Saturday, February 22, 2014

Bits and Pieces Make A Baby Card for Jinny

This is my second post for today.  Please click HERE for 'The Sympathy Blues.'

My friend Jinny had a baby boy recently, and I made a card to celebrate the sweet little one's arrival.  Turns out, there's a challenge created with her in mind at The Shabby Tea Room!  So glad to be able to play there.

I am introducing a series of posts which focus on using the Bits and Pieces we all have in our craft supplies. You know, those things that get cast aside for use at a later time.  Maybe it's an image you already stamped, or a die cut that didn't find its way onto a current project.  These little bits are one reason I love to play at Shopping Our Stash, which I'm entering this week.  (Their current challenge is to make your own embellishments:  my stacked-button/bow element qualifies, I do believe.)


On today's card, I've got a scalloped-rectangle frame (the negative of a die cut), the paper-pieced onesie, and those sweet little clouds.....all items were lying in a UFO box (Unfinished Objects, a term from my friend Bonnie).   They came together like they were meant to be!

Here's the STR inspiration pic.  I happened to use pennants in my card, and lots of blue and cream, too.


The sweet little pennant image is from Sending You Sunshine / The Craft's Meow, and the clouds and onesie are from Inspired By Stamping.  I added iridescent Stickles to the clouds, and a bit on the pennants, too.


Jinny loves buttons and twine, so I added some in the top corner for balance.  I stacked two Stampin' Up! retired buttons, and added vintage thread.  Oh, and the sentiment, seen above, is from Verve's Munchkin Phrases.


Sorry this post was a bit wordy.  I had so much to tell ya!  Thanks for coming by today.  :-D



Stamps: Sending You Sunshine - The Craft's Meow; clouds and onesie - Oh, Baby! - Inspired By Stamping; Munchkin Phrases - Verve Paper: Bashful Blue, Crumb Cake, Whisper White, blue plaid pattern - SU; small check - Webster's Pages Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black - Tsukineko; Soft Sky - SU; Frayed Burlap, Antique Linen, Walnut Stain - Ranger Fibers: twine - Creative Impressions; vintage thread Accessories & Tools: buttons - SU; iridescent Stickles - Ranger; Scalloped Rectangle die - Spellbinders

17 comments:

Shani Thomas said...

Now THAT is one cute baby card! Love it!!! I like seeing a baby card that's not all pink or all blue, this one is just a bit different and I like it.

Paper Creations by Shirley said...

Adorable & beautiful baby card, your friend will love it. Also it's a great match to the inspiration photo. Have a great weekend, Shirleyx

Stella said...

I would frame this beauty; so so sweet. That onesie made me sigh...so cute!
XX

Lisa said...

Colleen this is ADORABLE!!! Jinny will love this one made with so much thought and love. I really like the way you've framed everything with the die cut negative, clever clever girl!!

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

This is gorgeous! I loveeeeeee the clouds and the onesie!! I know Jinny will just love this!!!!!!

Vicki Dutcher said...

Such a sweet card - She will love it~

Sue Lelli said...

Absolutely ADORABLE! LOVE the onesie and the banner and the clouds with stickles and how you used the negative for a frame! Jinny will surely LOVE this card!

lisa808 said...

Adorable baby card. Love the clouds, banner, and use of the negative die cut.

nwilliams6 said...

I love that inspiration photo and you so captured the design elements in it perfectly on your card. What fun and how fun you used little bits of things you had laying around as well. You are a genius! Great card my friend! Hugz!

~amy~ said...

awwwww....this is absolutely DARLING!

Tina M said...

Ohh my goodness is this ever gorgeous!!Just loving all the dimension. Thanks so much for joining is at the Shabby Tea Room! :)

Debbie said...

So, so darling and sweet, Colleen! Thanks for sharing with us in the Tea Room this week :)

Emily Keaton said...

Completely darling, my friend! You put so much thought into this sweet creation. I'm sure Jinny will love and treasure it!

Donna B. said...

Adorable baby card! Love all the little details!

Jinny Newlin said...

Oh, this is perfectly precious, Col! Thank you for your kindness! I just love all the sweet, little details and touches that make it just perfect for me :). You're the best! Hugs!

Leslie Miller said...

You've been pretty busy with the baby cards lately, and I do love baby cards! This one is darling! Love the inspiration photo and your "bits and pieces"!

Barbara Godden said...

Sweet baby card, don't you just love it when you find bits in the stash box to make a cute card. Thanks for playing along with us at Shopping Our Stash for the embellish me challenge.

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