Baby Steps


Stampin up baby steps congratulations

Yep, they're incredibly cute.  The sweet elephants on the Baby Steps single stamp were a delightful choice for my Top 10 Favorites from the new Idea Book and Catalog.  I grabbed Stampin' Up! Whisper White notecards and envelopes set for a fun, gift sized card (5 x 3 1/2"). 

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  • Stampin up baby steps elephant card I love buttons . . . I bought every color in the new Stampin' Up! Idea Book and Catalog.  Although many button colors match our card stock and accessories, don't be afraid to experiment . . . for example, an Old Olive button is quite at home with Pear Pizzazz.
  • Ink up the elephant ears a second time, snip and pop them up on Stampin' Dimensionals.  Sweet.
  • Need to celebrate twins?  Use markers to just ink up the baby elephant and stamp a second baby in the line-up.
  • Stampin up nursery suite designer paper Nursery Suite Specialty Designer Series Paper offers fresh, colorful
    patterns and die-cut paper.  I used a snippet of the die-cut paper for
    the scallop border.  Cool, yes? 
  • The little punched out areas of the die-cut paper could be perfect raindrops . . . hang on to them for a rainy day!

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COMING UP!  Tomorrow kicks off a new Pals Paper Arts Challenge.  Be ready to play along . . . and check out today's announcement of the PPA Picks for last week's challenge.  Here's a little sneak peek of the card I made for tomorrow's challenge 🙂

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Baby steps stampin pretty Stamp Set:  Baby Steps (117092)
Paper:  Nursery Suite Specialty Designer Series Paper (117165), Whisper White (100730)
Ink:  Stampin' Write Markers–Early Espresso (119680), Regal Rose (105108), Pear Pizzazz (Assorted In Colors,119801)
Cool Tools:  Paper-Piercing Tool (116631), Paper-Piercing Template (Mat Pack, 105826)
The Perfect Touch:  Brights Buttons (119747), Subtles (119745), Neutrals (119743), Stampin' Dimensionals (104430)

Envelope:  Whisper White Note Cards and Envelopes (107311), Regal Rose Card Stock (105130), 3/4" Circle Punch Medium (119873)


  1. thanks for the great twins idea!!! I am going to make that for sure! My sil is due with twins any day!! Hope I get my order in time!!

  2. precious card, i really love that paper.

  3. So adorable! I love the matching envelope, too!

  4. So cute! Love the colors!

  5. To Michelle: I love the Presto Patterns paper . . . consider using a brayer and then stamping over it . . . the embossing peaks thru both the brayered color and stamped images. I’ll show more soon! Hugs, M

  6. Great design, adorable images and I love the die cut paper detail.

  7. Your card is so darling………love the little extra’s you always add to your cards…………

  8. super cute! love the polka dots on the elephant ears, and envelopes as well!

  9. Love, love, love it. I have these cute elephants too and after seeing your card I can’t wait to use it! I always love your cards!

  10. Super cute card Mary!! I met one of your downline (Mike) at Convention and he told me about a challenge you host and I so want to check it out as I am looking to do SU! only ones. So, I have you in my reader now so I can follow them, lol!!! *STAMPIN HUGS* Alex

  11. Cute card — i love all your creations!!!

  12. Adorable. Love those elephants.

  13. What a darling baby card!! I love how you snipped out the ears – too cute!!

  14. Love this and it looks easy enough for even me to make:) Thanks for sharing. MJ

  15. This card is really cute! It is hard for me to think of a cute baby card. Do you ever think of ways to use the Presto Pattern Specialty paper. I am having a hard time thinking of something cute with it.

  16. Awwwww….so darling! I just came out with an elephant stamp! From Digital Doodles. 🙂

  17. Heather Seaver

    This is adorable..never disappointed when I visit your site!!

  18. Just adorable, Mary – you are so talented. I am inspired everyday by your creations!

  19. Very cute! I love the ears!

  20. I love it. Makes wish I can have another baby so that I can make it for myself.

    P.S. Thanks for the advice, I will be putting to use.

  21. Super Cute card! Very pretty.

  22. Very cute card and, I agree, a cute stamp. Perfect for a new baby.

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