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'Celebrations' - Blog Hop

Hi there

Welcome to this month's Blog Hop with the ‘Art from the Heart team. We have had a change of date for the monthly blog hop which will be the first Saturday of the month going forward. The Art with Heart team led by Claire Daly, is a group of more than 90 Stampin’ Up! Demonstrators from across Australia. If you would like to be part of this supportive group of talented paper crafters email me for more details. 



You may have come from blog of the lovely and talented Christine Blain but if not, you can join the Blog Hop from here by clicking on the link to the next blog at the bottom of this post. We hope you can take the time to visit each blog to see the wonderful creations we have to show you! If you leave a comment on every blog and then email Nikki at, your name will be put into the hat to win some beautiful Blog Candy. You have until 6am EST on 8 June 2010 to leave your comments and only those who are not Stampin’ Up! Demonstrators are eligible to win the Blog Candy.

One of my colleagues and his wife are expecting their second child, so I decided to create some projects to celebrate his birth - yes, they know they are having a boy which is really helpful for me. I will have a gift ready to go!

First up, is a special photo card for the proud Grandma (or Mum for that matter) to carry around and show off to her friends. There is a matching envelope box to keep it safe.  I have used the Washington Apple Designer Series Paper and the matching colours Pumpkin Pie and Bashful Blue with Brilliant Blue as a bold contrasting colour.  The 'Fox & Friends' stamp set from the Autumn/Winter Mini catalogue is perfect for this.  First up is a photo of the envelope box, which is made from a commonly available template, that I have customised for a snug fit. I've used the Big Shot and the Timeless Type Junior Alphabet for the wording. I love this font.


The second photo is the front of the card. I've used the sentiment from the Sale-a-bration set 'Whimsical Words' which has been well sponged and mounted in the Silver Hodgepodge Designer Label tag.


The next photo is the inside of the card. On the left is the Birth Announcement details presided over by the cute owl from Fox & Friends. I have printed this on the computer and then cut it out with the Top Note Die. On the right side a photo can be slipped into top opening.


Here is a final photo of the set.


The second project using the same materials is a set of Birth Announcement postcards for the proud parents to send out to friends and family. These are designed to fit into standard envelopes. The announcement cards are double sided, with the details on one side and the photo sleeve on the other in a matching box. The box has been sized to fit the envelopes as well. Here is a photo of the open box showing the announcement cards and envelopes.  It should fit at least 10 cards and envelopes (I've only completed half at the moment).


Making boxes to any size is very straightforward.  I just measure the largest item (in this case the envelope) and then add 2mm to the length and wide to get the dimensions of the base. The sides are dictated by how much you want to hold in the box. I made these 30mm as I new I needed to hold quite a few cards and envelopes. To make the top, add a further 2mm to the length and width to ensure a snug fitting lid. This photo shows both sides of the announcement card.


I hope you have enjoyed these projects. If you have any questions you would like answered, please email me. Below are the details of the products used.


Card Details


Fox & Friends, Whimsical Words

Cardstock & Papers

Whisper White, Bashful Blue, Pumpkin Pie, Brilliant Blue, Washington Apple DSP


Brilliant Blue, Bashful Blue, More Mustard, So Saffron


Bashful Blue Taffeta, Silver Hodgepodge,


Scallop edge punch, Designer Label Punch, Corner Rounder Punch, Big Shot, Top Note Die, Timeless Type Junior Alphabet Dies, Polka Dot Embossing Folder, Circle Punches, Scallop Circle Punch, Sponge daubers, Dimensionals, computer & printer

The next stop on the Blog Hop is another lovely and talented lady - Sue Madex, so hop on over to Sue's blog and don't forget to leave her some comment love!

Have a great weekend.



You have definately given me huge inspiration to give a gift to a very pregnant and special friend of mine, who is too organised for her own good. I was struggling with what to give her at her baby shower in a couple of weeks. Well now i know and will get cracking. Cheers


Love the 3D lion! Great colour combination, thank you for sharing!

Christine H

Judy, this is amazing. Such a lovely colour combination. You have created an absolutely beautiful gift.

Babe O'Mara

Nice gift idea. Love the stripes. Very cute!!


Anne-Marie Stephanides

This is such a wondeful gift set for a new baby :) thank you for sharing.

Kathryn Mangelsdorf

What a fantastic idea for a new born (and their family). Yes the lion was a very special feature on this project.

Alisha Watson

Wow Judy I love it, might have to case this for my niece who will be born in a couple of weeks. The colours are lovely, I love the strips

Di Dunk

Fantastic set Judy. What a wondeful gift. LOVe it. You are just so creative. Beautiful and will be treasured by the recipients.

Natalie Brotherston

Very nice set of baby cards and accessories!

Genna Gifford

Love the fun, bright look - so different to most muted baby sets. Beautiful.


What a wonderful project, I love it!

Christine Blain

You didn't disappoint, my friend! A thoroughly gorgeous project. You are very clever!! You already know how cute I think the blue owl, with his Brilliant Blue eyes, is, but that little lion looks fantastic!! The recipients will be blown away by this gift, Judy - it is very special.


Wow, Judy! What a fabulous gift. I love the way you've layered the lion's head. All your projects are just stunning Judy.

Claire Daly

Judy this is absolutely stunning and such a fabulous idea. Your choice of colours and stamps are perfect and all the little details amazing! Great work!


The finished set looks great Judy, just as I knew it would with your attention to detail.

Donna Zammit

OMGoodness Judy this is just...I'm lost for words. Amazing, truly amazing. Seriously you should sell these. My fave the little owl with the curly stamp coming out from behind the scalloped circle. TFS. Cheers Donna Zammit


I love this set, the colours are awesome, just that stamp set with it

Nikki Sadler

what a beautiful gift idea Judy - the proud parents will be so pleased with it - I really love the cute little lion.

Rachel Jackson

Beautiful, love the colors.

Sharnee Torrents

WOW the detail!! I love the lion's head and the colours too! Mate this is awesome, such a gorgeous project!
Smiles Sharnee

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