Thursday, November 12, 2009

Oh Baby Baby!!!

Last summer I made this set of baby cards as a gift for my neighbour. I think new moms can always use a set of cards for thank yous, or birth announcements. Well, my neighbour must have liked the idea too because she commissioned me to make a set of baby cards to give away to a friend.

I was told her friend was having a boy but she left the rest of the design up to me. I reached for my adorable Bella Baby Bubble Bath image from Stamping Bella.
I wanted to keep the layout simple and make sure the card didn't look girlie so I went with straight lines and no bows or scallops. I also wanted to make sure the new mom would be able to send the cards with regular postage so I avoided too much dimension and bulky embellishments.

I stamped Baby Bella with Memento Tuxedo Black onto Bella's Bestest Paper and coloured it with copics. To jazz up the image I coated the bathtub with clear Glaze pen and added some Moonlight Smooch to the bubbles. The image is cut out with square Nestabilities and stitched to a layer of bashful blue.

I found the patterned paper in my stash, just hanging loose between some packs of SU paper so I have no clue what the name of it is, but I know it's SU. I layered it with a large white panel that I ran through my Swiss Dots Cuttlebug folder then covered the seam with some blue gingham ribbon. Two blue brads in the top right corner finish the card nicely.

I made a set of twelve of this card and packaged them up nicely with envelopes. I love being able to create cards for makes me happy and I know it makes them happy too! Isn't it funny how we can get so excited about layers of paper!!!! LOL!!!

Today is the deadline to submit your creation for this week's Bellarific Friday challenge and the theme is WILDCARD!!!! You can use any Stamping Bella image to create whatever you want! FUN!!! There's still time to play along and you'll find all the details here. Who could be this week's Bella Bucks winner!!! I'll be looking for your creation tomorrow on Bloggabella! :)

Thanks for stopping by!


Julia Aston said...

what a wonderful baby boy card Karen! I love the glassy tub and that super cute image! I'm sure the new mum will love these!!

Danni said...

This is just the cutest!

Leslie said...

Very cute and you're right - it's a perfect gift for a new Mum!

Emily said...

Too cute Karen! Love the shiny bathtub and how you accented the bubbles. I have some of that SU paper and it is just perfect for this card. Your friend's friend will just love them:))

Leanne said...

What a darling card, Karen. Such a great idea to give a new mom thank you's. Handmade notecards make a nice hostess gift too.

Jodi Collins said...

SO super cute Karen! LOVE your coloring on his sweet little face! Fabby layout and papers too!

Meahni Pieterse said...

Cute, cute, cute! I like the simplicity a lot.