Sunday, March 24, 2013

Oh, Baby for Paper Players #138

Hello there! This week at the Paper Players, I am the challenge hostess. Eeek! I created a sketch that I really hope will inspire you to play along with us. I should post my hand-drawn draft of the sketch when I came up with the idea for it. You would crack up at how messy it was. I can't draw a straight line without a ruler. It is pretty scary! 
I just got word that a good friend of mine is expecting a "wee one", so I wanted to make her a congrats card. I just received a huge box of stampin' goodies, including the Pop-Up Posies Embellishment Kit from the Spring Catalog. It's a cool kit with flowers, brads and other embellishments to dress up your projects. I have seen SO many fun ideas with this kit. The colors of the cut flowers were the inspiration for my project.

So, I know on the sketch I created I had a sentiment added to the banner...BUT the sentiment is part of the main image. I decided to layer some ribbon banners for some added texture. I went a little "sparkly-happy" but if you know me, that is truly NOT a shocker. Ha! I love the bling-bling! All of the supplies I used are listed at the end of this post.
I would really love it if you would join us this week at the Paper Players and give my sketch a try. I am always SO inspired by the projects that are shared week after week on our site. Please stop by and visit the rest of the Design Team, too. They really created some amazing projects this week. Our challenge closes on Friday March 29th at Noon (PDT)

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Stampin' Up! Supply List
Stamps: Oh, Baby single stamp
Paper: Sent With Love DSP, Calypso Coral, Pool Party, Crumb Cake and Very Vanilla card stock
Ink: Calypso Coral Classic ink
Accessories: Calypso Coral Ruffled Ribbon, Pool Party ribbon (from Sale-A-Bration bundle), Finishing Touches Edgelits Dies, Square Lattice Embossing Folder, Stripes Embossing Folder, Pop-Up Posies Embellishment Kit (Spring Catty), 3/4" Circle Punch, Big Shot, Basic Rhinestones and Stampin' Dimensionals


  1. Beautiful Anne Marie! Everything is just perfect! Great colors too! :-)

  2. Ann Marie this cared is adorable. I love the fact that it can be used for boy/girl as it will work with the pink/blue touch. So clever.
    I really love your sketch too and was hoping to play along this week but I will be working out of state so I will enjoy the entries from my hotel! Hugs

  3. Oh how CUTE!!! I love this adorable card.....I'm going to be a grandma for the 2nd time in September....just found out the other day it will be another girlie!!!! ;) This card just makes me smile!!!

  4. What a fun card Anne Marie, love the colors and cute image!

  5. Cute as can be! Love the bright colors!

  6. Adorable, Anne Marie! I love the colors, the bling, and those delightful ribbon banners!

  7. First, let me say I LOVE your sketch! SO much fun! And this card just made me smile....your color combo is fresh and spunky, and I am sure your friend will get a kick out of it. That image is adorable, especially with the little bling added!

  8. Anne Marie, what a cute baby card! Great colors with a modern feel, and your image is stamped perfectly. Thanks for an awesome sketch, too! I love it!

  9. I love your sketch too--it's fabulous and one I will turn to again and again. Now your adorable! Love the fresh and modern color scheme and all the bling is terrific--especially the rhinestone in her ponytail. I'm sure your friend will treasure her card. Great job, my friend!

  10. LOVE this! I saw this stamp and thought "cute" but didn't give it a second thought. But now you are making me rethink this one! Guess I better hurry...
    I love the texture you added to the flowers and the layered ribbon in the sentiment spot is wonderful!

  11. Thanks for the terrific sketch and lovely inspiration!


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Anne Marie