I have been enjoying a Christmas Day with hubby and one excited little boy, who turns 5 next month. The magic just grows stronger each year for him and it's wonderful to see.
It's a season for over indulging and a season when tummy's often expand … well for one dear friend, her tummy is on the shrinking, as she gave birth to a gorgeous little boy about a week ago. When the theme was set for a Blog Hop to showcase some Sneak Peeks of the up coming Spring/Summer Catalogue and/or Sale-a-Bration offerings, I turned to a set that is amazingly versatile …. 'Welcome Words'. The beauty of this Stamp Set is that the words blend beautifully with so many other Stamp Sets and here I coupled it with one of my favourites … Zoo Babies.
I wanted a colour theme that wasn't necessarily your traditional baby blue, so used Lost Lagoon, Delightful Dijon and Very Vanilla. I was mainly influenced by what ribbon I had on the shelf that would have be of suitable size to use.
I didn't want to over clutter the front of the card, so chose to complete the sentiment on the inside.
With more faux stitching, I edged the inside and added another little monkey holding these gorgeous balloons from Balloon Celebration. I love how these balloons layer so perfectly and with Balloons being so generic and suitable for many an occasion, it's a must have Stamp Set for your collection.
With so many choices of sentiments, I wanted to show how Welcome Words could be used for another completely different occasion …. and what better than to celebrate the New Year and to welcome in 2016?!
I don't know about you, but I ran out of time to send all the cards we normally would for Christmas, so a New Year's card might just have to fill the space.
You can't really see it here, but I've used Shimmery White Cardstock as the top layer on Sahara Sand and Silver Foil Cardstock. I've sponged to create a Bokeh technique behind the sentiment. The numbers came from the Project Life Day to Day stamp set and the silver foil stars created from the Confetti Star Punch … another favourite of mine. If only you could see the shimmer that this card stock creates with this.
If you were to Join my Team, you'd receive a card made using the Welcome Words set to Welcome you … it really is such a versatile Set, that you'll be amazed at how many times you'll find yourself turning to it.
If you'd like to receive a copy of the Spring/Summer Catalogue and upcoming Sale-a-Bration Flyer, then be sure to contact your Demonstrator and if you don't have one, I'd be happy to help … We've a great year of crafting ahead of us, some gorgeous products to use and some amazing FREE goodies to be had within the Sale-a-Bration period,
5 January to 31 March 2016 … so don't miss out.
Now continue the Hop and see what lovely creations Caroline has in store for you.
Enjoy the rest of the Festive Period and as my second card states … Here's to another Year together in 2016.
Stampin' Creative Blog Hop List
- Pip at Queen Pip Cards
- Eimear at StampinColour
- Kim at Simply Fairies
- Mikaela at The Crafty Oink Pen You are here
- Caroline at Craft with Caro
- Emma at Coastal Crafter
- Lesley at Lelly Jelly's Stamp N' Scrap
- Louise at Stampin' Delight