Thursday, April 9, 2015

Baby Boy Gift and Card Set

My grandma was in town a few weeks ago to attend the baby shower for one of my cousin's son who is having his first baby.  This is a great-great grandchild for my grandma.  I just couldn't resist making a card and offering to wrap the gift.  This is the story:

The centerpiece of this card was made using my Crafter's Companion Beatrix Potter stamp set.  This stamp set appears to be retired so I'll be glad I am the proud owner.  I stamped in black Archival Ink onto watercolor paper and colored with my Distress Markers.  I believe the colors used are Faded Jeans, Scattered Straw, Walnut Ink, Vintage Photo, Gathered Twigs and Worn Lipstick.

The image was die cut after coloring using my Spellbinders Scalloped Ovals die.  The brown cardstock and patterned paper were both from the scrap heap.  The sentiment is also a Crafter's Companion in the Beatrix Potter set stamped with brown Archival Ink.  The flag is edged in Walnut Stain Distress ink.  On the inside, a simple little sentiment in brown Archival Ink- Welcome Little One!

I couldn't resist offering to wrap the gift. I had some kraft wrapping paper and leftover blue and brown fibrous yarn.  The sentiments are stamped with my Heartfelt Creations Sweet Lullaby stamp set and die cut with the Once Upon a Time die.  So perfect for the little boy who is on his way to us.

I linked this card up with Word Art Wednesday's Challenge #178: Anything Goes.  Come join the fun!


  1. Oh, that sweet little Mama Mouse with her little mice tucked in their crib is just SO super cute. It reminds me of our daughter's first birthday party theme. Just SO sweet, and it matches the gift packaging perfectly. Terrific job! Thanks so much for sharing with us, Andie. Your just SO sweet and so super talented, and I'm grateful to have you share those talents with us.
    Word Art Wednesday

  2. Beatrix Potter is surely a favorite of mines as is brown wrapping paper tied with yarn. What a super wrapper you are. Thank you so much for posting your very beautiful art with us this week at Word Art Wednesday. We hope to see you back next week.
    Blessings, Carole

  3. Beautiful sweet card and love that image! TFS


Thank you so much for your kind words. Isn't it fun to encourage one another, even from a distance?