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Wednesday, January 6, 2016

Hello Baby

It's hip to be square, right? I sure hope so, because today's sketch is SQUARE! I don't often make square cards because we don't carry square envelopes, but then, you can always MAKE your own custom sized envelope using the Envelope Punch Board. However, this card is so pretty, you won't want to hide it away! :)

Ordinarily, when I photograph my cards, I crop them in tight so you aren't bombarded with visual clutter when you're looking at them. In this case, my bear Jack was peeking into the shot, so I decided to leave him there and tell you about him!

Jack was the bear that I received on my very first Christmas. I was only 6 months old, so I don't remember, but my parents have told me that he's been with me every since. He's had his ears ripped off (and sewn back on) and his whole head came off at one point (it was sewn back on too). And I'm pretty sure that his eyes and nose (metal buttons with a shank that are simply sewn into him) wouldn't even come CLOSE to passing any safety tests we have today. I'm pretty sure I'll keep him forever. He's old, but he's well loved. :)

And since I received him as a baby, I thought he was appropriate for a photo of a baby card. You agree, right?

Now...on to the card! I started off with a base of Tip Top Taupe. I meant to cut it to create a 5 ½" square card, but I wasn't paying attention when I made the cut, so the card ended up being 5 ¼" square. The Very Vanilla layer is 5 ⅛" square and the Sweet Lil' Things Designer Series Paper is 4 ½" square.

Then I added the Very Vanilla circle and two little onesies. The ribbon is Hello Honey Striped Cotton. In order to wrap it around the card, I punched a slot using the Curvy Corner Trio Punch. The slot wasn't quite wide enough, so I slid the punch down a bit to make it a little wider in order to accommodate the width of the ribbon.

The sentiment is from Teeny Tiny Wishes, one of the most versatile sets in our catalogue. There's something for pretty much ANY occasion!

This card also fits the baby theme from GDP003.

That's all for now! You can check out the rest of the crew here.

What do you think?

STAMPS: Something for Baby, Teeny Tiny Wishes
INK: Soft Sky, Tip Top Taupe
PAPERS: Tip Top Taupe and Very Vanilla Cardstock; Sweet Lil' Things DSP
ACCESSORIES: Big Shot, Dies, Striped Cotton Ribbon, Markers, Sponges, Stampin' Dimensionals

Happy Stampin'!