Monday, April 16, 2007

Swell News


Thanks to a great tip by Florida demonstrator Linda Heller, Miss pregnant girlfriend here is stylin' with her dress. It's the same Au Chocolate DS paper as across the bottom, but it's brayered with certainly celery classic ink to match the card. How cool is that?

Paper piecing is fun. Just stamp your image onto the card stock you are using (here I am using shimmery white), then stamp her again onto the designer paper. Cut out the portion on the paper that you want to use ( the dress), and glue it on your image!

I used Stampin'Up!'s Stampin'Write Markers to color her and white craft ink in the jumbo wheel Petals for the background. The little flower in her hair is from a tiny punch from Target... actually on this card it's a combination of two little mini flowers. The one on the top is a punch sent to me by my friend Heather (thanks babe) along with the little pink crystal in the middle. The rick-rac is from Cindy (Starlitstudios). The pink strip under the ribbon is a piece of card stock with those layered flowers again plus certainly celery brads. The main image is punched out with a Giga Scallop punch from Mary Uchida. I punched another piece out of chocolate chip card stock to give it a shadow. The "you grow girl" is a combination of a dollar stamp from Michaels send to me by my friend Val from Cal, and the stamp that comes in the set Swell News from SU!. The celery grosgrain at the bottom is from Stampin'Up! The slit punch on the bottom right holds the flap closed.


This one is very similar to the one above. The celery part is ran through the Cuddlebug with the new circle embossing folder stamped first with "happy waiting". On this card, I used the new Round Tab Punch on the side attached with certainly celery brads. The card is trimmed about 1 inch off the side so you can grab the tab to open. :) The ribbon on the side is both May Arts (the brown polka-dot) and chocolate grosgrain from Stampin'Up! She is just sooo cute in that celery dress... don't ya think?

One more... this one was a mistake... I cut too much off the front of the card, but wanted to save it, so I added the flowers. This is exactly like the one above except for the embossing folder and the flowers. I love it when I mess up and then end up liking my mistake.

Okay... this is all I got done today in between running my daughter to pre-school and one of my twins to the Dr. Poor Jayce has strep throat and has to stay home one more day (torture for him, he loves school). So,I probably won't get much done tomorrow either. I THINK this covers all the pregnant chicks I know for now. Oh...I can't wait for those new babies to arrive.

Have a super day.... thanks for stopping by!! ~Cambria


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23 comments:

Quilt Nut said...

great cards! love the colors

PJBstamper said...

it took a second or two for the picture to show up so I skim the words and see "Miss pregnant girlfriend here" and think "OMG! Cami's pregnant!" tee hee! I wonder if that'll start a rumor.

excellent cards.

chelemom said...

Kinda miss those crabs...LOL! Love the variations on the theme...all sooo cute!!

beate said...

Cami, those are fantastic. Gorgeous! Lovely!!!!

Lois Michael said...

I love your cards, crabby ones too! Thanks for passing on the tips.

Julie said...

Very cute cards!!! Love the colors!

Kim said...

These are way too cute!

Barb said...

Love the modified dp! Fabulous idea!!

lilstamperalex said...

Very cute! Don't you wish all mistakes came out that well - LOL!

Leslie Miller said...

No way! Way? How did the brown dots stay brown? Guess I'll have to try it and find out. Boy, you sure know a lot of pregnant chicks! These cards are all super cute, Cami!

Bethany Paull said...

Too awesome! Love how you beefed up the sentiment with the larger "girl" and the trim with tiny flowers. Gorgeous.

Soozie4Him said...

Just adorable, Cami! But PLEASE answer this question, either here on the blog, or via email. So you just brayered celery ink onto the Au Chocolat paper - how on earth did the brown dots stay brown?!?! I'd love to know - I have a Stamp Camp coming up next week and we're going to do Easy Techniques and I'd love to do paper piecing and it would be fun to show them this idea (with proper credit, of course!).

Susan/Soozie4Him
moot96@aol.com

Leana said...

OMG! You did it again! I love all of them! That is why you are on my favorite blogs list!!!

Cambria Turnbow said...

Susan... I have NO idea, but you can use any light color and the brown totally stays brown. You have to try it!! Just ink up your brayer and go!! :)

Thanks for the nice comments girls!
~C

April Hall said...

Awesome cards! They came out very cute!

stampngokaren said...

Pretty cards!! Great layouts and embellishments!!

Taylor said...

These are soooo cute!! What a great idea to brayer the Au Chocolat DP! Can't wait to try that!

Nicole Seitler said...

No crab! No crab! Yay! :)

I'm not sure if I like these because they are so darn cute, or because my favorite color is GREEN! :D

Trudee said...

OMG I looooooooooooooove all three!! that polka dot dress is adorable and I love how you shaded around her!

Pam/Iris said...

GLG!!! How cute are these?? If I told you I was preggers, would you send one to meeeeeeeee?? ;)

Charmaine (CharmWarm on SCS) said...

One is more awesome than the next! Great set!

Laura said...

Love this color combo!

Abra Leah Cross said...

TOO cute! Love the paper piecing!