Our challenge over at SUO Challenges today is to create baby cards (or anything related to babies like baptisms, showers, etc.). Talk about great timing! A sweet friend of mine just had her first baby and I knew just what I wanted to make for her. One of the greatest things I got when my oldest was born was a set of cards for him. I had no idea then how many thank-you cards I would need for all the fantastic support I would receive. I just knew that the new mommy would appreciate some cards for her little one. Ever since she found out she was pregnant, the baby has been called their little monkey and the nursury is full of wonderful monkey themed items. Naturally, the monkey from Fox & Friends was required for this project! Here is the total set and then I’ll follow up with individual shots and specifics:
I made a box with five thank-you notes and a coordinating gift card. The box template was created by me to accomodate the 4 1/4″ x 4 1/4″ cards and their envelopes (details on the box will follow tomorrow). I made two styles of gift cards, one with an Early Espresso base and one with an Old Olive, that are very similar. Finally I wanted a more personalized gift card for little Logan.
Logan’s nursery is decorated in green and brown so I used a design from the Play Date DSP as a starting point. I really wanted to put the baby’s name on the card but didn’t have an alphabet set that was the right size. Hmmm…what to do?? My Digital Studio (MDS) to the rescue!! You may recognize the letters as the ABC Alphabet Lower. The beautiful thing with MDS is that I can re-size things and that is just what I did here by shrinking the letters a little. I printed it out on Whisper White card stock and then cut it to the layer size I wanted. Of course the colors coordinate perfectly since MDS uses just the right color codes. The rest of the card was really quick with a stamp of the monkey in Early Espresso and a little piercing with my piercing tool. I tied on a little bit of Early Espresso Satin Ribbon to finish.
You can get a better look at the front of the box here and the two styles of cards. I really just flipped the card stock colors and tied the buttons on opposite sides. This makes the cards stack a little nicer in the box. The sentiment is from Say It Simply (Occasions Mini) and seems to be just the right word set for everything I am making lately.
Here is the box with all the cards in place and the gift card. I did stamp the envelopes too just to complete the package.
I hope that she loves this little set. Mommy is one of my stampers who moved away and I want her to know how happy we are for her and her husband! I hope that you can play along with this challenge (remember that you have two weeks to play). Don’t forget to stop over at the SUO Challenges site to see the other amazing projects! Thanks for stopping in today. Please join me again tomorrow for the box tutorial and a blogiversary celebration!
Stamps: Fox & Friends, Teeny Tiny Wishes, Short & Sweet (inside card); Paper: Play Date DSP, Early Espresso, Old Olive, Whisper White; Ink: Early Espresso, Old Olive; Accessories: Early Espresso Satin Ribbon, Old Olive Wide Grosgrain Ribbon, Designer Buttons (Brights and Neutrals), Mat Pack, Paper Piercing Tool, Glue Dots, Sticky Strip, My Digital Studio
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