Friday, March 16, 2018

Baby Cards

Fritz & I have become friends with neighbors we walk by every day.  They have an almost 4 year old adorable little girl & now a new baby boy.  I didn't know the sex of the baby, so I made 2 cards to be ready once baby arrived.  The blocks image is from a local company that went out of business years ago & the sentiment is from an Easter/Baby set from The Craft's Meow--also no longer in business.
Here's the first card I made--intuition?!
I did emboss resist with DO cracked pistachio, removed color with a wet brush inside the blocks & then painted them with DO faded jeans.  Love how the sentiment matches by using the blue DO ink for stamping.  The dots are made with a PTI die from Mix & Mat Flourishes.  I'm entering WAW & SSS National Craft Month.
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Here's the girl version--also emboss resist but with DO worn lipstick applied heaviest in the center of the image.  I colored in the outside of the blocks with a white extra fine Sharpie--worked great!
The word is stamped in Brilliance Starlite Black several times using my stamp positioner.  For the left side of the card front I used the same ink to stamp the border from Winnie & Walter Scenery Stripes: 2.  I attached the panel with foam tape & decided against adding embellishments.  Hopefully my sister can use this card as there always seems to be someone at her church having a baby.  I'm entering AAA Cards, & SSS National Craft Month.
I also made a card & got a little gift for the big sister who always calls out "It's Greta & Fritz!" whenever she sees us--such a cutie pie.  Not a typical kid card, but hopefully she'll like it.
She likes bright colors & I LOVED using a bit of the beautiful Lawn Fawn plaid papers I've been storing--haha!  The word die from Winnie & Walter was stacked 3 high with the top layer covered in yellow Stickles.  Inside I wrote a note saying the baby was lucky to have her for a big sister.  She's doing well, but of course some problems at times having to share mommy after 4 years of having all her attention.  I'm entering WAW & SSS National Craft Month.  Thanks so much for taking time to stop by.
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20 comments:

  1. cuteness overload on your blog today, greta!! all three cards are adorable!! I know your neighbor appreciated your thoughtfulness not only to her, but to her little girl!

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  2. all such sweet cards, Greta - those block letters are really neat - especially done in the distress inks - and so nice of you to think of big sister with a special card.

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  3. Awww, these are adorable Greta! How thoughtful of you to make them a card for not only the baby, but big sister too! I can't tell you how many times I ran into neighbors from a couple of streets away while shopping who would say "Oh, You're Max's mom" LOL!!!

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  4. These are such adorable cards-love the Distress Oxides! Thanks for joining us at Die Cut Diva's!

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  5. Three fabulous cards Greta. Love both baby cards and your other one is just delightful

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  6. I love the baby cards. I think the little girl will love the plaid paper and glitter on the happy. She will be thrilled to get her own card and gift.

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  7. Fun baby cards Greta and I love the colors you used! How fun to live next to a young family and be able to watch them grow! Have a lovely weekend! Heart Hugs, Colleen

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  8. Really lovely baby cards. Thanks for playing at AAA Cards.

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  9. Your baby cards are beautiful Greta. What a lovely idea to make a pretty card for the little girl too. I'm sure she'll really be excited to have her very own card from "Greta and Fritz" Barbxx

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  10. Beautiful baby cards and I love how you explained the process of making them with the DO. And, I am sure the big sister will love that colorful plaid card too. Great girly colors that are sure to be a big hit.

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  11. Beautiful baby cards, so sweet! I’m sure the little neighbor girl will appreciate the lovely plaid card! Sounds like wonderful neighbors! And, you are so thoughtful and giving, Greta!

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  12. What a great neighbor you are to this little family, Greta! They will be so delighted with your darling baby card and especially impressed and grateful that you also made a card for big sister!! Hugs, Darnell

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  13. How very thoughtful of you, Greta, to welcome the new baby and treat the big sis. The cards are sweet. I love to hoard pretty paper too and the brights Stickles really makes the happy pop!

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  14. Such a pretty color, Greta. Thank you for sharing with us at AAA Cards. =) Tracie

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  15. The little girl is going to love your card, it's so vibrant and unique to her x Wonderful baby cards and now you've got a spare one to use later. Great that the oxides stamp so well too and that the white pen worked out great too x

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  16. I LOVE your baby cards, great stamps and colours AND design. The little girl will be thrilled to have her own card I'm sure. She sounds a cutie.
    Faith
    x

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  17. Darling cards Greta, and what a sweet thing to remember the big sister. Often times they get left out and that makes adjusting to a new sib even more difficult.

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  18. Soooooo cute cards, Greta. Lovely!!! Kisses, my friend.

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  19. Ahhh, baby cards, I wish I had reasons to make more... Yours are very sweet and I also love the plaid card for the big sister! So kind of you to think of her, too!

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  20. Super cute cards, I love the luscious pink! Thanks for sharing with us at AAA Cards

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