Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Modern Baby

Hello everyone!  Remember my recent post about pinning one's own cards to Pinterest?  I really appreciated hearing what you all have to say about that.  I am a firm believer in pinning my creations to my boards over there.  Quite a bit of traffic to my blog comes from there.  :-)

I do love pinning what others have created as well.  These pins are a wellspring of ideas for me.  Today's card was inspired by THIS card found on Pinterest.  I tried to follow the links and see who the creator is, but it links back to Clear & Simple Stamping's general blog and I could not find the card.

This fun arrangement of different-size circles can be adapted to so many occasions, but I chose to make it a baby card with a Paper Smooches sentiment.


I'm a stickler for details (not always, but often) and when I photographed this card, I noticed a slight mar at the top of the card base.  Grrr!  Since this card is heading for the store to be sold (I hope), I wanted it to be perfect.  So after the photo was taken, I lifted off the blue section and mounted it to a clean white base.  Don't you hate when those mistakes happen?

The punch sizes used are listed below my signature.  I used some Brocade Blue patterned paper and cardstock from Stampin' Up!  I have several of the Print Pack paper stacks and they just languish beneath my other 6" x 6" pads.  So glad to have a fun way to use these!


I'm entering this at CAS-ual Fridays, where the theme is Love Song:  choose a song you love and make a CAS card based on it.  I adore the Christmas song, "Baby, It's Cold Outside", sung by many different partners over the years.  A fave version of mine is Dean Martin and Martina McBride.

For those of you who asked how we weathered this recent big snowstorm to hit the Northeast, my own area got barely anything.  Darn!  I want one big rock'em, sock'em snowstorm before the season ends.  ;-)



Dimensions: 4.25" x 5.5"
Stamps: Salutations - Paper Smooches
Paper: Brocade Blue, Brocade Blue Print Pack patterns - SU; white - PTI
Ink: Versafine Onyx Black - Tsukineko
Fibers: white seam binding - Hug Snug
Other: 3/4", 1", 1 1/4", 1 3/8" and 1 3/4" circle punches

31 comments:

Lisa said...

This is darling Colleen! Love the pretty blue patterns and delicate bow. This one will be snatched up fast!!

Sindhu said...

This is an adorable card Colleen.. Fab take on the challenge... I am yet to make my card for CAS-ual Fridays challenge this week...

Loll Thompson said...

Hi Colleen. Your designs are so fresh and new. Love this modern take on a baby card. And a wonderful way to use designer papers (mine tend to sit around and collect dust for the most part). Noticed your reference to the pinning issue so checked out your original post. Love your take on the issue. I haven't pinned any of mine own, but you've given me a new perspective and I plan on setting up a board. Thanks. Loll xx

Annette said...

such a sweet baby card...

Jessi Fogan said...

I remember playing with this fun sketch - those circles are a fabulous way to disappear paper scraps :) It's absolutely adorable as a baby card!

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

Love love love love this!! LOVING the colors and the circles!!!

Marisa said...

What a great idea for those paper packs. I have some too. Love the way you used the circle elements. fabulous twist on a baby card :)

Ellen said...

OH I love that song too! This was a fun challenge for sure! Not too sure my card was worth sharing, but that's OK, I had fun.

Your card, however is just beautiful!I just love the different papers you used. And YES! I hate those little details that drive me crazy and I don't even see them til the card is photographed!!!! Love your card dear!!
hugs,
Ellen

Benzi said...

Ooh, what a super card. I love all the circle and the wonderful papers.

A smudge! Yes, I'm like you and can't stand that. I've finished cards before and had to do them over because of the tiniest speck. As you know, even tiny is huge after photographing.

~Tammy~ said...

I am going to start off by saying I love ya before I say the next thing..."COL, you're just not right" Who in their right mind wants a snowstorm like that? My SIL has been without power since Sat and lives in a house that was built early 1800's. Yep New England...which means the insulation....not so great!

You're card on the other hand is fabulous! Way to use up some of those PP waiting for some love!

Emily Keaton said...

I love how fresh and clean this is, Colleen! That is a gorgeous sketch. :)

Vicki Dutcher said...

Nice clean, pretty card!~

Karin Åkesdotter said...

This is such a WONDERFUL design Colleen! LOVE it!

Sandie Edwards said...

Beautiful.

Janny said...

What a beautiful card. what a great idea. Janny

Carole said...

Hi Collen, Your card is so fresh and clean. Lovely collection of blues. So do you have a conclusion about pinning? By the way I printed some clip art from your board, made a card then linked back to you. Thanks for the inspiration.
http://carolescreativecritters.blogspot.com/2013/02/a-jug-of-hugs-jar.html

Leslie Miller said...

I love your blue version of this card. A great one to CASE! Yes, those little details get to me, too. Funny how they slip by you until you photograph them. Same here.

Maria said...

What a lovely baby card with fab design! Yes, those last minute mistakes are frustrating, but your final result is well worth it. Love the white background! No snow for ya? I'd be so happy! The sun is shining here today. And, I'm thinking yessss...hurry spring!:-) Take care, hugs!

Anonymous said...

Oh I like this card! So pretty. Also, a great way to use up some scraps too. I am going to try this for some birthday cards and see if I like mine as well. Of course yours is complete with the perfect bow and all! Thanks for the great idea.

Chris R. from Iowa

Lea L. said...

Such a sweet baby card!!

Angie Tieman said...

Super sweet card! The blue circles are awesome and give it a "cool" wintery feel! Thanks so much for playing along with us this week at CAS-ual Fridays!

Sue Lelli said...

LOVE the different patterns on this unique baby card, Colleen!

Jingle said...

This is so pretty!

Charlene said...

I laughed when You talked about that mar on your card because I made a card a few weeks ago and re-did it three times because it was white and I got something on it...Was driving me crazy!!! Such a pretty card and I love pinterest :-) Happy Valentines day!

mypapercraftworld said...

Splendid ... love all the different patterned blues ... and what a greatm take on the challenge! Anita in France :)

Linda R said...

What a pretty card. I just love the design. I had to smile when you said that you noticed a flaw once you took the photo. That happens to me all the time. I have such bad eyes most of the time I can't even see the flaw till I take the photo.

Hugs~

Tracey Sabella said...

Such a gorgeous card!! Perfect for a baby congratulations!! I know what you mean about discovering an oops when photographing. ;-) ~ Blessings, Tracey

http://gracescraps.blogspot.com/

Ruby said...

Oh this is BEAUTIFUL Col! I LOVE the bright photo too, how did you manage that?!! x

Marlena M. said...

Oh, be careful what you wish for...you just might get it! LOL.
This is a fun, modern card~I love all the circles! I DO get frustrated with smudges...I really get worked up when I realize it's crooked...aaarghhhh. Maybe I craft with my head tilted...

Carol (Gingerbeary8) said...

This is so pretty Colleen. I just love the pretty designer paper. The mix makes this card so attractive. On the subject of pinterest, I love when people have a board with their cards and paper creations. I love to look through it to see their style.
Have a happy crafting weekend!
Bear Hugs,
Carol

Audrey Ann said...

Gorgeous - so simple and sweet yet what a masterful design. Love the color combo too!
Hugs,
Audrey

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