Hello Friends! I hope you are planning an enjoyable Memorial Day weekend. Today I want to share with you a variety of welcome baby cards plus a few other samples for get well and other occasions.
Welcome Baby Cards
This card and the one below it are pretty straightforward. I did sponge the background behind the Welcome die with blue or purple to give the die a little more presence. You could easily turn this into a shaker card too.
Welcome Little One Boy – Taylored Expressions die Welcome Little One; TE stamp set Onesie Twosie with onesie die; design inspired by Jen Shults
Welcome Little One Girl – Taylored Expressions die Welcome Little One; TE stamp set Onesie Twosie with onesie die; design inspired by Jen Shults
Block Party Baby Feet – Taylored Expressions dies Block Party Baby, Treat Toppers Baby and Stitched Banner Stacklets; design inspired by Kerri Michaud
The star of this car is the Cable Knit embossing folder -- it looks just like a baby blanket.
Block Party Baby Safety Pin – Taylored Expressions dies Block Party Baby, Treat Toppers Baby and Stitched Banner Stacklets; TE embossing folder Cable Knit; TE stamp set Little Bits of Baby; design inspired by Kim Singdahlsen
Welcome Teddy Bear – TE dies Little Bits Teddy Bear, Welcome Baby and Build-A-Scene Nursery; Memory Box die Pinpoint Squares; TE stamp set Little Bits of Baby; design inspired by Courtney Kelley
Don't you love this little nursery? Taylored Expressions has such clever Build-A-Scene dies! See how the rug, curtain, lampshade and baby mattress match? So cute!
Nursery – TE dies Build-A-Scene Nursery and Build-A-Scene window; TE stamp set Little Bits of Baby; design inspired by Sankari Wegman
Get Well Soon
It's always a good idea to have a stash of get well cards so if you're going to pull out dies and stamps and papers to make one, go ahead and make several with the same design. For these cards I used the Memory Box die Curved Get Well; Paper Smooches die Bandaids; and Taylored Expressions dies Mini Bloomers and Bloomers Greenery. The papers are from Penny Black's paper pad Beau Jardins. I chose the papers and matching cardstocks then cut flowers and greenery in every shade I needed. I cut the bandaids from kraft cardstock then cut them again from coordinating cardstocks for the hearts. Assembly was quick and I embellished with butterflies and sequins.
Flower Portrait Frame
Penny Black's Flower Portrait Frame die is a very versatile frame with tiny openings all around. The middle of the frame is filled with flowers. I recently used this frame in a variety of different ways.
For this card, I cut the frame from white cardstock three times and glued them together to give the frame more heft and dimension. Then I removed the inner piece, sponged a background of greens and blues, sponged the flowers with red and green and arranged them around the dog.
Bring Me Joy – Penny Black clear stamp sets Man’s Best Friend and Happy Snippets; Penny Black die Flower Portrait; Impression Obsession die Banners and Tails; Taylored Expressions embossing folder Corrugate
Here the frame is sponged with orange and yellow inks. OMG Mom – Penny Black clear stamp sets Man’s Best Friend and Happy Snippets; Penny Black die Flower Portrait; Taylored Expressions die Conversation Bubbles; Penny Black stamps Skyline and Dots in Space; design inspired by Therese Schaffer
For this card I die cute frame and removed the flowers while I sponged the grass and sky background. I colored the flowers with Copic markers and reinserted them into the frame securing them on the back with tape. I also inlaid the flowers centers in white. Black-White – Penny Black die Flower Portrait; Penny Black clear stamp set Snippets
Remember in the cards above I cut the frame multiple times? Well that meant I had a lot of "middles" left over. I decided to sponge the middle (background) using Distress Inks Picked Raspberry, Wild Honey and Ripe Persimmon. I mounted the background on textured white cardstock then mounted this piece on a white card with foam tape. The flowers and stems are open except for the centers which I also sponged and inserted in the center of each flower.
Sponged Flowers – Penny Black die Flower Portrait; Penny Black clear stamp set Sprinkles and Smiles; design inspired by Therese Schaffer
One more sample: I embossed the background with the Zig Zag embossing folder then added color to the embossing by holding my ink pad (Memento dye ink New Sprout) perfectly level and sliding it across the top of the embossing. I die cut the frame several times then glued them together over the stamped flower image.
Zig Zag Background – Penny Black die Flower Portrait; Penny Black clear stamp sets Enamor and Snippets; Taylored Expressions embossing folder Zig Zag; design inspired by Elizabeth Allan
I know these days many people don't need bookmarks as much because they read books on their tablet or e-reader, but bookmarks are still fun to make and give. Taylored Expressions has a new die set called Build-A Bookmark and a new stamp set called Plot Twist that coordinate with their previously released Mark Your Spot Bookmark die and stamp set to create delightful bookmarks.
Tip: Add a ribbon accent that's not bulky by threading ribbon through the die cut opening then tying twine or thinner ribbon around it into a bow.
Bookmarks -- Taylored Expressions dies Mark Your Spot Bookmark and Build-A-Bookmark; TE stamp set Plot Twist
A Few More Fun Samples
Memory Box has several Triptych dies. Perhaps you remember I just posed this sample using the Dogwood Blooms and Stem Triptych dies.
Today I have two samples using the tree Triptych die.
I die cut the tree triptych and the fence from decorative paper that is embossed with a woodgrain design (American Crafts). To bring out the woodgrain, I colored the embossed woodgrain with a Prismacolor pencil (Dark Brown). I glued the tree frames to green decorative paper and added pink flowers accented with tiny crystals.
Tree Triptych 1 – Memory Box die Tree Triptych; Memory Box stamp Seeds of Happiness; Poppy die Johnny Jump Ups; Taylored Expressions die Picket Fence; design inspired by Pam Going Postal
For this card I die cut the Tree Triptych from the front of a top folding card then adhered blue cardstock behind the openings. I inlaid the tree frames and added little flowers, sequins and a sweet sentiment.
Tree Triptych 2 – Memory Box die Tree Triptych; Penny Black clear stamp set Happy Snippets; Poppy die Hydrangea Blooms small; design inspired by Michele Henderson
Switching gears a little, here's a very happy birthday card! I cut the balloons from glitter paper (blue and white which I colored with a yelow Copic marker); cut the candle border from white cardstock then colored it with Copics; and cut the Best Day Ever from blue cardstock. Cute card!
Best Day Ever – Impressions Obsession dies Rectangle Frame 6 in 1, Best Day Ever, Heart Balloon and Candle Border; Penny Black die Balloons; design inspired by Kittie Caracciolo
One more ... my friend Jane Smith made this funny gal -- isn't she hilarious! I love the way Jane made her standing in the corner -- very cleverly drawn lines and coloring. Thanks Jane!
Sylvia – Art Impressions stamp Sylvia; sentiment stamp unknown; card designed by Jane Smith
Have a great weekend and please stop by the Stamp Act soon!