February 25, 2012

For Baby

Yesterday after work I stopped by my favorite local scrapbook store and picked up the new Graphic 45 collections.  So, of course, I had to play right away.  We've been having a lot babies born at work these days so another baby card for my stash is always a good idea.  And because these cards need to be larger to accommodate all the extra messages and signatures and usually will end up containing money or gift cards, I went with something a little different this time.  So I broke open the Little Darlings collection and went with a vintage look.

I also decided to use Sketch #253 from Card Positioning Systems for this card.  It's a awesome sketch!

I took a full 8 1/2" x 11" sheet of cardstock and cut it down to 8 1/8" x 11".  Then I scored it at 4" and 8" and folded the end sections inward (3" section inside).  Then I decorated the inside 3" section to form a pocket for money or gift cards; the outside 3" section is just covered with patterned paper.  The two inside 4" sections are left blank for messages and signatures.  The 4" section forming the front of the card was then decorated with patterned paper and an embellishment.

This is what it looked like when finished and folded:

I stamped the stork image from the Graphic 45 Little Darlings Cling Stamp 1 set on vintage cream cardstock with Canyon Clay dye ink, both from Papertrey Ink.  This ink was the closest match to the patterned paper -- stamped off once on scrap paper first to produce a lighter image.  I really like how it turned out.

Here I opened the card and unfolded the 3" section so you can see the inside pocket.  I am really pleased with how this card came together.

Thanks for stopping by and I hope you have a great weekend!

Cardstock: PTI Rustic Cream and Vintage Cream
Patterned Paper: Graphic 45 Little Darlings collection
Stamps: Graphic 45 Little Darlings Cling Stamp 1
Ink: PTI Canyon Clay and Tea Dye (Chai)
Other: Graphic 45 Little Darlings sticker
Size: 8 1/8" x 4"


  1. Adorable!! All the new Graphic 45... I'm so jealous! I think the ink matches perfectly. Clever idea for gift cards or money. Thanks for stopping by my blog!!

  2. Lovely cards Linda!! I love Graphic 45! These papers are so pretty and so girly!! Love them!!



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