Bye bye baby

I know. I know! I have been making a lot of baby cards!  Did I tell you that I am doing two craft sales the end of the month, and I really need to be stocked up.  I have not made any baby cards in quite a while, except for the ones I gave away.  So, today I made some more cards, and this is the end of it.  Really!
I liked making the baby carriage the other day, and to make something for the little boys, I did a sailboat version.  I pulled out my old, retired DSP, and searched for something blue.  I love blue, and I guess I do use it often, because this was all that I could find. 
Oops, and old sketch
I wanted to make a card using the layout from Retro Sketches, to challenge myself to do something a little different. However, when I went to link this entry up, I found it was an old sketch, and the challenge had closed. Ooops :)  But, I liked using the sketch anyway.  When I went looking at my challenge options I also found the challenge at Just Add Ink to use POLKA DOTS, and I found some dots for both the card styles.  At a new challenge I found, The Pink Elephant Monday Challenge, I was to use PATTERNED PAPER, and I did that, too.  And, last challenge is my favorite this week at Simply Stampin Challenge to make a BABY, BABY card.  (They are going to get tired of seeing my name!)
Here's the details. I layered up the DSP up, down, this way and that.  Then I embossed with the dots for the center layer. 
The sailboat I used a 2 1/2" circle cut in half.  I used a variety of triangles to form the sails and flag.
For the pink, I used the 2 1/2" scalloped circle punch cut for the buggy, and added a little scalloped trim.  I punched 1" and 3/4" circles for the wheels.  I added a button trim to each card, and stamped a greeting from Sweet Essentials stamp set. 
These cards were fun to make, kind of like a quilt, matching and layering to get just the right effect.  It was kind of like digging in the fabric stash to make something.  I love getting back to some of the retired paper to find some old favorites, too.  These are truly "retro" cards. 
Hope you enjoyed my cards, and will stop back again soon.  No more baby cards this week.  I have a bridal shower to go to on Sunday, and better start thinking about a card for that :)

Mary Alice


  1. 2 lovely baby cards Mary and great use of the Polka Dot challenge at Just Add Ink. Thanks for joining us this week.

  2. Polka dots are just perfect for baby cards, and I love how you've used them on these cards - just delightful! Thanks for playing along with us at Just Add Ink this week, Mary Alice.

  3. Fabulous use of those polka dotted DSPs on your gorgeous baby cards Mary Alice! Thanks for joining us at Just Add Ink this week!

  4. what a gorgeous set of cards! Love these Mary Alice! Thanks so much for playing along with us at JAI this week!


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