When I made the list of my favorite stamp sets from the 2013-2014 Annual Catalog, the adorable Zoo Babies was an easy pick. I don’t make a lot of cards for babies (they are really for the parents of the babies, by the way, because babies don’t yet know how to read – did you know that?), but when I sat down to make a quick baby card, I knew it had to showcase my Zoo Babies:
How can you deny the cuteness overload that is Zoo Babies?Tips, Tricks and Reminders:
- Designer Series Paper. You know I don’t design projects with a lot of flowers, so if you were buying me a present (I love presents!), you might not choose Gingham Garden Designer Series Paper. Bad choice! I love it. Although I’m not in love with some of the flowery prints (although they have their place), I do love the page of Island Indigo gingham and this page that looks like a Pear Pizzazz grasscloth wall covering. With their Whisper White backgrounds, these pages are clean and classy.
- Pop goes the elephant. I made one tag with a stamped sentiment and stamped elephant, but my snipping habit got the best of me. That’s when I decided to re-stamp it all and snip the elephant to let it pop off the page (the elephant has a very solid outline that’s easy for the most inexperienced snipper). I also stamped the elephant in Marina Mist, snipped its ear and then attached it to the Pear Pizzazz elephant. Can you say adorable?
- Step up the tag framelit. The Whisper White tag is cropped from the Chalk Talk Framelits. I like my Whisper White and Very Vanilla pieces to be framed, so I attached the tag to a piece of Marina Mist and snipped my way around the tag. So that I wouldn’t bend the finished tag you see here, I cropped another tag on a piece of scrap paper. I swiped my 2-way glue pen over the tag, let it dry and then attached it to the Marina Mist. Once that glue is dry, it acts as a temporary adhesive. It was strong enough to stay on the Marina Mist while I snipped, but it came right off when I was ready to attach the final tag.
This was not the intention of my design, but the more I worked with this tag, the more it looked like a baby’s bib. Do you see it? If I had added some thin ribbon off the sides, I think it could pass as a bib (a bib for a baby with a really narrow neck). Either way, it’s a super-cute tag.
Stamp Sets: Zoo Babies Inks: Marina Mist, Pear Pizzazz Papers: Marina Mist, Pear Pizzazz, Gingham Garden Designer Series Paper Accessories: Chalk Talk Framelits, Candy Dots (Subtles), Stampin’ Dimensionals
Lots of great things coming your way this week. As I get ready for Convention, I’ll be sharing some cards for design challenges – and be on the lookout for a Blog Candy Giveaway. I’m also mailing out the Spring One-for-One swaps and will start sharing those this week. Yippee!
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