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Ooo Baby, Ooo Baby: Gray, White and Yellow

Ooo Baby, Ooo Baby

 

It has been a long while, but now I’m back. Still working out of boxes, but managing to do cards and projects. Today’s post is on a Baby Shower we went to over the weekend. The “Hippo” card was the invitation I created, along with the baby card and I just had to share the Ooo Baby, Ooo Baby blanket I crocheted. Don’t ask me how I managed to finish it, but I did. It’s a miracle… I’m sorry these aren’t the best photographs, because they were taken with my phone and not my camera, but hopefully you’ll get the gist of it.

 

Jill’s Baby Invitation:

Jills Shower Invitation

Because we don’t know the sex of the baby, I started with three colors in mind-Smokey Slate Whisper White and Daffodil Delight.  I computer generated the type and printed it out on my home computer. This invitation is a post card or single layer card.

 

The base of Whisper White was cut to 5″ x 7″.

 

The Smokey Slate Designer Series Paper is 4-1/2″ x 6-1/2″

 

Daffodil Delight was cut to 4-1/4″ x 6-1/4″

 

The top Whisper White layer is 4″ x 6″ This is the layer the type is on

Jills Shower Inviyayion Detail

 

Jill loves Hippopotami hence the hippo. I sketched an outline of a hippopotamus onto a piece of a manila file folder, cut it out and used it as a template to trace around. Each hippo was traced and hand-cut. I used Smokey Slate Cardstock.

 

For the details, I punched a 1/4″ Circle for the cheek and two 1/8″ Circles for the ears out of the retired Pretty-in-Pink Cardstock. For the eye another 1/8″ Circle was punched from Basic Black Cardstock.

 

I stamped the bird in Basic Black, because birds and hippo’s seem to go together and glued a piece of Daffodil Delight ribbon around the hippo’s neck. Each card was the layered and adhered together as shown.

 

Here’s the shower card I made:

Jills baby Card

 

And, here’s the Ooo baby, Ooo baby blanket I crocheted:

Jills Blanket

Blanket Edging

Jills Blanket Detail

 

Next week I’ll start sharing all the Christmas projects I’ve been working on, so check back often.

 

Embrace the day,

Siggy-2

 

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Baby Shower Turtle Invitation

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This is the turtle baby shower invitation I designed for my niece Laura way back last summer, but forgot to post it! (Silly me) Laura’s mother Lisa and I hand cut each and every one of these turtle invitations. I believe there were 50 in all. We hand cut every hexagon shape as well from Designer Series Paper! After all of that, I’m happy to report Laura had a beautiful baby boy named Remy back in November.

Turtle Card WatermarkedI designed this turtle invitation with Laura in mind because she LOVES turtles! The card pattern is made up of six pieces consisting of a head, body, two feet a turtle shell and the turtle shell trim. The turtle shell trim isn’t in photo.

TURTLE TEMPLATEThe card base was made from the ‘TURTLE BODY” part. It was scored so the card opened up from the bottom. All the turtle parts were traced onto different shades of green card stock and then they were cut out. Using Multi-Purpose Tombow Glue, this is how the head and feet were adhered.

Turtle-Legs and HeadOriginally, I wanted a movable head and feet. That was in a perfect world! It just didn’t work out, because of the different layers. Oh, well I’ll have to save that idea for another time. Once the head and feet were attached, they were covered on the inside with the baby shower information., which was cut in the same shape as the card base. All were trimmed neat and tidy!

Turtle-Cut Detail

 

 

To decorate the turtle shell I ran Designer Series Paper through The BIG Shot with the Hexagon Embossing Folder. Then each and every hexagon shape was hand cut by me and Lisa. We used the embossed lines as a guide where to cut. This was truly a labor (ha, no pun intended) of love.

 

 

Here is the turtle almost complete. The shell is decorated with the hand-cut hexagons.

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The next thing we did was to add the shell trim and paper pierced it for a little extra detail. Pearls were added to every other hole.

 

 

 

 

Tyrtle Head Detail

 

 

The neck of the turtle was embellished with Baker’s Twine  to look like a bow tie, another of Laura’s favorites! A smile was inked in with a black marker, pink pastel was rubbed on for cheeks and googly eyes were applied for a little added character.

 

Now if you would like this pattern, I don’t have a PDF of it, but will gladly mail it to you. Just E-Mail me your mailing address and I promise to mail one to you.

 

 

 

And, here is Remy at 5-1/2 months old!

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Thanks for stopping by today. If you like this post make sure to leave me a comment!

 

Hugs,

Diane Caro, Stampin' Up! Demonstrator

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Baby Bundle: Baby Shower Invitation

My daughter and son-in-laws Baby Shower was last week. Here’s the baby invitation I made plus a few pictures of the day.

