Friday, June 7, 2013

Let the Cute Begin!!


One of the things I enjoy a lot is seeing the friends of my daughters growing up and having their own families!  It's fun, knowing what there were like as kids and seeing similar traits in their children.  My middle daughter, Kristen's best friend growing up just had a baby boy.  She already has a two year old daughter, so this makes for a lovely little family.  I wanted to come up with a different baby congratulations card, so I went to my stamp shelves and got out May's "Best of..." stamp set, celebrating Stampin' Up's 25th anniversary.  It is the "Best of Brides and Babies"  and I love the little images and sayings!


  • I also really like the combo of Soft Suede and Coastal Cabana for the paper and images.
  • If I had to do it over again, I would have made the Very Vanilla panel smaller so you could see more of the Coastal Cabana, embossed with the Perfect Polka Dots Embossing Folder
  • The Decorative Label Punch made the label on which the flag, stamped in Soft Suede with a stamp from the Delightful Dozen set, is centred.

Don't you just love those teddies?  Looks like a teddy bears' picnic to me!  My daughters' each had a special stuffy that was loved to pieces.  My oldest had a traditional teddy bear named "Telly", my middle had her beloved "Pink Teddy", and my youngest had a lion named "Blun" ???  But each stuffy survived their childhood and is waiting for the new generation to give them some more love!

Have you ordered from the new catalogue yet?  Let me give you my list of 10 things not to miss, my favourites!
  1.  The magnetic platform for the Big Shot that will hold your framelits in place without all the post it notes!

  2. Chalk Talk stamp set which coordinates with the Chalk Talk Framelits!

  3. Candy Dots, replacing the 3/16" Brads.  Easy to find the colour you want, you can stick these to your project as is, or adhere them to a brad base!  So versatile.











    
     4.  The Six-Sided Sampler bundled with the Hexagon Punch!  Finally!
     5.  Circle and Square collection Framelits - never go searching for the right sized punches to use    
            together again!












 

  6.  Flower Shop stamp set bundled with the Pansy Punch - every style of blossom you could want and          
         no fussy cutting!!
                                                 
    7.  Gingham Standard Stampin' Around Wheel stamp - Gingham! Need I say more?

    8.  Backyard Basics Bundle - stamps and framelits - will help ease the pain of Nature Walk's passing!

     9.  Core'dinations Cardstock in EVERY colour!  Waahoo!

    10.  3/8" Ruffle Stretch Trim in the new In Colours - great for adding to the back of a circle or oval and      
           SO pretty!

Stamps:  Best of Brides and Babies (c133482)
Paper:  Soft Suede (115318), Coastal Cabana (131297) and Very Vanilla (101650) cardstock
Ink:  Classic Stampin' Pads in Coastal Cabana(131175) and Soft Suede (126978)
Tools:  Decorative Label Punch (120907); Perfect Polka Dots Embossing Folder (117335)

Best of Brides and Babies

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