Snips & snails

Monday, July 25, 2011

Hi there! I've got a cute baby boy card for you today. I don't often have an occasion to make a baby card--especially a boy one--so I was glad to see the Sweet Sunday Sketch Challenge 127. It's perfect for a baby card, which I need for a shower next weekend.

Remember the nursery rhyme about what little boys and little girls are made of? Well, I could--sort of. So, I looked it up to be sure. It used to be "snips and snails and puppy dog tails" for the boys, but according to Wikipedia, the modern version is "frogs and snails...." If I'd wanted to use a frog stamp, I may have gone with the modern version, but luckily, I had a snail stamp because I prefer the alliteration in the original version best. I printed the rhyme on a transparency, then rubbed it onto the cardstock. I love being able to do that!

It's hard to see in the photo, but the blue panel is embossed with the Critters embossing plate from Fiskars--lots of insects and amphibians.

I just love that little smiling snail. Although, he does make me feel a little twinge of guilt for the way I treated his distant relatives when I was young (:-\

Thanks for stopping in for a visit. Have a joy-filled week, and come back soon!
Stamps: Don't Bug Me (Recollections)
Paper: Colorbok Pattern Pack; So-So-Sweet Pack (Paper Studio); Coredinations; The Paper Co.
Ink: Tim Holtz Distress Ink-Tumbled Glass; Copics: 0, Y21, YG03, G21, B00, BG34
Accessories: Critters embossing plate (Fiskars); twine (Twinery); Scallop Dot Edge Punch (Martha Stewart); buttons; rhinestones; adhesive dots; dimensionals; transparency film (for computer-generated sentiment)
Size: A2 (4.25" x 5.5")
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Lynn Put said...

Your card is absolutely darling, I love everything about it!

Shannon White said...

OMGoodness Miss Cheryl this is sooo Adorable!!! Snips and snails and puppy dog tails.. That's how I remember it too! Love your Sweet Snail.. I know, sounds funny to say a Sweet Snail, but your's is So Cute! Perfect for a Baby boy's card. Lovely coloring and you picked the perfect dp's too!
Love it! 8-)


Mona Pendleton said...

Cute card Cheryl! Love the layers and texture!