ones! I have those stamps too and love the way you use them. Do you have the new birdie ones from TJ? I can't get my hands on them yet but am drooling over the images lol..

Steph x

Wendy said...

This is awesome! Don't you just love that paper from the Saleabration promo!

Jessie/knightrone said...

This is awesome!! I love the dimension on this one...very cool!! You rock girl, so whatever you use I will love it!!

Renee said...

This is a beautiful card - very nice with all the layers and designer paper! I love it! What size is the card? It looks like it would need to be bigger than normal???? Great Job! Renee

Jackie Pedro said...

This is just darling@!!!!!! I LOVE how you mixed all of the DP! I'm going to SCS now to favorite it!!! I JUST love this card!

Connie (cmc2stamp) said...

This is just sooo adorable, Kelly! Love how you cut out the boat and pieced it together!!

ChristineCreations said...

Well Kelly...I love everything you do...so keep doing it!

Gorgeous gorgeous card the layering is just amazing!

Laura Brown said...

I had to leave a comment! This is just adorable - LOVE it!

My favorite stamp company is Stampin' Up! Thanks for sharing.

jean said...

What a gorgeous card
love colors and the fabulous
way to worked with the
sketch challenge
tfs

Jean

Cindy Lyles said...

OMW!! The layers, the colors - it is all so beautiful!!! Love these patterns together too!!!! Your card will definitely be the highlight of this baby boy's baby book!!!

Nancy Riley said...

Kelly, this baby card is just so sweet! That stitching is fantastic!

You probably already knew this, but Stampin' Up! images ALWAYS catch my eye!!!

shel9999 said...

For some reason, I thought I had commented on this already. Weird. I LOVE it! Love the pieced and popped up sailboat, the colors, layout, it's fabulous!!!

(I thought for SURE I'd already commented on this! So sorry, Kelly! My mind must be going. lol.)

Stacey Schafer said...

beautiful design...love the stitching and perfect layering!

Allison said...

This is gorgeous! It caught my eye twice now (on SCS and Nancy Riley's blog) so I thought I should actually leave a comment!

I love the way you worked the colours and patterns together especially on the boat!

Amy Lee said...

My sentiment exactly! I love this little card. Thanks for sharing!

DeStampin'Corner said...

Beautiful card! Such lovely colors!

Heidi said...

Kelly,

this card is amazing! a very cute way to use this set. the paper really gives it a beautiful look, and the color choices were right on!