Stampin’ Up!’s Moon Baby for GDP078

This week’s sweet-and-simple sketch for the Global Design Project send me straight for Moon Baby.  I knew I wanted to make a card that’s as sweet as the sketch – and this adorable baby gave me just what I was looking for.  I paired the umbrella-toting baby with beautiful patterns from Blooms & Bliss Designer Series Paper for the soft touch this baby deserves.  Here’s my card:

Moon Baby, Blooms & Bliss Designer Series Paper, Stampin' Up!, Brian King, baby card, GDP078

And here’s the banner for the challenge that inspired my card:

GDP078Tips, Tricks and Reminders

  • Moon Baby.  Seriously – how adorable is this sweet baby?  There’s a little bit of danger in having a baby float through the sky with an umbrella, but I’ve given him a sweet bed of soft flowers to land on with the Blooms & Bliss Designer Series Paper.  All of the images in the new Moon Baby stamp set are sweet and adorable, but there’s something I love about the trio of bear, bunny and sheep.  So cute!  While the images are open for watercoloring, I chose to paper-piece the baby’s outfit and umbrella (again, with Blooms & Bliss Designer Series Paper).

    Moon Baby, Stampin' Up!

    Moon Baby, Stampin’ Up!

  • Shortening the Umbrella’s Shaft.  The sweet baby in this image has a mean grip on the umbrella handle – I’m happy for that because he’d fall a lot faster without the air resistance created by that umbrella.  The shaft of the umbrella in this image is really long and would extend outside of my oval.  Here’s my solution to shorten the umbrella shaft:
    • I placed a sticky note on Thick Whisper White cardstock and  stamped the image, making sure the umbrella canopy was on the sticky note.  I removed the sticky note.
    • I cropped the image with an oval from the Layering Ovals Framelits Dies.
    • I stamped the umbrella canopy on the Blooms & Bliss Designer Series Paper and snipped it out.
    • I glued the cropped umbrella canopy onto the image – right where I wanted it to be.
  • Non-Traditional Baby Colors.  Bright purple and bright yellow aren’t “traditional” colors for a baby card, but I like them – especially when paired with Sweet Sugarplum.  The purples were pulled from the Blooms & Bliss Designer Series Paper.  I added three pops of Daffodil Delight to brighten up things a bit.  Either way, I adore this combination of colors:Stampin' Up! Color Inspiration: Daffodil Delight, Rich Razzleberry, Sweet Sugarplum

Stamp Sets:  Moon Baby  Papers:  Blooms & Bliss Designer Series Paper, Rich Razzleberry, Sweet Sugarplum, Daffodil Delight, Brights Designer Series Paper Stack (Daffodil Delight), Thick Whisper White Inks:  Archival Basic Black  Accessories:  Layering Ovals Framelits Dies, Stampin’ Dimensionals

Moon Baby, Blooms & Bliss Designer Series Paper, Stampin' Up!, Brian King, baby card, GDP078


I hope you’ll pop over to the Global Design Project site to see the cards by the design team members and to play along with this week’s challenge.

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Blooms & Bliss Designer Series Paper, Stampin' Up!Blooms & Bliss Designer Series Paper is just one of the packs of Designer Series Paper featured in my Spring 2017 Product Shares.  The colors and patterns are perfect for Spring projects.  To learn more about my Spring 2017 Product Shares, please click here.

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  1. Brian you chose one of my favorite stamp sets for this card. I really love your unique take on infant apparel, pretty snazzy . Super cute project.

  2. The baby jammies . . . how adorable! Great layout!

  3. CUTE ! I love this stamp set ,but don`t have it . You have done some really cute cards with it ! Just look at those colors ! Plus you shortened that umbrella handle !!! Will the WONDER never end ???
    LOVE IT !

  4. Really cute card. Like how you used the DSP. TFS

  5. Yet ANOTHER great moon baby card. So sweet.

  6. Brian, this babie’s playsuit is so adorable! Love this paper – enabler! LOL!

  7. Oh Brian – Your cleverness has no limits! Love the little trick you used to shorten the umbrella handle. I never would have thought to do that. I also like the fact that this is gender neutral because of the colors you have chosen. It’s so nice to see something gender neutral that isn’t green or yellow. I just love it.

  8. Adorable! I’ve never been a fan of purple and yellow together, but this card is the exception. Love it!

  9. I stamped this stamp last night on an oval cut not sure what I was going to do with it. Now I know lol! I am copying you! Thanks for continuing to inspire me. Love the colors!

  10. Love the color combo and that snippet of daffodil delight stripe!

  11. Cute as anything Brian! Love the color combo.

  12. Great idea to shorten the umbrella! And I love the DSP on the baby!!

  13. You are the King of paper piecing! Wow!

  14. Tiny things are always cute, these Pj’s are adorable!

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