Baby Bundle Baby Invitation

 

I wanted the invitation to resemble a baby quilt. With all of the images in the Baby Bundle stamp set it was easy to achieve that look. I used Pool Party Card Stock and along one edge with the BIG Shot and the Finishing Touches Edgelets (pg190), I added an eyelet edge. On the  4″ x 5″ top layer of Whisper White Card Stock I punched out 1″ squares using the 1″ Square Punch on (pg183). I used the Polka Dot Parade Designer Series Paper (pg164) and Comfort Cafe Designer Series Paper (pg163). I adhered all the squares as shown and in between the paper squares I stamp the many images from the Baby Bundle Stamp Set with Pool Party Ink.

Elephant Die Baby Bundle Baby Shower Invitation

Meg’s baby shower theme was elephants. On the inside of the invitation, along with the shower information, was this adorable elephant cut-out. Before you go bonkers-the die is not Stampin’ Up!, however, I did use my BIG Shot, Watercolor Pencils and Stampin’ Up! Card Stock to cut and color him. When I saw this die, I just had to have and use him on the invitation…

Below are a few pictures of the day.

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Baby Bundle Baby Shower

Baby Bundle Baby Shower

Elephant Shower Favors which included and elephant cookie, an elephant cookie cutter and

recipe for elephant sugar cookies!

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Thanks for stopping by!

Creative Hugs,

Diane Caro, Stampin' Up! Demonstrator

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Baby Bundle of Love Card…

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Have you ever needed that special baby card and just couldn’t find one? Here’s one you can make that is perfect for the new, “Bundle of Love.

Baby Bundle Card

This card is made from:

Certainly Celery Card Stock    4″  x 8″ scored at 4″

Certainly Celery Designer Series Paper    3-1/2″ x 3-1/2″

Whisper White Card Stock scrap for stamping

Certainly Celery Ink

Scallop Square Punch, 1-3/8″ Oval Punch, Water-Color Pencils

 

Here’s what to do:

 

Layer the Certainly Celery Designer Series Paper over the Certainly Celery card base.

 

On the scrap of Whisper White Card Stock stamp out three images and the message, “Bundle of Love,” from the Baby Bundle Stamp Set in Certainly Celery Ink.

 

Punch out the stamped images with the Scallop Square Punch and the message with the Oval Punch.

 

Adhere the punched images as shown.

 

We made this card at my World Card Making Day Event and the class made the cards with Bashful Breast Cancer Ribbon Button Blue and Pretty-in-Pink Card Stock and Baja Breeze and Melon Mambo Ink.

 

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Under the Big Top Circus Collection

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Under the BIG Top Circus Collection…

I had so much fun designing this “Under the BIG Top Circus

Collection”.  This tutorial is filled with circus themed projects

galore. Each project capture’s a different aspect of the

circus excitement.

The tutorial is 27 pages with over 60 photographs patterns

and complete directions, including measurements for

completing all of the projects shown.


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Afternoon Tea Birthday Party Invitation…

Good morning Stampers!

 

This is an invitation I made for Donna from New Orleans. Donna’s turning a very special number this year and is celebrating her birthday with an afternoon tea birthday party.  When Donna ordered her birthday invitations she told me her favorite color was pink. This is the femine card I came up with for her big celebration.

Afternoon Tea Invitation

This photo was taken before I added Gold Smooch to the teacup’s rim and saucer.  And, off course, I used Pretty-in-Pink Card Stock. On the Pretty-In-Pink I stamped the motif image from the Rustic Rooster  Stamp Set in Versa Mark and embossed it with White Embossing Powder. I used Stampin’ Up! Designer Series Paper, Whisper White Organza Ribbon, and two rhinestones to complete the card.

Practice Teacup Detail

 

For the teacup I used the Timeless Treasures Stamp Set and blew up the image, hand-cut and hand-colored each teacup with Watercolor Pencils. Here’s a picture of the practice teacup I did. Keep in mind this was only a practice one and the real teacups on the invitations were done more neatly. But I think you can get a feeling for how the Gold Smooch looked.

 

If you or anyone needs invitations, EMAIL ME, for information, while I work on getting my Invitation Page finished.

 

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Stampin’ Hugs,

Siggy 2

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Laura & Chris’ Wedding Invitation…

Hi, Lakeside Stamper Readers!

