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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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Something for Baby – TShirt & Stars

Just a quick little baby card using the stars and phrases from Something to Say and the cute little tshirt from Something for Baby.  Color combination is Wisteria Wonder and Daffodil Delight!

 

Something for Baby - Wisteria TShirt Stars

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Goodbye 2011! Hello 2012!

At last month's Technique Tuesday class, I taught my stampers how to modify the glimmer paper by dyeing it!  By using the Wisteria Wonder refill, we changed the hue of the background and made this very sparkly card:

 

Greeting Card Kids-Dyed Glimmer Paper Z Fold

 

 Greeting Card Kids-Dyed Glimmer Paper Z Fold

This is a Z Fold Format – and the Top Note Die (an SU exclusive) is perfect to use for this!  My customers really liked the different color scheme for this vintage-feel card using Greeting Card Kids.

I have truly neglected uploading my projects on my blog this holiday season.  My new year's resolution is to share more and hopefully inspire my readers with my creativity.

There have been some great moments this year, but to tell the truth, I'll be happy to say goodbye to 2011!   I am looking forward to a fresh new start in 2012.  May joy come often and unexpectedly to you this year!

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25 Days of Holiday Projects – Day 24

At this time of year, you always need a cute little bag to hold a precious gift!  This penguin bag is based on a card I created for the middle school carnival station this afternoon. 

Punches must be my favorite accessory!  I hope you like my little Chilly Willy!

 2009-25holidayprojectspenguinbag

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25 Days of Holiday Projects – Day 20

This is a cute little gift card holder I made at a workshop last month.  It uses my all-time favorite Stampin’ Up! exclusive die – TOP NOTE!  The main stamp set is Jolliest Time of the Year.  I just love snowmen!  Just put a little adhesive on the sides and bottom of the designer series paper so you can slip the gift card in and out of the holder.

  2009-25holidayprojectssnowmangiftcardholder

 

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25 Days of Holiday Projects – Day 7

Today’s project is another example from my Simple Christmas Gifts Stamp Camp.  If you have access to a die cutting machine (hopefully, a BIG SHOT!), you simply must have the Top Note die which is exclusive to Stampin’ Up!  This die can be used in so many different cards and projects.  This project is an adorable gift box.

We used the pine tree for Lovely as a Tree for pine branches and Delightful Decorations and Many Merry Messages for the remaining stamped images.  The Joy image is my favorite from that set (I love swirls!).  After punching out the ornament, we added the loop and popped it using Stampin’ Dimensionals.  Emboss the Merry Christmas  phrase (the brushed silver cardstock is perfect for a little more bling!) and stamp Merry Christmas in Always Artichoke.  Tie the box shut with the Real Red dotted ribbon.

The box is a perfect way to enclose a gift card, candy, or other small gift!

 2009simplecgifts-topnotebox

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