Monday, April 15, 2013

Sweet baby card made using the A Child's Year and Summer Celebrations cartridges.

Hello, friends!

Today's card is another challenge from Bitten By the Bug 2! The challenge called for a baby card and this is what I made. I used the A Child's Year and Summer Celebration cartridge. Also, for the bow I used the dimensional elements that coordinate with the Chantilly paper pack.

I used a cuttlebug embossing folder called Fabric Swatches for the added texture. It always adds so much to a project!

CCR file: https://www.box.com/s/1c6edoas31ehdie67mte
GYPSY file: https://www.box.com/s/gx8eqjevm60qx8crxewv

I used the Chantilly paper pack and Close To My Heart cardstock.



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                                                                                        April Specials


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Now that’s a reason to celebrate!
*No additional shipping/handling or tax will be applied for the free stamp sets. Only new Consultants who sign up during the month of April will qualify for the free stamp sets. Offer valid April 1–30, 2013.
Dates: Offer valid April 1–30, 2013.

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April Stamp of the month (coordinates with the Artiste cartridge)
Get this Stamp of the Month set, My Sunshine,  for just $5 (S1304A) when you place an order of $50 or more.

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102 comments:

Tisha Sewell said...

Love the Sweet Baby card! Thanks for the inspiration. Would love to win the Create a Critter 2 cartridge.

Rachel said...

I always forget that beautiful cards can be made with sentiments only. Great tip to keep in mind!

Crystal said...

How sweet!!!

Anonymous said...

Love the Sweet Baby card. Classy, elegant and simple all in one. Goes to show, less is better sometimes. You've inspired me again. Would love win the create a critter 2 cart.

LST in Colorado

Sue D said...

Very sweet baby card!

Anonymous said...

This spring I have needed baby cards more than ever before. Your inspiration and sweet idea are perfectly timed!

Thanks also for a chance to win this cute cartridge!

-CraftyTeacher9 WI

Kathy:) said...

This is a beautiful card. Thank you for sharing with us.
Kathy U:)

kathy.unger113@gmail.com

Jackie B said...

Your Sweet Baby card is so precious. I love the simplicity but elegance elements. Thanks for the inspiration and the chance to win.

Joan Smith said...

Such a sweet card gosh it does have the look of embroidery and needlepoint. Great job!!
Love that you used multiple cartridges my fav thing 2 do!!

Jayne said...

So pretty and love the embossing folder you used.
Jayne x

Pam said...

What a sweet, simple, darling card! Like they say sometimes less is best! I love the A Child's Year cartridge, it has so many beautiful things on it! Thanks for the chance to win Create a Critter 2, I would LOVE to be the lucky one to win that adorable cartridge!
Pam
scrap-n-sewgranny.blogspot.com

Bobby said...

I love that embossing folder. It makes the background look like a chenille bedspread.

lmkindell1 said...

Such a SWEET card.
linda
lmkindell1@verizon.net

cropmom66 said...

Adorable card!!

Blossomin' Crystal said...

Cute love it

TeresaK said...

Such a sweet card! I love that embossing folder...had not seen that one before!

Courtney G. said...

Love this baby card!!

CathyinMN said...

Cute card -- so sweet. I really like the embossing background.

Michael said...

Very sweet baby card!! Beautiful work once again!
Julie

JustJules said...

Sweet! Sweet! Sweet! TFS!

sherri young said...

Love the Sweet Baby card! Thanks for the sharing.. Would love to win the Create a Critter 2 cartridge.

Tami B. said...

I love the embossing folder.

Tanya said...

Such a sweet card! So beautiful and elegant! TFS! (Love your blog every day...so much inspiration).
Tanya T

Lorieann29 said...

Adorable!

Peggy Whisenhunt said...

Love opening up email everyday and seeing what you have for us. Will be needing a baby card soon, so this one will be perfect. Thanks for the chance to win the Create a Critter 2 cartridge. Love cricut cartridges.

