Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Nursery Nest Baby Card

How could I not play along with Stamping411 this week. The sketch is so clean & simple so many possibilities - for any and every occasion. I could definitely see myself using this sketch all the time. Also, I played along last week, but never got my pic uploaded since it was blurry twice. I think I accidentally hit the wrong setting on our camera twice - ugh! I am visiting my MIL this weekend thank goodness since she used to be a professional photographer and I need some tips.

Here is the sketch:

Here is my card:

I decided to make a baby card for my stash. This one is more of a boy card so I am going to make another version using the same Designer Series Paper Nursery Nest for a girl. The three punched images are all punched from the DSP. For the owl image there is a sheet of paper full of owls and the postage stamps fits them perfectly. Then I just matted my postage stamps with coordinating colors of Pear Pizzazz & Marina Mist cardstock with my 1 3/8 square punch.

I embossed the white piece with the Stripes embossing folder and then added my baker's twine treatment, tags & bow. For the twine you start at the top and secure one end to the back of your card then go straight down the middle then back up to the top right and down to the left and then back up to the left and back down to the right and secure in the back. Hope that makes sense. Then I took a smaller piece of twine threaded on my tags and tied a bow. I did secure my tags with glue dots. 

I am off to leave some love (aka comments) for the Stampin' 411 operators. After all it is Valentine's Day.

Happy Stampin',

Stamps: Tiny Tags
Ink: Marina Mist
Paper: Nursery Nest Designer Series Paper, Marina Mist, Pear Pizzazz & Whisper White cardstock
Other: Big Shot, Striped Textured Embossing folder, Postage stamp punch, 1 3/8" square punch, White baker's twine, Jewelry tag punch


  1. Great card! I love the twine and tags--so cute!

  2. Wow! I love the element you've created with the twine. You did a fabulous job with the sketch!

  3. I LOVE this card. It's so simple (not meant in a negative way!!) and so creative!!! I love the way you wrapped the twine!!!

  4. Love this card! Using the twine that way is so creative!!

  5. How simple and cute. Thanks for playing along.