Cute as a Bunny!

Hi friends! despite the fact that I woke up to snow falling this morning I have been feeling a bit springy today. Before you know it baby shower season will be in full swing. I have an idea for a quick and easy thank you card that can be made in batches and would be a thoughtful gift for a baby shower host to give to the soon-to-be mom:

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I always thought it was important to send thank you cards after a shower. But with a new baby things get busy. If a shower host, who has all the names and addresses of the guests because she invited them, made this set of cards for the new mom and included addresses for all the guests it would be so appreciated. Bonus points if you keep notes on all the gifts received;) You could even enclose a book of beautiful postage stamps and a pretty pen! (Of course I might just be an old fart and maybe people don’t do thank-yous anymore but you know what, it would make someones day to know they were appreciated and an email just does not show the same amount of care as a handwritten note.) That’s just my opinion, I welcome yours in the comments below:) Watch this video to see how easy it is:

Supplies

Directions:
1. Cut 8.5″x11″ cardstock in half to make 2 invitation size cards.
2. Add strips of washi tape to the bottom.
3. Tie bakers twine to the fold.
4. Stamp Bunnies and sentiment.
5. Color.

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I hope you enjoyed this project sponsored by Papermart. Thanks for stopping by and til next time happy crafting!

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A Birthday Playdate!

Wow, what a weekend, it was super busy but super fun too! Yesterday we invited two of my girls’ twin friends over for a birthday playdate, their friends just turned 7 and we want to celebrate with a low-key but fun afternoon. I printed off some cupcake wrappers and activities from the Valentine Classroom Party Printable kit and some party hats, water bottle wraps, place cards and a banner from the new Valentine Party Add-on kit:

To add a splash of festive color to the table I covered it in valentine wrapping paper I picked up at Target (love the dollar spot!) this is a perfect solution if you do not have table linens to match and it looks so much nice than the plastic disposable covers-cheaper and more eco-friendly too and it makes clean-up a snap!

I wanted to have a fun little activity for the girls to do while they hung out and chatted so the printable activity sheets from the Valentine Classroom Party Kit was perfect for that, I just printed one sheet for each guest and cut them apart, that gives you 4 activities!I put crayons in a vintage glass flower frog, it adds to the decor and is practical too. I keep an eye out for these whenever I am in an antique shop! If you can’t find a glass frog you can cut a styrofoam ball in half and poke crayons in that.

Here are the cupcakes, they are so quick and fun. You get 3 wrappers and toppers on one printable sheet, they are quick to cut and all you need is a dab of hot glue to attach the topper to a toothpick and glue the wrapper closed. The girls were so cute, they wanted to save their wrappers to take home. It is impossible to keep a cupcake wrapper clean so I printed them a couple of sheets to bring home with them, I guess their American Girl dolls will be having cupcake parties too!

Here is the banner from the add-on kit, and check out the cut party hats also in the kit! The banner only takes 2 sheets of cardstock! I cut between the triangles with mini wavy scissors and hot glued them to a length of ribbon then tacked it to the wall, easy peasy!

To keep the party hats secure on their heads just tape a length of elastic cord (made for beading) to each side of the hat on the inside. I cut the bottom of the hats with scallop scissors to add a bit of flair.

Here is a look at the kits I used:

Valentine Party Add-onValentine Party Printables & SVG

This kit would also be perfect for Valentines parties and baby showers!

Thanks for stopping by and til next time happy crafting!

Sweet Baby Cards

TGIF! I’ve had a great week and I am really looking forward to the weekend any my son’s birthday party, it is hard to believe that 8 years ago I became a mom, wow, I’ve had babies on the brain I guess and was inspired to make these cards with my brand new Sweet Baby SVG set:

Templates: SWeet Baby CArds (Lindsay's Stamp stuff), Pattern paper: BoBunny

These cards a quick to cut with your Cricut machine and SCAL software or you can cut them by hand using the included printable templates. The scalloped oval and circle layers are included in the Sweet Baby CArds kit too.

here is a look at the rattle card right side up;)

Here is the card open, the top scallop circle lifts up to giva a space for a greeting

Another cool thing about these templates is that the diaper card can be used as a favor pouch just by changing the score lines.  See the printable templates for directions.

