Two Little Boys Had Two Little Boys

Two of my friend’s Sons have just celebrated the arrival of new baby boys and both requested my most popular make for babies, i.e. the Keepsake parcel card. Regular visitors will have seen these many times now but I always add subtle differences so that no two cards are exactly the same.  I also made straight forward cards for the same babies too. It gave me the opportunity to use a new die set which is just the cutest ever the Marianne collectables Eline’s Babies set. There are a number of different elements that allow you to create babies of either gender in various outfits and in various poses. I had so much fun making the babies for these. For more details on dies used and for full sized pictures just click on any of the pictures.

Baby Boy Birth keepsake made using a variety of dies including Tattered Lace Essentials nesting Notched squares dies, Marianne Design Collectables Cutting Dies - Eline's Babies Col1479, Marianne designs Creatables baby feet dies, MEMORY BOX 98867 "Baby Bottles" die, Memory box Baby clothes die 98625, Quickutz nesting Tag dies, Lettering created using Gemini Die Set Expressions Uppercase Alphabet, Gemini Die Set Expressions Lowercase Alphabet, Ellison thick cutz envelope die, Spellbinders nesting plain & scalloped oval dies, Parchment pocket made using an envelope template stencil, baby clothes and baby words embossed using brass stencils, outer cover embossed using couture creations intrinsic embossing folder. - craftybabscreativecrafts.co.uk Baby Boy Birth keepsake made using a variety of dies including Tattered Lace Essentials nesting Notched squares dies, Marianne Design Collectables Cutting Dies - Eline's Babies Col1479, Marianne designs Creatables baby feet dies, MEMORY BOX 98867 "Baby Bottles" die, Memory box Baby clothes die 98625, Quickutz nesting Tag dies, Lettering created using Gemini Die Set Expressions Uppercase Alphabet, Gemini Die Set Expressions Lowercase Alphabet, Ellison thick cutz envelope die, Spellbinders nesting plain & scalloped oval dies, Parchment pocket made using an envelope template stencil, baby clothes and baby words embossed using brass stencils, outer cover embossed using couture creations intrinsic embossing folder. - craftybabscreativecrafts.co.uk Baby Boy Birth keepsake made using a variety of dies including Tattered Lace Essentials nesting Notched squares dies, Marianne Design Collectables Cutting Dies - Eline's Babies Col1479, Marianne designs Creatables baby feet dies, MEMORY BOX 98867 "Baby Bottles" die, Memory box Baby clothes die 98625, Quickutz nesting Tag dies, Lettering created using Gemini Die Set Expressions Uppercase Alphabet, Gemini Die Set Expressions Lowercase Alphabet, Ellison thick cutz envelope die, Spellbinders nesting plain & scalloped oval dies, Parchment pocket made using an envelope template stencil, baby clothes and baby words embossed using brass stencils, outer cover embossed using couture creations intrinsic embossing folder. - craftybabscreativecrafts.co.uk Baby Boy Birth keepsake made using a variety of dies including Tattered Lace Essentials nesting Notched squares dies, Marianne Design Collectables Cutting Dies - Eline's Babies Col1479, Marianne designs Creatables baby feet dies, MEMORY BOX 98867 "Baby Bottles" die, Memory box Baby clothes die 98625, Quickutz nesting Tag dies, Lettering created using Gemini Die Set Expressions Uppercase Alphabet, Gemini Die Set Expressions Lowercase Alphabet, Ellison thick cutz envelope die, Spellbinders nesting plain & scalloped oval dies, Parchment pocket made using an envelope template stencil, baby clothes and baby words embossed using brass stencils, outer cover embossed using couture creations intrinsic embossing folder. - craftybabscreativecrafts.co.uk New Baby birth card made using various dies including Sizzix Originals Shadow Box Alphabet dies, unbranded alphabet dies, Hunkydory Moonstone simply sentiments dies and relatives dies and Marianne Design Collectables Cutting Dies Eline's Babies Col1479 - craftybabscreativecrafts.co.uk New Baby birth card made using various