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Thursday, July 26, 2012

Not My Usual Style of Baby Card

Hello!  I have a card to share today, and it’s not at all what I had planned, but I’m happy with how it worked out.  I had stamped out a new baby stamp, all ready to watercolor, when I realized the baby has a bow in its hair.  Not going to work for the baby boy card I need.  Well, you know I recently did all that cleaning and reorganizing in my stamp room at which time I once again came across these chipboard letters I’ve never used.  They came in such an appealing box… a testament to how packaging sells.  I wonder how many things I can spell with those letters? 

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There’s a lot of designing, but no stamping on the card front.  Baby’s family are horsey people so I thought it would be fun to use horsey, boyish paper.  I used a Levi button, too.

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The card measures 4 1/4” x 6”.  I have a lot of envelopes to fit this size card, but I never remember to use them.  It worked out great for this design.  I think I’ve included all the card’s ingredients in the recipe (below), so I’m going to hurry off to do some of the things I didn’t get done while I was having fun in my stamp room.  We’ll visit again soon.  Enjoy your day!



Stamps:  None  Paper:  Naturals Ivory, Sage Shadow, Cosmo Cricket Wanted designer paper  Ink:  Caramel for sponging border  Accessories:  Cosmo Cricket Wanted chipboard letters, buttons, brads, linen thread, ribbon, Spellbinders Classic Heart dies and Ironwork Accents border die

21 comments:

  1. What a fabulous, perfect baby card. Love that there are so many interesting parts to it. Where did you get a Levi button? Off an old pair of jeans? Very cool theme.

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  2. Now that's a Cute Baby Card for a boy and NO stamping.... All the layers, but not girly at all and the Bronko paper is so cute too, even ribbon... and then the Levi button does the trick!!!
    Thanks for sharing!!

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  3. Amazing card for a new baby! Love the Levi button and the pretty mixture of papers.

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  4. Leslie, your card is amazing. Love the buttons and border you have added to this. You have a great way of putting things together, a true artist.

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  5. Oh I hate to admit it but I have bought those boxes of chipboard and not used them either. I mean to but just don't-loved the card and said (to myself) gotta use those on my next card. I needed the push-thanks! PS although I rarely ever comment I truly enjoy your sight and hubby enjoys the pics of the kids.

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  6. Gorgeous baby boy card Leslie, and no stamping! You are so clever at putting cards together. Thanks for the lovely comment on my blog, you know I've a weakness for retrievers , whether golden or labrador variety, I just can't resist.

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  7. Francie (Montreal)July 26, 2012 at 6:57 AM

    What a fun happy card! Very imaginative design and structure to it. I like it a lot and I'll wager that the new mom and dad will too!

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  8. What a wonderful card, Leslie! I love the non-traditional (i.e. no blue!) colors you used and I am sure the parents will appreciate the personal touch you added with the horse paper. This will definitely find a place of honor in the Baby Book!

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  9. very nice. Love the non traditional look. Have a great day

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  10. Very stunning card Leslie. Sometimes we have to embrace different and try, you did an amazing card.

    Ter ;)

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  11. What a fabulous baby card. Everything is all so beautiful and still just perfect for that little boy. Just love all the layers and textures, and fabulous find on the Levi button!

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  12. Great use for these letters, pretty colors, yep that packaging gets me too :)

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  13. I'm glad you used something that's been sitting around for a while - congrats! :) Great card, Leslie. I love that you did the stitching on it - proves it really IS your card! LOL!

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  14. Wow! What a Fabulous Baby Boy card Miss Leslie! 8-) Wonderful design and I Love all the dp's and Terrific buttons! Great touch with the Levi button and I am Loving all the texture too! Just Beautiful! I know they had to have Adored this for sure! 8-)

    Hugs
    Shannon

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  15. I LOVE this! It is the perfect boy card! I love the way you used the letters & buttons. This is such a cute layout! I'm sure it will find a special place in his baby book!

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  16. This is a fantastic baby boy card. Absolutely love it Leslie.

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  17. Great baby card, and if they like horses this has a perfect country feel to it leslie.

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  18. Oh Boy! this is a fantastic card. Love the way you used the letters, and the cowboy paper is perfect. Great layout as well. Your absolutely right - packaging does sell!

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  19. Oh my word, Leslie! This is beautiful!! I love everything about it. Not your usual style maybe, but you rocked it!

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  20. This is so sweet Leslie. I love the chipboard letters. :)

    Hugs~

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  21. Maybe not your usual, but certainly gorgeous!

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