Hello Honey Bear!

These Wild Things animal tags from Stampin’ Up! (A Little Wild set) are not just stinkin’ cute … they are very versatile, too!

Using the stamps and matching dies, it’s easy to make the cutest tags (which I plan to use for party favors at an upcoming baby shower!). Check them out:

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See how they fold over? And have a built-in hole for a string?

But, wait! There’s more! You can also cut them apart to use on cards:

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The 4 7/8 x 7″ sized card was made using the Papertrey Ink die Noted: Scalloped A1 Die Collection and Stampin’ Up! card stock. I love this die set!

Don’t forget about the back side of the stamps!

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And one last idea … a cute banner would bed cute, too.

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Oh, Baby!

It’s been a while since I’ve made a baby card…. so this was fun!

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I love the bright colors in this card that I sent to a former co-worker on the birth of her first child. From Close to My Heart we have the coordinating papers (Baby Cakes collection), the stamped letters (framework alphabet E1027), the ink.
The letters were filled in with Art Glitter’s Designer Dries Clear glue (I love this for glitter — I love the thin tip and the consistency) and covered with Stampendous! Sunflower and Orange micro glitters. (Yes, I missed a few spots. But it’s still pretty glittery!) The “congrats” is from an old Inkadinkado set and the scallop punch is from Stampin’ Up!

Here’s another baby card that came together by accident:
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The pretty leafy background is a lovely Spellbinder’s die that I have had for a while. I played with it when I first got it and made the pretty background. I got so far as to stick it to a card front. And then it sat. And sat. And sat some more. Along comes this cute Little Sprout stamp from Art Impressions. The sprout image seemed like the perfect time to play with another new acquisition — these cool Irojiten colored pencils from Tombow. I love the way the colors blend (and now I want all the other sets, of course.) Now I just need to add a cute sentiment and find another baby.

Fabulous Finds… Tuesday? Graphic 45

I know it’s a little early for a Fabulous Finds Friday, but I couldn’t wait to share these cards made with Graphic 45 papers. I’m a huge Graphic 45 fan, but these papers are so different from my “image” of the company’s metal products and embellies, I was immediately intrigued.

Sweet baby papers, but with a vintage flair — so Graphic 45! From the Little Darlings collection.

Here’s the first card (all decorative papers from Graphic 45):

The wonderful rocking hourse image (Close To My Heart) was black embossed on a scrap, then cut with a Spellbinders die, as was the black layer. The background was stamped using the Hero Arts envelope lining stamp and speckled ornaments stamp in Memories Soft Sage. The edge of the text paper was distressed then inked with the same soft sage.

Is this a cutie or what? (baby words and self-stick lace by Hero Art). “Baby” was inked with aqua ColorBox pigment ink then clear embossed. The edges were distressed and inked with Hero Arts Soft Sand shadow ink.

For the next card, I face a real dilemma. These papers are two-sided and it almost killed me to cut up this adorable side:

But cut I did and here’s what happened:

Same basic techniques, same CTMH stamp. The lacey piece is from a knit blanket a friend gave me. The blanket itself was worn, torn and stained, so I cut off the edges. I thought about trimming the edge a bit more neatly, but decided I liked it a little ragged.

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