A couple of weeks ago, the Be Inspired Team hosted a blog hop with a “Cards for a Child’s Birthday” theme. I struggled and decided to make a card for an older teen. You can see that card here. I’m willing to admit that my project might have been a bit of a cop-out. Today I’ve made the card that likely should have been a part of that challenge. Here’s my birthday card for a much younger child:
This is my second card for this week’s Freshly Made Sketches Challenge. You can see the first project here. Here’s the challenge banner for the challenge that inspired my card:
Tips, Tricks and Reminders
- Baby Pull Toys. I simply adore the bold images and fun sentiments in the Baby Pull Toys stamp set, new in Stampin’ Up!’s January – June 2021 Mini Catalog. SO adorable! While I initially set out to make a baby card with a train of pull toys, my design turned into trio of cute animals, perfect for a birthday card for a young child. Here’s a look at the Baby Pull Toys stamp set: The sentiment at the base of the oval is from the Brushed Blooms stamp set, also new in Stampin’ Up!’s January – June 2021 Mini Catalog.
- Cute Pull Toys to Cute Animals. I stamped each of these three animal pull toys on the denim-patterned pages of the 6″ x 6″ Designer Series Papers in current color families (I used a mix of Brights, Regals and Neutrals). I snipped out each of the three animals, lopping off the pull toy card below each one. That left me with a trio of super-cute animals and no wheels to cut out. 🙂 In the process of snipping, I also snipped off their little tails and the giraffe’s horns. They are still adorable – even if they aren’t anatomically correct. In fact, I bet you didn’t even notice it until I told you, did you? OK, maybe YOU did, but no one else did.
- Color Combination. I framed each of these sweet animals in a circle or oval in their same color and mounted all of them on a Pacific Point backdrop. While there’s a lot of blue on this card, it’s the trio of gray, yellow and orange that I like so much. They are perfect for a young child but sophisticated enough for a child who’s a little older. If you like this mix of Smoky Slate, Daffodil Delight and Pumpkin Pie as much as I do, I hope you’ll save this for future reference: This card could be easily converted to a card for a baby with just a switch out of the bright colors with softer, sweeter colors.
Stamp Sets: Baby Pull Toys, Brushed Blooms Papers: 6″ x 6″ Designer Series Paper Stacks (Brights, Regals, Neutrals), Pacific Point, Smoky Slate, Daffodil Delight, Pumpkin Pie, Thick Basic White Inks: Memento Tuxedo Black Accessories: Stitched Shapes Dies, Classic Label Punch, Paper Snips, Stampin’ Dimensionals, Mini Stampin’ Dimensionals
I hope you’ll pop over to the Freshly Made Sketches site to see the cards by the design team members and to play along with this week’s challenge.
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