dies including Sizzix Originals Shadow Box Alphabet dies, unbranded alphabet dies, Hunkydory Moonstone simply sentiments dies and relatives dies and Marianne Design Collectables Cutting Dies Eline's Babies Col1479 - craftybabscreativecrafts.co.uk Baby Boy Birth keepsake made using a variety of dies including Tattered Lace Essentials nesting Notched squares dies, Marianne Design Collectables Cutting Dies - Eline's Babies Col1479, Marianne designs Creatables baby feet dies, MEMORY BOX 98867 "Baby Bottles" die, Memory box Baby clothes die 98625, Quickutz nesting Tag dies, Lettering created using Gemini Die Set Expressions Uppercase Alphabet, Gemini Die Set Expressions Lowercase Alphabet, Ellison thick cutz envelope die, Spellbinders nesting plain & scalloped oval dies, Parchment pocket made using an envelope template stencil, baby clothes and baby words embossed using brass stencils, outer cover embossed using couture creations intrinsic embossing folder. - craftybabscreativecrafts.co.uk Baby Boy Birth keepsake made using a variety of dies including Tattered Lace Essentials nesting Notched squares dies, Marianne Design Collectables Cutting Dies - Eline's Babies Col1479, Marianne designs Creatables baby feet dies, MEMORY BOX 98867 "Baby Bottles" die, Memory box Baby clothes die 98625, Quickutz nesting Tag dies, Lettering created using Gemini Die Set Expressions Uppercase Alphabet, Gemini Die Set Expressions Lowercase Alphabet, Ellison thick cutz envelope die, Spellbinders nesting plain & scalloped oval dies, Parchment pocket made using an envelope template stencil, baby clothes and baby words embossed using brass stencils, outer cover embossed using couture creations intrinsic embossing folder. - craftybabscreativecrafts.co.uk Baby Boy Birth keepsake made using a variety of dies including Tattered Lace Essentials nesting Notched squares dies, Marianne Design Collectables Cutting Dies - Eline's Babies Col1479, Marianne designs Creatables baby feet dies, MEMORY BOX 98867 "Baby Bottles" die, Memory box Baby clothes die 98625, Quickutz nesting Tag dies, Lettering created using Gemini Die Set Expressions Uppercase Alphabet, Gemini Die Set Expressions Lowercase Alphabet, Ellison thick cutz envelope die, Spellbinders nesting plain & scalloped oval dies, Parchment pocket made using an envelope template stencil, baby clothes and baby words embossed using brass stencils, outer cover embossed using couture creations intrinsic embossing folder. - craftybabscreativecrafts.co.uk Baby Boy Birth keepsake made using a variety of dies including Tattered Lace Essentials nesting Notched squares dies, Marianne Design Collectables Cutting Dies - Eline's Babies Col1479, Marianne designs Creatables baby feet dies, MEMORY BOX 98867 "Baby Bottles" die, Memory box Baby clothes die 98625, Quickutz nesting Tag dies, Lettering created using Gemini Die Set Expressions Uppercase Alphabet, Gemini Die Set Expressions Lowercase Alphabet, Ellison thick cutz envelope die, Spellbinders nesting plain & scalloped oval dies, Parchment pocket made using an envelope template stencil, baby clothes and baby words embossed using brass stencils, outer cover embossed using couture creations intrinsic embossing folder. - craftybabscreativecrafts.co.uk New Baby birth card made using various dies including Sizzix Originals Shadow Box Alphabet dies and Marianne Design Collectables Cutting Dies Eline's Babies Col1479 - craftybabscreativecrafts.co.uk New Baby birth card made using various dies including Sizzix Originals Shadow Box Alphabet dies and Marianne Design Collectables Cutting Dies Eline's Babies Col1479 - 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80 Reasons To Be Cheerful

I was asked to make 2 birthday cards for a very special lady who I have know for most of my life. The said lady was celebrating her 80th birthday. One card was to be from her grandchildren and one from her children. It was pink and flowers all around with a pop up box and an exploding box card, both of which seem to be firm favourites for commissions. For details of dies used just click on any of the pictures.

