Monday, May 18, 2009

FAUX NURSERY NECESSITIES SAILBOAT

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

31 comments:

Jackie Pedro said...

Yay!! You stamped! Love your card, Nancy! Hope all is well with you!! Hugs!

Lorri said...

Oh my gosh, if I would have known getting pregnant with a BOY is all I needed to do to get you stamping, I would have been pregnant MONTHS ago!! LOL LOVE the card, Nancy. It's AWESOME to see your post today!

Linda said...

That is a fantastic idea with the boat shape Nancy....I must try that too...thanks for sharing.

Vera said...

Oh, what a great baby card! I love the boat and the paper thread in the buttons. Thanks for all the wonderful ideas, Nancy!

Marie said...

Love your card, Nancy! Everything coordinates so well together and your eye for balance is fantastic!!! Thanks for all of the links to other cards that were part of the inspiration process.

Jeanette said...

I love the faux boat. I am definately going to use this idea.

mary marsh said...

love the card Nancy, I am going to use your idea here-it's a good one-the dsp is perfect on this card also

Crystal said...

Nancy this is beautiful, I love it!

Karen Motz said...

This is very sweet Nancy! I love the punched sailboat and thanks for the fab tip about threading buttons with cardstock.

Mary said...

Super cute! Love the sail boats everyone is using!

Stacey Schafer said...

What a darling boat! I love your layout and color/pattern choices:)

June Houck said...

This is adorable!!! So cute :)

Dawn Easton said...

Love that you created this sailboat from a punch! Fabulous Nancy!

Renée said...

This is awesome, Nancy! Love everything: the colours, the cute sailboat, the paper-threaded buttons. Great job!

Kay Kalthoff said...

Super cute card, Nancy! I love the colors - you really brought out the best in the DSP that you used. TFS!
Kay

Melissa said...

Um......I love, love love this!! Well done my friend!

Many Blessings,
M.

LeAnne said...

Fun, fun, fun! Great card!

Libby Hickson said...

This is just adorable!! Makes me want to have a baby boy so you'll send it to me. HA!! :-)

connie d said...

LOVE this little card, Nancy! What an awesome trick to use punches to make the sailboat. I definitely need to keep this one in mind.

Silke said...

Super precious card and image - Nancy!!! The colors are perfect too!!!

Wendy said...

Nancy! You are alive, we miss you when you don't stamp and blog but after reading your life lately, I totally understand! I hope all the grad preperations are going well! Love the card too! That Mary!

Angie Tieman said...

Fabulous card!! So glad you got time to stamp!

Allison said...

I love this card. The faux boat is great.

Christina Fischer said...

This is darling, Nancy! Love the cardstock 'thread'!!!

Katie Ann Brooks said...

Yeah you created! And what a lovely card!

PS- I left you an award on my blog, check it out. :)

Kris Kilcoyne said...

Very clever ... what a way to use your imagination.

I'll have to keep that in mind next time I don't have a certain stamp set.

Improvise and be surprised.

Those buttons are stinkin' adorable.

Alex said...

Oooh, how adorable Nancy, I just love this cute card! *STAMPIN HUGS* Alex

Emily said...

This is gorgeous Nancy! I love your sail boat! Great layout and papers! I love the DSP threaded through the buttons!

Karen said...

Nancy - this is just gorgeous! Perfect for a baby boy!

Karen
xo

Lynn said...

Super cute and very creative!

Emily said...

Oh Baby!!! This is just too adorable Nancy! I love the colors you chose and the buttons are darling! Thanks for passing on the idea for the button threads. I'm definitely going to use that.