B.Y.O.P. Baby Card & Gift Card Idea

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What does B.Y.O.P. mean?  It means “Buy Your Own Present” and is the name of a Stampin’ Up! photopolymer  (clear) stamp set filled with clever sentiments for gift cards (the perfect gift with NO returns) and more.  See my supplies recipe below for additional B.Y.O.P. images and the B.Y.O.P baby card details.

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I used this week’s Mojo Monday Sketch Challenge (MOJO394) as the inspiration of the design.


  • Artful strokes from the Work of Art stamp set provide a pretty background for the sentiment.

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  • The sentiment “for Baby” is from B.Y.O.P. photopolymer (clear) stamp set.  I heat embossed it with White Stampin’ Emboss Powder.

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  • The sentiment is stamped over the Work of Art “strokes” using VersaMark.  Note that the color inks may attract stray specks of White Stampin’ Emboss Powder.   Heat the whole thing (sentiment and the “strays”) and relax.  Those stray bits add even more texture to the inked focal point.
  • The stars were cropped with the Stars Framelits Dies and pierced using the coordinating Eclectic Piercing Pack templates.

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  • A simple pocket on the interior holds a gift card and shares a coordinating sentiment from the B.Y.O.P. stamp set.

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MY STAMPIN’ UP! SUPPLIES RECIPE:  Please click on Stampin’ Up! product images below for more details and easy, on-line shopping.  A printable supply list is available at the end.

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  1. Amazing as ALWAYS – Love the color scheme and the stamps you choose for this weeks challenge.

  2. So stinkin’ cute!! Could you share the measurements for the gift card envelope please? Thanks!

    • Hi Mary . . . I’m out of town to tell you exactly, but this should work. Measure a credit card or standard gift card. go a litter MORE than a 1/2″ wider. You can make the height/pocket as deep or shallow as you want. Score all sides at 1/4″ and snip the bottom two corners so they will tuck behind neatly. Then use a strong adhesive (I used Liquid Multipurpose Glue) to secure the scored edges.

  3. Oh my gosh, Mary! This is adorable! I love this set but have yet to get it. I hope it doesn’t go away when the new catalog comes out. I love how you used Work of Art and White embossing powder to make everything coordinate. The star is a perfect touch (all babies are stars, aren’t they?) Love this! Thanks for sharing it.

  4. Love the card Mary. The design and color combo “for Baby” is different but very nice. I also thought by changing the sentiment but keeping everything else the same it could be used for a masculine birthday, Father’s Day or Anniversary. What do you think? Thanks for always taking time to share your terrific ideas and art work Mary.

    • This card could be converted to any occasion or holiday, Carol. Good suggestion for Father’s Day or Anniversary. What about birthday (stars are always fun) or even the 4th of July with red, white and blue?

  5. Adorable card – I’m totally going to CASE it. Also though, I just want to say that I like the new blog platform because the posts are so much easier to read on my phone!! 🙂

  6. LOVE the way you used the Work of Art stamp set for your background and then stamped and embossed your sentiment right over that image. The stitching on your star just MAKES IT!

    • Thanks so much Kadie. I experimented a bit with the sentiment, first trying emboss/resist but that turned the white embossing muddy since it was done first. I liked better as a second step and even the flecks giving new texture.

  7. Thanks, Donna. I love this fresh mix of colors (inspired by Lullaby Designer Series Paper) for boy or girl!

  8. This card is so pretty and such an unexpected design for a baby card! I’m loving it! And it feels soft and warm like a cozy blanket too, with the colors of the swooshes and hearts that you chose. What a wonderful card; TFS!

  9. Thanks, Kelly. I moved the elements around a bit (as I often do) until they felt in balance. That’s always the trick!

  10. Fantastic card Mary and I love the sketch!

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