Patty said...

Very pretty card!!

Melissa said...

What a darling baby card! I love embossing folders and the simple yet rich look they can offer!

vickijmax said...

Pretty card. Simple and sweet.

Karee Sue said...

What an adorable card, I agree, embossing folders are a cardmakers best friend,
thanks again for the change to win.

snappy scrappy said...

What a sweet baby card!!!

Elizabeth Crouch said...

What a cute baby card!! Thanks for sharing!!

Kim B. said...

So, So sweet!! I love it!

a*sweet*indulgence said...

What a cute card.

jordanbev5 said...

Your card is so sweet, itself! Love that the "baby" is the negative with the "sweet" positive above! So easy yet inspiring.
And yes, I am a follower and subscriber as well! Love all the inspiration on this blog! Thank you!

UnikByYes said...

Such adorable card, love the background! Thank you for sharing!
Have a wonderful day!
Liz O

Debbie (from Sugar Land) said...

I love the card - beautiful! Thanks for sharing.

Jan S. said...

That is such an adorable card!! Thanks for sharing it. And, I would love to win the Create a Critter 2 cartridge.

Anonymous said...

Thank you for posting this sweet card. We are expecting our 1st grandchild this week, so I've gotta make one!!!

Vanessa said...

What a pretty card! I love the embossing--I've never seen this design before. Thanks for sharing!

Steph Poyner said...

Beautiful card! Love the paper! Create a Critter would also make a great baby card!

Steph Poyner said...

Beautiful card! Love the paper! Create a Critter would also make a great baby card!

SaraBug said...

Cute card, love the embossing folder. I have not seen that one before.

flscraplady said...

Really cute card!

JJ said...

Adorable and elegant baby card!!

tndj said...

Love the card and have to get that fabric swatch embossing folder. It makes for beautiful background. TFS

Fran said...

Very cute and a great classic design! Luv it.

scrapinggamma said...

That is one Sweet card,it cries baby!!

Susan D said...

Such cute animals! I especially love the owl. Thanks for your great card ideas!

Amy Gehring said...

Love the card! I also like the embossing folder. I'll have to add that one to my wishlist! Thanks for the chance to win the Create a Critter 2 cartridge. Would love to have that too!

Sunny said...

Very sweet and simple! Thanks for the inspiration and thanks for the giveaway!

xxsquigglesxx said...

Very pretty card. I love the simplicity and the embossing!

Anonymous said...

Great week of cards.
marilyn2222 @ hotmail dot com
follower

Linda T said...

Aah! What a sweet baby card. Love it.

Stephanie said...

This is such a sweet card, Melanie. Love the embossing. All the elements are perfect together.

Lucy said...

I love the Sweet Baby card...With the bow blue you could change it to pink..the embossing folder is nice..thank for the chance to win create a critter 2 it is such a cute cartridge...

Marie said...

The Sweet Baby card is very nice. I don't have anyone in the family right now having babies, but hopefully I will get to see my eldest grand-daughter's first child. That would be so much fun. Thank you for the chance to win CC2 It has so many great images on it.
Have a great day!

Jan said...

Adorable card, so simple yet so, so sweet. I love it! Thanks for a chance to win this great cartridge!

maribella said...

Simply sweet baby card! Thanks for sharing!!

Barb Delaney Obarski said...

Adorable card. I love the embroidery look and the colors of this card. So sweet :)

DonnaMundinger said...

Love the CAS design and gorgeous embossing. Fabulous! xxD

Debbie said...

a very soft and gentle card perfect for a new baby thanks
upnurse at aol dot com

Lara said...

How sweet! Love this cut.

okscrapgal13 said...

What a lovely Baby card!
Thank you for sharing with us!
I would dearly love to win the Create A Critter 2 cartridge!
Thanks for the opportunity
Jill

Charlotte C said...

Beautiful card. Love the embossing folder you used too.

