Welcome Back to the “Stamp of the Month” Blog tour. March’s installment uses Ciao, Baby from the Spring Occasions catalog. I ordered this set as soon as I saw it. Wanna know why… It fits the petite curly label punch available in SAB… and the tiny scallop circle in the Occasions catalog. And, I’m a sucker for little tags. You can use them on everything. Now, this set would make gorgeous cards in it’s own right…3×3 cards, tags, etc… but, when we get to March, I know the Stampin’ Up catalog is in it’s, hum, shall we say, last few moments (don’t get alarmed, you still got a couple of months…) But, as a demonstrator, with the new catalog coming in June, I have to start looking at the stamps I have and seeing what have I used, what has gotten ‘hidden’ behind something else on the shelf… and I did… and found Baby Boutique. It kinda got stuck back behind some other stamps, and I realized this WHOLE year has passed and I’ve not really made anything with it. SO…. I’m paring Ciao, Baby with Baby Botique.
I wanted to do a few quick and simple cards, cause these images really are nice and bold… for both sets…
Here is what I did:
Simple colors, easy lines, fun and fast to make.
Though it doesn’t specifically say it, This one would make a perfect Easter card. I love the little detailing in the bird. And, the Happy Day stamp from Ciao Baby looks like the bird chirped it. I used the border from the Tasteful Trim die (I use that for EVERYTHING….not just on this blog post). I used so saffron paper and the polkadot textured impressions embossing folder to add just a little detail… Oh, I used crumb cake for the scallop punch and very vanilla for the card…
This one makes a great card for someone who you need to give a note of encouragement or thanks! Island Indigo ink makes a very cheerful greeting.
And, the baby pajamas. That’s what made me want to by the Baby Boutique stamp set in the first place. This one uses pool party, but it could easily be made in any color for either gender baby… and, you can take the ‘Thank you’ stamp from the Pretty Petites (another SAB freebie) and make a set of thank you cards for the new-to-be mom. Thank you cards… that’s what I started giving as gifts to baby and wedding showers…. a set of cards, pretty pen, stamps, and return address labels… A perfect, hand-made gift…
Anyway, thanks for stopping by!! Off to your next stop! See what Deb Leigh has for you…
And if that link doesn’t work, here is the full list of people in the tour:
Nancy Amato http://stampinallnight.blogspot.com
Linda Bartolucci – http://www.inkstampandscrap.com/
Ingrid Blackburn – www.createwithingrid.wordpress.com
Melissa Bolinger www.stampinup.net/blog/2089191
Jackie Bottomley jackiebottomley.blogspot.com
Tamra Davis www.thecardladies.com
Becky Evans www.alwayshappystampin.com
Crystal Kondo www.card-ed.com
Debbie Lever – www.debbiescreativespot.blogspot.com
Anne Matasci –www.MauiStamper.wordpress.com
Maria Pane http://www.stampinandscrappinwithriri.blogspot.com
Andi Potler – http://www.absolutekreations.com
Michele Reynolds – http://www.inspirationink.typepad.com
Jeannette Swain http://www.stampsnwhatnot.com/
Janet Wakeland www.remarkablycreated.com
These are all adorable, Crystal. I love the clean simplicity!
Love this idea Crystal! Great clean and simple cards.
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