Monday, May 25, 2009

Papertrey Ink May Blog Hop and Moxie Fab

Happy Blog hop! This month's PTI blog hop called for the use of the trendy color yellow. No surprise this color has also shown up in this week's color challenge from Moxie Fab and Papercrafts magazine. What a happy combo.
We have friends who are expecting a little girl soon and their baby shower is this week. I also happened to be digging through the yarn drawer for my girls to practice braiding and came up with this oh so soft baby yarn and had a flash of a card that could be as snuggly soft as a baby blankie...and came up with this...

I wrapped and wrapped the yarn around the front side of the card, securing the ends with a bit of my adhesive friend and yours, FABRI-TAC. The cardstock is heavy duty Papertrey Ink Lemon Tart so it can hold up nicely to the wrapping without causing the cardstock to bow. I next stamped the "sweet little baby" sentiment from the Bitty Baby Blessing from Papertrey Ink with Always Artichoke ink from Stampin Up! on white cardstock. This is run through a sizzix machine with the Top Note die. A little Kiwi Kiss ink on the edges does the trick to define the curvy edges of this die. I adhered the top note cut to the yarn with more fabri-tac. The green cardstock colors are spring moss and ripe avocado from papertrey and they were cut using nestabilities in the sizzix machine. My favorite embossing plate from cuttlebug, the swiss dots, was used on the scalloped oval to echo the lemon tart bitty dots paper I stamped the cute Bitty Baby Blessings ducky on. I also accented the oval with the dotted oval border from Papertrey's Borders and corners Oval in Always Artichoke by Stampin up!

I love all the different textures and mediums on this card. It feels so fresh and baby soft, just like a newborn! Check out all the layers in the side shot below. The yarn background looks like a great place to take a nap don't you think?

Thank you for stopping by. I appreciate you!
Supplies:
Paper: Papertrey Ink
Stamps: Papertrey Ink
Ink: Stampin Up!
Dies: Sizzix and Nestabilities
Embossing plate: Cuttlebug
Other: ribbon

39 comments:

Marge said...

Very clever & a very sweet baby girl card!!!

Elise said...

Ohhhh, goodness! That is SO sweet: it makes me want to grab my littlest person and snuggle down for a nap! That doesn't mean that your effort put me to sleep, btw... It's a COMPLIMENT! A HUGE one! That card defines "darling"... Great job, great inspiration! WTG!

Tracey Cuccia said...

Super cute and oh so clever Dana!! Love this!

Tabitha said...

Love the idea of using yarn around your card.

Melissa said...

What a sweet card! Very well done!

Tenia Nelson said...

Very, very cute!!! tfs!!

Karen H. (kthaman) said...

This is so awesome! I love the yarn on the front - what a great touchy-feely accent.

peggysue said...

Look at that use of yarn, wow! Makes it look so soft and cozy for a baby card. That is soooo cute.

Stampin' Pam said...

Precious, Dana - just hope this isn't what the baby attaches to as her blankie! Very sweet card.

Heidi said...

Great idea! Your card turned out so cute!

KatieTurtle said...

Such great texture! I am super impressed with thte creativity!

Karen said...

Dana! This is utterly SWEET!! I think its definitely on my Top Dana Creations list!!! I just luuuuve this and just might have to try it. Yup, a sweet soft blanket and a PERFECT baby card! :>

Cammie said...

Love it, Love it, Love it!

IamDerby said...

Love it! so warm and cuddly!

cadnileb said...

Oh what a fun idea!

Anabelle said...

How gorgeous!!!!

Kay said...

How cute is this; it looks like a happy little pillow!

Kim said...

It does look like a little pillow. HOw cute!

Deanna said...

Beautiful!

Marcie S. said...

So creative!! I used the SU! Top Note die on my project tonight as well!

Molly B said...

HOw cute is this?!?! I love that yarn, what a great idea! TFS!

Cheryl said...

Wow! Great use of yarn--it gives the card such great texture. I never would've thought of doing that. Beautiful job!

Lori said...

Awwww sweet card!!!

Regan said...

super cute!!!

BethieJ said...

What a SWEET baby card! and I LOVE that yarn idea! So FUN!!!
Have a GREAT night!

Ally said...

How totally sweet! What a great idea, perfect for a baby card!

ALLY said...

Too cute Dana! Love that wrapped cardstock! Very clever!

Kelley Eubanks said...

Your card is great! I love the yarn around the card.... great idea! Will have to use that one myself sometime! Very sweet baby card!

raduse said...

Way too cool! Love the yarn used too.

Jackie Pedro said...

This is so stinkin' cute!!

Terri E. said...

Very creative and such a fun way to add quite a bit of texture. Great job.

It's a good life!
Terri E.

Rita said...

Warm fuzzy, indeed! Perfect combo, Dana! As always, you are an inspiration! Thanks for sharing your amazing talent!

Terri said...

Very cool. Great color combo too.

debbie@countryheartandhome.com said...

Too cute!

Lisa H. said...

what a cuuuuute card. how fun. tfs.

Crafty Num Nums said...

oh, so cool!!! I like the fuzzies, just like a warm snuggly blankie for the baby, sooo cool!!!

Janelle said...

Makes me want to touch it! Looks so sweet and soft -- love it, and I'm sure your friend will, too!

Babies- Beth said...

Woo hoo! What a sweet and soft baby card! I love it!

Amy said...

I adore all the layers and textures on this card. Great job!