MACM: baby card

Monday, October 13, 2014

Obviously my cardmaking this year has made handmade cards a central theme on this blog, so I decided to make it a regular series. Welcome to “Make a Card Monday”. :)
A dear crafting friend asked me if I’d make a card to go with a gift she was making for her friend that was expecting twins. Aside from my etsy venture with invitations, this was my first experience making a card for someone else to give, and I found it a bit stressful. I was probably more critical of this card than any other I’ve done.
Baby Card by Heather Vo
It wasn’t a baby shower or anything, so I just wanted a general baby card. The babies initials were M & S, and she asked for some purple, so that’s where I started. I used my favorite purple polka dot washi on a white tag, and a scallop punch on some purple vellum to start. I’d found those wooden tags at Michaels awhile back, so I stamped one of my favorite Studio Calico kit stamps on there and added a bit of marker to color in the flower. I stamped the ampersand on a white card and added a bit of washi before putting on the letter stickers. The bakkers at the top are just some washi, a sticker, and a stamp (probably from an old SC kit).
Baby Card by Heather Vo-2
I’ve been hoarding those letter stickers with the stars for probably about 15 years. Seriously! They were so cute but I just never had a great opportunity to use them. I didn’t even pick the color scheme from them – when I went to look for some alphas to go with, I happened upon them. Guess this color scheme was meant to be. :)
Have you ever made a card for someone else to give?

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