Ahoy! It’s a Boy!

Stampin up nursery necessities baby card
Sail away with this sweet baby boy congratulations card. . . I love this sailboat from Nursery Necessities and it's adorable with Sweet Slumber Specialty Designer Series Paper.  TIP:  Swing the colors to shades of pink and I think it would be darling for a baby girl!
  • I stamped the little sail boat three times on Whisper White card stock, using So Saffron, Ruby Red and Baja Breeze ink.  I snipped out the So Saffron and Ruby Red sails and adhered them to the Baja Breeze image.
  • The "it's a boy!" sentiment was inked in Jet Black Stazon in (my preferred black for crisp black images) and stamped on Baja Breeze. 
  • Using a Paper piercer and Template (Stampin' Up! Crafter's Tool Kit), I added a border.  The image was matted on So Saffron.
  • Buttons were "threaded" with strips of coordinating card stock and attached with Mini Glue Dots (103683).
  • The main image was adhered with Stampin' Dimensinals to a a 3 1/8" x 3 1/8" polka dot square of Sweet Slumber Specialty Paper.  
  • A coordinated stripe pattern from Sweet Slumber follows along with a 4 1/4" x 5 1/2" So Saffron card base.
  • The horizontal sentiment consists of Baja Breeze and So Saffron Textured card stock.  TIP:  The Chit Chat "congratulations" rub-on transfers beautifully onto textured card stock.
  • The So Saffron layer was shaped with a Scallop Edge Punch. Ruby Red Brads accent the corners.  TIP:  I used the Paper Piercer and Template to align the brads, too.

Notice something familiar about this sketch? It's last week's Mojo Monday sketch that I inadvertently did again.  Click here for details on the sketch I used.

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Stamp Set:  Nursery Necessities (113506)
Paper:  Sweet Slumber Specialty (114037), So Saffron (105118), So Saffron Textured (108696), Baja Breeze Textured (111345)
Ink:  Jet Black Stazon (101406), So Saffron (105213), Ruby Red (102259), Baja Breeze (111833)
Cool Tools:  Paper Piercer and Template (104310, Stampin' Up! Crafter's Tool Kit), Scallop Edge Punch (112091)
The Perfect Touch:  Bouquet Designer Buttons (112092), Fresh Favorites II Buttons (107422), Earth Elements Brads (106955), Chit Chat Rub-Ons (111804), Stampin' Dimensionals (104430)

Nursery necessities
Crafters tool kit


  1. I just LOVE this, so very cute! Wish I could case it for my daughter whose little boy will soon arrive, but I don’t have the set or papers (sigh)… but I’ll still look and enjoy. It all comes together so beautifully.

  2. LOVE LOVE LOVE this card! Love the colors, love the layout….LOVE it!!!!! Thanks for sharing!

  3. This card is so adorable!!! Your work is amazing!

  4. What a wonderful card. Love the little boat.

  5. wow Beautiful card. 🙂

  6. Great card! I’ve been dragging my feet making one for my cousin – who had a boy – and this will be perfect! Always love the clean looks of your cards.

  7. Adorable Mary! I love your added buttons. Cute embellishment to finish it off.

  8. Adorable … love the non-traditional colors on this baby card.

  9. Cool baby card, Mary! I love the colors, too; they would be great for any occasion.

  10. Mary, I just love this card layout, and the colors are great! I always love a new idea to use for a stamp set on the shelf.

  11. I love, love, love this card, Mary! It’s fabulous! Everything comes together so very nicely! 😀

    I have a ton of baby stuff to make these days since it seems everyone around me is pregnant, so I need the inspiration!

    This might be one of my favorite you’ve shared!


  12. magnificent card. think i have to make it right away!!! you make things so easy with all your descriptions – thank you for that. it really is preferable over having to guess 🙂
    blessings, jo ann.

  13. colleen kramer

    This is so fun! So perfect for a baby boy! Love the layout and great use of the buttons.

  14. This card is simply adorable!! I get so many great ideas from you…now, to be able to remember them all AND find the time to do them.

  15. The colors are terrific and I love the papers. But the way you cocked the sailboat
    rectangle is purely wonderful! It sure gives the whole card rhythm. I bow to you!

  16. Who would have thought these colors would look so good together? I love your card!

  17. What a perfect card for a little baby boy! Love it!!

  18. So very cute, Mary! As always, outstanding!

  19. That is the perfect card for a little boy. I love that you didn’t use pastels. Cute card and wonderful colors.

  20. This card is adorable! love the colors and the buttons!

  21. WOW ~ this makes me wish I knew someone having a baby. You are amazingly talented!

  22. This card is absolutely adorable. Darling little boat and buttons! LOVE it!

  23. I just love these colors. I always know when I’m seeing a Mary Fish card! Lovely!

  24. This card is SOOO CUTE! Thanks for sharing 🙂

  25. Mary ? The manner in which you combine your colors is absolutely breathtaking. The card is lovely.

  26. Mary, this is darling- great with the slumber paper!

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