Thursday, 13 April 2017

Oh, Baby.

Hello crafty peeps and welcome to my crafty nook! I hope you are all well and had a good weekend. It's not long until Easter - have you made all your Easter cards yet? I've still all but one to make but I'm planning on keeping them simple so hopefully they won't take me long to make. Our family has been blessed with a new arrival - a beautiful baby girl was born on the 8th April 2017 to the Cornish part of our family. I've made a new baby card to send as soon as I have an address. I got some sweet little stamps off eBay yesterday so I decided to team them with some baby dies also from eBay to make a 6" square card.

Aren't these sweet images??? I'm a bit leery about buying stamps from eBay as the first lot I ordered were faulty but these stamps stamp beautifully. They are very small less than an inch square for the most part but are very cute. I coloured them in using a mixture of Flexmarkers for the main image and some fine point markers (can't remember the brand) for the small details in the background just because it's hard to colour in something that small using a Flexmarker - even a regular Promarker would be too large for the tiny hearts and stars that appear in the backgrounds. I fussy cut around each image after I coloured it in leaving a small white border as some of the images poke outside of the line borders and it looked better with a border than without. I punched out 8 1" squares using a Woodware square punch out of pink heart paper from my stash and stuck the cutout images onto the squares with tape runner. I made a 6" square card blank by cutting a 12" x 12" piece of Bazzill Vanilla cardstock  in half and scoring it at 6". I cut a piece of DCWV Glimmer card from a 6" x 6" paperpack that I've been hoarding for years (lol) to 5.5" square and added it to the front of my card blank. I cut a piece of paper decorated with glittered paws taken from Dovecraft's Bazoo by Helz Cuppleditch (this collection came out about 5 years ago or more but there are still some paperpacks floating about out there - they are perfect for baby cards) to 5" x 5" and then cut a piece of funky foam slightly smaller and stuck it to the back of the paw paper with double sided tape. I added this panel to the glitter paper panel using Tombow Mono adhesive as wet glue is advisable when sticking anything to a glittered card. I added the 1" square panels as shown using tape runner and die cut a baby bottle and a rattle using the scrap of glimmer paper that was left over after cutting out the first mat. I added these to the card using more Tombow Mono adhesive. The card lacked something so I added faux stitching around the toppers using a white gel pen and then added black faux stitches using a .7mm Promarker fineliner pen to the paw paper and the card blank which tied the card together. I added dots of black glaze pen to the bears eyes and noses to make them raised and shiny. I added a strip of the paws paper to the inside of the card and did some more faux stitches in black above it. I stamped a sentiment from a We R Memory Keeper's baby stamp set (it's a mini stamp set featuring this sentiment and a pair of baby footprints - so cute!) I made an envelope using my WRMK Envelope punch board and stamped some bunting on the front and on the flap as shown. I coloured these in pink using a coloured pencil.

I think this is one of my favourite baby cards I've made, the images are really cute and because they are so small you can use all of them without the card looking too fussy. At some point I'll probably use these stamps to make a waterfall card as they are the perfect size for one. The stamp set only cost £1.59 and took just under a month to arrive from China. The dies were from a set of 8 dies in total (4 baby related items and 4 cute insects) and cost £2.39, again they took nearly a month to arrive. I won the DCWV papers quite a few years ago so the glittery layer and die cut embellishments were either free or very little cost and the Bazoo papers were from ECAP and have been in my stash for at least 3 years so again cost very little. My biggest expense for this card was probably the Bazzill Vanilla card which cost 90p a sheet and I used half of it so all in all this was a really economical make 😄

I hope you like my latest make, as always if you have any questions then please leave them in the usual places. I'm not sure if I'll be adding another post before Easter as I've got a few things planned so I hope everyone has a wonderful Easter - and that you get lots of Easter eggs!

Love and crafty hugs,

Sarah xxx


  1. Gorgeous card Sarah, really cute. Glad your set of stamps were ok. I'm waiting for more Dies from China-one arrived yesterday, 3 more to come. Might actually get some crafting time over Easter.


    1. Thanks Michele. I got some new dies yesterday (Thursday) they are really big for the money, I got a birch tree background, a set of 3 hearts (not that big) and a set of nesting circle dies with an inner scalloped border which is unusual. I've not had time to cut them out yet. I hope your dies are all you hope for and that you get lots of crafting done. Have a great Easter.

      Crafty hugs,

      Sarah xxx


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