Just Wanted to Say | baby

Don’t tell Mr Papercraft, but sometimes I will buy a die set (or stamp set) just for one favourite image. I like to think it’s a good strategy because usually you end up loving the other images or dies too and then it’s a whole fabulous set with lots of potential.

I really love the ‘just want to say’ die from the Floral Gallery Dies.

I love the tone and style the die adds to the card. Start here then add the rest of your theme. I needed a card for a gorgeous new baby and his parents to go with a parcel I was sending and ‘just wanted to say’ congratulations – this was perfect!

I added a baby onesies from a favourite retired set – Made with Love and the sentiment from the new Many Messages stamp set and coordinating die. It stamps and cuts a whole range of sentiments – ready for any occasion.

I used Adhesive Sheet on the Basic White cardstock before I cut it, which makes it super easy to apply to your card. For this card, I layered it on Seaside Spray cardstock and then fussy just around the whole sentiment.
Tip: use the negative space of the die cut out to line up your letters perfectly!

I love the range of blue tones in the Stampin’ Up! Range. I’ve used quite a few of them here – Misty Moonlight for the card base, Night of Navy for the card mat, Seaside Spray for the blue accents and Balmy Blue Stampin’ Blends for the baby onesie.

The DSP coordinates perfectly and was a surprise love from this Jan-June 2021 Mini Catalogue DSP range. It’s one of the patterns in the Sand & Sea DSP – not a pack that I had my eye on, but oh my! It’s amazing when you see all the sheets in person. The scalloped edge die is a favourite from the Oranate Borders Dies. And I love having white twine back on offer in the Snail Mail Combo Pack.

I hope you have a wonderful crafty day!

Geometric Baby Card

Today’s share is a creation I was asked to make for a baby boy born last week with an art teacher Mum who has a dislike for anything traditional & baby blue!!!

Luckily for me, I had some instant inspiration courtesy of his photo introduction on Facebook.

This geometric card in Emerald Envy, Basic Black, Basic Gray and Whisper White was inspired by his funky baby blanket.

The geometric triangles were made using the fabulous Stitched Shapes Framelits – I just loved their versatility!!!!

I used the smallest size square snipped in half to create triangles which I then layered in a repetitive pattern until the Whisper White based was full.

And of course, I couldn’t go based my large letters to personalise Oliver’s card.

The sentiment is from one of the host sets in the Occasions catalogue – Iconic Occasions.

Heat embossed in white on Basic Gray cardstock – because that’s one of my favourite techniques at the moment!!!!


Welcome to this world baby Oliver!

You will be very loved and your life will be filled with all kinds of interesting colours.  No boring baby blue for you!!!


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