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12.29.2008

Welcome Little One


It's Monday and a new week! It's still the holidays, so I'm not sure if I'll be back into the swing of things just yet, but I'll sure try. I spent most of yesterday organizing my studio, but have a few more ideas and areas of improvement. One of my biggest ideas I want to do by next weekend is re-organizing my file cabinets to actually use them. I want to organize my cardstocks to place scraps in there to easily find. I might keep the new pieces of cardstock on my paper shelf organizer in the closet, but I need better organization of the scraps when I need to find them and to encourage re-use and discourage waste. I'll let you know how this goes and if I have any good organizational tips!

This card is inspired by Loonie Stamper's Challenge from last week. With the holidays, I was unable to participate, so I did it yesterday. I really like these colors and they scream BABY GIRL to me, so that's what I did! I used a layout I previously did on the "Grateful" card that I LOVE! It seems the cards I like, most others don't and the cards I don't like, most others like. I think that's weird, but in the end, it's just fun making them!

To make this card:
  1. Take a pre-scored card base and set aside.
  2. Stamp baby carriage on pink cardstock with brown ink, cut out and set aside.
  3. Trim brown cardstock to fit baby carriage on it.
  4. Trim kraft cardstock slightly larger than brown cardstock, but much longer for the ribbon.
  5. Adhere baby carriage to brown cardstock.
  6. Adhere brown cardstock to kraft cardstock.
  7. Tie pink ribbon around kraft cardstock and tie into a bow.
  8. Adhere kraft cardstock to card base use dimensionals.
  9. Stamp sentiment below kraft cardstock in brown ink.
  10. Add pink rhinestones to the baby carriage and sentiment.
:: My Goodies {welcome little one}::
Stamps: PTI-bitty baby blessings
Ink: brown
Cardstock: brown; kraft; sweet blush
Accessories: dimensionals; velvet ribbon; pink rhinestones
Technique: Stamped
Card Size: 4.25 x 5.5

4 comments:

Barb W said...

Sweet card, Ashley. I love the chocolate and pink color combo and that bit of bling you added is just perfect. I appreciate that you take the time to include your 'card recipe' with your post. It's a very nice touch and very thoughtful of you. Thanks for sharing.

Happy New Year!
Barb

Christina said...

I came to the same conclusion that I needed my scraps organized. What I ended up doing was organizing them in those smaller 3-drawer (that fit 8-1/2 x 11 inch) paper and dividing up the colors. So I have a white, blue, green, etc. color drawers for all of my cardstock scraps. This has helped a lot!!

whoistracy said...

Adorable card! Good luck with your studio re-organization. I have all of my CS on shelves on their sides, arranged by color family. Scraps are in pedaflexes in a drawer right at my crafting table. I always check the drawer first to see if there's a scrap I can use, then go to the shelf to get a full-sized sheet if needed.

Charlene Austin (Willow01) said...

Cute cute cute!! Happy New Year Ashley!!

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