Thursday, October 21, 2010

Baby Shower Thank You Cards

A high school friend and his wife are expecting their first baby this month and I recently made them some thank you cards.

They are expecting a girl so of course I had to jump at the chance to go ALL pink...not that it's my favorite color or anything! I wanted to keep the card design as flat as possible so there wouldn't be any concern with having to use more than one postage for mailing.

I used kraft cardstock by Papertrey Ink as my card base.  It's a good heavy 100# cover weight perfect for one-layered cards. I stamped tiny hearts randomly on the card using Rouge Fluid Chalk.

For the main image, I stamped the crib by A Muse onto white cardstock and colored with my Copic markers. Then, I stamped the crib again onto Pink Gingham cardstock and cut out just the rectangle piece of bars. I used some light brown Copics to color the bars on the gingham piece to match the rest of the crib on white cardstock. The image is layered onto Leapfrog cardstock by Bazzill.  I used a Marvy Scalloped Circle punch and then punch holes into each scallop with a paper piercer. The 'Thank You' sentiment is by Stampin' Up! The pink and white twine is actually thin cotton yarn by Lily called The Original Sugar 'n Cream.  It's a bit thicker in weight compared to craft Baker's Twine.

I kept the inside of the card really simple by stamping this cute image by A Muse. I wanted leave enough  space for my friends to write their notes. 

I heard back from my friend's wife the other day and she totally loved them!  Yay!

Have a great rest of the week!  Halloween is just around the corner...can't believe how fast it's approaching! 

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