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Jill’s Baby Shower Card

Last week, one of my coworkers asked me to create a special baby shower card. Her daughter-in-law’s shower was going to be held in Wisconsin, but the mother-to-be lives in California. The shower hostess requested all gifts be shipped to California, but include a message or picture of what will be sent inside the baby shower card. So not only did Jill want me to create a special card, but a purposeful card as well.

To be honest, I don’t often create special-order cards, but I certainly didn’t want to let Jill down.

Most of my project includes RETIRED Stampin’ Up! products…WAITING FOR THE RIGHT PROJECT STORAGE comes to my rescue again.

Basically, the card is a gatefold card with a hidden message section.

#1.  Basic gatefold design – Used Crumb Cake, Pink Pirouette, and Something Borrowed DSP.

#2  Closed card without embellishments

#3.  Gift scan mounted on Top Note Die used as the “hidden message”  (Pink Pirouette)

#4.  Inside piece – front section of “hidden message” Top Note.  Used Something for Baby stamp set, Circle Framelits, pearls, twine for hair, bow punch from Cookie Cutter punch, 1/4″ circle punch for face.

#5  Back section of hidden message cover.  Love our new adhesive strips!  Keeps the Top Note from sliding down.

#6.  Inside panel with hidden message cover and Top Note message attached.

#7.  Finished card with tag  (Jill used the tag for another item) made with Stitched Framelits.  Sweet Essentials Stamp Set for the baby phrase.

#8.  My final card and the baby shower invitation.  Even I surprised myself at how closely I matched the designs.

Jill squealed in delight when I handed over the card creation.  It was the talk of the lunch table, and I heard it was adored at the shower.  

Glad to be of service, Jill.  You definitely jumpstarted my stampin’ mojo.  

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Just Believe Gatefold Card

At last night's Technique Tuesday event, I taught my stampers how to do a gatefold card.   The card we did was a spring-inspired card.  The Just Believe stamp set is one of my favorite flower sets.  The trio of leaves serves as a background to punched petite violets (we used one of the punches from the Itty Bitty Shapes Punch Set).  The butterfly is embossed with the Polka Dot embossing folder.  The DSP is actually the Christmas Jolly Holiday DSP.  My stampers loved the Old Olive and Concord Crush color combination!

Just Believe-Gatefold Card

 

Here are the other two examples I shared with them:

Artistic Etchings Gatefold Card

 

Fox and Friends Gatefold Card

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