Pop up 80th Birthday card made using a number of dies including; Spellbinders nesting plain and scalloped hearts dies, Cheery lynn flowers dies, Anna griffin flourish scroll die, spellbinders lacey circles dies, Crea Nestlies no 33 dies, leabilities frame square curve die set (for small flourishes). Nellies nesting stitched squares dies, Background embossed with Spun Sugar distress ink applied to folder using embossaliscious a4 folder. die cuts inked with Spun Sugar distress inks, Tattered Lace sentiments 2014 dies and Tattered Lace Bunting alphabet dies for 'NAN' Spellbinders S5-239 Shapeabilities Dies-Etched Alphabet dies for '80' - craftybabscreativecrafts.co.uk Exploding Box card made using a number of dies including The Tattered Lace Pentagon box die set, sentiments 2014 and mini butterfly dies, Cheery Lynn Butterfly and ivy leaf strip dies, Spellbinders vintage floret dies and Heartfelt Creations 3D Rose Shaping Mold, Tattered Lace Sentiments 2014 dies and Papermania Birdsong borders stamps. - craftybabscreativecrafts.co.uk Exploding Box card made using a number of dies including The Tattered Lace Pentagon box die set, sentiments 2014 and mini butterfly dies, Cheery Lynn Butterfly and ivy leaf strip dies, Spellbinders vintage floret dies and Heartfelt Creations 3D Rose Shaping Mold, Tattered Lace Sentiments 2014 dies and Papermania Birdsong borders stamps. - craftybabscreativecrafts.co.uk Exploding Box card made using a number of dies including The Tattered Lace Pentagon box die set, sentiments 2014 and mini butterfly dies, Cheery Lynn Butterfly and ivy leaf strip dies, Spellbinders vintage floret dies and Heartfelt Creations 3D Rose Shaping Mold, Tattered Lace Sentiments 2014 dies and Papermania Birdsong borders stamps. - craftybabscreativecrafts.co.uk Exploding Box card made using a number of dies including The Tattered Lace Pentagon box die set, sentiments 2014 and mini butterfly dies, Cheery Lynn Butterfly and ivy leaf strip dies, Spellbinders vintage floret dies and Heartfelt Creations 3D Rose Shaping Mold, Tattered Lace Sentiments 2014 dies and Papermania Birdsong borders stamps. - craftybabscreativecrafts.co.uk Exploding Box card made using a number of dies including The Tattered Lace Pentagon box die set, sentiments 2014 and mini butterfly dies, Cheery Lynn Butterfly and ivy leaf strip dies, Spellbinders vintage floret dies and Heartfelt Creations 3D Rose Shaping Mold, Tattered Lace Sentiments 2014 dies and Papermania Birdsong borders stamps. - craftybabscreativecrafts.co.uk Exploding Box card made using a number of dies including The Tattered Lace Pentagon box die set, sentiments 2014 and mini butterfly dies, Cheery Lynn Butterfly and ivy leaf strip dies, Spellbinders vintage floret dies and Heartfelt Creations 3D Rose Shaping Mold, Tattered Lace Sentiments 2014 dies and Papermania Birdsong borders stamps. - craftybabscreativecrafts.co.uk Exploding Box card made using a number of dies including The Tattered Lace Pentagon box die set, sentiments 2014 and mini butterfly dies, Cheery Lynn Butterfly and ivy leaf strip dies, Spellbinders vintage floret dies and Heartfelt Creations 3D Rose Shaping Mold, Tattered Lace Sentiments 2014 dies and Papermania Birdsong borders stamps. - craftybabscreativecrafts.co.uk Pop up 80th Birthday card made using a number of dies including; Spellbinders nesting plain and scalloped hearts dies, Cheery lynn flowers dies, Anna griffin flourish scroll die, spellbinders lacey circles dies, Crea Nestlies no 33 dies, leabilities frame square curve die set (for small flourishes). Nellies nesting stitched squares dies, Background embossed with Spun Sugar distress ink applied to folder using embossaliscious a4 folder. die cuts inked with Spun Sugar distress inks, Tattered Lace sentiments 2014 dies and Tattered Lace Bunting alphabet dies for 'NAN' Spellbinders S5-239 Shapeabilities Dies-Etched Alphabet dies for '80' - craftybabscreativecrafts.co.uk Pop up 80th Birthday card made using a number of dies including; Spellbinders nesting plain and scalloped hearts dies, Cheery lynn flowers dies, Anna griffin flourish scroll die, spellbinders lacey circles dies, Crea Nestlies no 33 dies, leabilities frame square curve die set (for small flourishes). Nellies nesting stitched squares dies, Background embossed with Spun Sugar distress ink applied to folder using embossaliscious a4 folder. die cuts inked with Spun Sugar distress inks, Tattered Lace sentiments 2014 dies and Tattered Lace Bunting alphabet dies for 'NAN' Spellbinders S5-239 Shapeabilities Dies-Etched Alphabet dies for '80' - craftybabscreativecrafts.co.uk

