Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Welcome, Lila Grace!

One of my favourite crafters, Jennifer McGuire, has just welcomed little Lila Grace into the world and I am joining the blog hop to help her family celebrate.  I actually made two cards and couldn't decide which to blog about so I will show you both!!  
My first one continues with the theme of pocket cards that is the PTI Make it Monday this week.  I stamped the hexagon background in vintage cream ink on the card base on both sides and then impressed it with the linen impression plate.  I learned from my last card to impress the card stock before making it into a pocket!
Then I cut out a fillable frame window and fit the hawaiian shores panel inside after adhering the sides with some snail adhesive.  I stamped the frame from one of the Fillable Frames and then the sentiment from the anniversary set Round and Round.  I impressed the inner panel with the canvas side of the impression plate for something a little different.  Then, some corner rounding and voil√†!
Then I decided that it needed a matching envelope so I decorated an envelope with some Heidi Grace baby stamps:
So, for my second card, I knew I wanted to finally use washi tape on a card.  I made it look like the binding and scored the back card stock panel so it can open.  I used two brads to attach with some snail adhesive between the two layers.
I stamped the Mat Stack frame from Modern Wood Mats and then layered one of the sweet sentiments from the set.  Hard to see but I used the flourishes on the sides in lavender ink.  Some corner rounding and the card was finished.
Jennifer, I wish you and your family every happiness as you enjoy this precious time with your new little cutie pie! <3

Welcome, baby!
Paper: PTI kraft, hawaiian shores
Stamps: PTI Fillable Frames, Round and Round (anniversary set); Market Street hexagon background
Ink: Fresh chocolate, silver lilac, PTI vintage cream
Misc: PTI linen and canvas impression plate, Fillable Frames die, corner rounder

Because of you the world is brighter
Paper: PTI hawaiian shores, Staples 110lb white
Stamps: PTI Modern Wood Mats
Ink: Fresh slate, silver lilac (lavender), chocolate
Misc: brads from stash, Tim Holtz tissue tape, corner rounder


BethieJ said...

Cara both cards are LOVELY!!!
Have a GREAT day!!

Joyce said...

Two really great cards. Aren't those pockets just so fun!

pamela said...

Hehe I recognize the Heidi Grace baby stamps on your envelope. I got the same set as well :D

Jill Norwood said...

Beautiful cards both! Love the window pocket and all the embossing!

Suzanne Russell said...

Both of these are very creative and eye-catching. Great job!

Sandi said...

great job!

Tracy said...

so very pretty - now i think i need some Hawaiian Shores cardstock LOL

Jennifer said...

this is perfection! thank you!