Friday, May 31, 2013

It's all about the babies and the moms!

Hi, it’s Gini with you to share a spring layout that I created with a picture of my mother years ago – and a recent photo of me. The KI Memories Doily Dance transparency and the Hampton Art licensed 7gypsies Butterflies stamp set added a light and airy mood.
Like Mother Like Daughter layout by Gini Williams Cagle
Patterned Papers: Doodlebug Hello Spring Collection
Cardstock: WorldWin Papers
I wrote my journaling on washi tape using a sharpie pen, and attached it to ribbon – then machine stitched to hold in place.  The ribbon was secured on the original packaging spool and was hidden beneath a doily flower.  To make the spool spin, I took a small piece of plastic tubing and adhered to the page. (Mine was actually the small dental suction straw used in my day job.)  It has wire running through it – I cut away the tube at the bottom leaving a length of wire protruding .  I punched a small hole in the cardstock, and bent the wire to the underside and added a little glue to secure it.  The same effect could be created using a drinking straw, with a length of wire hot glued to the inside. 
I then put the journaling spool on the straw.
 At the end of the journaling strip, I tied a bow and added a decorative pin through the center knot.  I cut out an acetate doily and glued to the top of the straw.  You can see the journaling revealed, by unrolling the spool. 
To hide the journaling, roll back onto the spool, and tuck the pin underneath the bottom portion of the spool. 
Hi there!

Ever need a baby card but don’t have one? Well hopefully today’s card will inspire you to make one so you have at least one handy!! This card is fast and easy so who knows you could probably do up another one in blue!! Hint… hint.. :D

Baby card by Dana Warren

Hampton Art
Stamps: Here Comes Baby, Ditto Alpha’s SC0490 & SC0491
Embossing Powder: Clear

Ink –Mix’d Me dia Inx: Leather
Doodle Bug: Limeade

Doodle Bug: Mini Pearls – Spring Assortment

Doodle Bug: A2 Cupcake Stripe Card

Watercolors and Watercolor paper

Designer Notes:
  1. Trim watercolor paper, round corners. Also round all pink card corners
  2. Stamp and emboss baby carriage.
  3. Color with watercolors. Add green mini pearls to wheels
  4. Stamp and spell out Baby
  5. Adhere panel to pink cardbase.
Hi everyone, Laurel here with a Baby Shower party favor.  I used my Cricut to cut out all the elements and rather than create a card I used it to make a party favor box.  To jazz it up a bit I added some ruffled vintage seam binding around the legs.

Baby Shower Favor by Laurel Seabrook
Hampton Arts: Bundle of Joy

Other products:
Pattern Paper & stickers: Echo Park (Bundle of Joy)
Twine: Divine Twine
Vintage Seam Binding
Cricut: Artiste; April Showers.

Hello Friends!  It's Leanne here today to share a quick and easy card.

Happy Mother's Day card by Leanne Allinson

1. Cut your black cardstock to 8in x 4in.  Score and fold in half.
2. Cut white cardstock into a 3.75in square.
3. Using the Graphic 45 | French Country (IC0215) "planche" cling stamp and chocolate ink, stamp image repeatedly onto a 3.5in square of yellow cardstock until it is fully covered.
4. Layer and adhere yellow cardstock to white cardstock.  Machine stitch around the outside edge of the yellow cardstock.
5. Using ink pens color the Graphic 45 | French Country "sunflower" cling stamp.  Stamp two images onto scrap pieces of white cardstock.  Using a fine paint brush, color in the petals with glimmer mist.  Allow to dry and then carefully ink the flower centre of the well cleaned sunflower stamp, with charcoal ink.  Restamp image with charcoal, directly onto the cardstock colored stamp image.  Fussy cut both flowers.
6. Overlapping the flower images, adhere to yellow cardstock base.  Add twine to flower stems.
7. Add your Mother's Day sentiment and adhere to the folded black cardstock.  Finish the inside of the card with another piece of white cardstock.

stamps: Graphic 45 | French Country (IC0215)
ink: Close To My Heart (chocolate), VersaColor (charcoal), Stampin' Up | Stampin' Write pens (old olive, crumb cake)
cardstock: bazzill (blck, white, yellow)
embellishments: Jillibean Soup | Bean Stalks, Tattered Angels Glimmermist (sunflower)

other - silhouette portrait 
Hello!!! Pam here today to share with you a card I created mixing a couple of different Hampton Art licensed Echo Park stamp sets.

Bundle of Joy card by Pam Brown

For this card, I mixed and matched the Bundle of Joy girl AND boy stamps. I took the rattle from the Bundle of Joy girl stamp set and used my watermark ink to create very subtle images on the pink patterned paper. I then took the Bundle of Joy sentiment from the boy stamp set and stamped it with orange ink on white cardstock, cut it out, and adhered it with foam adhesive to make the sentiment stand out a little more.

Supply List:

Hampton Art
Hampton Art Licensed Echo Park Clear Stamp set – Bundle of Joy Girl (SC0525)
Hampton Art Licensed Echo Park Clear Stamp set – Bundle of Joy Boy (SC0527)

Patterned Paper