SURPRISE!!! I made time to design a card last night! I needed a baby boy card for a baby shower next weekend ... do you think I have a single baby boy card in my stash? I have several baby girl cards, but those baby boy cards sure get used up quickly!
I originally intended to CASE THIS CARD by Mary Fish but was out of the striped Slumber Party designer paper. I love the faux sailboat that resembles the sailboat image from the stamp set Nursery Necessities, and have used this little trick once in the past (see HERE). Although I didn't completely CASE Mary's card, my design ended up heavily inspired by it.
This is the first time I've tried one of Mary's tips - using a thin sliver of coordinating cardstock to "thread" buttons! LOVE the look, and will definitely be using it over and over again. I used the 1 3/4" Circle Punch to partially punch Bashful Blue cardstock for the "bottom" of the sailboat. The "congratulations" sentiment is from the stamp set called Congrats, and the designer paper is called Delicate Dots -- both from Sale-a-Bration '09.RECIPE
Stamps: Congrats (SAB '09)
Paper: Delicate Dots DP (SAB '09), So Saffron, Bashful Blue, Certainly Celery, and Whisper White CS
Ink: Sahara Sand Classic
Embellishments: Bashful Blue Brads, So Saffron and Certainly Celery Buttons (+1 retired Ballet Blue button)
Tools: Scallop Edge Punch, Paper Piercer, 1 3/4" Circle Punch
Supplies: Stampin' Dimensionals