Thursday, October 4, 2012

Baby Boy Blue.




I always delight in making baby cards and revelling in the joy of a new birth.  There is something about  a new life that always reminds me how very blessed I am on so many levels.  The funny or rather quirky "me-like" aspect of this current paper crafting creation is that I actually don't have a current birth to celebrate, but felt like a little fanciful yet jubilant hit that only a new baby can bring.

This card was born out of the current CR84FN Color Challenge showcasing Light Blue, Yellow and Green.  I also wanted to take the opportunity to submit once again for the current call for DTs for this esteemed challenge.  I think that my last two submissions are all that are required, but I thought, why not...just to be sure to be sure that they know what a keen bean I am.  Overkill perhaps.

This card afforded me the opportunity to use the cutest Onesie die from Papertrey Ink.  This is such a fun die that can be used to make Onesie shaped cards or can be utilised as I have done as a Onesie shaped focal embellishment.   The Onesie was cut from a sheet of the sweetest 6x6 paper pack from Crate Paper called Little Boy Blue.  I highly recommend this pack if you are after delight after delight when it comes to delectable patterned paper 100% suited to wee boy bairn.  After cutting out the die and staining the edges, I glued a few snippets of the softest pale blue vintage lace I could find in my stash.  The die cut ovals with Waltzingmouse Stamps' "Wee Little Baby" sentiment is also from Papertrey Ink and is part of their Limitless Layers Oval set which is also a handy little set to have in one's stamping arsenal.

Lastly, I wanted to mention the cool knit textured background stamp from Impression Obsession that I stamped with Sky Blue ink from Memento.  It is one of those nifty, photorealistic, red-rubber Cover-A-Card stamps that I am so fond of.  I have a few dozen of them and would not want to be without them. Ever. 100% worth a look-see.

Thank you so much for popping by.  I enjoy each of your visits so.  Here's to a delightful day filled with the heavenly fragrance or thoughts thereof a new baby.  What joy!


15 comments:

pamela said...

Oh man I love love love this ♥ Those lacy trimmings are so cute!

Leigh said...

Super sweet, Jen!

Karen said...

how awesome...

frommycraftroom said...

Great card. Glad I'm not the only one who enjoys making baby cards - even when no babies on the horizon! I think it is because I equate babies with happy times. Good luck with the design call and challenge.

Tricia said...

Such a sweet baby boy card and good luck on the DT call!

Pauline said...

How adorable! Love the little onesie shape!
Thanks for joining us at CR84FN!

Marybeth said...

Great baby card Jen! You are so very blessed. Love the papers you used. I need to use my die more.

Marybeth said...

I am sorry I missed your last banner card. Wonderful colors and the buttons on the top just make the card along with the beautiful flower.

Deborah Frings said...

Loving the paper you used on the onsie, and the sweet lace at neck and legs! Great work! Thanks for playing along with CR84FN this week!

Mona L. Pendleton said...

Adorable card Jen! Love the little onesie! The lace trim adds a nice touch! Thanks for joining along with CR84FN :)

Deb said...

Jen, I love your fabby baby card! That patterned paper is beautiful and I love it all trimmed up!

Kelly S. said...

This is so CUTE, Jen! Love that patterned paper for a onesie with the cute blankie in the background :) The lace edges are a perfect touch. And you KNOW how sweet I think that sentiment is!! :)

Denise said...

I am SO glad you popped in at the blog... I have missed you! A thousand apologies for not being better about checking in!

I love this baby card... perfectly shabby and sweet. The trim on the onesie is divine. HUGS.

Michelle said...

The onesie die is one of my favies for sure. Don't have a lot of occasion to use it though. Have another baby, would 'ya? What's one more? *giggles* I love that you added the yellow and green to add in with the baby blues. Is that real rose in your picture? Gorgeous. Love my roses too!

Anne B said...

Beautiful Jen! Love the way you used the onesie as a super-sized embellishment and that knot background is to die for. Thanks for the enabling (not!)