Baby Sprinkles

Just recently, we had a baby shower for my niece. She has just 5 weeks to go and we are now on the count down. Very exciting! What I really like is that we don’t know whether it’s a boy or girl. We are in for a surprise – Yay!! There are not too many true surprises left in the world these days but this is one you can have. It’s just great.

This means it can be a little tricky with colour schemes and patterns when designing and creating for a little bubba. It’s out with the general rule “pink for girls and blue for boys” instead finding neutral ideas and colour requires some careful thought. There are so many cute designs in the Sweet Li’l Things Designer Series Paper pack – which is Stampin’ Up! baby patterned paper – including some neutral options too.

I was really pleased to see the Global Design Projects – theme challenge for this week is Babies! (#GDP003). It was a perfect match up to play along this week, with my recent creations.

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I’ve been following these guys since they started just a short three weeks ago, and I have been enjoying the inspiration they have been creating. I was introduced to them by my stamping friend Jessica Williams, who is on their design team.

I am never one to shy away from a challenge so I jumped right in, not just with a card but a cute matching little door hanger for the nursey too. Here are my finished creations…

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Having seen ideas on Pintrest early on using the Sprinkles of Life stamp set, I knew one day I had to try some of them out. This stamp set and coordinating Tree punch are just so versatile, which I’ve raved about before.

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I love punch art, I just don’t create using this style often, as I have so many favourite stamps to use – seriously how to do you choose! But here on the card, I focussed on using the Tree punch and replicating an idea I had seen previously. I teamed it up with the Sweet Li’l Things Designer Series Paper, opting to use one of the neutral designs and colours. Whilst I mainly used the Mint Macaron and Hello Honey colour theme, I couldn’t help but add a splash of Watermelon Wonder, it just gave that little pop the project needed. (If I knew she was having a girl, my choice would be the Strawberry designed paper in that pack – I just love it! And my niece was an ol’ Strawberry Shortcake fan when we were kids!)

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The door hanger followed along in theme. I love how the clouds are the same stamps you can use for cupcakes and ice creams. Stampin’ Up! are really clever with designs like that.

I used several sheets of cardstock stuck together to add some strength, punching the hole for the door knob at each layer. I used the patterned paper as a wrap around to hold two of the base cardstock sheets together. With one final backing piece on the outside to neaten it all up plus and lots of Tear and Tape to hold it all together!

I had so much fun putting these together and my niece was quite chuffed when she received it. Now to wait to find out if I have a new niece or nephew!!

Until next time, Stamp creatively…
Rose.

Ice cream! Get yours here…

So I needed to make a birthday card this weekend. I was having my morning coffee while stalking Facebook when I scrolled across the TGIF weekly challenge in my newsfeed. At first I scrolled past – kind of happens when I haven’t finished my coffee – but then the light bulb went off. Use the sketch to create the card I need and enter my first blog challenge. Ooo, could be fun… bit scary, but mostly fun…

Here is TGIF challenge for week 11 #tgifc11. It’s a sketch layout.

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I created a Neapolitan ice cream cone. Using the Sprinkles of Life stamp set and the coordinating tree punch, I created this bright and playful number using Pool Party and Melon Mambo with Whisper White. Of course, one of my fav stamp sets, Gorgeous Grunge, makes an appearance. Here is my completed card.

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What I really like about the Sprinkles of Life stamp set is all the different themes to cards and projects you can make with it, especially when you coordinate it with the Tree punch. So I’m pretty sure you’ll be seeing more projects completed with these wonderful products.

Also, this stamp set is the Ronald McDonald House Charities set for the year. So for every Sprinkles of Life Stamp set sold, Stampin’ Up! donate AUD3.00 to RMHC’s. Check out the stamp set here and the Tree punch here.

Check out TGIFs site here.

Until next time… Stamp creatively
Rose.