Thursday, May 16, 2013

Oh Baby

Here’s my card for this week’s Muse challenge. I took my inspiration from the trio of stacked elephants on the inspiration card and put my own twist on the design to create this sweet baby card.

Instead of using a trio of paper pieced elephant images, I used a die cut giraffe and bird on my card. The animals are cut with the Large Baby Shower dies from Clear and Simple Stamps. I went with a fun herringbone pattern for the giraffe and a coordinating solid yellow for the bird. Each animal has a wiggly eye to give the shape some definition—and some whimsy, too. I added a yellow baker’s twine bow to the giraffe’s neck for some texture.

The animals are adhered to a light blue panel with foam tape. I stamped the “oh baby” sentiment from the Baby Shower stamp set on a yellow Favor Flags die cut in gray ink and attached that to the top of the panel. It’s anchored with a line of machine stitching. The panel is attached to a card base edged with some coordinating chevron patterned paper.

Materials Used:
Baby Shower stamp set, You’re Such a Gray-cious Host ink, My Style Blueprint and Say Yellow to All Your Fans cardstock, Large Baby Shower and Favor Flags dies, Divine Twine yellow baker’s twine (Clear and Simple Stamps); Park Bench 6x6 paper pad (Fancy Pants); Flower Box 6x6 paper pad (Doodlebug Design); wiggly eyes (Michaels); sewing machine; foam tape


  1. Awwwwww!!! You used my FAVE color combo!!! Sweet baby card & I LOVE the googly eyes!!

  2. Love the simple shapes and beautiful colours on your take on this week's Muse! Thanks for playing along this week!

  3. Just darling! Love the eyes!

  4. Super clever take on the inspiration card and such a FAB result! That giraffe totally makes me smile!

  5. great colour combination - I love the googly eyes!


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