Thursday, January 28, 2016

Welcome To the Family Baby Boy Reese!

My nephew and his wife added an addition to their family back in September, 2015. . .a little baby boy!  As I've confessed, I failed to get a lot of my birthday cards made and delivered from early last summer forward.  Welcoming baby Reese was another one of my delivery failures!  But, I fully intended to let Adam and Danielle know how pleased I was that they have now become four!

To meet my self-imposed deadline of not later than the end of January for those cards that were especially important to do, even if late, I chose to case another card design by my Stampin' Up upline, Liz Thayer.  This little baby card was one Liz presented at the May 2014 IN-OUT Event.  I tweaked or added the following:

  • I use a different paper but part of the same collection - Lullaby (retired 2015).
  • I added another layer by making a new Kraft card base.
  • I added a layered sentiment and popped it up rather than stamp directly onto the card front.  
  • I used the new Washi punch introduced this year and modified it a bit to use on both layers.
  • I used Wink of Stella on my rubber ducky.  Note: I used a bit of Gold, but I recommended using only the clear.
When I finished my tweaked version of Liz's card, it certainly retained the full flavor of the original design with just a few changes and additions that I think enhance the original without taking away from it.

As is traditional for me, I always decorate the interior with a complimentary design taken from the card front and then add my only little verse, which I use my computer to accomplish rather than stamping.  I've always like poetry and writing, so this just makes my cards more me, and puts on the final touch that I like.

Recipe:  Stampin" Up products:  Cardstocks-Coastal Cabana, Hello Honey, Kraft.  Paper-Lullaby dsp (retired 2015).  SU Ink: Coastal Cabana, Hello Honey.  Stamps: Something for Baby.  Dies: Baby's First.  Punch:  Washi.  Thick Baker's Twine: Coastal Cabana.  Rhinestone.  EK punch: Medium Scalloped Corner.  Computer-made sentiment/ verse. (Size: 4-1/2" x 5-3/4").  (Thank you to Liz Thayer for original card design).

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