Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Baby Card (and mini-status update on the room re-vamp)

Yesterday I spent part of my day working on a couple of cards and spent the rest of the day working organizing my supplies in my craft room.

First I want to post a card a made to go with the baby gift for my step-granddaughter, Jennifer. This is my first attempt at an easel design and I am pretty pleased with it. It doesn't exactly match the wrapping paper for the gift, which is mostly ecru with little rabbits at play, but I wanted it to be specifically blue for boy so that it made better sense if she chooses to set it out to look at and show others.

Angled view to show the easel
This card is made with a digi-stamp from Squigglefly.com. And the diaper pins were just a free clip-art image from some random place on the web. I cut the pins out & raised them with foam tape to give more support to the image front.
Front view
You can't really tell in these images, but if you click on the front image it should open to a larger view and you can see the Cuttlebug Swiss Dot embossed blue panel.

inside


I found a nice baby sentiment on a quotes site and added that to the inside top page to allow a space for a signature and to help cover the folds where the easel was created.


And here I will throw in a bonus update for my little sister. A picture of the booklet she made for me. It is hard at work collecting my Copic notes and color samples. Loooove it!!!!
And, a mini-update on the re-vamp of my scrapping room. It is coming along nicely. I have the walls painted and a lot of my supplies in there. In fact, I can actually work in there now. But I haven't posted images yet because there are a couple of elements that I am waiting on materials to finish up. One is paper racks to go in some pegboard that once held bobbins of thread and the other is some material and ribbon trim that I will use to cover another pegboard that once held odd lot odds & ends. I plan to made the oft seen fabric bulletin board with criss-crossed ribbon to display cards. I realized that doesn't offer all that much display area, but I didn't want a typical cork board bulletin board because I didn't want to have to poke holes in cards to get them on the board.

All in all, I'm pleased with the progress so far. And I am so glad to have a bright space to work in with room to spread the supplies out for easy access. :) (Besides, that room spent the better part of 20 years accumulating junk and really really needed to be cleared out.)

4 comments:

  1. I Love that baby announcement...how cute! You did a fabulous job on it! Looks like your hard at work on the book and I am so glad it worked out! I CANNOT wait to see the new room!!

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  2. That little image is stinkin adorable!!! I love everything about your project! Thanks for joining my challenge! XOXO Momo

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  3. This is such a cute baby card! I love your coloring on this sweet image, and the design of it is really nice!

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