Thursday, February 25, 2010

Hello, Baby!

Good morning! How's your week going? Here we are at Thursday already - boy, time FLIES. This is the last week of February! Two weeks from Sunday is the time change for Daylight Savings! Whoosh - it's gonna be Christmas again before we know it! :D

Today's share is a fun one; Becky is getting a new niece (Heck, she might have been born already!), and purchased a gift certificate from Heavenly Perspective Photography as a baby gift. To give the gift card in, I made this card!

Isn't it ADORABLE?!?!?! I'll also put the photo of the inside here - just scroll down a bit. :)

Card stock: Whisper White, Melon Mambo, Certainly Celery

Ink: Melon Mambo

Stamp sets: Teeny Tiny Wishes, Well Scripted (inside)

Accessories: Good Neighbors DSP Pack (FREE for Sale-a-Bration; I LOVE THIS PAPER!!!!), pinking hearts trim punch, word window punch, modern label punch, Big Shot, scallop square die, large oval punch, crimper, round fire rhinestone brads, dimensionals, Frost White shimmer paint, Rose Red re-inker, scallop circle punch, paper piercer, mat pack

(Sorry, had to make some banana bread. Where was I...??? Oh, yes!) :D

To make the flower, I punched two Melon Mambo scallop circles, and three out of the same piece of DSP - two are facing one way, the third another - and then I scrunched them individually. Then I stacked them, and used the paper piercer and mat pack to put a big hole in the middle - inserted the rhinestone brad, and opened it on the back. Then it was just a matter of fluffing until I was happy - and then I drenched it with a shimmer paint mist that's made up of alcohol, re-inker, and shimmer paint. It dries quickly, but it's pretty lethal-smelling! :D

While that dried, I did my leaves - punched out two scraps with the large oval, and folded them in half the long way. I ran them through the crimper, and while they were still folded, I cut one end to look like a leaf point. Open those puppies up, and assemble everything on the card front! :) It's SUPER easy!

Here's the inside pocket....

Same DSP, cut the same size as the card, and cut down to make the pocket. I lined it with the Melon Mambo card stock, so it's a little sturdier on the edge, and it looks nice when the gift card is removed. :)

OK, I've got to get something else done today! :D I hope you enjoyed today's card! Try making some of those flowers - use some ink to make them more vintage! They're LOADS of fun! :D

Have a WONDERFUL day - and be SURE to take the time to STAMP something!!!!!!!!!


Anonymous said...

Lori, this is just beautiful!!! Mary N.

Tory said...

Great gift card holder, Lori. Those flowers are fun, aren't they? I've been making them up a storm trying to get some items ready for a spring craft fair.

Elaine Wright said...

Lori, this is a great card! I just had a great-niece, I think I need to CASE. . .