Tuesday, August 20, 2013

Welcome Little Girl

I needed another baby card for a sweet little girl.  I used one of my new favorite teddy bear images, Baby Bear's Butterfly, from StampArt Design.  This is the bonus file that comes with the digi stamp (2 for the price of one!).

I used this week's sketch from Tuesday Morning Sketches (#212).  I mirror imaged the sketch to accommodate the direction Teddy is facing.  Teddy is colored with copics, fussy cut and popped up on an embossed piece of cardstock.  I used lots of faux stitching on this card.  I was able to use lots of scraps as well.  The patterned paper, pink cardstock, white square and kraft banner are from scraps.

Paper Saving Tip:  One of my favorite ways to stretch my paper is to die cut smaller mats out of the larger ones.  For instance, the pink cardstock that is matting the banner is cut from the middle of the mat that is on top of the card base.  Since the larger mat has gingham paper (and other layers) on top of it, you can't tell that part of it was cut away.  

Cardstock:  Georgia Pacific (white), Bazzill (pink), Stampin' Up (kraft)
Patterned paper:  Frances Meyer
Stamps:   StampArt Design (Baby Bear's Butterfly), Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps (Baby Blessings)
Tools/Embellishments:  Copic Markers, Sharpie fine point pen (brown), Uni-Ball Signo pen (white), ribbon (Offray), twine (Really Reasonable Ribbon), buttons from stash, Cuttlebug embossing folder (Swiss Dot), Spellbinders (Classic Squares Large & Small, Circles Large & Small)

I'm entering this card in the following challenges:
Tuesday Morning Sketches (#212) - sketch
Crafty Ribbons #57- Use 3 of something (I have 3 buttons and 3 colors)
2 Sisters Challenge #157 - Use Pink, White & Kraft
Really Reasonable Ribbon #78 - Use pink & brown
Make It Monday #154 - Anything Goes
Tuesday Throwdown #161 - Use scraps
Top Tip Tuesday #108 - Use at least 2 things that start with your initial(s) (I used stitching, spellbinders, squares & white)
Cute Card Thursday #282 - Use Buttons
Terrifically Thrilling Thursday - Use Scraps
Aud Sentiments Challenge #87 - Anything but a birthday card

Thanks for stopping by today.  Be sure to come back tomorrow when I'll have a card to show you for the new challenge at Word Art Wednesday.


Sharon said...

Gorgeous soft card. Thanks for joining us at Cute Card Thursday this week.x

Leeann said...

I love your tip, I will remember that! I use a cameo to cut out just about everything (lazy, I know). I can easily cut out my elements from the base since you really only see 1/8 of the edge anyway. Thanks so much for sharing this idea! Great money saver.

Lisa Minckler said...

Stephanie, it's perfection! Absolutely wonderful baby card with the precious little teddy and butterfly and it utilizes your initials which is perfect for our challenge. The stitching looks terrific and your TIP is fantastic. You're absolutely right, if you can't see it, why not use it some place out where you can!
Thank you so much for playing along with us at Top Tip Tuesday and sharing your talents with us!
Lisa xx

Debbie said...

This is adorable!!! I love that sweet image! The embossing and stitching look great!!
Thanks for playing along this week at Tuesday Morning Sketches!!!

Darlene said...

Hi Stephanie! Hope you are doing well! Your card is ADORABLE!!! Love the design and all the pink ... so, so cute!!
Thanks so much for joining our "August – OH SCRAP" challenge at Shelly's Images! Please come back and join us again real soon!!
Shelly's Images Design Team

NanaConnie said...

So precious, Stephanie! Love the soft pastel pink combined with the light brown in the bear. I just love Kathy's art work/digis and this little guy is no exception.

Jenée said...

Precious card. The little image is adorable, and I very much like the pink and brown color combo. Thank you for entering this week's challenge at Tuesday Morning Sketches.

Unknown said...

Love this adorable baby card. Great use of our colors!

Thanks for joining us at RRR. Hope to see you again next week.

Jenn DT

Wanda said...

Very cute baby card. Love your tip on paper saving :) I must try and remember that.

Gloria Shirr (purpleglo) said...

Beautiful baby card Stephanie! I saw this on MIM and had to take a closer look. I love everything about this card. It is so precious! Thanks for the wonderful tip. That is a great idea.

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Please join me for a chance to win FREE candy on my blog. Have a wonderful week! Hope to see you again next week. Hugs, Gloria


Jessi Fogan said...

Aw! I love that little bear, and the gingham & kraft together are so sweet. Love those little heart buttons too! Thanks so much for coming to play at Tuesday Morning Sketches with us this week!

Unknown said...

Absolutely adorable baby card! Love the layered & embossed panels with the faux stitching. Thanks for joining us at Make It Monday.

Anonymous said...

pretty card thanks for sharing with us at 2 sisters Tracy x

Laura said...

This is so sweet! I love the pink and kraft together! Thanks for joining us at Tuesday Morning Sketches! :)

Billie A said...

What a sweet darling card. I love the pinks you used and the paper designs. Great card darling image. Thanks for joining us at Aud Sentiments for our anything but a birthday card challenge.

Jacqueline Smith said...

Fabulous card, love the coloring job and all the details on your card! Thanks for playing with us at Shelly's Images!

Shelly's Images Design Team

Elaine Stark said...

A super cute baby card. A great tip to save paper and a great use of your initials. Thanks for joining Top Tip Tuesday. Elaine

Bonnie Garby said...

Adorable card! Thanks so much for participating in our Really Reasonable Ribbon Challenge.


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