 

This is an invitation I designed for my niece Laura and her now husband Chris. Laura and Chris had a “Leaf Mask” theme for their wedding. Of course the color they chose was Sage Shadow, now retired, but, I bought lots of packs ahead of time because I knew it was their color. Here are some pictures of the invitation:

 

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For the masks I made a template out of a manila file folder (only the best) and cut it out. I DSC_0271 used the template to trace around onto Very Vanilla Card Stock and hand cut, yes hand-cut, every mask out. Then each mask was stamped in VersaMark with the Stampin’ Up! Leaf Lines Stamp Set and embossed with Gold Embossing Powder. I colored each mask with Stampin’ Write Markers. After stamping and coloring I cut out the eye holes. I then made another stencil template for the lips. I used the stencil with a Dauber and Cherry Cobbler Ink to make the lips. Behind each eye I layered a piece of Basic Black Card Stock. On each cheek of the mask I punched two slits to tie the Daffodil Delight Grosgrain Ribbon through. These were a lot of work but they are truly one of a kind and have received many compliments on them.

 

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DSC_0272 The main part of the card was a tri-fold card. On Sage Shadow I stamped the leaves, once again from the Leaf Lines Stamp Set in VersaMark and sprinkled the leaves with Gold Embossing Powder.

 

For the inside I computer generated the text, and printed it out on Very Vanilla Card STock. Then I stamped more leaves randomly in Cajun Craze Ink and hand-colored them. I adhered the Very Vanilla text onto Cajun Craze Card Stock as shown.

 

 

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This is the “Save the Date” card.

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Wedding invitations are a very personal choice and this is exactly what Laura and Chris wanted. I gave them choices of style, colors and themes. Right down to the ribbon the choice was theirs. If you are in need of invitations for any occasion, email me at diane@lakesidestamper.com for details and pricing.

 

Thanks for looking!

 

Stampin’ Hugs,

Siggy 2

 

 

 

 

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Alyssa’s Sweet 16 Invitation…

This is another invitation I did for my niece Alyssa’s Sweet 16.  For her party she is doing a Shakespearean theme and wanted a rose, scroll and quote. 

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I stamped on Glossy White Card Stock the rose from the  Fifth Avenue Floral Stamp Set in Versa Mark and embossed it with Clear Embossing Powder.  Using my Aqua Painter, Real Red Ink and Watercolor Pencils, I hand colored the rose. I then cut it out and adhered it using a few  Dimensionals. The scroll and type were computer generated and printed out on parchment paper. I tore each scroll to really exaggerate a rough edge.  The card itself was out of an 8 1/2″ x 5 1/2″ piece of Real Red Card Stock scored at 4 1/4″. I layered a 5 x 3 3/4″ piece of Pretty in Pink Card Stock over the Real Red and the rest of the embellishments as shown

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HUGS & stamps,

 

 

 

 

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Alyssa’s Sweet 16 Invitation…

This is another invitation I did for my niece Alyssa’s Sweet 16.  For her party she is doing a Shakespearean theme and wanted a rose, scroll and quote. 

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I stamped on Glossy White Card Stock the rose from the  Fifth Avenue Floral Stamp Set in Versa Mark and embossed it with Clear Embossing Powder.  Using my Aqua Painter, Real Red Ink and Watercolor Pencils, I hand colored the rose. I then cut it out and adhered it using a few  Dimensionals. The scroll and type were computer generated and printed out on parchment paper. I tore each scroll to really exaggerate a rough edge.  The card itself was out of an 8 1/2″ x 5 1/2″ piece of Real Red Card Stock scored at 4 1/4″. I layered a 5 x 3 3/4″ piece of Pretty in Pink Card Stock over the Real Red and the rest of the embellishments as shown

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HUGS & stamps,

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Cute & Cuddly Baby Shower Invitation…

This is a baby shower invitation I made for my God-daughter CarolMarie and her husband Neal. I really love the way it came out and was truly inspired by Carol. There were many elements to the card and every one was worth it. Let me knw what you think by leaving me a comment.

I first cut out the onesie with my Big Shot out of Bashful Blue Card Stock (we know Carol & Neal are having a boy). Although the onesie die is by sissix it is not from Stampin’ Up! but I love it. Then with White Embossing Powder, the rattle image from the Teddy and Train Samp Set, and Versa Mark, I embossed the rattle on the onesie.  With my Crop-A-Dile I added two Silver Eyelets to resemble snaps.

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For the bib I stamped the teddy bear from the Cute and Cuddly Stamp Set in Stazon Black Ink and with my Close to Cocoa Ink  and an Aqua Painter I water-colored the bear image.  For the bear’s face and inside the ears I used Pretty-In-Pink Ink.  For the shadow I used Bashful Blue Ink to give the bear some dimension. I used the ink pads by pushing down on the lid so when I opened the stamp pad a small puddle of color formed on the inside of the lid which I used to dip the Aqua Painter into.  I then cut the bib out using my Scallop Oval Die and my Big Shot.

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 Along each scallop I pierced small hole with my Paper Piercer and I cut along the neckline to match the onesie I added a bow made for the Bashful Blue Satin Ribbon

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For the inside of the card I used computer generated type. Here is a portion of it.

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Thanks once again for stopping by. Make it a great day!

HUGS & stamps,

 

 

 

 

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