Wednesday, May 4, 2016

Bellarific Friday Challenge!

Hey Ladies!  I am so happy to be back with you sharing another card.  I has been a while since I was able to post this frequently, but as I said I will be able to post a little more frequently now that some of the craziness in my life is settling down.

I decided to play along with the Bellarific Challenge this week and because I'm so engrossed in my sisters Baby Shower and the things that go along with it I thought it would be fitting to share a couple more baby themed cards that I made for some upcoming showers that I will be attending.

The Challenge over at Stamping Bella this week is to create a card using either a ribbon or washi tape.  I often struggle to create a card using washi tape, partly because I don't have very many to play with, but also because I just love tieing bows, and love how a silky ribbon just finishes off a card...especially baby cards.

I started these cards with selecting some pattern papers first and then I decided to colour the images accordingly so that they matched the papers.  I usually find that I have the greatest success and the card is very put together when doing it this way.  

Here's the fronts of the cards that I did for a couple people who don't know yet if they are having a boy or a girl, and some whom are leaving it be a surprise.

I just love the pattern papers in this paper pack and thought It was a great way to play with these papers, and found a couple polkadot papers that were in my scrap bin that matched perfectly too.

Here's the fronts of the girl cards that I did for a couple friends who are having a girl.  (My sister included)

This one didn't make it into the group picture... made 4 of them.

I don't know what it is but I also really love these pattern papers too.  I just couldn't get enough, and had to play with some of the scraps that matched too.

I am still working on the ones for boys, and will update this post with them once they are done.  I just couldn't help myself.  I was on such a roll, and had to play along with this challenge.  

Thanks for stopping by to visit and check out my cards.

Supplies Used

Paper Trimmer - used to cut the card base and the rectangular mats for the cards.
Bone Folder - used to fold and crease the card base
Stamp Press - used to attach the image to in order to stamp it on white paper
Acrylic Block - used to attach the wording to in order to stamp it.
Tweezers - used to help position the sprinkles, and help tie the bows
Tim Holtz Scissors - used to cut the bows, and for cutting out the paper pieces
Double Sided Tape - used to attach the layers together.
Foam Adhesive - used to give dimension to the sentiment
Ranger Matte Medium - used to put adhesive on the paper pieces
Promarkers - used to colour the image in
MFT Black Ink - used to stamp the outline of the image with
Ranger Inks (pink) - used to stamp the sentiment in (pink gumball)
Stickles Icicles - used to add shimmer to the images
Offray Yellow Ribbon - used for the bow and ribbon on a couple of the cards
Offray Pink Ribbon - used for the bow and ribbon on a couple of the cards
Offray Purple Ribbon - used for the bows and ribbon on a couple of the cards
Stampin Up Baby Bundle Stamp Set - used for the sentiment for the cards
Stamping Bella - Bryn has a baby shower - used as the main image for card fronts
Cuttlebug Machine - machine used with the dies to cut out various shapes
Spellbinder Die Labels 10 - used to cut out the image and the mat for the image (cannot find a link)
White Cardstock - used for the card base and background for the sentiment
Copic Cardstock 110lbs - used to stamp the image onto
Pattern Papers 
Boys - Craft Smith - Little One MP0010 pattern paper (cannot find a link)
Girls - K + Company - Snugglebug pattern paper - polkadots and wording papers

I would love if you would leave me some love below in the comment section.

Tuesday, May 3, 2016

Baby Shower Invitations for my sister

Hey All! It has been a while since I have been on here, and for that I truly do apologize.  It's been pure chaos in my life currently, there is so much going on.  I am going to be able to get on here a lot more often in the coming months, because I will be off due to surgery, and fully plan on spending a good portion of my recovery time designing more cards, and relaxing in bed while blogging!  I hope that you don't get sick of me.

I wanted to share with you a rather large project that I have been working on (part of the reason that I have been away for so long).  I have been planning and preparing for my sisters baby showers.  She is having 2 one for family (since we have a rather large extended family), and one for the ladies at our church and close friends.  We have already had 1 of her showers, and the next one is in May.  There is a good chance that the baby will be here before her family shower which would be fun :)

I had the privilege of making her baby shower invites, and because of the sizes of our family and friends group I actually designed and put together 108 baby shower invitations.

The idea was born from her bedding (colours and elephant pattern).  I just thought that this would be a great way for people to see what colours she was going to be doing the nursery in as well as her theme of elephants.  My boyfriend was a huge help when I needed some mental math done to figure out how many of each sheet of paper to purchase for these invites as well as he was a champ working the cuttle bug and helped me cut out a ton of dies!  He's so good to me!

I'm going to start with showing you the papers that I selected...

Here's a picture of the shower invites half of the way done.

Here's a finished invite...

Here's the 12 different combinations of the card that I created.  I made 9 of each card.

Supplies Used
Paper Trimmer - used to cut all of the paper.
Tim Holtz Scissors - used to trim the ribbon on the card.
2 sided tape - used to attach the pattern papers to one another.
Mono Multi - liquid glue used to adhere the large hearts.
Small Glue Dots - used to adhere the small hearts
Large Glue Dots - used to adhere the buttons to the elephants
EK Success Tweezers - used to position the hearts with
Acrylic Block - used to adhere the clear stamp to for stamping
Ribbon - from Prima Wrap
Clear Stamp - used for the wording "You're Invited" (Recollections Retired Stamp Collection - got it on clearance, but any You're Invited would do)
Blue Die Ink (Carribean Coast) -  Used to stamp wording
Purple Die Ink (Grape Soda) - Used to stamp wording  
Ink Cleaner - used to clean the ink off of the stamp
Cuttlebug - used with the dies to cut all shapes, and layers of the card.
Cuttlebug Plates - used to sandwich dies and paper for cutting
Elephant die - used to cut the elephants out
Heart Dies - used to cut the various size hearts out for the card. (Unable to find source)
Rectangle Die - used to cut the pattern paper
MFT Torn Notepad Die - used for the card base design for the card. (Unable to find link for this product)
Scallop Die - used to cut a scalloped strip for the card. (Unable to find a link for this product)
White Card Stock - used for the card bases, as well as for the elephants and large heart
Pattern Papers - found at Michaels loose stock
Blue Polka Dots - Recollection (Pattern Number Unknown)
Grey Polka Dots - Recollection (Pattern Number Unknown)
Purple Polka Dots - Recollection (Pattern Number Unknown)
Grey and White Stripes - Recollection - 317251
Blue and White Stripes - Recollection 317275
Purple Chevron - Recollection 317304
Blue Chevron - Recollection 317474
Grey Honeycomb - Recollection 317547
Purple Wag Pattern - Recollection 267048  
Solid coloured paper used for the little hearts and scalloped strip (blue, teal, purple, and grey) - scrap box (sorry no source for them...any paper would do for this)

If I happen to stumble across some of the supplies used that I wasn't able to link to I will add the link and update this post so that if you want to get your hands on these products you can.

I hope that you enjoy this post, and would love to hear your thoughts in the comment section below.