1.0 Sarah's Stamping Style: October 2011

Monday, October 17, 2011

Hobby Horse Boy

Hi there.

Today I'm back with another baby card. My friend who had the baby girl, also has 3 members of her family who are having babies around the same time, so she ordered a few cards from me. This one was for her SIL who knew she was having a boy.

I used one of the new in colours 'Lucky Limeade', as well as some DSP from the Nursery Nest pack. The hobby horse was made using the new Christmas Stocking Punch, (available to purchase now) tricky hey! So far I have used the punch to make a hobby horse and some baby socks, and not yet a Christmas stocking!

I used greens for something different, but am looking forward to making some more of these in pinks and blues.

The white doily softens the look and is from the Flirtatious Speciality DSP pack. The scrumptious ribbon is our new 3/8" Ruffled Ribbon in Lucky Limeade. I used Bakers Twine for the horse's mane, and a brad and white taffeta ribbon make the bridle. Very cute!

The inside as usual, I kept simple to leave room for a nice handwritten message. The sentiment was from the gorgeous new set, Petite Pairs. This set was made to use on the front and inside of the cards, but as you can see, can also be paired as one greeting. The little bear is from Little Additions.

Thanks for stopping by today. Hopefully I will have some more hobby horses in different colours to show soon!

(All SU unless otherwise stated)
Stamp sets: Petite Pairs, Little Additions,
Cardstock/ DSP:  Whisper White,Lucky Limeade, Flirtatious Speciality DSP, Nursery Nest DSP
Inks: Lucky Limeade
Accessories: White Taffeta Ribbon,Wooden Skewer, Brad, Bakers Twine, Green Rosettes and Googly Eye (own stash), Christmas Stocking Punch, Jewellery Tag Punch

Any questions? Just ask! :)

Sunday, October 16, 2011

Sweet Baby Girl

Hi there.

A quick post tonight as I am very tired. We are in the middle of month long celebrations for hubby's Big 4-Oh! We had a late night/early morning, which backed onto a late night with a sick child.

This card was for a dear friend of mine who had a baby girl at the end of September. I am just loving these pin wheels at the moment. And when paired with doilies I think they look so sweet!

I used the Brights DSP and some gorgeous paper from the Flirtatious Speciality DSP for the pin wheel and card background.

I layered two buttons, one Big Designer Button in Melon Mambo and one lighter pink, and tied some pink and white twine through the top one.  I have used a white doily underneath the pin wheel, which gives such a delicate look.

I used a wooden skewer for the stick, which I covered in white ribbon. I must buy some white lollipop sticks....mental note!

I added the sentiment Sweet Baby Girl onto a flag and attached it to the pin wheel stick.

I added a cute little ribbon embellie, making a bow and adding 3 sweet and tiny, pink and white flowers.

I made a matching bag, which I forgot to photograph. Doh! I used a white paper bag with handles and stuck a white doily on the centre front. I then made a pin wheel using the same doily paper as on the card. I didn't add a stick to this one. I adhered the pin wheel onto the doily and then spelt the babies name out in pink letters underneath. I tied the handles together with some white seam binding and added a pink rose and some white Cherry Blossoms. Very sweet!

I decorated the inside very simply, to leave room for a message. I used the Congratulations stamp from Well Scripted and the It's a girl from Little Additions to make the sentiment. The cute little star mobile in the corner is also from Little Additions.

Too cute hey! I really like this card, I will have to make a few more. Maybe try some different colours.

(All SU unless otherwise stated)
Stamp sets: Well Scripted, Little Additions
Cardstock/ DSP:  Whisper White, Brights DSP Stack, Flirtatious Speciality DSP
Inks: Regal Rose
Accessories: White Taffeta Ribbon, Pretty in Pink Grossgrain Ribbon,Wooden Skewer, Brad, Big Designer Button, Pretty in Pink Button, Bakers Twine, Doily and Pink Rosettes (own stash)
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