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Welcome Baby Isaac November 18, 2007

Filed under: weekend sketch challenge — mjalbright @ 1:26 am

Here is another card using Beate’s wsc#28.  I wanted to make a baby card for Charmaine who just had a baby boy this past week.  After looking at all the other samples for this weekends sketch, I thought maybe I did my first samples wrong.  So, here’s another take on the challenge with the stamped image in the circle on the sketch. 

congrats to charmaine card

For this card, I used She’s Having a Baby stamp set from MFT.  How simple and cute this turned out.  And, gotta love Chocolate Chip with Soft Sky & Very Vanilla.

The card base is 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″ piece of Chocolate Chip CS folded in half.  Next two layers are Blue Bayou CS 4″ x 5-1/4″ & Soft Sky Prints DSP 3-3/4″ x 5″ with Ticket Corner Punch to the corners.  Sponged Chocolate Chip Ink to DSP edges.  Added a piece of Twill Tape with Soft Sky Dbl-Stitched ribbon layered on top and tied in a knot. 

The teddy bear image was stamped on Very Vanilla CS with Stazon Jet Black ink and colored in with an Aqua-Painter and Chocolate Chip ink.  Punched image out with a 1-1/4″ Circle Punch.  Adhered to a Blue Bayou CS circle punched with my 1-3/8″ Circle Punch.   Scallop Punch to a piece of Chocolate Chip CS and punched holes to each scallop with my 1/16″ Circle Punch.  Adhere all pieces together and attach over ribbons with Stampin’ Dimensionals.  Stamp “welcome baby” to bottom right of card. 

Next, for balance, I had to add something to the right upper side of the card.  When all other ideas are used…turn to the wonderful Jumbo Eyelets…you can’t go wrong!   I wanted to carry the theme of using the twill tape over to this side of the card.  I punched 3 holes and attached the Pewter Jumbo Eyelets with my Crop-A-Dile.  Before adhering the two pieces of CS to the card base, I adhered a strip of Twill Tape to the back of these pieces, then attached to the base.  So, your end result is seeing the twill in the holes of the eyelets. 

congrats to charmaine upclose  Just adds a soft touch….love it!

STAMPS USED:  MFT’s She’s Having a Baby

CARDSTOCK USED:  Chocolate Chip, Blue Bayou, & Very Vanilla CS;  Soft Sky Prints DSP

INKS USED:  Stazon Jet Black Ink; Chocolate Chip Classic Stampin’ Pad.

ACCESSORIES USED:  Pewter Jumbo Eyelets; Stampin’ Sponges; Crop-A-Dile Tool; Aqua-Painter; 1-1/4″, 1/16″, and 1-3/8″ Circle Punches; Scallop Punch; Twill Tape; Soft Sky Dbl-Stitched Ribbon.


9 Responses to “Welcome Baby Isaac”

  1. corie Says:

    Ahhhhh this is just adorable!!

  2. Pam Speidel Says:

    Oh so sweet! Charmaine is going to love it!

  3. Just delightful for Charmaine! Deb

  4. stacilynch Says:

    Lucky baby to get such a cute card! I love the twill tape under the eyelets! I have to get a crop-a-dile so I can use those! Nothing you ever do could be wrong in stamping just another point of view! Your first cards were wonderful too! Have a good weekend!


  5. Elizebeth Says:

    You are soooo silly MJ! I cant believe you’d think you made a sample wrong! This is a beautiful card, so very nice of you to make her one!

    CONGRATS on the MFT design team news…..I knew you’d be one!

  6. Lynn Says:

    This card is so sweet, Charmaine will love it!

  7. Julie Masse Says:

    Oh what a sweet card!! I’m sure Charmaine will love it . . and what a treasure for baby Isaac to have so many new friends! 🙂

  8. jenifer Says:

    this card is adorable and I love the other cards too!

  9. Charmaine Says:

    OH this is just SO SWEET, MaryJo! I’ll bet it’s even more gorgeous in real life! (as if that’s possible!) Thank you so much. . .you are too sweet!

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