Saturday, July 19, 2008

A New Heart to Love

This baby card is for a new baby on my husband's side of the family. I kept this card relatively simple, I used Fun & Fast Notes for the baby carriage and Full of Life for the saying (I love this saying for a baby card). Yes I have naked buttons on this card, I just didn't have the time to keep going with it. My DH the landscaper has been working a ton, weekends included which is totally great, it just limits any creating time for me and by late at night I've been too tired. Our little guy who is 20 months old has really been keeping me on the move lately, I never remember our other two kids being THIS busy!

I really like the little flag (I guess that's what you call it) that I added, I've seen this being used some of the Karen Lockhart cards and I think its a neat little way of adding to the main image. I saw a trick on someones blog about how to get a perfect "v" cut into the end of your flag, you take and cut your strip of paper the length that you need, stamp your word or saying (leaving enough room for a brad) and insert one end into your square punch, holding your punch up side down and punch like this:

Supplies: Fun & Fast Notes, Full of Life, SU's New Scalloped border punch, Swiss Dot Cuttlebug embossing folder, Copics, Ribbon, Brad, Buttons, Nestabilities dies, Spica glitter pen, pop dots. Colors: New Pink Pirouette, Pretty in Pink, Barely Banana, Whisper White.



PS I'll be drawing the blog anniversary candy winner tomorrow!

19 comments:

Dawn Marie said...

I love your card!!And I would have never thought to use my punch this way!!Great idea!TFS

Jennifer said...

Great tip! Love the card :)

Tracy said...

Great idea! Such an adorable baby card!

LeAnne said...

LOVE this! What an adorable card! I love the pinks together....I haven't had a chance to play with any of my new stuff yet except the punch!
LeAnne

Debbie Fisher (debbiedee) said...

Thanks for the great tip! Love your baby card too! So soft and pretty just like a baby.

Courtney said...

awwww! This is just adorable!

Paper Makeup said...

i feel your pain! My hubby is a landscaper as well and he's been crazy busy which just makes my home life busy! And much less crafting time! Great card though and i love the "flag" idea!!!

Tina said...

Absoluely impeccable. I love the softness and of course, the scallops.

Cris A said...

What a super sweet card! I love how you made the flag!

Dani said...

Love this! So soft and cozy, perfect!

Kim Gasper said...

This is so sweet! I love that little flag and the ribbon. :-)

Dragana Skoro said...

This is so cute. Soft and gentle, perfect for a baby!

stampinbydiane said...

oh so cute!!
Diane

Tessa said...

Cute Card! thanks for the tip!

j said...

Ohhh Lynn i love love love this card,can i lift???.It is just soooooooo adoreable :):):)

Jean

Lori Barnett said...

Super CUTE card!! And I love the neat way to make the flag :) It's always cool to see little tricks and time savers!!

Kathleen said...

I don't own any Lockhart stamps yet....but there's always a time when one has to try them out! Thanks for the tip about the perfect V shape---I'm weird about things being symmetrical, so this really helps me out!!

Jena said...

Oh, so precious - LOVE the saying, I will have to save that one - TFS, your artwork is so inspiring!!!

Mybiz said...

oh i love this card!!!!
so cute. i bet the person that received it was sooo happy :)