Wednesday, April 7, 2010

Cuttlebug Challenge Be Inspired #78

Let's Shower new Moms with Love and Special Gifts for Baby! Over at Cuttlebug Challenge it's Baby Shower week, and the Designers and I have come up with some great ideas for showering these very special individuals with wonderful treats to celebrate this blessed event. I chose to create a girl card, because I have a friend, Morgan, who is awaiting the birth of her 4th any day now :)

The background paper features expectant Mom's awaiting the miracle.

Then comes the center layer, outlined in a gorgeous shimmery pearl edging. This is done with a scrap piece of cardstock as a straight edge, Versamark ink pad, and SparkleNSprinkle Soft Pearl Semi Translucent embossing powder.

Attach a yellow ribbon underneath the two layers of paper. Just tape the ends behind the back, and attach the layered front to the cardstock card base.

The Umbrella and many of the items in it were cut from Provo Craft's New Arrival Cricut Cartridge. I cut them all with my Gypsy. I rolled the umbrella between my fingers for a while to "break" the fibers, so that it would bend nicely instead of cracking. Next, it was run through the Cuttlebug to impress it with tiny hearts. I used the very aggressive "Tear-iffically Tacky" glue tape to adhere the edges, so it would bow outward, and hold it's dimensional shape.

Every piece of clothing, toys, etc. were cut from white paper, (except the ducky). All were colored with Copics and highlighted with liquid dimensional pearls... Add a couple of Prima flowers, some ink work, a rub on, and we've got a Baby Shower card that will hold a lot of good wishes!

Your challenge is to create something wonderful to take to your next Baby Shower, and let us see it! You can also leave comments if you, or someone you know, are having or adopting a baby soon...we want to hear all about these happy events! There are three prizes to be given away to those who are creating. Check out the Blog for the details.

Happy crafting ~


silvia said...

OMG!!! This is totally too cute!! I LOVE the umbrella!!!

Rosemary said...

too sweet, Betty...great challenge since I need to make a card for a babyshower I'm going to that Sunday of your SWARM...

lisa808 said...

The umbrella filled with baby items is precious.

Karen said...

That's the sweetest card and I adore..adore that umbrella Betty!!


Donna said...

What a sweet baby shower invitation! I don't own the tiny hearts EF yet... it adds a perfect texture to delicate projects. Love how you placed all the baby "stuff" in the umbrella. :-)

Anonymous said...

This is adorable!

Where did you get the little hearts embossing folder? I thought I had seen it before in the stores, but can't find it online. Is this new (and not yet available) or retired (and no longer available)?


Beth said...

Oh sweet Betty this card is so adorable I love that umbrella such a perfect card for a baby shower.