Monday, November 11, 2013

Welcome Little One

Several people at my job are expecting babies.  One for sure is a girl, another is a boy, and the other is unknown (yet).
I loved this sketch from the  SketchBook Saturday Challenge.  And I really liked this elephant stamp (from Inkadinkadoo).  The sentiment is from an older $1 stamp set. 
So to make him fit with the sketch, I flipped the sketch upside down, so the elephant could be sitting on the stripes.  I stamped the elephant on gray cardstock, and used some Copics to give him some more shading and color.  I paper-pieced parts of him to create a bit more interest. Cut him out, popped him up.  Added some enamel dots.
The diagonal striped border was made from DCWV papers.  I simply cut strips about 1/4 inch and glued them in place, letting the edges hang over the cardstock panel.  Then flip over the panel to trim off the edges.  I had seen Jennifer McGuire do it on her blog, but I can't find the link right now.   I used some of the Goosebumps spray on the background, and some glimmer mist too.
Here is a close up of each of the cards. 
Edited to enter these challenges:
Crafty Sentiments - to use blue
Cutie Pie Challenge- create a "cute" card for babies or adorable people
 Crafty Cardmakers  to use Paper Piecing
Squirrel and Fox - animal

These were great fun to make!!  And isn't that what it's all about?
Thanks for looking.  I hope you take the time to comment.


  1. Three super cute creations. Love the little patchworks paper pieced to tone in with the colour of each respective card

    Thanks for sharing with us

    Crafty Cardmakers

  2. really cute collection of baby cards. really adorable image too. Thanks for playing with us over at CCM this time.
    Love n hugs
    Marie, DT CCM

  3. Hello Carol,
    Your cards are so adorable.
    Thanks for joining us at Anonymous Stamps.
    xxx Michelle
    PS: could you,link us up in your challenge part. (maybe you forgot)

  4. Smashing cards thanks for joining us at Cuite Pie challenge, good luck cheers Sue N x

  5. Hello Carol,
    Your cards are so adorable.Love it so much!

  6. A gorgeous card to welcome a little one! Thank you so much for joining us at Crafty Sentiments this week for our Blue Challenge. Good luck in the draw and I hope you come back soon! Susan x

  7. Love his paper pieced patches. Super cards. Thank you for joining us at Crafty Cardmakers. Xx

  8. Delightful little cards - just perfect for the challenge,
    Thank You for joining the Cutie Pies 'For a Child' challenge and good luck x Susan x

  9. Oh how cute are these?!? Just love how you paper pieced the patches on those sweet little elephants! Thanks so much for playing at Crafty Sentiments this week:)

  10. Super cute carol, just love elephants !! Thanks so much for sharing your trio of cards with us at Crafty Sentiments Designs !!

    hugs Diane xx

  11. SO cute!! Love the little elephants with adorable patches on them, squeal!!