Cute and Cuddly Baby Card

Do you like these un-traditional colors for a baby card?

I had a plethora of the striped paper left over from the ‘Autumn Traditions’ designer series paper and I am a sucker for stripes and baby cards!

I do love this bear and ‘I’m kind of a BIG DEAL’ stamp really does say it all when it’s your own brat, right?  The set is ‘Cute and Cuddly’ (#113682, 6 stamps for $26.95) and includes a ‘Baby Shower’ invitation stamp (which aren’t easy to find anymore).

The flourish stamp is from the awesome ‘Priceless’ set (#115052, 11 stamps for $28.95) which I hope NEVER retires as it has fabulous elements of design including two great flourish stamps.

Cute & Cuddly, Priceless
5 ½ x 8 ½ Sahara Sand cardstock
5 ½ x 3 inch Artichoke cardstock
5 ½ x 2 Autumn Traditions DSP stripe
2 ¼ x 2 ¾ Vanilla (for bear)
2 ¼ x 1 ¼ Vanilla (for tag)
1 x 3 Vanilla (for extra ‘head’ & ‘nose’)
2 ¼ x 2 ¼ Elegant Eggplant c/s (star)
Artichoke grosgrain ribbon
Corner Rounder, Rectangle Punch, Scallop Trim Border

Artichoke ink and sponge daubers
Black StazOn™
Earth Elements Watercolor Crayons
D i mensionals®

Teddy & Train Baby Card

Stampin' Up! Set 'Teddy & Train' This adorable new set ‘Teddy & Train” is gently watercolored with the Earth Elements watercolor crayons and layered with the ‘To the Nines Specialty” designer series paper (#114038, $11.95)

Stampin' Up! Set 'Teddy & Train' click for larger image I brought out the Sage Shadow stripe in the designer series paper with a horizontal ‘laced’ edge as a border between the dots & stripes.  The edging was achieved with the Eyelet Border punch (#113692, $15.95)

T Teddy&TrainDetail he bear is stamped on Whisper White cardstock and the bow is white taffeta (109070, $6.95 for 10 yards) held on with glue dots.

I like to color and it just took minutes to watercolor the bear and stamp the greeting.

Be sure when watercoloring to use Black StazOn (#101406, $7.95) so that the ink doesn’t run (READ: don’t try that with just any black ink pad).

Enjoy… now to find a baby that needs a card, LOL!