Friday, January 7, 2011

Sweet bundle of joy...

Happy Friday- it's finally here! I'm so ready for the weekend, although I suspect most of it will be spent "un-decorating" my house- a sad chore, for sure. Luckily it goes faster than the decorating part!

Onto the card for today! One of the women in my husband's work group is having her first baby and yesterday was her shower. We sent the gift from her registry, but I wanted her to have a pretty card to open at the party.

I pulled out an old Stampin' Up baby set called "Bundle of Joy" which has been my go-to set because of the super cute giraffe and bear images. The giraffe was stamped in Memento "Tuxedo Black", colored with Copics and cut out with an oval die. The background of the card was made with layers of Bashful Blue, Barely Banana and patterned paper from the "Sweet Pea" collection. I used a scallop edge punch to make the top and bottom borders, dotted on some small pearls and tied some ribbon I had in my stash around both ends for symmetry. The greeting was stamped on a scrap of the polka dot print and cut it out with a small circle die- I like the look of a patterned background for the words!

The inside was finished by cutting nested ovals out of the center of both the yellow and polka dot layers- it makes a nice little frame for the greeting and is a look I will definitely use again!

That's it for today- our weekend is supposed to be cold and rainy, so I'm looking forward to some relaxing time in my craft room this weekend- give me a fireplace in there and it would be perfect!

Stamps: Bundle of Joy- retired SU
Paper: Bashful Blue, Barely Banana, Whisper White, "Sweet Pea" DP
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black
Accessories: Scallop edge punch, Basic Pearls, Sizzix Big Shot, dimensional, nested dies, Copic markers, blue ribbon


  1. You cards are just beautiful. I love the way you decorate inside, too. Thank you for your sweet comment on my card.