I had such fun today. My daughter-in-law asked me to make a couple of baby cards she needs for an office baby shower next week. Rarely does anyone in my family ask me to make a card for them, so it was a nice surprise when she asked me if I could make a couple of cards, one boy and one girl that are elegant, rather than "cutesy" (Katie's word). The gifts she has chosen are keepsake items that are engraved and she thought an elegant card would compliment them.
Here is my boy version of an elegant baby card:
Baby Booties, small and Baby Boy, small). The booties are embossed in white with a little tiny pearl on the bow. The beautiful frames are new Spellbinder dies, Marvelous Squares. I could not believe how many different combinations you can make with this set of 6 dies. I used some nestie squares on a couple of them as well as a Swiss Dot embossing folder on the outside panel.
Here is the inside of the card:
Snips and Snails) layered on a couple of the Marvelous Squares.
The girl version is the same, only pink of course and uses Baby Girl, small for the sentiment.
Sugar and Spice stamp.
A Kept Life) who always makes such beautiful, elegant cards. I know Jeanne would have figured out a way to add a beautiful poofy bow and some kind of sparkly gems, so I can't wait to see what she says about these and ask her where she would have added those extra elegant touches!
Serendipity Stamps is having a great sale right now that lasts through September 26th. 20% off all stamps in the Halloween category. Also, the stamp of the week that is 50% off is a very cute baby stamp, Baby Bib, etc. It's one of my favorites too.