Wednesday, December 31, 2008

Happy New Year's Eve!

What better way to celebrate the New Year than to have a baby right? Thud lol, not us, silly! Traditionally the first baby of the New Year get gifts from a community~ and our hospital is no exception! We celebrate the first girl and first boy. These are the cards I made to go in the gift baskets~

The boy card is an A-2, and is the Casual Midweek Challenge #28 on the PapertreyInk forum. The sketch is by Mary K, and she published it way back in October. I saved it up to do a baby bubbles card, lol! The blue patterned paper is SU's Print Patterns Bashful Blue. The banner was cut from a Sizzix die. Of course, the bitty baby faces came from PTI's Bitty Baby Blessings set. Numbers are from PTI's monogram set; the sentiments are from Mixed Messages. The First Baby Boy words were created with PTI's Simple Alphabet. Ok, this alphabet is not simple to work with, lol, but the outcome is great! Just pay close attention when you clean them; mine have been known to disappear and then show up in the strangest place, lol! The little charm came from Wilton's wedding and baby shower section.

The bubbles are those round firm half circle thingies (they must have a proper name, but it eludes me!). The top one is cute in half, to have the baby explode out. Isn't that clever? Well, it was Michele's (Iamderby) idea, not mine! There are clear Stickles all over the banner and making smaller bubbles all over the card.

The girl card is different~ the banner holding sweet animals is a Stampin' Up! stamp. It yelled at me from the bottom drawer to come out and welcome a baby girl! The background paper is an Imported Italian or Indian one, with lots of glitter! Fran over at Frantic Stamper has papers like this one on sale this week~ actually, the sale might end today, so you'd better go check! I colored with SU markers because they have the finest tip, and the sentiments and numbers and letters are all PTI sets like the boy card. Lots of glitter on this one, too!

I typed the inside sentiment on the computer, and printed it on SU's Whisper White card stock. I hope the new mommies like them!


IamDerby said...

Oh they are both adorable Beth. So sweet of you to make them too! I really like the baby exploding out of the looks way better than it did in my imagination! You rock!

Deanna said...

Love the bubble one! These are great Beth!