Sweet “Welcome, Baby” Card!


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Let’s kick off the week with a new Mojo Monday Sketch Challenge (MOJO386) and my Tall & Skinny (6.5″ x 3.5″) “welcome, baby” card.  I even have a “mini” blog candy opportunity for you below!


  • Love that little house?  It’s part of the Stampin’ Up! “You Brighten My Day” stamp set, FREE with a $50 product order during Sale-A-Bration.  Ends March 31.

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  • Quick and easy.  The Stampin’ Up! What’s Up Punch is perfectly sized to crop the house.
  • The Coastal Cabana hearts were cropped using the Stampin’ Up! Confetti Hearts Border Punch.  A dot of Liquid Multi-Purpose Glue placed with a Paper-Piercing Tool keeps them in place.

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  • I went a bit “outside the lines” by placing the banner beyond the 3.5″ width of this card.  To compensate for the difference when creating a custom sized envelope, I used the measurements on my Envelope Punch Board for a 6.5″ x 4″ card.

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  • Add an envelope liner in a snap with almost no waste using the Stampin’ Up! Envelope Punch Board.  Watch my Stampin’ Pretty video to learn how.
  • Hover and Pin it! Here’s a photo showing key products for today’s card that you can save or pin to Pinterest. See ALL my product photos in one spot on my How to Make Simple Cards board on Pinterest.



YOU BRIGHTEN MY DAY MINI BLOG CANDY.  Simply leave me a comment on today’s post (anything you like) and I’ll randomly draw one winner of the You Brighten My Day stamp set (clear-mount, images above).  U.S. residents only.  Deadline is midnight Mountain tonight (2/23).  I’ll share the winner and comment Tuesday.

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  1. Carol Carriveau

    So different and sweet and lovely!

  2. This is so simple, and SO sweet!

  3. Thanks, Jennifer. I love that the colors were still pastel but had a more modern hue.

  4. Another great card as always delivered by you every day. We are expecting a new grandson in June and love the colours and designs.

  5. Mary, thanks for sharing this baby card; I am in need of a baby card as my granddaughter is expecting a little girl mid June. Now I have a few color selections and ideas for her card.

  6. Glenda Lehrmann

    Really like the baby card you made! So cute and a creative use of the house stamp.

  7. What an adorable baby card. Thanks for sharing!

  8. So cute! And now I can envision a Christmas card with a gingerbread theme! Thanks for the inspiration and chance to win.

  9. So love your blog with the super ideas and tips. Thanks for sharing so much with those of us that are hobby and just-do-it-for-fun stampers.
    Your style of projects always hit the spot. Have a great week.

  10. Love your blog with the inspiring ideas. I like your style. Thank you for sharing.

  11. Mary,
    This card is very cute, thanks for the great ideas!

  12. Thank you so much for the kind feedback and playing my mini blog candy giveaway!

  13. Mary, I love your CAS style, and fell in love with this little house when I first saw it in the cattie. I had not thought of using it for a baby card, but love it for this purpose. Thanks for sharing with us each day.

  14. Love the unique size and banner extension off the card!

  15. Great card! Thanks for the daily inspiration!

  16. Cute card! Love your style! Thanks for sharing.

  17. I love your card ideas! I case so many of your cards and love the inspirations I get from your blog!! Thanks for all the great ideas.

  18. I really like your color combo and how you took a different approach to a baby card by using the house 🙂

  19. Mary, thanks for all the inspiration you share! Not your “typical” baby card, but cute nonetheless. I like the subtle way you encourage to think outside the box. Thanks, too, for the chance to win this versatile stamp set.

  20. I love your blog! I get so many great ideas from your pretty cards.

  21. Great card!

  22. How creative using the house for welcome baby. Just love how you inspire me daily.

  23. Such a beautiful and inspiring card, Mary! As always. I love how you used the scattered hearts punch to get the tiny hearts; what a wonderful idea! Thank you very much for your daily dose of papercrafting magic.

  24. Deanna Hawkins

    I NEVER miss a blog post! Thanks so much for the daily paper inspiration and helpful hints!

  25. Would never have thought to use this cute house image for a baby card. Thanks for sharing, follow you everyday!

  26. Always an amazing show of color and style with your efforts! Thanks for the constant ideas and inspiration! Love this card!!

  27. I liked this card – I often struggle to make welcome baby cards since I do not have any welcome baby stamp sets – the house is perfect.

  28. I really love the three hearts on the home … they add so much to the image and the welcome baby message!
    Beautiful card!

  29. Love your unique style and use of stamps in imaginative ways.
    Julie T.

  30. Great card. I especially loved the extra little embellishments you added. The house is extra adorable with the confetti hearts added!

  31. Adorable Mary! I love the gingerbread looking cottage on the baby card & would enjoy using the set!

  32. This is such a cute set…thanks for the chance to win it.

  33. Love the card, especially the darling little house!
    Thanks for all you do,

  34. What a sweet and lovely card to welcome a little baby. I love the little house with the teeny tiny hearts, the colors are perfect, it’s totally “out of the box” original and clever Mary. Even without any baby images, you can totally tell this is a baby’s card.
    Thank you for the inspiration!!

  35. Love this card! The little house is so sweet and the color combination is perfect!

  36. Love the baby card idea with the house. Who would of “thunk” it? but it makes sense – you have to take the baby “home”. 🙂 I continue to love your website, and get great ideas from you daily.

  37. Hi Roberta . . . I thought the house with the hearts was charming enough for a new baby coming home! Hugs, M

  38. I am so glad I found your blog. Wonderful inspiration…especially for a beginning stamper. Thanks for the opportunity to win.

