Friday, April 22, 2016

April Showers (Brings Brides & Babies) Blog Hop

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I am so getting ready for my 2 nieces' weddings!  I made this card using a digital stamp set I bought from Paper Garden Catherine St. Clair design).  I water colored the umbrella, mounted it on blue polka dot patterned paper, then mounted it on a white cardstock base.  I added clear rhinestones to look like rain falling.  Now I have to get busy and make another!  ~Gracie

This is a baby shower card for my nephew’s baby.  I used my cameo to design &  cut out the card and the theme was whales….  And onesies on a clothes line always feels like a baby shower to me! ~Jennifer

I opted to make a card for a baby shower.  I made a cute diaper with a diaper pin pattern and made two slits on the front so the side flaps slide in...just like the real thing.  Inside, a play on words reminding the parents-to-be they are entering a "changing" world printed on Pink Pirouette card stock.  To finish it off, I tied some Offray pink ribbon across the front.   ~Kim

Who doesn't love babies!! This sweet card is from the "Bundle of Joy" group on SVG Cuts.  
They have a example of a boy and a girl card along with some other cute items... keep hopping and you will find another baby item to go with it! ~Anna

If you came from my personal blog to here, you know that I was digging through my diecuts drawer for inspiration for today's hop.  Well this one to came from a friend in a swap but unfortunately I don't know who gave it to me, but it was so pretty I had to use it.
I used the Cricut scroll embossing folder on the entire card, that's right I just add the entire folded card base into the folder and ran it through. I then took my bone folder and smoothed the back of the card until it was flat.  I added another layer of smooth cardstock with my greeting (Stampin' Up Rose Wonder Stamp Set) on the inside to give the weakened paper more structure. 
I love how it turned out. Simple but so pretty. ~Theresa

I decided to use one of the card designs already designed on my Cricut cartridge called Artfully Sent by CTMH.  The image is Baby Pop Up Card.  I only used the inside of the card because I had a different idea for the outside.  The paper used for the outfits and behind the letters all came from a mat stack by DCWV called Nana’s Nursery – Girl.  For the front, I used on whole page from that same stack and stamped on the sentiments.  Those came from two sets – the “congratulations” was by Fiskars from a set called Sentiments and the lower phrase was from set by Close To My Heart called Just to Say.  This was a card that packs impresses without being too difficult to do. ~ Denise 

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  1. DT, I'm so proud of you. Every month you go above and beyond to create beautiful cards for the hops.

  2. Ladies, you rocked this hop! Fantastic work all...I'm so honored to be part of this group. It's always a pleasure hopping with you!

  3. wowza! some great cards in this post! the onesies!, the diaper card! the umbrella and the baby block! oh my! wonderful!


  4. How fun- loving this hop and really enjoying all of the creative ideas. The diaper card is so cute, and just love the pretty card with the unknown die cut. Beautiful work!

  5. Everyone did an amazing job!!! I love them all!

  6. The wedding cards are so elegant and all the baby ones adorable. Great job everyone.

  7. Wow, great cards! Loved your "changing world" sentiment!

  8. Your bride cards are so beautiful and your baby cards are so adorable. Love them all!

  9. Awesome cards, Denise. I love the diaper. Thanks for hopping along with me and the gals.

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  10. Great cards! I love the baby pop-up card!

  11. They are all precious! Love the diaper, love the pop up, love the wedding, - heck -love them all! Great job, ladies!

  12. All very cute cards and so perfect for that new bundle of joy or the special couple.

  13. So cute... I can't decide which I love best... Very sweet... Love the diaper, blocks and umbrella best if I had to choose ... Well done❤️

  14. Wow! So many wonderful inspirations. I have to say... that diaper one "changed" me! I just may have to use it! Thanks for hopping with us!

  15. Every card so is so BEAUTIFUL! I love the embossed lettering. The umbrella is so colorful and gushed over the onesies. The bottle and diaper are amazing! Thank you all for sharing your amazing talents.

  16. Pretty cards! Love that fabulous umbrella! And the fun diaper card too.