Baby, It’s Cold Outside for CYCI47

CYCI GDHappy Sunday!  I am thrilled that Eva Bussom invited me to be a Guest Designer on the Can You Case It? Challenge Blog this week – what a talented Design Team over there!

I’m also excited to share the project I made for this week’s sketch challenge.  Kim Ryden created a super-simple and super-clean sketch for CYCI47, so I happily embraced its simplicity.

From the moment I saw this sketch, I knew I wanted to make something with a baby’s onesie.  Why?  I don’t know.  It was the first thing that jumped into my head, so I went with it.  Here’s my card:

Something for Baby, White Christmas, Project Life Holiday Cheer, Stampin' Up!, Brian King, CYCI47And here’s Kim’s sketch that inspired my card:CYCI-47Tips, Tricks and Reminders

  • Pairing images.  Like I mentioned in the opening of this blog post, I wanted to make a Christmas onesie.  With the onesie from Something for Baby in hand, I searched through all of my stamp sets for the perfect “applique” to add to the outfit.  I searched and searched – and found this adorable snowman hiding in White Christmas – perfect! Sometimes it takes a little searching.  After I cropped the onesie with my Baby’s First Framelits, I glued it to a piece of Lost Lagoon cardstock and then carefully snipped around the edges to create a border.  I stamped the snowman directly on the outfit and again on a scrap piece of Whisper White – snipped the snowman and glued him directly on top of the stamped image (so I didn’t have to snip out his arms).
  • A Literal Interpretation.  While I was searching for the onesie image, I came across this sentiment in Project Life Holiday Cheer.  I know it’s a literal use of this sentiment (the song is such a grown-up song), but I thought it worked perfectly here.
  • Washi Fringe.  If I didn’t point this out, you might have passed over the washi tape element all-in-all.  I was happy with how this turned out – I taped a piece of washi tape to the edge of a scrap piece of cardstock.  I then taped the same tape across the back (sticky side to sticky side).  With my fringe scissors, I created a fringe (go figure!).   That wasn’t petite enough, so I snipped in between each cut with my Paper Snips.  The resulting fringe is delicate looking but really sturdy.  I love this effect.Something for Baby, White Christmas, Project Life Holiday Cheer, Stampin' Up!, Brian King, CYCI47

Stamp Sets:  Something for Baby, White Christmas, Project Life Holiday Cheer  Papers:  Lost Lagoon, Soft Sky, Whisper White, All is Calm Specialty Designer Series Paper  Inks:  Soft Sky, Lost Lagoon, Stampin’ Write Makers (Lost Lagoon, Pumpkin Pie)  Accessories:  Baby’s First Framelits, 1-1/4″ Circle punch, 1-3/8″ Circle punch, All Is Calm Designer Washi Tape, Fringe Scissors, Stampin’ Dimensionals

I hope you will stop by the Can You Case It blog to check out the great projects by the other design team members.

Thanks for stopping by today!


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  1. So, so cute. I love to seek out the exact image, sentiment you need to fit into that exact spot.

  2. There’s a whole lot of snipping’ going on there! Cute!!!

  3. This is so adorable ! Don`t you love the font on that sentiment ? I Very creative for someone that is probably Thanksgiving leftovers stuffed !

  4. Oh Brian! ADORABLE!!!

  5. Love the card, Brian. Cute idea for the onesie too. =) Have a fantastic morning!

  6. Brian – this is super cute. Thanks for all the inspiration you give! You’re awesome!

  7. Brian,
    This card is adorable! Thanks for designing with us this week!


  8. Cute card Brian. Love the color, could be changed for a Girl card also.
    Have a great rest of the day.
    Thanks for sharing.

  9. Super Duper card Brian and the colors are so soft – perfect for a new baby card. I’m glad you pointed out the fringe as it’s hard to detect in the photo. Doubling up the Washi tape is a fabulous idea. Thanks for sharing.

  10. Awwww, Brian that Darling, your so crafty ,
    Hugs Frenchie

  11. Precious!

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  13. Absolutely adorable!

  14. Brian,
    All of us at Can You Case It? are so grateful you could join us this week! Your card is beyond amazing, and it was wonderful that you could make time during this busy holiday season to give a little (a lot) of joy to the design team and our followers!

    We are blessed to have you be a part of the team this week and hope you can join us again in the future!

    Thanks again,
    Eva Bussom

  15. I just adore this card, Brian! You nailed it beautifully with the sentiment, too. Both my husband and I had a chuckle when we read it…the literal meaning was perfect for the onesie. I’m from Wisconsin (a North Dakota transplant) so I imagined the “Baby, It’s Cold Outside” is what a newborn baby must be thinking when he/she is brought outside in this ridiculously cold weather for the first time! I have a few friends with newborns, so I’m going to CASE this card and give a little gift for the baby with it…Im thinking either a pair of socks or a hat.

  16. P.S. I would have never guessed that was Washi tape! Fab idea!

  17. Late sending this comment, I have my oldest daughter and family camping out here, furnace broke, long story…..
    Anywho, I love this totally adorable baby card, so precious for a Winter baby, and that font on the sentiment, truly lovely.
    Thank you Brian, I hope you had a great Thanksgiving, many (late) hugs my dear.

  18. What an adorable card! (But now I have the song stuck in my head…) Thanks for the how-to on the washi tape; what a great idea!

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