  39. What a sweet card and I absolutely love the color combo!

  40. Lovely card Mary. Thanks for your generosity and the opportunity to win!

  41. I love the tall and skinny with the flag outside…I may have to CASE this one 🙂 thanks for the opportunity to win!

  42. So sweet. I would have never thought to use a house for a baby card. I love all the layers and not the conventional pink and blue. Thanks for all your inspirations.

  43. Love the “tall and skinny” cards and with the envelope board these odd sizes are so easy to enclose. Thanks for the inspiration!

  44. You are always full of good ideas that make SU stamps so versatile. You give me ideas to use stamps for other ideas outside of the box…….and I need that inspiration to go outside the box! Cute card. Thanks.

  45. Such a sweet card. I am always curious about what card/tips/video you have for us for the day :). Thanks for sharing your creativity.

  46. Very cute Baby card Mary! Yay, for me….I have the What’s Up Punch!
    Sweet color combo.

  47. This is such a sweet baby card and I’m always loving the way you create matching envelopes as well! I wish I could get into a routine doing that.

  48. Renee Chambers

    What a great card! You make it look so easy. I hope as time goes by I will be able to make my cards look as wonderful as you do. Thank you for your inspiration, Mary!


  49. Good Morning Mary! Such a cute card! Thought I’d brighten your day a bit by telling you that the windchill here in your old neck of the woods was minus 12 degrees this morning! 😉 Thanks for the chance to win!

  50. I love the little house! The color combo is so sweet. Love your ideas!

  51. You are so creative! Love the colors you chose and those little hearts above the door. I would never have thought to use this set for a baby card. Thank you so much for sharing your talent. Your blog is the first thing I look at every morning.

  52. I love your clean and simple card designs and matching envelopes, always so lovely and fresh.

  53. Genius! So clean and simple. Love it.

  54. This is a darling card for a boy or girl. Love it!

  55. This is a darling card for a boy or girl. Love it!

  56. This is a darling card for a boy or girl. Love it!

  57. What a sweet card! I look forward to seeing whatever inspires you each day. Thank you for sharing your creativity with us!

  58. Patrice Pierce

    Very pretty card! I love the color and layout!

  59. The little house is so precious. It looks like a tidbit of gingerbread, waiting to be savored with a hot cup of coffee.

  60. This is such a versatile stamp set. I love it.

  61. What a sweet, sweet card! You always WOW me with the way you think outside the box for various stamps.

  62. The small building stamp reminds me of a summer camp and it’s cabins. Comine that with other stampinup outdoor stamps and it will make a great card

  63. I love how you used the house to make a baby card, very creative! And the colors are perfect! Who knew?

  64. Thanks for the great one minute to wow video. Sweet card.

  65. Judy Grinnell

    Thank you Mary for your daily inspiration! It is so much fun to see your postings in the morning.

  66. I make my coffee and check for my Stampin Pretty email every morning…. Thanks for sharing such beautiful ideas, Mary!

  67. I love the color combination in today’s card! I visit your page everyday and I am always inspired to create. Thank you for sharing!

  68. I adore this card. As always, thanks for sharing your creativity!

  69. Love the hearts on this house. Beautiful card. Thanks. Gail

  70. Hi Mary! I love your sweet little house with the added punched hearts! This is a perfect welcome baby card and I have three coworkers expecting, so thanks for the inspiration!

  71. Hi Dee: Thank you for your sweet comments. I simply use my smart phone for photos and videos and the you tube editing features for my videos. I keep it as easy as possible to that I do videos more often.

    Hugs, M

  72. Mary, I love the simplicity of your business and tutorials. You have proven that you don’t need flash to be extraordinary. Question: how do you film your videos and what software do you use to edit them and add that lovely acoustical guitar theme? You never fail to encourage us creative folks to stretch our brain matter! Thank you for sharing.

  73. Living in Maryland buried in snow and ice. I love the snow and since we can’t go anywhere it gives me so much time to stamp!

  74. Im so grateful for the envelope punch board. It ensures that I can make so many sizes of cards because the custom envelopes are a snap! Thanks for your kind comments, all!

  75. Oh, Terri . . . nothing makes me more creative than taking the time to be creative. So excited to inspired a little spark for you! Get crafting!

  76. I like that you can go “outside the box” somewhat, with a tall and skinny card, and still be able to create an envelope to fit, with the Envelope Punch Board. Aren’t Stampin’ Up products wonderful?!

  77. Such a sweet little card. I love how the banner extends beyond the card, really cute. Thanks for sharing.

  78. I’ve lost my mojo and haven’t made a card since Christmas. Your cards are helping me to get my mojo back. As always, thanks for sharing your wonderful talent. I like your cards because they don’t take hours to make.

  79. Roberta Morin

    Mary, your baby card using those colors is Adorable, but I have to admit that I would not have thought to use this stamp set for a welcome home baby card! Thank you for the inspiration~

  80. Such a cute baby card! I’m in need of a couple welcome baby cards, gives me some wonderful inspiration. Thanks!

  81. Hi Mary, what a cute card for welcoming a baby! Thank goodness for the envelope punch board for a custome envelope. I would not have thought to use this set for that occasion. Thanks for sharing.

  82. You’re a very creative and talented person, Mary. THANK YOU for sharing that with all of us. I like the color combination for this card and the envelope liner adds the finishing touch. Wouldn’t have thought to use this set for a baby card but it works great.

  83. Beautiful colors. I love the overlapping banner and the twine on the clean white space! 😉

  84. Thank you, Mary, for taking the time and effort on a daily basis to share a new card or project with us!

  85. Fun card Mary!

  86. Cynthia Tuttle

    Such a cute card to welcome baby!!

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