Sunday, April 14, 2013

Little darling baby shower

Happy Sunday everyone! My husband's best friend and his wife had a baby shower. They are expecting a baby boy. Of course, my husband was "expecting" a handmade card from me for this joyous occasion. And how could I refuse? He's been a friend for many years and his family treats us as their own. What my husband didn't know was that I had already been working in my head with this card. Being one for a boy, of course I had been going over it in my head on how to decorate the card. In the end, I decided to go with a criss-cross card since our gift was ordered online and it was easier for me to make a pocket for the insert to put the printed gift receipt in. I embellished the pocket with stickers in Spanish to honor the mother who is Colombian. I had stashed this stamp for a while, colored it matching the hair color of the couple, selected the papers and other details and towards the end I conferred with my "design team" Ivonne, my husband and my son who happily gave their opinion. How lucky am I to have such a wonderful team! :) So here is the card.

Front view:

  Card and insert:
Insert front and back (with pocket):


Detail of Image:
Another view:
This card was created using image from Magnolia Stamps – "Tilda's Family"; DP: Graphic45 "Little Darlings"; Dies: "Nestabilities Romantic Rectangles", "La-La Land Crafts Filigree Corner Die"; blue ribbon from Really Reasonable Ribbon; polka dot ribbon and teddy bear charm from my local scrapbook store; flowers from WOC; shimmer on dress: Wink of Stella brush color. Other embellishments are from my stash. This image was stamped with Memento ink and colored with Copic markers.

I am entering this card in the following challenges:
Challenge #67 Spring: Lovely hAnglar or sweet Magnolia challenge blog
Challenge #71 Anything Goes: 7 Kids College Fund Challenge Blog
Challenge #7: Spring with Ribbons: Stamp and Create with Magnolia
April Showers and /or Spring Flowers: Simon Says Stamp!
Challenge #48 Flowers Everywhere: Tilda's Town
Challenge #104 "Dress to impress": Alota Rubber Stamps Blog
Challenge TPE194 Use SPRING Colors: The Pink Elephant
Anything Goes: You, Me and Magnolia
Bingo (Glitter, Die Cuts, Blooms): Papertake Weekly Challenge
Hugs, Kathya


  1. Absolutely precious Kathya. You picked a great image and I always love to see criss cross cards. This will be loved by the parents to be. Hugs!

  2. Perfect choice for a baby shower, very sweet
    Hugs Julie P

  3. lovely, sweet creation, thanks for joining in at YMAM

  4. Morning sweetie, this is so gorgeous, huggles Pops x x x

  5. Beautiful outside and in!

  6. Awwww...this is super sweet! I love this image! I should get this for my brother in law and wife having their baby soon! Love the bouquet of flowers and charm. Beautiful job as always! :)

  7. Aww, This is Such a Darling Pocket Card!! Such a Sweet image and wonderful patterned papers and embellies you chose as well! 8-) Thank you so much for entering the Challenge! 8-)

  8. I just loved everything on your card.
    Coloring and Graphic 45 papers coming nicely together.
    Thanks for sharing with us at Stamp and Create with Magnolia.

  9. BTW I loved your blog banner;)



  11. Wowwwww,fabulous card^_^
    I like this gorgeous image^_^
    Big hug my friend,

  12. This is so sweet! I love the bundle of flowers with the charm So cute! Thanks so much for playing along with us over at the Simon Says Stamp Challenge Blog!

  13. Beautiful envelope card, such a sweet couple. Thanks for joining us at Tilda's Town for our challenge
    hugs Louise

  14. Sweet and lovely criss cross card. The little bear charm is so cute. Thank you so much for joining us at Magnolia-licious :o)

  15. Fabulous card! Beautiful coloring and great take on the Spring with Ribbons challenge. Thank you for playing along with the Stamp and Create with Magnolia Challenges! We will have another new one tomorrow. We hope you will play along again soon!
    Stamp and Create with Magnolia