Wednesday, February 20, 2013

Congrats Paul & Melissa

Well I must say I have been on  a role this weekend! I really found my mojo. I managed to finish 2 birthday cards for upcoming birthday parties, 2 Congrats your Pregnant Cards, 2 Welcome Baby Cards, and 1 more Birthday or Thank You card that just needs to be glued together. It is a long weekend here in Canada so my weekend isn't even over yet! The cards will all be up on my blog as I even already have my post programmed to go! What progress!

Onto the card....

Our close friends Paul and Melissa are having a baby in April. I have mentioned them in previous posts as I making them a baby album for the baby's first year. I wanted to mail them a card and up to now I haven't had the chance to get one done. The inspiration for the layout of this card came from my friend Donna's Blog. See her card here. I made a few changes to it but if you look hard you can still see the original layout she had. I add some buttons and a bow so that  it fit in with the theme over at the Paper Players Blog challenge this week. Their challenge was "Buttons, Bows and Babies".

You will notice a pattern in my cards over the next while as I have been using papers out of the NEW mini paper stack "Print Poetry" from Stampin' Up. The paper pack measures 4 1/2 x 6 1/2 so the papers are PERFECT for card making. I must admit I wasn't sure about the patterns and colours but now that I have been playing with them I LOVE them!

One of the other things I did on this card was to fold my Seem Binding Ribbon in half and glue it together. I found that it was to wide for this card but I really like how the colour went so I really wanted to use it. At first thought about cutting it in half but I didn't like how it frayed. So then I folded it and glue it together with my tape gun. I love how it looks!

Supplies used in the Card:
(* items are from Stampin' Up)

Print in Poetry DS Paper Stack *
Crumb Cake Cardstock *
Midnight Muze Cardstock *
Very Vanilla Cardstock *
Midnight Muze Ink *
Crumb Cake Seem Binding Ribbon *
Designer Fawcette Buttons *
Linen Thread *
One in a Million Stamp Set *
Occasional Quotes Stamp Set * (Retired)
Fancy Flexible Phrases * (Retired)
Stamping Bella Stamp
Momento Ink
Copic Markers


  1. Great card. Love the patterned papers and I love the folded over ribbon.

  2. What a cute card! Love the expecting Mom, and the use of patterned paper inside and out. Thanks so much for joining us this week at The Paper Players, Jennifer!

  3. Adorable. Great card and I know your friends are going to love it. So glad you joined the Paper Players this week