Tuesday, August 4, 2009

Animal Stories Baby Card


I popped on by Stampin' B's Design Team blog today for Challenge #17: to make a baby card with no blue or pink! And, this layout may look vaguely familiar...it should! Remember yesterday's Mojo Monday card?? This is the same sketch, except I rotated it the other way.

This adorable little elephant comes from the Animal Stories stamp set (116716), and is framed in 6 scallop circles glued together (love that scallop circle punch!). The frame looks tricky, but really isn't very hard to create using the circle scissor plus (112530) and glass mat (112531)! Here are a few helpful tidbits for you:

  • Use the circle scissor plus to create a "template" circle (the size you want your frame to be), and then use it as a guide as you glue your scallop circles together
  • To cut out the center of the scallop circle frame, the circle scissor plus will also come in handy. Hint: make sure the scallop circles are all nice and tightly glued together, they will come apart if they are not secure.

How do you like that cute little bow? It is one of my favorite ways of dressing up a card. You can check out my tutorial on this adorable ribbon bow tie here.

I love how the eyelet border punch (113692) can create such a delicate border out of cardstock! It really does give the appearance of lace.

Another nice feature of punches is how easy they make it to create perfectly straight, perfectly centered greetings. Hint: stamp first, punch second! The punch used for the greeting today is the Word Window punch (105090), and then I trimmed the edge off one side. The greeting comes from the Teeny, Tiny wishes stamp set (115370).

Want to give this project a try? All of the supplies I used are listed below. Just CLICK HERE to go to my Stampin' Up! website to order any of the supplies you need. Once you get there, click on "Shop Now" in the upper right hand corner, and use the item numbers listed below.

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Happy Stampin!

Stampin' Supplies (and item numbers):

Stamps: Animal Stories (116716), Teeny Tiny Wishes (115370)
Ink: Soft Suede (115657)
Paper: Tall Tales DSP (115678), Soft Suede (115318), So Saffron (104118), Very Vanilla (101650)
Tools: Circle Scissor Plus (112530), Glass mat (112531), Scallop Circle Punch (109043), Eyelet Border Punch (113692), Word Window Punch (105090), Dimensionals (104430)
Embellishments: 1/2" Soft Suede Grosgrain (115612)


Shelly Koskinen said...

This card is super cute!! I love the way that you did the ribbon.

Enchanting Stamping said...

Adorable card. Awesome color combination too.

Terri E. said...

This is so neat! I adore your big scalloped circle center piece LOL. Way to rock this weeks Mojo Monday sketch.

It's a good life!
Terri E.

Julee (Vervegirl) said...

Wow! This is so cool! I love the scalloped circle frame. Thanks for playing! :)

Crafty Engineering said...

This card was one of my favorites! Congrats on the Mojo Monday contest win!

Kerrie said...

Congratulation, pretty card.

Laura Mc said...

Adorable! I love the use of the scallops as a frame. And I am definitely going to check out how to make that bow. Congrats!

Lynn said...

Fantastic card for the Mojo sketch challenge!
Congrats on the win!

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