Sunday, April 5, 2009

Stamptacular Sunday Challenge; New Beginnings

Hi All!
Today is the start of the Stamptacular Sunday Challenge! Today's challenge is "New Beginnings", here are the details directly from the Stamptacular blog:

"This week's challenge is: NEW BEGINNINGS
How appropriate, since this week is our new beginning. You are free to create any type of project that you choose as long as it is something for a New Beginning AND includes some type of stamping! Once you have completed your challenge project, please leave us a comment that includes a direct link to your work! This will make it much easier for us to take a peek and see what you made! " Not only do we have the weekly Stamptacular Sunday Challenge, there will be bonus challenges through out the day today! So be sure to drop by the Stamptacular Sunday Challenge Blog to link your project to win some great prizes!

Below I chose to make a card for a really new beginning...a baby card! I used my Paper Trey Ink With Sympathy stamp set again (see I told you it's super versatile set!...wait 'til you see how I used this set next week...I'm totally addicted to it!). I cut the bib out with my circle Nestabilities and then I stamped it. The vines in Shabby Shutters (by Tim Holtz) and added the flowers, Pretty in Pink by SU, then stickled the flowers to give them a little sheen!

I then punched out my ruffle using Martha Stewart's Lace Border punch and then ran it through my crimper, then I put adhesive along the entire back of the bib and attached my lace trim. I then added my ribbon and waa laa, one cute baby bib!

I matted it on SU's Pretty in Pink paper and ran that through my Cuttlebug Embossing Folder, Swiss Dots.

I hope you enjoy my project today and be sure to stop by the Stamptacular Sunday Challenge Blog to see what wonderful projects my other dt members have come up with! Recipe below as usual...thanks for looking!

Recipe:
  • Stamps: Paper Trey Ink With Sympathy and Limitless Labels
  • Inks: Tim Holtz Shabby Shutters, SU Pretty in Pink, Memento Black
  • Punches/Dies: Martha Stewart Border Lace, Nestabilities Circles
  • Embossing: Cuttlebug Swiss Dot
  • Other: Paper Crimper, Stickles, Organza Ribbon, Pop Dots

46 comments:

Donna said...

Hey Paula Love your baby card, what a great idea making it into a bib, love the stamping you did, very pretty.
Hugs
Donna

Nikki Schmaltz said...

This is so pretty. Great job! I must get that stamp set:)

lilacanglia said...

absolutely gorgeous,
beautiful colours,
hugs
Angie

Nicola said...

This is simply gorgeous, love your bib and embossing along with fab colour combo. -x-

Lorraine A said...

aww, how cute is this, gorgeous card Paula :-)
Lorraine

clare said...

aww..what a lovely idea for a baby card..so love the colours
TFS clarex

helen said...

omw!!!!!this is superb when i first saw this i thought it was lace not punched paper on the bib the image and your colour choice is delightful.....wow
hugs
helen x

Pascale said...

I love this it is amazing I love the attention to detail in making the bib and the stamping on the card match hugs Pascale

Cheri said...

Your baby card is so adorable!!! What a beautiful card anyone would be thrilled to get!

Craftyanny said...

gorgeous card Paula, so sweet!

hugs
Anne x

scotspanda said...

what a gorgeous idea, love it a lot. the colours are lovely :o)

lotsalove

Amanda xxx

Liz, said...

I'm joining in the fun, great tin.

Liz x

NormaJean said...

wow!! that is so cute

lizzie said...

how cute is this!!!! love it!

pinky said...

I totally adore this card, beautiful.
Pinky

mamichelle said...

OMG, Paula, this is precious!!

Lisa M. said...

i am in awe of this bib! The way you did the edge is fabulous! Love it!

Donna said...

Wow, Love this cute baby card, its fabulous. Donna x

Melisa Waldorf Angel #4405 said...

Girl this bib is spectacular!!! Awesome.
Congrats on making the Stamptacular Challenge Blog DT!

JanJ said...

Hi Paula

What a fab card, such an original idea & it's absolutely gorgeous

I'm hopping around all the DT's blogs at the moment for the bonus challenge no.2

All the best

Jan x

Skraptacular Designs said...

What an awesome start for our new Stamptacular Challenge Blog! Thanks for being a part of our fabulous Design Team! You guys are all so wonderful and I am grateful to have you all!

I am thrilled to be beginning this journey with you!

Hugs,
Priscilla

Carisa said...

Paula!!! This is a beuatiful baby card. - I love the bib idea!

jamie said...

adorable!

Liza said...

This is beautiful Paula. It is such a great idea and I love how you have made the lace edge to the bib.

Liza x

Sue said...

Oh Paula i luv this card its so differant, luv the bib, beautiful work, sue.x

Rachel Bleich said...

This is absolutely beautiful! It is almost too pretty to be used as a card and should be framed! I love everything about it! I can't wait to see what you make each week!

Sprytebyrd said...

Hiya Paula! I just love the idea for the lace here! Such an adorable card! I Love it!

Janneke said...

So cute, love the bib and embossing ;0)

Hugs, Janneke

kespcs said...

OMG! Who would think a baby bib could be soooo elegant! Love, love, love this card.

Thanks sooo much for sharing it!

Karen

Jerusha said...

I love the colours on this card and your design is lovely. Looking forward to see what else you have in store!

Kimi said...

I love, love, love your baby card. It's so unique! Great job, Paula.

Hugs, Kimi
iluv_2_scrap@comcast.net

Deb Hoekstra said...

What a beautiful card. Thanks for sharing the tip about running the ruffle through the crimper.

joey said...

Hiya Paula, this is stunning, the edging you have given the bib is adorable and so well done! Joey.xxx

Danielle Richard said...

So Sweet!! Great Job!!
Danielle

Camilla said...

Nice card:) Gorgeous stamps!

Swedie said...

The bib is so sweet! And I love the way you did the gathered lace look around it.

Swedie

Jenny said...

I love the bib!!!!! Great job!

Teresa aka Laxmom111 said...

I really like this precious baby bib card.

Sheila said...

This is Stunning wow!!.. I love how you've made the lace around the bib it's gorgeous.
Sheila xx

redsmomma said...

Such a beautiful card! I chose your card as one of my favorites because Im in dire need of new ideas for babies. Its fabulous! Just wish I had the right tools to make it even come close to yours. I love it!
~anna

Lisa said...

Hi Paula, This is so pretty and very eye catching. I love it! x

Callie said...

Very creative and fun! I love the bib. What a cute idea!

Anjou Krelovich said...

WOW! That bib is amazing! GREAT idea!

Ceal said...

Wow I think I might have to CASE this one! Adorable!

Ellie said...

This is genius, Paula! Love how you crimped the lace border. What a perfect card for a perfect little somebody!

CraftyC said...

This is gorgeous Paula, love the bib and pretty colours!
Clairex