Monday, July 4

It's A Girl ! Part 1

A good friend was having a baby girl and asked to make baby shower cards to give to friends, family and co-workers.  I happily obliged, had her come over to the planet and did some planning. She chose the colors pink and lime green for her theme, and selected the different tools and embellishments we'll be using for the cards.  

We picked the date to tackle this quest, and ended up with four people making the cards together.  Each one had a job to do - from cutting, folding, die cutting, embossing, stamping to assembly.  I always love it when friends come over for some paper crafting fun. 

Let me tell you a secret:  even the soon-to-be Daddy helped out. After this session, he became an expert die cutter and embosser. Men can be a natural at this! This is actually a happy thought, because no male, not even my husband, has ever done any crafting in my planet.  He sure made a mark over here.

We made a total of 40 cards that day.  Everything about the card was conceptualized by the future Mom.  

Materials used:
stamps - Simple Chic Stamps by Provo Craft (retired)
tools - Cuttlebug embossing folder, Spellbinders dies, Martha Stewart edge punch
embellishments - bling, Recollections embossing powder

We have a good number of layers and texture - which I always love.

We just used MS Word for the text inside the card.

And for an added touch, we embossed the flap of the envelope. 

The cards fit perfectly in this recyclable box.  Glad I keep them sometimes.  It can be frustrating when you need one soon after you take them to the recycling center.  Not this time.

I also made something else for the baby shower decorations.  I'll be sharing that with you soon.

'Til next blog!

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