A Big BIrthday Deserves A Big Card

I was recently asked to make two extra large cards for a very special 90th Birthday. The birthday boy loves ‘The Rat Pack’ and also enjoys a ‘Jack Daniels’ whisky, so these became my themes for the two cards. It’s sometimes tricky making more than one card for the same recipient. It’s important that both cards are special but then they need to be different too. I decided to make them both A4 in size with one being orientated landscape as a double Z Fold card and the other orientated portrait wise with a fold back front to enable stability. Larger cards can be a challenge and need to be made from a minimum of 300 gsm card stock of they are to be sturdy enough to stand without bending or falling over. The ‘Rat Pack’ card utilises mostly die cuts with some printed backing papers produced in ‘Word’ and a music themed stamp which is heat embossed. The large vinyl Record was made using black mirror card which is cut with a large circle die and then I used nesting circle dies to emboss the ‘grooves’ of the record. The sentiments and numbers are die cut from glitter card and layered up for dimension. The whisky themed card was created using personalised replica labels created with Craft Artist Professional software superimposed onto photographs of a whisky bottle and whisky glasses. Glossy accents then adds to the realistic ‘glass’ effect. These are positioned on an embossed background which has been inked and gilding wax applied. I then added a ‘Wellington bear topper and some die cut embellishments to finish off. For more details re dies used just click on any of the images.

Large A4 Z Fold Rat Pack themed 90th Birthday card made using a stamped and printed background and various dies including Unbranded Jazz band die, unbranded male die, Microphone die from the Paper Discovery Die Set The Jazz Band Set of 8, Crealies Alfies die set no. 3, Capital letters and shadows, Crealies Journalzz & Plannerzz Die CLJP609 Numbers with Shadows, Marianne Design Collectables Men’s Wardrobe Die, CREATIVE DIE SET 8IN X 8IN NESTED CIRCLES and Paper Boutique sentiment dies. - craftybabscreativecrafts.co.uk Large A4 90th birthday card made using images created in Craft Artist 2 Professional fussy cut and glazed, DoCrafts Wellington topper & papers, and various dies including Spellbinders Sprightly sprockets dies set, Nesting star die, First edition watch die set , Nellie Snellen nesting pierced round square nesting dies and Die'sire Embossalicious stitch in time embossing folder. - craftybabscreativecrafts.co.uk Large A4 Z Fold Rat Pack themed 90th Birthday card made using a stamped and printed background and various dies including Unbranded Jazz band die, unbranded male die, Microphone die from the Paper Discovery Die Set The Jazz Band Set of 8, Crealies Alfies die set no. 3, Capital letters and shadows, Crealies Journalzz & Plannerzz Die CLJP609 Numbers with Shadows, Marianne Design Collectables Men’s Wardrobe Die, CREATIVE DIE SET 8IN X 8IN NESTED CIRCLES and Paper Boutique sentiment dies. - craftybabscreativecrafts.co.uk  Large A4 90th birthday card made using images created in Craft Artist 2 Professional fussy cut and glazed, DoCrafts Wellington topper & papers, and various dies including Spellbinders Sprightly sprockets dies set, Nesting star die, First edition watch die set , Nellie Snellen nesting pierced round square nesting dies and Die'sire Embossalicious stitch in time embossing folder. - craftybabscreativecrafts.co.uk Large A4 90th birthday card made using images created in Craft Artist 2 Professional fussy cut and glazed, DoCrafts Wellington topper & papers, and various dies including Spellbinders Sprightly sprockets dies set, Nesting star die, First edition watch die set , Nellie Snellen nesting pierced round square nesting dies and Die'sire Embossalicious stitch in time embossing folder. - craftybabscreativecrafts.co.uk Large A4 Z Fold Rat Pack themed 90th Birthday card made using a stamped and printed background and various dies including Unbranded Jazz band die, unbranded male die, Microphone die from the Paper Discovery Die Set The Jazz Band Set of 8, Crealies Alfies die set no. 3, Capital letters and shadows, Crealies Journalzz & Plannerzz Die CLJP609 Numbers with Shadows, Marianne Design Collectables Men’s Wardrobe Die, CREATIVE DIE SET 8IN X 8IN NESTED CIRCLES and Paper Boutique sentiment dies. - craftybabscreativecrafts.co.uk

