Saturday, 5 January 2008

At last... a baby card

Here it is at last, the baby card I made for a colleague who had a baby boy on 2nd January. His name is Samuel James and I can't wait to see him!

The card is another 12cm square one, and the fold is at the top. The spotty strip is cut from that dotted paper from the Cutie Pie range - I just cut a strip of blue spots from the paper. Behind it is some more Cutie Pie paper, with little white flowers on it. 

The stamp is from the Little Hellos set which you can earn for free if you hostess a workshop with sales of £300 or more - not that out of reach if you have some stamp-obsessed friends! It contains stamps for all manner of occasion, with little greetings underneath. I stamped mine out separately for this card, using a marker for the word.

I also used the small spot from the Shapes & Shadows set to create a subtle background with Versamark. Versamark is an absolute must - it's so useful as it makes a "watermark" so you can make "tone on tone" background on any coloured cardstock. 

And the Round Tab punch... oh yes, the tab punch. How I love the tab punch! It produces double this shape, which you fold in half to produce very very cool tabs. More on the tab punch another time...

Stamps: Little Hellos (p18), Shapes and Shadows (p54).
Cardstock: Bashful Blue, Barely Banana, Whisper White.
Ink: Basic Black, Versamark (p82).
Accessories: Stampin' Write Markers - Barely Banana, Bashful Blue, Ballet Blue; Round Tab punch (p80). 

Look! No ribbon! 

(All page numbers refer to the UK Stampin' Up! Idea Book & Catalogue 2007-2008)


  1. Thank you to everyone who sent me birthday wishes! I absolutely LOVE my new tin and cards. I am the luckiest person having such a talented friend as Helen to make me birthday gifts.
    I shall have to think what request I can put in for next year...
    Mrs B

  2. Love the Bashful Blue and barely banana together! Great card!

  3. very cute!! love the tab punch!

  4. So cute I love the layout this card is just darling!

  5. So, so, VERY cute - and you know how I LOVE cute!!

  6. Such a cute baby your layout! I need to make my son/dil a pink card...just found out they are having a girl! *grin*

  7. whay an adorable image!! i love it! and i agree - that tab punch is one of the most fantastic punches ever!!

  8. I love the blue and yellow together. What a precious card...wonderful layout! Thanks for sharing!

  9. ohhhhhhhhhhhh such a sweet baby card!!!! I love how you used the versamark - I'll have to try that!

  10. Super cute baby card! Lovely soft colors...


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