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Archive for April 19th, 2012

Free For All Friday

Hello Blog Friends

I really had fun with the new releases from Flourishes and with three nieces having babies in sixty days of each other. You can bet I will put these to good use.  Oh, I forgot Mother’s Day too.  These will be my go to stash for a while.

Sunday we had a baby shower for Crystal.  She is having a boy and I had a good time with my girly book for Madelyn  Rose, but I needed to shift gears.  David, the soon to be father, wanted nothing frilly for his baby boy so I made this card.

I just love this image from our new  Hello Baby set.  I kept this simple using lots of layers and a neat two tone woven  ribbon from the Boutique cuts, linen ribbons, and braids from France.  I used Flourishes White classic cardstock and stamped the image with Memento Rich Cocoa ink.  I framed it by cutting with Spellbinders Labels Two and did a tight cut outside the same label die.  This gives a nice edge without moving up a size.  I colored using these Flourishes Copic Collections and lightly used my Ranger foam coloring pads with Antique linen.

The designer paper is from My Mind’s Eye Fiddlesticks paper.  The paper paired with light brown cardstock did the trick for me.  I added two embelishments to the top right corner, one from Bead Landing ( Michael’s) and one from my Basic Grey stash.  This was easy-peasy and the dad thought it was cool!

For my second card today, I needed yet another Baby Boy card.  For this one I used the 1,2,3 Create Kit of the Month, Howdy Doody.  I just love the colors in this kit.  The soft blue and peach are just so sweet together.  All of the papers used in this card came from the kit, except the soft blue card stock.

The onsie was stamped on a sheet from the kit then “fussy cut” .  I added color to the image and around the edges of the details using two Flourishes Copic Collections:

The detail cutting was done using a  detail scissors , and we have them in the store now.

These are actually small medical scissors.  Every craft stamper needs this in the tool box.  I give them my very highest approval rating!

I used two Spellbinders die sets, Floral Ovals and Nested Pennants, and more of the wonderful paper on layers from this set. I then made a small bow from a piece of Satin Finish Cotton Peach Ribbon PFA1300-D84 using my Becca Bow Maker and a pearl stick pin from the set.  I added a strip of the tiny ecru lace from the kit on top of the Peach ribbon.  The tiny pearls are also from the kit as well.  The pretty blue rose was a neat detail piece.  I used a Flower from  Color Me Crazy Petaloo, which I colored with my new Aqua Marker Letraset “Aquamarine”.  They are easy to work with and the price of these make them affordable. A  pearl in the center was the “cherry on the top”.

Now I am sure you will want to visit the Senior Design Team and see what they have created for today.

I hope you have enjoyed my two cards for today. Thanks for stopping in.  Leave a love note as I love hearing your thoughts on my creations.

Ciao,

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