Baby, It’s Cold Outside

So many of the products in Stampin’ Up!’s Holiday Catalog are versatile for projects outside of the holidays they were designed for.  What a value!  If you don’t use it now, you’ve got plenty of time.  From the moment I opened All Is Calm Specialty Designer Series Paper, I knew I’d be using that paper to make this card:

Baby We've Grown, Stampin' Up!, Brian King, FM176OK, so I knew I’d be making a baby card, but I didn’t know it would be this cute.  🙂  The layout of this card is inspired by this week’s sketch challenge at The Friday Mashup.  Here’s the sketch:FM176Tips, Tricks and Reminders

  • Patterns and Color.  Not only do the big polka dots and soft stripes say “adorable baby,” but the pale blues and greens on a backdrop of crisp white are perfect for a baby card.  I’ve really begun to love Pear Pizzazz, and it’s pairing with Lost Lagoon and Soft Sky is divine.  Together, they are perfect.
  • Rub his Belly.  As if this bunny isn’t cute enough, I made his little belly the focus of his cuteness.  I stamped him on Smoky Slate cardstock and then colored his belly with my Stampin’ Chalk Marker.  I simply colored it over and over and over until it was completely white – makes you want to rub his belly.Baby We've Grown, Stampin' Up!, Brian King, FM176
  • Flagged Ends.  The sketch begs for a band between the two pieces of Designer Series Paper.  To add a little interest, I cut my 1/4″ strip of Pear Pizzazz cardstock just a tad longer than the panel beneath it and then snipped the ends with the corners of my Hexagon punch.

Stamp Sets:  Baby We’ve Grown  Papers:  Lost Lagoon, Pear Pizzazz, Whisper White, All is Calm Specialty Designer Series Paper  Inks:  Jet Black Stazon, Pear Pizzazz Stampin’ Write Maker  Accessories:  1-1/2″ Circle punch, Circles Collection Framelits, Stampin’ Dimensionals, Hexagon punch (for banner tips)

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  1. Brian, this card is not only super cute, it’s really beautiful as well. I love this stamp set and the DSP you chose is the best compliment for the adorable little bunny. When you do cute, you really go all out!!
    Thank you for sharing.

    • Wow, Brian…I second Maria’s comment. She took the words right outta my mouth!! So love these colours together.
      Great comment, Maria!

  2. super cute!

  3. Love the card, the paper and the design. I do like the flagged strips and the ‘lil Bunny Belly. I thought it was shimmer.

  4. Adorable! Love the print papers together! Super cute!

  5. I want to know how you got the word Baby colored in so perfectly. Nice job

  6. AAAAWWWWWEE – such a sweet, sweet card!

  7. Love the use of color and crisp style.

  8. Brian, this is so pretty.

  9. Brian you are such a tease! I was expecting a Christmas card and here’s this gorgeous baby card instead! I am sunning it in Spain and I now have one of my favourite winter songs in my head! I think only you are capable of making that happen! Love it!

  10. Cute ! I love this bunny ! I wanted this set because of this adorable little critter .
    I like your colors ! And that tummy /chalk marker idea is something original ….!

  11. Too, too cute!

  12. What a terrific way to take Christmas DSP and use it for something completely different. This baby card is simply adorable, there is no denying that!

    Thanks for joining us at The Friday Mashup!

  13. Seriously, this is just sooooooooo cute!! It also manages to be elegant. Fantastic, man!

  14. Brian, your baby card is just adorable! Love your cut-out bunny…so sweet. Thanks for joining us at the Friday Mashup this week.

  15. Those papers and image are super cute! I love the little banner ends on the “paper separator”. Thanks for joining the Friday Mashup this week.

  16. Supa cute, Mister King:)

  17. Whoa baby – very cute card that looks fun to make!

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