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8.16.2010

Mommy to Bee + Wash Cloth Bouquet


Hey there! I hope you all had a great weekend! I attended my friend's baby shower yesterday and got the chance to create a couple of fun things to share with you all! My friend and I clerked together at our first job out of law school. She's now an attorney...I'm not! haha But, she really appreciates the arts as an artist herself, so she couldn't wait to see the card I gave her. It was really fulfilling to see that she liked it so much. That was just one more reminder to myself that I am on the right track in my life!

Instructions
  1. Trim yellow cardstock to about 4" x 5" and stamp polka dotted background.
  2. Adhere orange twill strips on opposite corners and add a bow to the top left corner.
  3. Adhere the yellow polka dotted cardstock to a spring rain A2 card base.
  4. Stamp sentiment on white cardstock, then adhere it to metal frame. *This frame is intended to show on the opposite side, but I liked the natural, metal finish and used this side!*
  5. Stamp bee on yellow cardstock, but out, and pop off frame.
  6. Adhere frame to card front center with foam adhesive.
Supplies

Stamps :: DeNami Design - polka dot background; Papertrey Ink - favor it baby, honey bees
Ink :: Tsukineko - memento tuxedo black; Ranger - broken china
Cardstock :: Papertrey Ink - lemon tart, spring rain, white
Embellishments :: Papertrey Ink - orange zest twill tape; Making Memories - metal frame

I also wanted to create another special gift for her, so I made this wash cloth bouquet, inspired by the one photographed here. Now, I thought I had it all figured out, but I didn't, so I ended up doing it my way! Just a bunch of baby wash cloths, some cream paper roses, leaves, and synthetic orange and blue flowers. I pretty much secured the entire bouquet with pins and finished it off with a 2" wide orange ribbon.




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Thanks for stopping by and have a fun Monday!

18 comments:

Winter said...

Very cute! I love the colors! :)

Heather P. said...

Such a pretty card... Love the pops of orange! :)

And that washcloth bouquet? Downright ADORABLE!

Lea L. said...

That card is SO sweet...I just love the punny sentiment!

And that washcloth bouquet is just fabulous!! Love it!

♥♥♥Lea

Smita said...

Gorgeous!! (Sorry I have no more words again for your work!)

Aimes said...

What a truly sweet card - I love the design!
Totally agree with you about knowing when you're on the right track in life; I too went to Law school but am now an educator with special needs kids. The salary isn't great but the job satisfaction ROCKS! I know I'm on the right track (along with the stamping of course LOL!)
Hugs,
Aimes
x

Regan said...

oh so gorgeous!!

karla said...

Love it!

Lin said...

LOOOVE that bouquet, beautiful colors!

designsbytatum said...

Thanks for the inspiration Ashley. I love this color combo!

Laurel said...

Gosh I love your card and that bouquet is so sweet!

Michelle said...

I love the mommy to bee card the colors look awesome together!!!

Chauncie said...

The washcloth bouquet was such a great idea. What great colors. I love the simplicty of the card as well. When I'm creating something in a hurry I love to have the simplistic yet decorative card ideas.

Thank you for sharing.

Jennifer Lobdell said...

I love the DeNami background stamp on the Mommy to Bee card! Very sweet and I love the colors in the bouquet!

Linda said...

So cute!!!

jacobslucy said...

The colors are just stunning!

Savitri said...

Cute card but totally more impressed with the bouquet!! I've never seen one and this one is gorgeous!!! Since this is over the top cute I'd be ok if I never see one for the rest of my life -- plus it prob. won't be as good lookin'!

Linda Beeson said...

That black frame and the little bee just make your card, adorable!

Mona L. Pendleton said...

So darn cute Ashley! Love the lil' bee!

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