Friday, January 6, 2012

Baby Prints from the New Occasions Mini

Card made with the Stampin'UP!'s new Baby Prints stamp set and Nursery Nest Designer Paper
There is a cute new Baby Stamp set in the New Occasions Mini catalog. Its called Baby Prints. I used it on my trade card for my last upline meeting.

The paper on this card is called Nursery Nest. I love these soft and muted colors. The combination goes really well together: Pear Pizzaz, Blushing Bride, Marina Mist and Perfect Plum.

At this event we each designed a card and brought enough parts for everyone else to make each of our cards. I was a little worried that I wouldn't have enough paper.

First: I was afraid I wouldn't have enough of the designer paper - each package has 2 12x12 sheets and I worried that 2 sheets would not be enough for everyone to make the same card.

Second: I worried about the color and that people might get stuck making a card for the wrong sex baby (blue vs pink)

But all the paper in this package is so cute, and of course they're all double sided. I just cut up several different designs from the pack and let people choose which one they wanted to make.

Card made with the Stampin'UP!'s new Baby Prints stamp set and Nursery Nest Designer Paper  Card made with the Stampin'UP!'s new Baby Prints stamp set and Nursery Nest Designer Paper Card made with the Stampin'UP!'s new Baby Prints stamp set and Nursery Nest Designer Paper

There are many ways to embellish a card. Printed designer papers are one way as you can see above. This card also uses glimmer brads and some ruffled ribbon. One of the advantages of getting your supplies all from the same company is color coordination. You never have to guess whether or not the colors will match. The main cards stock, the designer colors, the ribbons, the brads - everything matches.

The Ruffled Ribbon is so pretty. I love the ruffled edges with the ridged center strip.  And the little row of faux stitching just makes the whole thing kind of elegant in a homespun way. Does that sound weird using those adjectives together?  Anyway, I like it.

And the glimmer brads - WOW! They just add a fun sparkle to any project.  Again I worried that I wouldn't have enough brads all the same color. The glimmer brads are sold as an assortment of 5 colors, 40 to a package, so I just put out the whole container and let people pick which one they wanted. It all worked out and everyone loved all the cards.  What do you think?  Leave a comment below.

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Anonymous said...

Is that sentiment in the new stamp set too?

Katie Johnson said...

Oh, thanks for asking. I guess I forgot to say.

No this sentiment is not from Baby Prints. Its from a set in the Big Catalog called Short and Sweet. I use this little set a lot because it has sentiments for many different occasions AND it has cute tiny images that you can use on the inside of the card.