Saturday, October 23, 2010

Boy, oh Boy!

As I promised in my previous post, here is my baby boy just in case it's a boy and not a girl card! Honestly, it would be so much easier on everyone if we all knew the sex of the baby ahead of time. Planning would be so much easier. But, I'm not the one having the baby, I'm just the card maker...heeheehee!

I was hunting around for a sketch to use and I found a card made by Jacque Beddingfield and you can see her card here. I just loved the way she used her double sided paper for this sketch and thought I would give it a try. Anyone who really knows me well, knows that I am no mathematition, so figuring out this card made me sweat buckets, but in the end it turned out reasonably well!

So here is the front of my Baby Boy card using #339 Sleeping Baby Tingla (okay she is really a girl). Both of my images are available from Diana at Magnolia Stamps ...

I took a photo of the side view of the card so that you can see how I peeled my paper back and secured it with FabriTac and Buttons...

Here is a close up look at Sleeping Baby on the front of the card. Actually the panel just slides into the space created when I folded the papers back, but it's attached under the small buttons with dimensional dots...

On the inside of the card I used the one side of the dp and the reverse side also. I created the Lacey Square Panels with my new Spellbinders Nesties. The poem is the first stanza and last stanza of a poem I found online by Joanna Fuchs.

I wanted to add something special to the inside of the card, not just a plain notation panel, so I stamped #119 Alvin to complete the inside panel. He is popped up dimensionals also.

A closer look at baby Alvin...

I'm so enjoying using these JustRite Stampers that I received for my birthday. They just seem to lend themselves well to stitched cards and baby cards alike. So here's is how I finished off the back of my care...

My card recipe:

Cardstock - Generic for card base and Tempting Turquoise (SU) Cryogen White
DP - Little Yellow Bicycle -0 Clothesline
Skin - E00, 000, 0000
Hair - Y26, 23
Bonnet/Pants - B00, 000, 02
Shirt - E31, 51
Buttons/Star - Y35
Shadow - W0, 01, 03
Stardust Stickles
Waterfall Stickles
Lacey Square Nestabilities
Buttons - SU
Crafter's Floss
FabricTac, ScorTape, Dimensionals
Nestabilities Classic Circle, Large Scalloped Circle
JustRite Stampers - Cute as a Button set
Distress Ink - Antique Linen

I so appreciate you taking the time to visit my blog today. I've been working feverishly to get a number of cards sheduled to post on my blog over the next several weeks. I'm having more surgery this coming week, this time for a female issue.



  1. Your card is precious. So many great little details. Good luck with the surgery -- I hope you feel better soon!

  2. your so funny Barb lol!!! What a cute clean card.Love teh coloring and the inside is beyond gorgeous.I can't wait to hear what they have lol!!! Jus wonderful,RubyM:)

  3. Barb, it's just lovely!!
    You're braver than I am to do the turned back panels and what a great job you did.
    Having Alvin on the inside insures it is a 'boy' card - but I really think a baby is a baby for the new 'Tingla', don't you?
    Love your blue DP and buttons. AND love your stamp on the back as I have mentioned before.
    I am really sorry to hear you have to have an other operation and sincerely hope it is not a serious one and you bounce back from it quickly. You have had a rough go of it lately....
    Big hugs, Candy xoxoxoxo

  4. Oh Barb! How divine! I love the inside too...what a fabulous job!

  5. I love that idea. It makes a really original looking card. Nice twist on the double sided-shows it off beautifully!
    Sue S.

  6. Hello Barb!
    Your baby card is is so adorable. I love the design of it and the paper you have used. Your colouring is gorgeous.
    I pray you are okay with your operation and you will be back to health in no time.
    Hugs Marion (Maz)

  7. Oh Barb, this little card is so adorable.. I hope it is a boy so he can get this one... love the layout and the you pulled the pp back.. simply gorgeous... also love the inside and the sentiment. great card..
    Hugs, Jean

  8. Hi Barb. Your card is adorable. I really like the little baby sucking the pacifier on the inside of the card. It finishes it off perfectly.


  9. Wow!! This card is so cute!! I loved! :)

  10. This card is absolutely beautiful, Barb! I love this precious little stamp and your design is just perfect for a little one! I'll be thinking about you !
    big hugs!

  11. OMG...........what a cute card!! Boy Oh Boy is right!! Love all the elements you have used here Barb - another winning creation for sure.
    Deb T.

  12. This card melts my heart! I love the sweetness of it! Your work is lovely!


  13. Barb your card is adorable and I really like the card style as well with the rolled back frame. Beautiful job

  14. This is just plain adorable! I love it from outside to inside!

  15. OMGoodness who would not like this
    card it is darling....your cards
    are always beautiful.It's such a good way to show both sides of your papers. I will keep
    you in my prayers good luck next
    Big Hugs Linda

  16. You're far cleverer, is that a word? than you think. It just turned out fabulous my friend, sure you can use these babes for masculine or feminine, and those buttons are the sweetest, i think that buttons are par for the course when it comes to boy cards, fab coloring girlfriend. Good luck for Thursday, i will be thinking of you.

  17. O my this is so gorgeous Barb!! I love the way you have done the front with paper folded back! Such a clever idea!!! And you always but such thought into every facet of your creations. just super gorgeous!
    Hugs Leonie

  18. Adorable card!Love the inside too!!!

  19. soooo cute.. ♥♥♥
    Hugs, Katrin

  20. This is soooooo pretty, Barb! Love all the blues on your card! And the rolled back frame is awesome, what a clever idea! Wonderful job!

  21. This card is too sweet. Beautiful sentiment and the colored images are so precious Barb :o)

  22. It's absolutely gorgeous!

  23. Hi Barb!
    Your card is adorable! Love the design and layout and all the little details. Your coloring is fantastic!! Sending prayers your way for a successful surgery and a quick recovery, you will be in my thoughts.

  24. Oh Barb, this is just too sweet! What a great technique! Love it to bits!
    Hugs, Dena

  25. This card is so precious. I especially love this image....wish I had someone to make this for!

  26. Wonderful card Barb! Love all the elements to your card! So cute having Alvin on the inside. She needs to have twins so she can get both cards!!! :-)

  27. aaawwwww! love your baby coloring and designing Barb! Just adorable!
    Pam Going Postal

  28. Adore both the boy and girl cards. Glad we didn't have to vote. You do beautiful work. TFS

  29. darling! I just love baby cards! Love how you "puffed up" the edges of your DP under the image a bit. Interestingly creative technique!! Gorgeoys coloring - as always!
    Pat Frank

  30. LOVE this!!!! Everything is just so adorable!!!! I agree, it is a lot easier to know the sex of the baby, but it's like the only thing left that can really be a surprise!! At least my daughter in law decided to know!!! heehee!!!


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