Friday, February 12, 2010
elephant & lamb baby shower
Hi there! I have to get better about blogging- I haven't had much time with trying to get all of my Valentine's Day cards finished! :) I will try to post all of them before the big day gets here. For now, I'm sharing these 2 baby shower cards my dad needed for his co-workers... he asked me the night before(!), so theses aren't my best work, but I think they turned out okay. He also didn't know if we had boys or girls on the way, so I tried to keep the colors neutral. This first one uses paper by ATD, matted with some kraft cardstock. The wide white ribbon is part of a huge bucket (one of those wrapping paper holders) of ribbon I scored at the Clean House yardsale I went to last weekend. I paid $10 for it, and then kind of regretted it because most of the bucket was curling ribbon, which I don't really use. But anyway, I added the Colorbok chipboard "joy" tag with some narrow yellow ribbon (also from the bucket) and stamped the Hero Arts elephant and heart with some of my new ColorBox inks. They were on clearance at AC Moore, and I had a gift card, so I bought 6 of them- now I have tons of different ink colors! :)
The next card uses more of my beloved kraft cardstock, with some patterned paper I got in a swap. The yellow ribbon I got in the antiques section (this ribbon doesn't look "antique" to me...?) of an outdoor festival last year, but it doesn't show the manufacturer. I finally started tapping into some of the card candy I've been hoarding, hence the "sweet one" embellishment. I added a couple of yellow buttons to finish off the card.
I find baby shower cards difficult to make, in that they're not much different from baby cards. I wish I had a stamp with the image of a duck holding an umbrella or something, so I'll have to keep my eye out for that kind of thing. ;) On the inside of both cards, I computer printed "a shower of good wishes for you and baby!". Someone needs to make that stamp, too! :)
This is the start of a 4 day weekend for me, so I really hope to get lots and lots of St. Patrick's Day cards made. I went through all of my papers and ribbons last night; today I'm going to go through all of my embellishments to pull out anything green, orange, yellow or gold. I'm always amazed at how much stuff I come up with, or how much stuff I forgot I had!! :D Happy weekend, everyone!
-Suzanne :O )