Saturday, April 11, 2015

Checkerboard Baby Shower Card

Hello again! Baby Shower cards are always fun for me. Generally, I try to make each one unique, even though I have completed a few designs I really like. For this Baby Shower card, I drew inspiration from this week's Heart 2 Heart Checkerboard Challenge.


One of my all-time favorite paper packs is the Babycakes pack. I kind of hoard this paper, because it is so adorable. I love that this paper is geared towards babies, but most of the patterns are versatile. For this card, I broke into that stash to create a "quilt" as the card base.


The checkerboard pattern is completed with 1in. squares spaced about a quarter of an inch apart. Then, I went to my sewing machine to create the look that these piece were part of a baby blanket. Let me just say, I am not the best at sewing, and with my recent hand surgery I had difficulty keeping the paper straight, but I actually like the imperfections in my sewing for this particular card.


To embellish the card, I used some twine and a button from my stash. I also used a Babycakes Picture My Life Card, which I trimmed down and the rounded the edges. The sentiment is from the Wild Wonders stamp set. 


I think the final product creates an adorable shower card that is gender neutral depending on the sentiment chosen. I hope my mom-to-be friend likes it!

For more on Heart 2 Heart Challenges, visit them here.

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Happy Scrapping, My Artsy Friends!

10 comments:

  1. Adorable. Thanks for sharing with us at Heart 2 Heart.

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  2. This is so cute, and I love how you have made a checkerboard quilt! Thanks for joining in at H2H.

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  3. Love how this is like a quilt with the sewing tied in! Nice job :)

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  4. I love the sewing to add to the quilted effect - nice touch! Babycakes is very versatile paper, but so perfect for a baby shower. I'm sure the mommy-to-be will love the card! Thanks for joining us again at H2H.

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  5. Adorable, so sweet! I love this paper and I love how it works with the checkerboard theme! Loving you little elephant too! Thanks for playing along with Heart 2 Heart Challenges (H2H)!

    Brandi R
    DT member H2H
    crzy4scrapbooking.blogspot.ca

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    1. Thanks so much. I love using PML cards for embellishments!

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