Saturday, April 11, 2015

Baby Shower Blocks

Baby Showers are a great time to get cute & a bit over the top.. for this one I tried my hand at a block step card. Not sure what the actual name of the design is, but the idea is it can look like blocks stacked up in a stair case fashion.  
I pulled the dimensions & scoring / cutting instructions from Deb Valder's blog.

 The baby carriage die I absolutely love so even though it is bigger than the 1 3/8 in squares, I had to use it. I cut a second one to use for the pieces in the hood of the carriage... all one color it kind of looses something.
The blanket draped over the corner is just a piece of white stock I'd run through the dot embossing folder & cut off a bit after I rounded the corner.

Although you can't really tell from these pictures, I added a bit of shine with glossy accents around the carriage hood, the edge of the blanket  and on the heart & flowers.

Flowers, hearts & tiny feet... all sweet little nods to the precious little one on the way.

Wednesday, January 7, 2015

Birthday for a friend

The craze over the movie Frozen is not just for little girls, but I know a few grown up girls who can't get enough of Olaf, the whimsical snowman. For one of my friends, I found an idea on Pinterest for a deconstructed Olaf, complete with pattern - thank you Kimbo (

I changed my card up just a bit & made the front so that the pouch of parts sits in a sleeve on the front of the card..
Here are a couple of pictures (I was in a hurry, so please don't mind the craft mess around the pics)

Here is a shot that shows the pouch of parts partially pulled out.

I will come back & add more detail of what I did soon, but wanted to give credit where it is due & share something actually done from a Pinterest idea.