Baby Card for Beckett

Baby Card for Beckett
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Do you remember this card I made for my friend Anita? I blogged about it here: Hand-Cut Paper-Pieced Baby Announcement

Handmade paper-pieced Pregnancy / Baby Announcement Card via CardsByStephanie.com

Handmade paper-pieced Pregnancy / Baby Announcement Card via CardsByStephanie.com

The good news is she successfully delivered her (huge) healthy and happy baby boy! I wanted to make a special card for Anita and Patrick’s new baby, so I looked at some pictures of the nursery Anita had shared online. She put so much love, effort and care into the special touches that brought this adorable room together. This card is a nod to little Beckett’s nursery.

Welcome, Beckett! Baby card with "Lifting Spirits" CTMH stamp setI used the cheerful Lifting Spirits Close to My Heart stamp set for the airplane and clouds. Is anyone else concerned that there’s no one flying the plane? I told Anita a teddy bear is flying it (totally normal) but he leaned over to tie his shoe when this picture was taken. I stamped the airplane onto the cardstock first and then stamped it onto scrap paper. I trimmed around the stamped image and stuck it onto the airplane with washi tape to temporarily mask it. I should have used a sticky note or the masking adhesive designed for this! Then, when I stamped the clouds over the airplane, it caused the clouds to look like they were behind it.

I used Copic markers to color this. I have forgotten everything I learned about coloring with alcohol markers in high school AP art and college.Baby Card made with CTMH ifting Spirits stamp setDon’t you just love this cute orange and white button that anchors the sentiment banner in place? Anita is very talented at sewing, so I thought adding a button was appropriate.Orange and white button - welcome, Beckett!I made a little string of pennants from orange cardstock that I hand-cut and drew designs upon with a white gel marker. I used glue dots to lay them over the embroidery floss I stapled down with a mini stapler.Orange pennantAnita shared this cute pic she took of the card in the nursery and she plans to display it on one of the shelves made from vintage suitcases:Anita Kissee's photo of Beckett's CardsByStephanie cardThanks for reading my blog!

Beckett's airplane card

 

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About Stephanie Chumbley

Growing up in the shadow of the Space Needle, I loved drawing portraits with a #2 pencil and sometimes a ballpoint pen because I liked the challenge. I collected pens and pencils and enjoyed looking at fonts and logos and replicating them by hand. I was in AP art classes in high school and took some graphic design classes at Seattle Central. While in college, I had a part-time job making signs for Drug Emporium / Longs Drugs with my "Steph Font." In my 20s, I made a lot of invitations for dinner parties and later, when I bought my Cricut Expression electronic cutter in 2008, I started making cards for all occasions. In 2009, I discovered Close to My Heart and enjoyed being my Consultant's best customer... but in May 2011, I finally gave in and became and Independent Consultant. It was a very good decision! :-) Nearly everything I make is given away or sold so others can enjoy some handmade art. I've made over 1,000 cards and projects and this blog serves as a way to share and hopefully inspire others to create projects of their own. Someday I hope to catch up and blog about all the cards I've made.

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