 

Scent With Love

I was inspired by the wonderful Sam Calcott for the card fold I used for this make up themed birthday card. The addition of some rose gold glitter card, pearlescent card, mirror card and sparkly gems add that extra touch of luxury to make the recipient feel extra special. For details of dies used just click on any of the images.

Cosmetic and perfume themed birthday card made using various dies including: Spellbinders Romantic vines die set, Handbag from Tattered Lace Shopping (457862) die set, Lip stick and nail polish from Sizzix Sizzlits X 4 Glam Girl Set , Perfume bottle die from Hunkydory Design Collection Box Magazine Issue 8, Poppystamps Die set Devyn Butterfly Trio 1378, and set 1389 ~ EMELIA BUTTERFLY TRIO, Sizzix Sizzlits Script alphabet dies, Hunkdory Moonstone Simply sentiments dies and Paper Boutique sentiment dies. - craftybabscreativecrafts.co.uk

Cosmetic and perfume themed birthday card made using various dies including: Spellbinders Romantic vines die set, Handbag from Tattered Lace Shopping (457862) die set, Lip stick and nail polish from Sizzix Sizzlits X 4 Glam Girl Set , Perfume bottle die from Hunkydory Design Collection Box Magazine Issue 8, Poppystamps Die set Devyn Butterfly Trio 1378, and set 1389 ~ EMELIA BUTTERFLY TRIO, Sizzix Sizzlits Script alphabet dies, Hunkdory Moonstone Simply sentiments dies and Paper Boutique sentiment dies. - craftybabscreativecrafts.co.uk Cosmetic and perfume themed birthday card made using various dies including: Spellbinders Romantic vines die set, Handbag from Tattered Lace Shopping (457862) die set, Lip stick and nail polish from Sizzix Sizzlits X 4 Glam Girl Set , Perfume bottle die from Hunkydory Design Collection Box Magazine Issue 8, Poppystamps Die set Devyn Butterfly Trio 1378, and set 1389 ~ EMELIA BUTTERFLY TRIO, Sizzix Sizzlits Script alphabet dies, Hunkdory Moonstone Simply sentiments dies and Paper Boutique sentiment dies. - craftybabscreativecrafts.co.uk

Anyone For Tennis – An Ace Birthday Card

I made this card using a digital card front layout that I created using Craft Artist 2 Professional. The addition of some appropriate die cuts finished this off perfectly. The great thing about hand made cards is, as I’ve always said, the ability to create a very personal, unique, one off greeting for those special occasions.

