Monday, March 11, 2013

Congratulations on Your New Addition

It's "Sweet Baby" week at My Craft Spot.  The timing for this challenge is perfect!  Last Sunday, a former colleague and friend gave birth to an absolutely precious baby girl.  I made this card to offer my congratulations.


The card base is 5.25 x 5.25.  I made it a tiny bit larger than usual to accommodate the cuts for my banner.  I then cut a mat just shy of the base size and inked and distressed the edges.  I also used a pink thread to stitch a border around the mat.  I used My Craft Spot's Lacy Banners metal dies for the banner and then distressed the edges before adding some loose stitches to border the edges.  The letters for GIRL are cut from Makin' the Grade and I used a pink distress ink to colour them.  In fact, I used this distress ink all over the card!


The frame in the center of my card is from Twinkle Toes.  I used my Heart Blocks Cuttlebug folder on the mat in the middle.  The sweet little giraffe is from New Arrival and popped on the card for added dimension.  The sentiment tag is from Twinkle Toes, stamped with a congratulatory sentiment from My Craft Spot's Bundle of Joy stamp set.


I finished everything off with two little punched hearts above the sentiment and some tiny Calico Cottage heart buttons along the banner and below the sentiment.

Please head over to My Craft Spot to take part in our "Sweet Baby" challenge.

24 comments:

Susie Craft Happy! said...

Kate this is such a cute card! Great paper choice and beautiful stitching. So sweet!

Susie

Audrey Frelx said...

Kate, it's so sweet and so adorable! Love the giraffe... how cute!

snappy scrappy said...

So adorable!! Lee-Ann :)

Angi Barrs said...

I just love the pattern on that sweet giraffe! Adorable!

Desire Fourie said...

This is adorable and I love the cute giraffe and colours.
Hugs Desíre {Doing Life}

Tanya/Nonna said...

Total sweetness! I just love baby cards and this one is beautiful! Love the soft, sweet colors, the cute giraffe and pretty banner ♥

April said...

Such a cute card for a baby! Love it! great job!

Bobby said...

A lot of work went into this card and it shows. Your friend must have loved it.

jessica said...

What a gorgeous baby card Kate!! I love the soft colors and adorable giraffe!!
Perfect sentiment as well :)
Thanks for sharing and have a GREAT night!

Creative M said...

A Precious card!Very SWEET!
Have a Wonderful Day,
Migdalia

abusybee - DoubleClick Connections said...

So sweet Kate! Love the great papers and those sweet little hearts! Carri~Abusybee

Karen said...

Kate, this is so sweet and beautiful! The layers are so pretty and I love the abundance of hearts! :o) How adorable is that giraffe?! I'm sure this card will be treasured for years to come. :o) Wonderful work, my friend! :o)

Hugs and blessings!

Debbie said...

Kate, this is adorable!! I love the dotted paper giraffe! Very sweet card!!

Sonya said...

Gorgeous baby card...love it!

Karen said...

sugar and spice and everything nice your card as it all what a darling card the giraffe is so adroable...

Sherrie K. said...

Kate,
I just love the sot colors, the sweet giraffe and awesome banner! Such a sweet baby card! Fabulous job!
Sherrie K

Staying Crafty said...

Oh how fun! I love the heart buttons and the pattern on the giraffe :)

Kel said...

what a great card! I just love it! The paper is adorable on the giraffe!

Georgiana said...

Loving this baby card! The soft colors with giraffe are perfect!

Pat (mspfd) said...

This is adorable. Love your sweet giraffe!

Scrapper69 said...

Hi Kate! This is simply ADORABLE! Your former Colleague is really going to appreciate you taking the time out to make her this card.... The paper is fabulous and I love that giraffe cut! Have a great week!

Theresa

~Tammy~ said...

Oh my goodness this is precious! A gorgeous baby card!

Tracey said...

Don't you just love those tiny heart buttons:))I have had trouble finding them up until last week...so I stocked up on a few more packets. Love you sweet card, great banner!

Tracey said...

Me again....just wondering where you found the buttons over there? I had someone email me last week from the USA, asking about them. May I could tell her? Really enjoyed my visit playing catch up on all your gorgeous creations. Hugsx0