Next week my parents are going to visit with my youngest cousin, who is expecting her first baby. My aunt passed away suddenly due to an aneurysm when my cousin was a teenager, so my mom has become a big emotional support for her. My mom asked me to make a special card for my cousin, so I thought I would make a bright dress shaped card for the birth of her baby girl.
I used the Diemond Dies Dress Mini Album Die to make a shaped card with some Basic Grey floral paper called “Poppy Lane” from the “Fresh Cut” collection. I love using the hinge technique for creating shaped cards with dies like this. Then I used some paper scraps and the second smallest dies from each of the Diemond Dies Nesting Scalloped Oval Die Set and the Diemond Dies Nesting Oval Die Set to make a little bib collar for the dress.
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Surprisingly, I struggled a bit with the embellishing (which was fun nonetheless). First I tried making a little scalloped border at the bottom of the dress using the dress die and a whole punch. I tried embellished the pale green bib with three small pale green acrylic flowers. But the whole thing kind of looked washed out to me.
Round two, I remade the bib collar with a darker pink paper scrap and added some felt sticker flowers from the K&Company “Berry Sweet” collection on the dress. Oh this brightened up the card so much–whew! I used a white Gelly Roll Pen to add some faux stitch lines to the bib collar and finished it off with a big flat-back pearl.
The following is a process video of making the card:
This card is being added to the following challenges:
Simon Says Stamp Monday Love This Technique Challenge
Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Die Crazy Challenge
Crafts Galore Encore Anything Goes Challenge
Lil Patch of Crafty Friends Anything Goes Challenge
Seize the Birthday Anything Goes Challenge
Thanks for stopping by and I hope you are having a wonderful crafty day! WOOF
What a cute card for a little girl! Thanks for joining us for the Monday challenge this week at Simon Says Stamp!
Thanks bunches Maura! It was fun to make a girly girl card! 😀 lol tf stopping by! Hugs, Kristina
Super cute card and lovely embellishments! Thanks so much for playing along with us at Seize the Birthday!
Thanks so much Brenda! It was fun to make this shaped card for the birth of my cousin’s first baby. 🙂 tf stopping by! Hugs, Kristina
What an adorable card – your design is fabulous with such pretty papers and gorgeous details!!
Thanks so much for joining us with Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge.
Thanks so much Heather! It was fun to make this shaped card for my cousin’s first baby. 🙂 tf stopping by! Hugs, Kristina
I love this card. It is so bright and cheerful with all the ruffles and lovely flowers!
It brightened up my email today!
Awww thanks so much Vicki! Your comment made my day! Hope you have a wonderful crafty weekend! Big hugs, Kristina
A pretty card. Great design and beautifully decorated.
Thank you for joining in with the Crafts Galore Encore September Challenge “Anything Goes” and good luck x
Thanks v much Andree! My cousin loved the card and she had her new baby last night! Happy healthy newborn, Julia. 🙂 TF stopping by! Hugs, Kristina
Such a pretty card! Love the felt flowers!
Thanks bunches! My cousin loved the card, especially with the poem that my father wrote on the inside for her. 🙂 TF stopping by and for taking the time to leave such a kind comment! Hugs, Kristina