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Friday, February 25, 2011

Baby Shower Thank you cards

I already posted these on my Stampin Up blog, I know not all of my followers are followers there, and I wanted to share these with you. Please know that the image on these is not Stampin' Up. First I have to say that Ilina Crouse, a fellow PhillyInker, taught me how to make these cards at a Make and Take at one of our meetings. And I am so glad that she did!!
A friend from work is having a baby, a little girl, and we had a surprise Baby Shower at work for her today. I wanted to make her some cards as a gift, and I knew these were going to be perfect for her. The "Onesie" itself is all hand cut. I could have used my circle punch for the neck hole, but I fear, my circle punch has seen better days. The "ruffle" around the neck and leg holes is YoYo Yellow cardstock (retired)with the Scallop circle punch. I stamped the image twice, once on the card and then on some scraps. I colored the one on the scraps with my YoYo Yellow Stampin' Write marker. Once it was dry, I used Crystal Effects over top to give it some shine. After all of that was dry I cut it out, put on some dimensionals and added it to the card. The sentiment is from Stampin' Up's "Short & Sweet" set.
I decided I wanted to make a box for the cards, and found this one at SplitCoastStampers. The top is made with a sheet of Transparencies, which I got at a local office supply store. I have to say Transparencies are not the easiest to work with. :( And BTW they don't cut well with the Scallop Punch. I guess it is too thick?
Anyway, I love how these turned out!