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1.10.2009

Sweet Baby Boy


How's your weekend going? Mine has been VERY restful! It's a pretty yucky, cold and wet day here. However, I was able to make a few cards earlier today. I am posting this one before Kristine's Color Challenge deadline is over. The colors reminded me of a baby card. Orange and blue are complimentary colors and work perfect together. I also tried something I rarely do and that's...PAPER PIECE! I do not paper piece because it involves extra steps that I am too impatient to take! It was not too bad and good to bring color in a mono-tone stamp when you do not have Copics or know how to use them!

I'm heading out to my office holiday party. I hope I win something!! Hope you enjoy the remainder of your weekend!

Here's how you can create this baby card too!
  1. Trim brown cardstock to 4.25" x 11", then score at 5.5" for your card base and set aside.
  2. Trim two rectangles in the orange and blue cardstocks so they mat together.
  3. Dry emboss polka dots on blue cardstock.
  4. Tie brown ribbon around rectangle. (TIP: to save ribbon, use a small part just to cover the ends of the rectangle, then use a smaller piece of ribbon to actually tie the knot)
  5. Stamp sailboat on white, orange, brown, and green cardstock.
  6. Stamp polka dots on green cardstock.
  7. Paper piece the boat together by cutting the parts you want to adhere to the white sailboat.
  8. Cut out sailboat.
  9. Stamp rectangle + sentiment on white cardstock and cut out.
  10. Stamp "boy" and cut out.
  11. Mat on green cardstock.
  12. Adhere rectangle + sailboat to blue cardstock using dimensionals.
  13. Adhere "boy" to card base.
  14. Add heart pin to ribbon knot.
:: My Goodies {Sweet Baby Boy}::
Stamps: Technique Tuesday-alphabet; Papertrey Ink-bitt baby blessings, borders and corners-rectangles, polka dot basics
Ink: SU!-Chocolate Chip
Cardstock:
Papertrey Ink-white, dark chocolate, ripe avocado; SU!-tangerine tango, baja breeze
Accessories: cuttlebug, swiss dots embossing folder, papertrey ink-dark chocolate topnotch twill ribbon, fancy pants-heart pin, dimensionals
Card Size: 4.25 x 5.5

12 comments:

Simple. Chic. Simply chic. said...

SUCH a good boy card! It's always difficult to make cute boy ones, but you hit a home run!
Kristi

Purple D said...

How beautiful and elegant. Thank you for the detailed instructions!

Savitri said...

Ashley, what a sweet sweet card! Just gorgeous and elegant!!

Jerry said...

Ashley-
Your designs are always so cute. I left you an award on my blog. You can go over there to retrieve it!
-Jerry

Regan said...

super cute as always!!

Karen Motz said...

This is such an adorable baby card. Well done!!! It's perfect!

Kim L. said...

Love it!

Kim L. said...

Love it!

Anthonette said...

I said WOW when I first saw your card, Ashley. Gorgeous! The embossed dots on the Baja Breeze layer add a great texture. I like your tip about how to save ribbon. I'm all not wasting ribbon. I love that heart pin. I have some that I haven't used yet.

In your description you meant to say PIECING, not PIERCING, right?

Deanna said...

Very pretty!

Stamping Cafe said...

Adorable!

Wendy said...

This is great, so lovely!

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