Sunday, September 23, 2012

Elegant Baby

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:
Serendipity Stamps Baby Booties Baby Boy Elegant baby card Spellbinder Marvelous Squares
I think of white on white when I picture something elegant.  I used Serendipity stamps for my 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:
Serendipity 'Stamps Snips and Snails Baby Boy card
I finished the inside using Serendipity stamps again (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.
Serendiipity Stamps Baby Booties Baby Girl Elegant Baby Card Spellbinder Marvelous Squares

Serendipity Stamps Sugar and Spice Baby Girl card
 The inside of the girl card uses the Serendipity Sugar and Spice stamp.
While I was making these, I was trying to channel my friend Jeanne Jachna (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.


Tracey McNeely said...

Beautiful cards and detail Cathy!

Marybeth said...

Oh Cathy these are so elegant and classy! I bet you had fun. You did an amazing job ,I know they will be loved. I don't think they need a bow,those beautiful squares are just enough . Took my breath away when I saw them.

Joyce said...

These cards are beautiful and elegant, just as they are. I have nover seen those dies before, and I can see how much they add to a card. Your cards are both so sweet, and will have the mother-to-be in a swoon. How fun that your daughter-in-law asked you to make her some cards.

Deborah Frings said...

Cathy - these are just gorgeous. Love the beautifully detailed layers and the sweet booties! Great sentiments too!

Jeanne J. said...

WOW WOW WOW! These are so elegant and stunning Cathy! No bow required! I love all the detail, embossing, ... I think I'm speachless. The white on white is just so visually stunning and make sthe soft pink and blue take center stage. Absolutely perfect, drop dead gorgeous!!!

Jean Martin said...

WOAH!!! Cathy these are stunning! LOVE the detailed die cuts! Soooo beautiful!!!! :)

Mary J said...

Oh wow, I love your WOW cards!!

Renee said...

Gorgeous Cathy!
Those precious baby booties...
just adorable!
And the matting...
it's perfect!
Very elegant!
And now I'm off to look at those dies! :)

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