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Baby Cards!

My co-workers seem to be procreating at an alarming rate, so I’ve been busy making “newborn,” cards.

I only had one set of stamps that could be used for baby cards. It just so happened to be one of my favorite sets, but since not everyone is into fantasy creatures, I thought I should get some more “traditional,” baby themed stamps and dies.

Here are my previous baby cards:


I love those baby dragons!!!

Back to traditional. It seems almost every stamp manufacturer has a stamp set that features baby onesies. I settled on MFT’s LLD Bundle of Baby Clothes dies because they have more than just the onesie shape, and you have more flexibility using patterned papers. I stayed with MFT for sentiments with LLD Welcome Baby. I liked the cute messages.

I started out with some baby girl cards, since the first baby due is a girl.


The sentiments on the front of the second card are from Concord and 9th’s Hooray Ribbon.

Then I decided to make a shaker card with MFT’s new shaker balloon window and frame.

The “For Baby!” is from the Hooray Ribbon set. Aren’t those sentiments from MFT adorable!

My last card with the MFT items was for a baby boy, and went back to my Acetate card roots!

There isn’t a lot of room to write inside, but I love the uniqueness. And that gorgeous blue color (Gina K Blue Raspberry cardstock and MFT Lush Lagoon ink)!

And then I went back to my baby dragons for the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday challenge last week. I can’t stay away from these little guys!


I had a ton of fun making these baby cards. I really like the baby clothes die kit. It also has a little tee shirt and a romper in it, and comes with the dies to make a laundry line to hang the clothes from. There is a lot more opportunity then just a onesie shape. I can’t wait to play some more!

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Altenew Permanent Black Ink Take 2

On Friday I posted my “review,” of black inks to use with Copic markers. I had just received the new Permanent Black ink from Altenew, and my high hopes appeared to be dashed on the first test run. Well, I would like to retract my opinion!

I stamped several images on Friday with Altenew’s Permanent black ink, and they call came out beautifully. I did have to stamp them twice to get dark images, but they were crisp and solid. Not as clear as their Jet Black die ink, but perfect for coloring! Here is one of the images I colored. I haven’t used the others, but I’ll post them when I do. I stamped several images from Mama Elephant’s Wooly Winter and will share my first Christmas cards here.


I wanted to be sure to post this right away, as I think this is a really great new product.

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Backgrounds with Distress Oxide Inks

I was inspired by the announcement of new distress oxide ink colors to get out my set and play with them. I used the “smooshing” technique and had so much fun I ended up with tons of panels!

I used mostly Worn Lipstick, Wilted Violet, Spiced Marmalade, Cracked Pistachio, Fired Brick and Broken China. As you can see I already cut up a panel before I took pictures. Aren’t they gorgeous!

I layered several colors, smooshing, drying with my heat gun and then smooshing again. For a couple of panels I added more water and it thinned out the color. Here are some close ups.

Here is the card I made with the piece I cut up.

I’m really excited for the new colors! Picked Raspberry and Peacock Feathers are my favorite!