Monday, January 27, 2014

Art Philosophy Welcome Baby


Before I get started today, I wanted to let you know that I am mailing off the Spring/Summer catalogs today. I am sending out 150, so hopefully, if you were wanting one, you will get one. If you do not get one, never fear! You will be able to buy catalogs from my Close To My Heart website when you place an order next month. This is GREAT news! I have had many of you request that this be available and it was passed along to the powers that be. They heard us and have made it a reality. Now, I sent out literally every catalog except for my copy. However, I can try to get more if need be. Please please please let me know if you have any questions!

Ok, today's project is for this week's bitten By the Bug 2 Challenge. The challenge was to make something baby using any Cricut cartridge. Since I have this really great stamp set (B is for Baby) that coordinates with Art Philosophy, it was kind of a no brainer on what I was going to do.






I used the Babycakes paper because again it just seemed like the right thing to do ;-)


Now, since this stamp is one of those that requires a lot of coverage, make sure you stamp this onto a few scratch pieces of paper first. Also, really scrub this stamp into the pad and load it up with ink to season it.

My latest fun tip is add a little washi tape to the inside of your cards. It is a very easy way to decorate the inside of your card!






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57 comments:

Kim Richardson said...

Beautiful and I love the colors together!!

Crystal said...

Love the color combo....great stamps too.

BethAnn M said...

Really pretty card, and great colors. Thank you for the great ideas that you share.

Joan Smith said...

What a precious card. I love the colors and girl you did one fab job with your stamping. You are just so talented!!!!!

So can't wait for another week of Marvelous Melanie's creations.

Peg Toth said...

That is just one nice card! Thanks for sharing!

Carrie R. said...

Cute card, I love the yellow.

Kay said...

Very pretty card!

Heather said...

Very cute baby card! I love the layers!
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Anonymous said...

Cute card & the colors are soothing.
Donna K U

Sue D said...

I like the papers on your lovely baby card and your use of washi tape.

Anonymous said...

Cute card with a cute little "belly button". Wish I knew someone to make this card for. Great giveaway, with something for every month of the year. rosebud114

Barbara Hart said...

Love all the layering, and the colors are beautiful!

LST in Colorado said...

Love the card, love the colors. Definitely will have to try the washi tape. You ROCK GIRL!! Can't wait to get the new catalog and see all that it has.

Debbie (from Sugar Land) said...

Great card, and I love the washi tape idea also. Thanks for sharing.

Diane said...

Very nice card. I'm not a fan of yellow but you are changing my mind.

Mary Bowlin said...

You do beautiful work!
Mary Bowlin

Sunshine HoneyBee said...

Like the layers of your baby card.
Melissa
"Sunshine HoneyBee"

Martha Herrera said...

Love the soft colors.
Thank you for the chance to win!

Pam LaRue said...

What a nice color! I love the yellow.Can't wait to see what you create next.

Betsy said...

You never cease to amaze me how you come up with so many lovely ideas! Love the sophisticated baby card.

jennifer said...

Love the color combo. I could have used this card last week . Oh well now I have one that will be ready before I need it.

sam l said...

It seems like I never know anyone directly that is having a baby to make such a sweet card. I wanted to tell you I made a simlar get well card (after seeing yours) I love the bandaid. But the best tip was the Washi tape on the inside of the card! Now I am purchasing Washi tape in every color. LOL
Hope you have a wonderful day!

Melissa said...

Beautiful card!!

Jaren said...

Super sweet card! Love the stamp set with the cut!

Coelle said...

Such a beautiful soft looking card...the colors so perfect for a 'new baby'card.

Liz O. said...

Lovely card Melanie! The color combo is fabulous! thanks for sharing, and for the video too!
Have a wonderful day!

D- said...

I love your card and it can easily be adapted to fit any occasion.
Love the Washi tape to decorate the card inside idea.
Thanks for sharing.
Crafty hugs,
D~
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(Did you get my E2 email yesterday? I always like to double check because the cyberspace gremlins seem to like to mess with my emails)

Brenda said...

Love this card Melanie! I soft colors are just perfect for baby, love the shapes and the stamps too. Hugs!

Kim said...

Love your card. The colors are perfect.

Deborah Cariker said...

I love the card. Thank you so much for providing CCR and Gypsy files! I downloaded the Gypsy file and cannot wait to create a card using your file. Thanks again

L.B. said...

This is such a lovely card. the stamp in white and the layers all great

Anonymous said...

Love the card and the colors. Thanks for the wonderful ideas.
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Vanessa said...

What a beautiful and elegant card! Thanks for sharing.

flscraplady said...

Love the card!

Mayra Duran-Hernandez said...

This is such a beautiful and of course very elegant card !! I love the design and beautiful colors !!

Hugs,
Mayra
MayrasDesigns.blogspot.com

Monica said...

Great colors for the baby card. Love the yellow!

Pat N. said...

What a sweet card, and such pretty colors for a neutral card! TFS.

K and P's Mom said...

I love the colors of the card. The papers look great. Thanks for a chance to win.
Mary O'Neal

KitnM said...

I think this is one of the most adorable cards you have ever done! LOVE, love the paper and how the layers just add to it. Great job!!!

Mollie said...

Oh Melanie, this is so ADORABLE!!! LOVE the layout and the paper is FABULOUS!!! Thanks for the tips when stamping - I'm starting to get my feet wet with this area of card making. Have a great week!!!

Emily

Cheryl W said...

Beautiful baby card. Your color combination is one of my favorites!

Caroline said...

I love all the layers and the sentiment. The stamp you used is just so perfect. I like the pretty colors, also.

Laura Pizz said...

Gorgeous card! ~Laura

Maria Giselle B. said...

I love this card. The colors, the stamp and the wash tape inside. Nice idea, by the way. It is one way of using up those wash tapes.

Crystal said...

I've got two great nephews due soon do I'm stealing your card!! Just mail it to me & no one gets hurt...:-) Thanks for the inspiration & the giveaway!

Rose said...

Very nice card!Love all the layering & that babycakes paper packet>And the tip for inking your stamps!Thanks for sharing!
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Jayne said...

So beautiful and elegant Melanie! Love your colour combo....very classy.
Jayne x

Jayne said...

So beautiful and elegant Melanie! Love your colour combo....very classy.
Jayne x

abusybee - DoubleClick Connections said...

Love this sweet color combo! Carri~Abusybee

Patty said...

Very soft elegant card!!

Pam MacKay said...

What fabulous colors together! Love all the wonderful layers too!

Audrey said...

Lovely mutual baby colors!

Scrapping Girl said...

Love the brown and yellow-and thanks for the stamping tips! I struggle sometimes with those stamps that need a lot of coverage! And the washi tape strip to decorate the inside is genius!
:)
Michelle

Scrapbooking Maria said...

LOVE IT! I am going to make this card for a friend who is due anyday now....hopefully I have a little of this paper left over :-)

Sharon said...

So beautiful!! Love all of the layer mats and the pretty colors. :)

JaneT said...

Cute card and I love those button things.

Beatrice Lawson said...

I need that Buttercup Yellow ink! Such a soft pretty colour!

 
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