Creativity for a Cause

Creativity for a Cause
Stampin' Up! is a global sponsor for the Ronald McDonald House Charities. As the assistant lead for Stampin' Up! at the Tampa, FL location, I provide the House with hand-stamped cards for families to use during their stay. Contact me to help me create cards for this worthwhile cause.

Monday, October 22, 2012

Presenting...the newest member of our family!

Well, not me...but my niece, who had a gorgeous baby boy 4 months ago.  Henry is such a blessing in our life and his big brother, Jack, is new companion for life. This is such a simple card to create and here are some tips. 1) When creating multiples of cards for invitations or announcements keep the card format simple, yet cute. It makes the task less daunting and more manageable.  2) Instead of using cardstock to mat the stamped image I used designer paper.  The pattern on the designer paper gives an added texture to the card without having to use an embossing folder. 3) I used two shades of blue to create this card. The darker for the words so they wouldn't be lost in the foot prints...which are so darned cute and real looking! 4) Don't have a button to add to your card? No problem when you have a punch!  Here I used the small heart punch and added some ribbon to it to create that little extra 3D look to the card.  5) It might be tough to see on this sample (you can click on the picture to open it in another window in your browser to see a larger sample), but I used a sponge dauber in Chocolate Chip ink to create a polka dot background.  Just dab the dauber in your ink pad and press firmly on your cardstock. Because the dauber is round you'll get a great shaped circle every time!

Stamp Set: Baby Prints (125470 wood, 125472 clear)
Cardstock: Chocolate Chip, Whisper White
Ink Pads: Chocolate Chip, Bashful Blue, Marina Mist
Designer Paper: Subtles Collection (117152)
Punch: Small Heart (117193)
Accessories: Glue Dot, Sponge Dauber (102892), SNAIL adhesive, Dimensionals, 1/8" Marina Mist Taffeta Ribbon (119257)

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