This set qualifies for the following challenges:Card of the Week (die cutters), Craft Garden (pink ribbon-diaper card), Lots to do (shaped cards), MelJens , top tip tuesday (anything goes) and scrappekammeret (something girly)

Here is a look at the Sweet baby Cards SVG set:

Thanks for stopping by and til next time happy crafting!

Surprise!!! Its a boy!

I can’t believe we kept this under out hats all week but one of the designers on the Lindsay’s Stamp Stuff team is having a baby today! We are having a surprise virtual baby shower for Tamara who is expecting her new baby boy tonight! If you want to wish her well you can leave a comment of support on her blog Scrapcation Getaway. We love you Tamara, and wish you the best! Here is the card I made for the second time momma, I used Babies and bows, Baby Bingo card freebie and the new Sweet Stitches paper pack. The text frame around the baby shoe is today’s freebie.

Stamps, paper: Lindsay's Stamp Stuff

I used the sketch at Mojo Monday to layout this card, it was easy to use the sketch and digi-paper. I cut a circle from the brown polkadot paper using the circle selection tool and pasted it in a new document, then layered the bingo card over it (I cropped out the one I wanted from the sheet) and added a drop shadow.  I printed a strip of the yellow plaid and a scallop circle of the large blue dot and layered a white scallop over that and added my frame and shoe stamp. Then I cut the 3 pieces out and layered them on a 6″ circle card, stitched on a few buttons and added some homemade crinkle ribbon. Want to make your own crinkle ribbon? Here is a video, I used 100% Rayon Hug Snug seam binding from Sew True and colored it with my homemade ink sprays:

This card qualifies for the following challenges: Mojo Monday (sketch), Crafty Emmas Store (anything goes), Corrosive Challenges (masculine card), Die Cut Dreams (soft shades of vintage), In Style (baby, blue/white), Lily of the Vally (circles), My Sherri Crafts (babies)and Practical Scrappers (white pen)

I colored the baby shoe with my Copics and added highlights with a white pen, I see this technique a lot and love the look, this is my first attempt at it, me likey!

The “Sweet Little Baby” text frame is your freebie, download it here.

Now on with the VBS {Virtual baby Shower!} Check out what the other DT gals made for Tamara:

Cheryl Gorka DT Coordinator

Shannon Neparko

Margie Visnick

Lisa Jurecek

Tracey Allen

Melissa Craig

Leanne Garner

Cindi Hooks

Micki Harper

Karin Martin

Jennifer Bliss

Rhonda Walker

Diane Bove

Laurel Seabrook

Thanks for stopping by and til next time happy crafting!

Let’s Make a Diaper Cake!

looking for a baby shower centerpiece that is pretty and useful? How about a diaper cake:

Diaper cakes are fun to make!

Diaper cakes are fun to make!

I used a pack of size 2 diapers, 3 bottles, 4 pacifiers and travel bottles of baby stuff to make this. My daughters love to help too 😉 First roll up the diapers and secure them with rubber bands, next time I’ll use white ones to make the cake a bit prettier. Gather 6 rolled diapers together and put a large rubber band around the bunch and keep tucking in the diapers around the edge. Add another layer of diapers, the tie a wide bow around it. Make a smaller layer in the same fashion and stack on top. Take a bamboo skewer with the point cut off or a chop stick or dowel and slide it through the two layers being careful not to rip any of the diapers. place the bottles on top and secure with a rubber band. Add a bow to the bottles. Tie on pacifiers with pretty curling ribbion and tuck in travel bottles of shampoo, lotion, powder and diaper cream. You can tuck in candies too (for the mommy to be!) if you like! Tomorrow I’ll share a gift any mom-to-be would love (I know because I gave on to my expecting sister last weekend!) till them happy crafting!

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