Sunday, November 20, 2011

a grungy hybrid* baby card

i needed to make a baby card pretty quickly. and i was stumped. until i saw this week's sketchy thursday offering:

and then, "KABOOM!" the entire concept of my card, including which materials to use, came to me all at once. dontcha love it when that happens??!?! thanks, ST!!! :)

i made the digi collage first, obviously, and test printed it on regular paper, dry fit the photos and thickers, and generally "test drove" the whole configuration pretty thoroughly to avoid wasting my my beloved sticky-back canvas.** i ♥LOVE♥ how it came out!

(sticky back canvas: claudine helmuth; black glossy cardstock: ranger; photo paper: kodak ultima; glitter letters: american crafts; butterfly: webster's pages; fonts: jamaistevie & hurricane, free from; "a little magic 5" brush by vera lim; ink: stewart superior; adhesives: 3m foam tape, sewing machine)

the baby in the photos is charli renee, she is the GRANDDAUGHTER (!!!) of our very dear friends kim and dave. the reason that word is bold and in all caps is that this is the first GRANDCHILD (!!!) born to a couple who are exact contemporaries of jeff and myself (they got married just before us, jeff was in their wedding, and dave was jeff's best man; their kids were born after we were married, and we've watched them grow up, etc, etc) so it is very slightly*** freaking me out, because charli's dad, michael (whom she strongly resembles) was this age like FIFTEEN MINUTES AGO!!!!!!!!!!!!!! holy wow!!! and yet, *WE* have not aged at all! ...weird... :) :) :)

i was having sooooo much fun with this, that i made a girl version:
and a boy version:

and saved them both as .jpgs, to share with you. i printed mine to fit a 6x6" card base, but you can resize them to your needs. enjoy!

*the adjectives "grungy" and "hybrid" apply to the card; the baby in question is quite clean, and entirely human, i assure you! also very VERY cute, as you can see!!! ♥♥♥

**which works extremely well in my completely ordinary, not-very-expensive inkjet printer, in case you were wondering.

***of course by, "very slightly" you'll have deduced that i mean, "a really REALLY lot!!!" :)


  1. An adorable baby... oh, is there anything sweeter in the whole world????? Love your card, Lauren!

  2. gorgeous canvas! it is breathtaking!

  3. Wow!! Excellent use of the sketch & aren't you Fabbie for sharing?!!!

  4. Amazing card!!! Thanks for playing along with Sketchy Thursdays :)

  5. So sweet, so cute, so FABULOUS! LOVE!

  6. O wow this is awesome, what a fantastic idea for the photos :) I love it, so creative. Thank you for your nice comment on my card. Hugs xxx

  7. I was loving this piece and then saw that you made and ARE SHARING these!!! Be still my beating heart! Did I mention I'm going to be a (first) grandma? Thank you so much!

  8. *sigh* this makes my heart :):):) I loveeeeeeee the photos and the title work! Thanks so much for playing along with Sketchy Thursdays! :):):):):):):):):):):)

  9. What a beautiful card! I love the background! Amazing! Photos are so adorable! Thanks for playing along with us at Sketchy Thursdays!

  10. This is amazing!!! Thanks for playing with Sketchy Thursdays!


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