Julie said...

What a pretty card.

Crystal said...

Adorable card! I''ve just gotten 5 friends/daughters of friends married off so I'll probably need baby cards soon. Tfs & the great giveaway.

Caroline said...

Your card is so pretty. I love the simplicity of it. What a neat embossing folder! "Sweet" sentiment!

Crhiga said...

Great card!! Love when you keep things simple!

Carol

LaurieD said...

Sweet card! Love it!

Windy said...

Very cute card!

sandy kortan said...

Your Sweet Baby card is so precious. I love the simplicity of it. THe grandkids would love for me to make them the critters in the create a critter cartridge. I'd love sit too. sakortan@gmail.com

Rose said...

Love the card. Would love to win create a critteer 2!

Shannon said...

Such a sweet simple card

coolmommaweed said...

What an adorable card! Cute, but simple. I love the embossing folder used, too.

D- said...

What an adorable baby card. They are my favs to make! TFS.
D- (email follower)
http://designsbydragonfly.blogspot.com

marg0006 said...

Such a cute card.

Jeanette Rule said...

Cute, cute, cute! Love this card!

Sharon said...

What a sweet card!! Love the colors. And that embossing folder is wonderful!! :)

caj said...

Love the card, love the embossing!! Thanks for the chance to win.

Sunshine HoneyBee said...

Like the embossing that looks like a baby blanket stitch.
Melissa
"Sunshine HoneyBee"

TeacherMom said...

How come you can't just use stuff that I have???? Now I have to put that embossing folder on my "must have" list too!!!!! hee hee Love the card. TFS!!!!

julie said...

very sweet card and the embossing back ground is very cool. thanks for sharing God Bless.

McEwens said...

I love your card! simple and sweet! I'm a new follower, I like your style of cards. Thanks for the new inspiration!

Lynn said...

I absolutely love the Sweet Baby card! There is just something about baby cards that makes me want to create. My friend has the Create a Critter 2 cartridge and, after seeing some of her projects, I would love to have one for myself. thanks for the chance.

bridget22868 said...

Sweet is right enough said!

Susan said...

Melanie this card is so pretty. I love the cuts you used and the great embossing. I always forget to emboss!! Wonderful baby challenge card!
hugs,
Susan

Jan said...

Would love to make this card. I need the multi-dimensional tools to make it work. Thank you for sharing your talents!

Momof4inArlington said...

Simply sweet as can be! I love the soft colors and subtle texture! Thanks for the opportunity to win!

Scrapping Girl said...

Love the embossing-it takes it from simple to stunning!
Love the clean design too-sometimes less is really more.
:)
Michelle

Maria B. said...

I love the embossing folder that you used on this card.

Loly Borda-Towery said...

Sweet card, love the embossed back groung. Thanks for the chance.

~JulieH~ said...

Oh Melanie your card is stunning! I so love your style and the embossing is perfect!
Hugs
Juliexx

DIANA L. said...

Very pretty I love the embossing and the simplicity of the card and design.

DIANA L.
http://dianamlarson.blogspot.com

Debbie Z said...

Such an adorable card, love it! Thanks!

gr8day2no said...

Very Cute!! Thanks for taking the time to share your talents!!

gr8day2no said...

Very Cute!! Thanks for taking the time to share your talents!!

Sherrie K. said...

What a sweet baby card! I need to make some soon...my stash is so low! Thanks for the inspiration!
Sherrie K
http://sherriescraps.blogspot.com

Megan Chamberlin said...

The detail on the bow is such a subtle yet perfect touch! Pretty, clean, and simple!

Megan
http://www.cmongetcrafty.com

Crafty Zoo said...

Sweet card! :D

shelly said...

such a sweet card melanie i love that embossing folder.

Cindy said...

Very sweet card. Love the colors.

Cindy B.

AJoy said...

I think you are brilliant. Using baby blanket like embossing on a baby card.

April

 
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