It's raining babies among my family and friends. With the arrival of Ava Gabriella (my friend's new daughter), I wanted to throw something fun and personalized together.
This adorable Tangerine Tango elephant from Nursery Necessities is stamped on Whisper White and matted on a layer of Tangerine Tango. Delicious Kiwi Kiss Hawaii Papaya Designer Paper is layered on Chocolate Chip card stock. "Welcome" from Warm Words (on the dormant list but still available from Stampin' Up!) is stamped in Chocolate Chip. TIP: A Stamp-a-ma-jig (tutorial here) makes perfect placement of the sentiment a snap!
A strip of Stampin' Up!'s Tangerine Tango 5/8" Striped Ribbon brings out the "wow." I added an extra brad on the left because–well, because :) TIP: Logic doesn't always reign. My elephant landed on top courtesy of Stampin' Dimensionals.
This sketch is from Beate's Weekend Sketch Challenge, WSC66. The Tangerine Tango base is 4.25 x 5.5 and scored on the side. I layered a handsome stripe from the Hawaii Papaya Designer Series on top. Two Tangerine flowers bloomed from my Boho Blossoms Punch and Jumbo Eyelets were added in near silence with my "soft spoken" Crop-A-Dile eyelet setter. The flowers are attached with Stampin' Dimensionals.
A Flower Fusion Too felt flower in Chocolate Chip (Pink Pirouette and Baja Breeze also come in the kit) is topped with a white Trio Punch flower and Tangerine Boho Flower. All are joined for life with an Antique Brass brad.
COOL TOOL: GO GO BOOTS (113450). Key to personalization of this project ("AVA" in Chocolate Chip), or any card or scrapbook page, is a fabulous alphabet. The whimsical Go Go Boots Alphabet Die Cuts (order thru Stampin' Up! under product #113450) were designed by illustrator Stu Kilgour and are "spot on" when used with my Big Shot Die Cutting Machine. Click for Big Shot details and my Big Shot "101". The specially designed Go Go Boots case (included and tr?s cool) contains dies for snappy upper and lower case letters, numbers, 8 punctuation marks–a total of over 70 shapes. They cut through a single sheet of card stock, foil or vellum.
TIP: My envie received a touch of customization, too. I adhered a strip of coordinating Hawaii Papaya Designer Series paper on top of the flap, flipped it over and trimmed the excess away.
COMING UP: My first video tutorial "Faux Metal Tags" is almost ready (albeit rough around the edges–I'm still learning). I felt it was time to take the plunge.
Stamp Set: Nursery Necessities (111049), Warm Words (107123)
Paper: Hawaii Papaya Designer Series (112460), Tangerine Tango (111349), Kiwi Kiss (111353), Chocolate Chip (102128), Whisper White (100730), Whisper White Medium Envelope (107301)
Ink: Tangerine Tango (111834), Chocolate Chip (100908)
Cool Tools: Go Go Boots Alphabet Die Cuts (113450), Big Shot Die Cutting Machine (113439), Crop-A-Dile (108362), Boho Blossoms Punch (110711), Trio Flowers Punch (109183), Stamp-a-ma-jig (101049)
The Perfect Touch: Jumbo Antique Brass Eyelets (108431), Antique Brass Brads (Vintage Brads, 109109), Stampin' Dimensionals (104430), Flower Fusion Too (112006), Tangerine Tango 5/8" Striped Grosgrain Ribbon (111371)