Sunday, September 7, 2014

Welcome little baby!

Happy Sunday!   I am playing along with week's Papertrey's Make It Monday Challenge.  This week we are to make an easel card.  I needed a baby card for a couple at school who met, fell in love, got married, and now are expecting their first baby.  I thought the chalkboard easel design was fitting for two teachers for this wonderful occasion.

With school starting back, I have not had as much time to get crafty lately.  I just had to play in this PTI challenge, though.  I guess it is no surprise that I started with the Shakers and Sprinkles dies.  I go to these dies a lot!   I used the stitched oval to create the easel base.  I used the square to make my chalkboard frame.  

I combined PTI script sentiment set and baby word die to create the focal point.  I used the negative baby word to sponge in pure white ink to create a drop shadow effect.  I stamped the chalkboard frame with background woodgrain.  I used the a alphabet image in the Ombre Builders to stamp the word baby.  I stamped the aqua mist background with aqua mist ink using PTI background gingham.  I used the pure white ink again to smudge the edges for a softer effect.   I assembled the card and used foam tape to lift the chalkboard frame.  

Never-Before-Used-Schtuff (Stamps, Dies, EFs, etc.)I used some red and white twine with the tiny tags die to tie a tag to the letter "y" in baby.  I die cut the tiny tag solid circle then layered the one with the cut out heart.  I die cut the tiny heart tag in red and inlaid the tiny red heart.  Love the little pop this gives.   The size of this card is a horizontal 5 X4.25.   I am playing along with the NBUS Challenge #2.  I have had this baby die for awhile and not used it.  I am also playing along with Seize the Birthday!  Baby cards are all about the Birth Day!

As always thanks so much for stopping by!



  1. Oh, Betty, they are going to treasure this always! It's genius to use the chalkboard easel design as your card for the teachers!! I love that curved oval cutout to make the feet, too, which I think gives the card a crib feel. And your sweet red/white twine and wee heart tag are the perfect punctuation!! It's just fabulous all the way around!! Thank you so much for playing in my second NBUS Challenge! Hugs, Darnell

  2. Your easel card is perfect. The teachers are sure to love it.

  3. You rock Betty this is totally awesome. I love the shadow effect on the word "baby" So cool.

  4. How cute and creative! They are going to love this card!

  5. OH, Betty, this is SO adorably sweet!
    I love your take on the MIM! Beautifully done!

  6. What a great layout!! Love the easel style for a baby card.

  7. Awww, this is such a sweet card! I love how you off set the "baby". Found you through Darnell's NBUS 2 challenge and had to come and comment. Hugs, Brenda


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