10 Stampin’ Up! Cards you can make in minutes. Part 4

Today’s quick Stampin’ Up! card is a baby card. Who said Vintage style couldn’t be quick and easy? and it’s also unisex, so perfect to make for any impending birth.

Stampin' Up! Something for Baby Card by Angela Sargeant


Very easy instructions for making this card:

1. The base card is an A4 sheet of cardstock that I’ve cut in half lengthways then folded one piece in half to make it a vertically opening card.

2. Place front of the card into the embossing folder and run it through the Big Shot.

3. Stamp the baby carriage image using Crumb Cake ink and then cut it out with the Big Shot using the Matching Framelit die.

4. Adhere the lace trim to the card and then adhere the die-cut baby carriage on top.

5.  Punch out a little flower with the flower punch and Champagne Glimmer Paper, adhere to the carriage/pram and add a little pearl to the centre.

6.  Stamp the Welcome Baby greeting in Crumb Cake and then punch it out with the oval punch.

7. Run the Gold Marker around the edge of the punched out greeting to give it definition and adhere to the bottom of your card.

If you’d like detailed instructions please feel free to email me.

Quick & Easy Cardmaking Tip: Try your hand at making a monochromatic card like this one.  Monochromatic means no need to be thinking much about colours and shuffling around with lots of inkpads.  Also, using stamps that have matching punches or matching dies to cut them out is a huge time saver.

Hope you like my quick and elegant Baby card. If you’d like to see the last two cards in my “10 Stampin’ Up! Cards you can make in minutes” series, you can click here and here.

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And here’s a list of Stampin’ Up! products that I used to create this card:

Cardstock/Patterned Paper: Very Vanilla (106550), Champagne Glimmer Paper (127885)
Rubber Stamps:  Something for Baby (Woodmount bundled with framelits: 136790; Clearmount bundled with framelits: 136791).  Petit Pairs (woodmount: 128706; clearmount: 122497)
Inkpads/Markers: Crumb Cake inkpad (126975), Gold Stampin’ Dazzle Marker (133634)
Tools: Big Shot (113439), Beautifully Baroque Embossing Folder (130917), Baby’s First Framelit (see bundle code in stamps); Small Oval Punch (120908), Tiny flower punch I’ve just realised is retired but you can get almost the identical look from the Boho Blossom Punch: (119858)
Accessories: Venetian Crochet Trim (134581), Basic Jewels Pearls (119247)
Adhesives: SNAIL (104332), Dimensionals (104430)

One card, three ideas

Well yesterday was a strange day.  I decided with all the running around that I had been doing lately that I would spend the whole day at home just creating.  I had cleared off my craft desk and was ready to go when ugliness struck… that is, my card wasn’t looking the way I pictured it in my head.  A little word of advice, if it’s not working just let it go for now and put it aside for later.  I kept trying to revive that card and it wasn’t happening.  I started a second one and that didn’t look right either.  In the end I decided to completely change tactic and make something totally different.  And here’s the result:

I like the way this card turned out.  It’s very different from my usual style but a change is as good as a holiday :)  I also think it’s a bit unusual to add silver glitter to a Kraft cardstock but some how it works.  Nothing really to explain about this card, it’s just paper and cardstock that’s been punched out and embellishments added. But I do have some other ideas for you…

Another cardmaking idea:  I thought it would be good to try this card in different ways – maybe do the same card using scallop punches for the outer piece.  Heart shapes instead of the circles would be great for a Birthday, Anniversary or Valentine’s Day card.  I didn’t get around to using different shapes but I did change the theme.  Ever wonder what to do with little stamp images you have and random little embellishments?  Well these cards are great for any cute little stamps you have and as a money saving tip, they’re also great for using up scrap pieces of paper and those little end pieces of ribbon that you just don’t want to throw out.

Here’s the same card but done for Christmas.  I’ve used the same patterned paper even, I just used some little stamps from a Stampin’ Up! set called “Bingo Bits”.  The sentiment on the card is from the same stamp set I’ve used in the other two cards too, it’s one that I use constantly, called “Teeny Tiny Sentiments”.

Now here’s the same card again but as a baby card.  The cute puppy image is from a stamp set called “Every Little Bit” – I’m thinking now that I look at it again that I really should use this set more often because it’s just so sweet.  So again, same patterned paper and the sentiment is from the same set as the other two cards, this time I stamped it and punched it out as the ink wasn’t showing up dark enough on the card.

Hope these card ideas get the creative juices flowing for you :D  Give it a go, just change the colours of the cardstock to suit the theme of your card and add what little images and embellishments you have.  Of course if you like things to match perfectly then try out Stampin’ Up!’s buttons and ribbons to go with your cardstock and ink.

And here’s a list of Stampin’ Up! products that I used to create this card: (I’ve put in brackets after each item which card it is featured on.  If the item has been used on all cards then I’ve left it as is).

Rubber Stamps:
Teeny Tiny Sentiments
Every Little Bit (baby card)
Bingo Bits (Christmas card)

Cardstock & Paper:
First Edition Specialty Paper
Silver Glimmer Paper
Rich Razzleberry cardstock (for you card & Christmas card)
Pretty In Pink cardstock (for you card)
Crumb Cake cardstock (aka Kraft)
Baja Breeze cardstock (baby card)
Lucky Limeade cardstock (baby card)
Old Olive cardstock (Christmas card)

Rich Razzleberry inkpad
Old Olive inkpad (baby card and Christmas card)

1 1/4″ Circle Punch
1 3/8″ Circle Punch
3/4″ Circle Punch
Itty Bitty Punch Pack – little flower punch (for you card)
Heart to Heart Punch – to fit under the Itty Bitty Button (Baby card)
Word Window Punch (Baby card)

Linen Thread
Itty Bitty Buttons
Pink Rhinestone Brad
Clear Rhinestone Brads
Basic Jewels. Rhinestone – in the centre of the flower button (for you card)
Trinket Crown
Designer Printed Brads (Baby card)
Twitterpated Button (Baby card)
Rich Razzleberry Taffeta Ribbon (Christmas card)