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Baby Shower card and gift box

I'm going to a friend's baby shower in a few minutes, but I thought I'd post these pics really quickly before I go. I was busy most of the morning with this project... the card more so than the box. I just took an old Christmas gift box, and cut a piece of white cardstock to size to fit over the top image. I then just stamped a bunch of baby images on the cardstock. I used double sided tape to secure it to the box top, then colored the outside edges with matching markers. The colors are Certainly Celery and Pretty in Pink.
The original gift box

Baby gift box
A little closer... sorry, the colors are light, so I had a hard time with the photos.

The card was certainly another matter. I have seen a couple of cards like this on other stamping blogs, and didn't have a pattern to work with, so I ended up making my own (which was a little time consuming!) Again, the colors are Certainly Celery and Pretty in Pink. The striped paper is actually tissue paper that I just glued on to white cardstock to give it some substance. The ribbon is some that was given to me by a friend, but I'm thinking it may be Barely Banana organza(?). The punches I used are all Marvy Uchida. I colored in the Baby Gift stamp with some watercolor markers, but didn't want to make the ink I stamped the image with run, so I just left it "as is."

All closed up...


Stamps I used:

Baby Firsts; A Little Love; Welcome, Little One; Very Punny; Fancy Flexible Phrases; Riveting; Swell News


Another sneak peek...

I had to borrow some stamps from my friend for Christmas cards this year, since I don't have any "religious" Christmas stamps. I've been very convicted about this the past couple of years... after all, CHRISTmas should be about CHRIST, not snowmen or presents, etc. (Not that I'm against all the other stuff, I just feel like I have lost focus on the REAL meaning of Christmas at times.) Anyway, my friend has all kinds of stamps, so I chose two sets of hers to use. Now, she won't actually let me BORROW them (as in take them to my own house to use them) as she is using them frequently right now, but she has graciously allowed me to come over to her house about once a week to stamp with her stamps and enjoy some fellowship with her. I've done a lot of cutting and layering at my own house, but still have much to do to finish these cards.

I decided to give you a sneak peek... Both of these sets are retired, and I don't know the names of either of them. The colors I used are Purely Pomegranate, Always Artichoke, Sahara Sand, and some Mellow Moss. I can't wait to see it all together! I'll show them to you as soon as I'm finished... but until then... here's the sneak peek!

Stamping party goodies

My friend hosted another stamping party on the 1st (yes, we get together at least once a month!) Here is the card we made:
I love that the colors are not traditional Christmas colors or the winter blue and white. Frosty is popped up on dimensionals. The designer paper is not SU!, but the colors coordinate exactly with SU! cardstock. The paper punch is not SU! either. The SU! colors are Groovy Guava and Always Artichoke. The ribbon also is Always Artichoke. We used markers to color Frosty's hat, scarf, buttons and nose. We actually used Groovy Guava reinker with a blender pen to color with that color (since they don't make markers in that color!)

This is the other project that we did, but it didn't require stamping. This is just designer paper folded into "barn" stars. Sorry the pictures aren't the best, but you get the idea!

Jacquline's x-stitch FRAMED

About a month &1/2 ago I posted a pic of my niece, Jacquline's cross-stitch. I finally got it back from getting it framed, and it looks awesome (at least I think so!) It's amazing how much a nice frame and matting add to the art/picture/whatever is being framed. So, without further ado, here it is!