Serendipity Stamps - Center Step Card

I have some pretty big news today, so big that I have had a really hard time keeping this news to myself.   A few weeks ago I was asked to join the Serendipity Stamps Design Team.  I know!  Me.  On a Design Team.  Shocking, right?  Even more so when you see the names of the other fabulous designers who are on the Serendipity Team.  Among them are current team members Jeanne Jachna, Amy Cokley, Jenny Gropp, Sue Eldred and Miriam Napier. Today there are two other new faces joining the Serendipity Design Team along with me, Pauline Pollington and Helen Berry.  I  can't believe my cards will be right up there with all these great card designers and the best part...I get to use Serendipity Stamps and Dies!   You won't believe how many great images they have and quite a few beautiful and intricate dies as well.  I hope you will make sure to check out the Serendipity store and you will quickly see what I am talking about.  Serendipity’s Special this week is a 40% Off coupon which gives 40% off the most expensive item in the shopping cart. The coupon code is 40FROMHIGH The coupon expires August 29th.

Today for our first challenge, we were to make a Center Step Card.  First assignment, and I have already had to do a Google Image Search to see what a center step card looked like.  Turns out there a ton of examples and even several tutorials with step by step instructions.  Here is the link to the tutorial I used to make my cards.  I love baby cards.  Granted, I don't know a single person who is having a baby and my son and daughter-in-law have not been too cooperative in that area just yet, but I am hoping to be a grandmother one day soon.  I made a couple of center step baby cards using the most adorable Serendipity baby-themed stamps.  What do you think?  They are cute stamps, aren't they?

Serendipity Stamps Bib Etc Center Step Card Baby Boy

Just to be sure I have all my bases covered, I made both a boy and a girl version.

Serendipity Stamps Bib Etc Center Step Card Baby Girl

I rarely make a baby card without using gingham and these cards are no exception.  The bib is paper pieced and the little duck is popped up with dimensionals.  It's hard to see in the photo, but the flower on the baby cup has some sparkly stickles on it.  Way back in the olden days...even before I had my children, hospitals used to put a cute little beaded id bracelet on every baby.  I added some similar beads tied with twine to look like an old fashioned id bracelet spelling out the word "Sweet".
Here's a pic of what a center step card looks like from the side:
Now that you have seen my first Serendipity cards, make sure you check out what the other designers have created...and for even more fun, don't forget to take a good long look at all of the other great stamps and dies available from Serendipity Stamps.

Serendipity’s Special this week is a 40% Off coupon which gives 40% off the most expensive item in the shopping cart. The coupon code is 40FROMHIGH The coupon expires August 29th.

Details:  Serendipity Stamps, Patterned Paper from Papertrey Ink, yellow twine from the Twinery.

Baby Bib, Etc.  630E
Baby Girl Small 738A
Baby Boy Small 740A


Pauline said...

These are just gorgeous Cathy! I love the gingham papers, and the fab paper pieced bibs! Fabulous baby cards!

Amy Cokley said...

Adorable! Love how you did both boy and girl cards. I may be snagging this for an upcoming baby shower!

Kara said...

Great cards! I'm not surprised to see you up there with those names!! Congratulations, Cathy!!

Marybeth said...

A big CONGRATS to you Cathy! You are so deserving of this position. You nailed it for your debut.Your baby cards are stunning, I love every detail .The gingham is perfect and look so beautiful . Love the borders too. I am so happy for you!

Miriam said...

Adorable BABY cards Cathy! Love that you did both boy and girl cards. Checked pattern is perfect with the images.

Joyce said...

Congratulations on your design team post. I am not surprised at all. You are so talented, it was just a matter or who and when. So glad it is now! Your first cards are just terrific, and I'm sure that you will be needing them at some point. Perhaps, even a set of fraternal twins is in your future? I love how you have paper pieced that bib, and that little ID bracelet is such a cute touch.

Jeanne J said...

Cathy, These baby cards are the sweetest ever! Love the gingham, paper piecing, and all the little extras that make them so stunning! So excited that we get to play together now! You totally nailed this - his and hers - just GORGEOUS!

Oh wow...these are both super adorable. A fabulous design and the beaded words are the perfect touch.

Helen said...

FANTASTIC baby cards Cathy! Beautiful images - love all the paper piecing and those cute little beads - too adorable! Really glad to be on this DT with you Cathy - I know you will be such a great asset to Serendipity because you always create such beautiful projects x

Sharron said...

Wow, Cathy, I'm so excited for you! You are SO deserving of your new position. Your cards are always fabulous and so creative! Love this baby card! The gingham is perfect and those images are adorable! And that 'sweet' tag is such a wonderful accent! Have lots of fun with your new design job!!

Anne-Elise said...

Congratulations, Cathy! So happy for you! Your cards are beautiful! Love them!

Big congrats on your DT Cathy! no surprise to me - your cards are always top notch! love these sweet center step baby cards!

Kelly S. said...

OHHHH CONGRATULATIONS, CATHY! I am soo happy for you! These cards show exactly why you were chosen, they are so adorable! Love the patterns and the sweet colored images...those little name blocks are the cutest things!

anya said...

Cathy, I am so happy about your new Design Team position! Congratulations - you totally deserve it! I just love what you've created with Serendipity's images, these cards are just the sweetest! So proud of you, girl!

Susan said...

Congratulations!! It's about time somebody scooped you up! These are adorable cards. I love that you used the alphabet letters.

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