Tiny Miracle in Blue

Friday, July 6, 2012

Hi Friends! I've got a quick post for you today (short on words, several photos). I enjoyed making my DD's wall hanging so much (and, btw, she loved it!), that I wanted to make another one. I have six nieces and nephews who are expecting babies within the next six months, and I've decided to make each of them a wall hanging for the new little ones. 
The two ATC-sized image panels, as well as the blue damask paper are digital papers from Print Candee. The polka dot paper is digital paper from Cupcake Cards & Crafts. I distressed the edges with my Distrezz-It-All, and also with Distress Ink, added two little satin ribbon tags, and a few pearls to the border strip, tags, and the baby's blanket. I added meandering stitching around the perimeter of the polka dot paper, and a mini pompom trim along the edges before added a piece of cardboard backing to the entire piece.

Flourishes Sketch Challenge FLLCJUL12 worked well as a layout for a wall hanging.

I added the "Tiny Miracle" stamp to one of the image panels, and heat embossed "It's a boy!" along the blue dp border strip. Both stamps are from Flourishes' Hello Baby stamp set.

This will also serve as a congratulations card for my shower gift, so I decorated the back, too. I used the same digital papers, but on the polka dot paper, I also added a flourish that is also a digital paper from Cupcake Cards & Crafts. To do that, I just removed all the white background on the flourish paper, then put the remaining flourish image over the polka dot paper before printing it out. Oh, and I also darkened the flourish image a little bit, as it was too light to show up well on the green polka dot paper. The verse is from the same Hello Baby stamp set. The congrats and hand print stamps are listed in my card recipe at the bottom of the post.

Well, I'm off to make my DD's birthday cake for our party tomorrow. She wants a watermelon cake this year. Have you seen the pin for it at Pinterest? I made it last week, just to make sure we actually liked it, and it was delicious--if you love watermelon flavored Jolly Ranchers. For the "real" birthday cake, I'm going to make the watermelon-flavored cake, but will use regular buttercream icing, rather than the watermelon flavored cream cheese icing. All that watermelony-ness was a little too much for us! :)

Thanks for stopping by, and have a wonderful weekend!

I'd like to enter this card in the following challenges:
Whimsy Stamps Inspiration Challenge #46: Anything Goes
Stamps: Hello Baby (Flourishes); Everyday Sayings (Hero Arts); Tiny Hands (Stampabilities)
Paper: Flourish, Polka Soft Moss Digital Paper (Cupcake Cards & Crafts); Vintage Damask, Blue Dream, Girl & Boy Digital Papers (Print Candee)
Ink: Distress Ink; Memento
Dies: Fleur de Lis Squares, Classic Scalloped Rectangles Lg (Spellbinders)
Accessories: Parisian Edge Punch (EK Success); Corner Chomper; Distrezz-it-All (Zutter); satin ribbon (Michaels); mini pom pom trim(Wright's); pearls; eyelets; sewing thread; paper crimper; foam dots
Size: 5" x 5"
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Carla S. said...

Gorgeous wall hanging, Cheryl! Wonderful design and details!

Lorraine A said...

Gorgeous creation Cheryl !! I am sure the new parents will just LOVE this !! what a beautiful gift :-)

thanks for joining us on the Simon Says Stamp Challenge :-)
Lols x x x

Kasey ~ in Oz said...

Cheryl this is totally awesome. I love the vintage image and the colours you've used are perfect. What a gorgeous present for the nursery wall.

Thanks for sharing your beautiful project with our Anything Goes challenge this week.

Kasey ~ in Oz
Whimsy Digi DT

stampqueen said...

Totally ADORABLE!!! I may have to do a couple like these too - babies, babies everywhere!!!

Conniecrafter said...

very precious, such a great idea for a special gift!

Shelby said...

This is absolutely beautiful! No wonderful everyone wants one of these. Love these shades of blue and green together and the image is just as sweet as can be.


Victoria H. said...

What an absolutely adorable wall hanging!!! I would love to case this for some of our new babies that we are expecting too! Thank you so much for the inspiration.

Stacy Morgan said...

Absolutely gorgeous! Gorgeous keepsake and you have how many more to make in the next 6 months... Wow... Fantastic job. Thanks for playing in Flourishes Sketch challenge.

Sassy Raggedy said...

What a beautiful card. I love it. Thanks so much for joining us this week at Whimsy's. We would love to see you again next week. joann sassy raggedy

Sue Lelli said...

Your nieces and nephews are so LUCKY! This wall hanging is just so FABULOUS! LOVE the pearls on the blanket and the pom poms all around! Your images are super and the sentiment on the back is so SWEET! What a GREAT present!

Jessi Fogan said...

What a fabulous idea for a new baby gift! And wow, you must have a big family :) Love those little vintagey cards!

Sewflake said...

Well done, and what lovely keepsakes these will be.So sweet. Thank you for playing along.

Sharon D

Maria said...

Gorgeous gorgeous wall hanging!!! The colors are so beautiful in blues and greens! Sweet image and sentiment are perfect! Am sure the receiver of this precious keepsake will be thrilled! Take care!

Holly AKA KopyKat said...

this is so adorable, I love it

Julie said...

absolutely adorable.

Anne-Elise said...

Oh! This wall hanging is so precious! Adorable! Love it!

Silke Ledlow said...

Oh my goodness...this is such a super cute gift! Your nieces will love it...and how fun that you get so many babies to snuggle with! Thank you for sharing your take on the sketch...simply fabulous! Hugs ~S~

Cindy Lawrence said...

Just precious, Cheryl! Love your fabulous stitching and pretty embellies! What a gorgeous gift for your nieces and nephews!

Marie said...

Simply adorable, Cheryl. I have a grandson due in October but if I make one for him...I'll have to make something for the 9 other grandchildren! Wish I had seen this idea years ago. TFS.

mimibricole said...

this is so lovely.... I love the stamp and those pastel colours...
thanks for sharing your card with us at cupcake craftroom

Mary J said...

Absolutely adorable Cheryl! Gorgeous colourway too! Thanks for joining us at the Cupcake Craftroom honey!

Mary J x