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Tuesday, March 22, 2011


The theme this week at H2H is Babies.  How sweet!  As sad as this sounds, this is the first time I have ever made a baby card.  It was tons of fun and as usual, I got in over my head with details.  I must be in a mood for patchwork lately as I have continued that scheme here as well.

This will also be my first entry to The Shabby Tea Room challenge blog.  The theme was to use 3 in a row, which I was able to accomplish with the tiny quilt blocks which were made using a punch.  There are the buttons too, but they are 4 in a row.

I made two cards, one for a boy and one for a girl.  They are both the same design, I just changed the colors slightly.

To make the patchwork, I cut 1/2" squares from 4 different patterns, all from the Sweet Pea paper pack.  I glued them onto cardstock making sure I made a section large enough to accomodate the stamp I would be using.  For the smaller squares I just glued the squares in groups of 4.

The elephant stamp I chose was not an outline stamp but a solid, so I stamped him onto the back of my cardstock in the area where my patchwork was.  He just ended up being backwards which for this project did not matter.  If I were using an outline stamp, I would have stamped the image directly onto the patchwork in a coordinating ink color.

After being sure that my project was entirely dried, I cut out the elephant and turned him over so the patchwork was facing up.  I estimated where his eye and mouth should be and drew them on using the Blush (one shade darker than Baby Pink) marker for the girl and Heavenly Blue for the boy.  I again stamped the elephant onto coordinating paper and cut out the ear portion to attach to the front of the elephant.

For the four-squares I just used a square paper punch and punched them out ensuring that all edges were even.

I used a Copic Multi-Liner pen and a ruler to hand draw stitches around each square and just hand drew the stitches around the elephant and his ear.

I finished each card off by adding buttons, ribbon and a tag with the sentiment.

Supplies (all CTMH unless noted)

Paper:  White Daisy Textured cardstock, Baby Pink and Heavenly Blue Cardstock, Pattern Paper from Sweet Pea paper pack.

Stamps:  It's A Zoo (C1360), Miracle (D1140)

Inks:  Heavenly Blue and Baby Pink ink pads, Heavenly Blue and Blush markers, Copic multi-liner

Embellishments:  Pink buttons (CTMH pink button assortment), Blue bottons (CTMH blue button assortment), Baby Pink and Heavenly Blue safety pins (CTMH, retired), Heavenly Blue Designer Ribbon (CTMH) and Sweet Blush ribbon (PTI), small tags are from my stash.

Tools:  Spellbinders square scalloped lace die, Papertrey Ink large scalloped border die, Cuttlebug.


  1. I love how you pieced the squares together and added the stitching detail. Great cards!

  2. These are fabulous!! Love all the details :)
    Thanks for playing along with us at H2H!

  3. Wow! Your patchwork creations are amazing! I'm going to check out some more on your sight. Thanks for the inspiration!

  4. Wowsers, these are fabulous. What a terrific job you did with this challenge, love the patchwork and the buttons and ribbon. So glad you joined us for this challenge at H2h!

  5. They're so sweet, Shari. I've never done a baby card either. I have the makings for them in my stash so I'll have to nudge myself into trying one.

  6. These are adorable SWEET baby cards! I love the quilt blocks! I'm looking for which 3 in a row embellishments you added -- I see ribbon so far! So happy you found us and played along this week in the Tea Room :)

  7. Oh how sweet! Nothing cuter than a baby card. yours are simply delightful. I love the buttons! Thanks so much for playing this week at The Shabby Tea Room.

  8. What adorable baby cards! I love the paper and the sweet quilted elephant, adorable! Thanks so much for playing along this week at the Shabby Tea Room :-)

  9. Just DARLING! I love the patchwork quilt look. You did a fantastic job! Thanks so much for sharing with us at H2H! *Ü*

  10. Applause! Applause! Applause!!!
    Hearts in my eyes for you Shari!!!

    Thanks for sharing with us at H2H.


  11. So sweet, Shari! And so much detail - thanks for sharing your lovely cards at H2H :o)

  12. OMGosh! So sweet - love everything you make :) Thanks for playing at H2H!

  13. Cute, cute, cute, cute, CUTE! Absolutely love your cards and your idea for the card. Too cute! Thanks for playing along with us at H2H this week.


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