Thursday, 12 November 2015

Cards for a New Baby Girl Part II

Saturday - It's Baby Day!

While waiting for news I made my card.  I wanted to try something new (there's a surprise!) so I was tossing up between an exploding box or a folding box/pop up.  I decided on the latter since it looks nicer when it's on display.  It also looks deceptively ordinary in its' flat, folded state.

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Choosing the patterned papers was not such an easy feat.  The Lullaby DSP from the last annual catalogue co-ordinates really well with the Best Year Ever DSP from last Sale-a-Bration but I wanted to mix it up a little more especially with something that had some cute images.  I came across Hello World by Websters Pages and many of the colours were a good fit and it brought in a few others for variety and plenty of images too.

The down side is that most of the colours were the recently retired In-Colours, but I still had plenty on hand and Strawberry Slush was chosen as the card base.

The hot air balloons and bunting reminded me of the Celebrate Today stamp set and dies so I decided to use one of these balloons as the feature image and fussy cut onesies and smaller balloons from the patterned paper.

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A strip of paper and the bow builder punch added a finishing touch

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I was also desperate to combine two words ("Totes" and "Adorbs") from the Slang Gang stamp set by Paper Smooches and this seemed like the perfect opportunity.

The panel on the back of the card gives plenty of room for a lovely long message.

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That's it for cards, but I made a "baby bouquet" again so I'll post pics of that in the coming days.  I have a major craftermath to take care of after several days of frenzied crafting, but after that I'm keen to get back to working on the series I started preparing in late september!

Here's a little animation of the card folded and then open.

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Stampin' Up! Supplies:

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