 

Tennis themed made using free Digi stamp downloads from Craftworld Premium members Club and Craft Artist Professional Software. and Cheery Lynn Sports Pack Metal Die set , Sizzix Tim Holtz Thinlits Die Set 13PK Celebration Words and Sizzix Thinlits Die Set 69PK - Alphanumeric, Script (1" Tall) by Tim Holtz. - craftybabscreativecrafts.co.uk Tennis themed made using free Digi stamp downloads from Craftworld Premium members Club and Craft Artist Professional Software. and Cheery Lynn Sports Pack Metal Die set , Sizzix Tim Holtz Thinlits Die Set 13PK Celebration Words and Sizzix Thinlits Die Set 69PK - Alphanumeric, Script (1" Tall) by Tim Holtz. - craftybabscreativecrafts.co.uk Tennis themed made using free Digi stamp downloads from Craftworld Premium members Club and Craft Artist Professional Software. and Cheery Lynn Sports Pack Metal Die set , Sizzix Tim Holtz Thinlits Die Set 13PK Celebration Words and Sizzix Thinlits Die Set 69PK - Alphanumeric, Script (1" Tall) by Tim Holtz. - craftybabscreativecrafts.co.uk

Floristry In Paper – Retail Therapy Florist Card

This one somehow slipped through the net. I made this for my daughter’s birthday in January. I finally got to use my Tattered Lace Retail Therapy dies and CD Rom. I chose the Florist shop as my daughter loves gardening and enjoys her greenhouse where she grows lots of vegetables from seed. I did think this would be a quick make as I was using the CD Rom to print out all of the elements including the shop. How wrong was I. I had endless problems getting it to print complete sheets and don’t know if that was a fault with my printer or a problem with the Cd. The colour choices were also a little disappointing, so I’m probably not going to use the CD again. Next time I use this set I will probably cut most of the elements from coloured card stock and colour in the flowers or other elements with markers to get nicer and more realistic colour tones. All the same, it did make for a pretty impressive card, the small items are a tad fiddly but I think the end result is worth the fiddle. I did mount mine onto a card base as I felt it stood more securely and would be less likely to fall over.

3D Florists shop card made using the Tattered Lace Retail therapy Shop and florists die sets and the Retail therapy CDRom. - craftybabscreativecrafts.co.uk 3D Florists shop card made using the Tattered Lace Retail therapy Shop and florists die sets and the Retail therapy CDRom. - craftybabscreativecrafts.co.uk 3D Florists shop card made using the Tattered Lace Retail therapy Shop and florists die sets and the Retail therapy CDRom. - craftybabscreativecrafts.co.uk 3D Florists shop card made using the Tattered Lace Retail therapy Shop and florists die sets and the Retail therapy CDRom. - craftybabscreativecrafts.co.uk 3D Florists shop card made using the Tattered Lace Retail therapy Shop and florists die sets and the Retail therapy CDRom. - craftybabscreativecrafts.co.uk

Don’t Worry Bee Happy – Take 3

I was asked to make some rainbow & bee cards to cheer up friends and relatives through the latest lock down. I used the same design as I used previously for fridge magnets and made them into cards and then added this verse;

I’m sending you a rainbow

To brighten up your day

In lockdown things aren’t easy

So this is just to say.

The sky will soon get brighter,

Our troubles will soon be few

But until we turn that corner,

I’m here to help you through.

Bee Happy cards made using Creative Dies Plus Die Set Stitched Rainbow, Creative Dies Plus Die set Stitched Sky Icons and Bee die & Stamps free with issue 163 of Papercraft Essentials Magazine. - craftybabscreativecrafts.co.uk

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A Break From The Norm – Knit, Sew & Crochet

I am delighted to say I am an expectant Grandma. Our eldest Daughter and her hubby are expecting their home to be enlarged by two feet in mid July. What better excuse to make something cute. So it was out with the sewing machine, knitting needles and crochet hooks. It’s so great making baby things, they are are so quick to make up (apart from my current project, a blanket). When I started on my mini makes we didn’t know the gender of the baby but we now know it’s going to be a little boy, so future makes can be a little more gender specific.

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