7/14/2007

baby cards

Ellen Hutson has an online shoppe - http://www.ellenhutson.com/ - and sells wonderful paper piecing templates. I bought a couple and tried them out...needing baby cards I created these two rapidly...and since they are to be hand-delivered I decided to make them square. 'congratulations' sentiment is from Impress; cute baby diaper pins are Jolee's By You. White cardstock is from Ellen's store too - fabulous Neenah brand...a sheer joy to work with! I recommend Ellen's paper piercer - it is a precision instrument and far better than any I have tried (Making Memories & SU are the two brands I have used). When piercing, I recommend continuing the length of the design across the entire card front, even if a portion of the pierced area will be disguised by a design element. The reason for this is one will see the piercing design on the card inside, and I think it looks better if the design piercing line is complete when viewing the inside of the card...I didn't do this on the first one, and ended up stamping a little flower on the 'bare spot'. :)
finished card size: 4-3/4" square (envelopes - good deal on 5" square envelopes at www.clearbags.com).

14 comments:

Valerie said...

Simply adorable! Love the piercing!

Toni said...

These cards are so sweet! And thanks so much for the tip - I'm just about to use my piercing template for the first time and was planning to skip the area under the top layer - not giving a thought to the inside of the card!! Great idea!

Stefanie said...

Brilliant Cindy! TFS!

Flossie's Follies said...

These two cards are awesome,love the simplicity of them

Bevie Pearl said...

I love it when you stamp and create eye candy.

Rose Ann said...

These are so very pretty! Thanks for the tip on the piercing.

Jessica said...

these are sooooo beautiful!!!

Anonymous said...

OMG! These cards looks for elegant and simply refreshing. Thanks for the idea. My DD and all of her friends are pregnant right now so I am on the lookout for sweet baby cards.
Kay

Leslie Miller said...

These are about as perfect as it gets. I love any kind of piercing on a card and I'll have to check out these templates. Thanks for making them look so good so I'll be inspired!

Tex said...

Ahhhh, Cindylicious! It appears that I'm going to "need" more study in the "Art of Cindy"! This takes simple elegance to a brand new level!!

And oh yes! I've nominated you as a "Rockin' Girl Blogger"! Just vist my blog to "pick up" your Rockin' Girl Blogger banner, in you would like, and start thinking of the blogs you'd like to share with us! *wink* (Participation is entirely up to you dear ... no "pushing" from Texas! Just so you know that you are definitely "rockin'"!)

~Tex

Jessica said...

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Jessica said...

Sorry Cindy I left the wrong blog address...I am sooo dense sometimes.

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kathy said...

adorable cards. I will have to try piercing. Not sure how to but I like the way it looks

moster said...

These may be the cutest baby cards I've ever seen! Absolutely darling!