Wednesday, July 21, 2010

AAAH The Cute!! It HURTS!!

Posted by Micah at 8:26 AM
Aaaah! the cute!!! it hurts!! I found this template over at SCS being used for a "Date Night" card. Thank you Janelle, very sweet!! I decided it was time to make something for the Grandparents to commemorate the birth of my third baby, Elora Dawn, and this card works perfectly!!

Instead of adding a spot for tickets I left much of the card blank (I'll be adding Elora's "stats" now that photos have been taken). The CD itself will hold ALL of the pictures and video that I've taken of Elora from her birth to the day I mail out the cards.

I used the CTMH stamp set, "Happy Forever", and I mean I literally used all the images (I didn't use the tiny heart and two of the three sentiments). I used my SU watercolor pencils to color the little guy... when I make the second one I'll use proper watercolor paper for the CD "sleeve" since I found the cardstock I did use didn't react well with water, limiting how much blending I could do.

For the front of the card I used two different sizes of dimentionals (SU and dollar store stuff) so that the middle balloon pops just a little bit more. The kite is also popped off the page.
I used an extra piece of cardstock on the back to cover the ribbon because it's the type that adhesive goes kind of "through" and I wanted to make sure the ribbon wouldn't fall off. (Don't mind the block over my email address, or the shadowing on that stamp... oops!)
I'm super happy with how it turned out and I'd definately use this template and this stamp set again.
Now to get crafting on the second one!! Thanks for stopping by!


Christiana said...

What a cute little hedgehog! You did a great job on the coloring!

calantheliadon said...

I would kill for a birthday card with that hedgehog on! He's so sweet, and my mother loves hedgehogs... :)

Laura said...

What a cool Idea.I love the idea of sending a cd of lovely memories.This is sooo awesome.TFS

MiamiKel said...

This is so charming! You've done a wonderful job! x0x0

Crafty Creations said...

What a great CD holder!! I love what you are doing for the grandparents! The images are adorable! Great coloring too :)
Congrats on your new baby!

Alissa said...

That is such a clever idea. I love it! I'm bookmarking this one!

Dixie said...

This is just wonderful Ruth! Such a neat idea, and so beautifully done. A gift that will be treasured, I'm sure.

Patricia said...

This is absolutely darling!

Becky said...

This is just fabulous, love the shimmer paper and design of this. Truly a gift they will love.


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