Happy Hump Day! I have a cutie for you today! I can see you smiling right now as that is always what happens to me when I see this sweet little lion…..heck when I see any of these 3 images from the A Little Wild Bundle.
This has been a super popular bundle from the annual catalog and it’s cousin, Seasonal Chums from the Holiday Catalog has been just as popular (head’s up….you will see this one next week) I think that Stampin’ Up! was oh so smart in the design of these bundles – you can see that today, I snipped it off to just use the front of the sweet lion.
When a loved one asks me to make them a card...I JUMP ON IT and that is what today’s card is about. Ashleigh, my peeps sweetie is going to a baby shower this weekend and was in need of a card for a sweet little baby that will be entering this world soon….and being that she is super clean and classic herself, this card was super appropriate!
This is a great card to call a …“Let’s Break It Down Card” – aka, LBIDC!!! Are you saying WHAT THE HECK????? Well, hang tight!
To me, this is “my kinda card” as it is clean and simple but it has texture, a bit of bling and dimension….to me, a PERFECT COMBINATION for a sweet card!
I do not make a bunch of baby cards….but the (2) stamps sets that I am using today…..are FAB-O ones to have in your stampin’ stash. The sentiment inside of from Moon Baby and I think that you can agree…that is a KEEPER and check out this card that I made from that set back in August…..a love them both – super stamps set as they are super practical and classic!
Let’s break some of the basics here…and then you can step back and see….YEP, it IS a simple card!
- The tone on tone of white vine is a perfect texture to add interest. (this is from the A Little Wild Framelits)
- The Stitched Circle Shapes…..(no brainer, a must have)
- The Silver Thread….(a quick wrap around your hand….slap it on the back and BAM – simple bling)
- The coloring of the Lion…..(a breeze….lovin’ the Stampin’ Blends – soooooo fast)
We haven’t chatted lately about “style” – Let’s face it…we all have a certain style that we gravitate to and if you are on my blog, you probably are pretty clean and simple. I often hear…”I don’t know what my style is” – here is a tip and I hope that you take this to heart…..
START WITH A SKETCH and just GO FOR IT!!!
This layout would be a great one to play around with….how about it??? – give it a try?!?!?! This card is all about simple shapes. The size of this card is a 4 1/4″ square but feel free to give it a try with a regular A-2 card.
I shared with you that I stamped a sentiment on the inside….well, here it is….very simple, yet classic and a wee bit of fun with adding some stars. Remember, less is best many times. Just look how simple yet so sweet.
There you go…something to brighten up your HUMP DAY! I was super happy with the end result and you know that you could ealiy flip this to be a boy card.
I admit, I am having a “creative block” as I am still not in the full swing of things….but I’m getting there…..I miss creating daily and I miss my creative mojo – it’s coming….I’m being patient but I hope that this sweet lion perked you up today!
It feels great to blog….I have missed you guys…..see you Friday!