Hello Baby for Cardabilities

Hello Baby 3

Recently, I found a beautiful challenge blog called Cardabilities and I felt inspired to try out the beautiful scrap book style.

Here is the lovely sketch:

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Isn’t it pretty? I had been wanting to use the little pink roses in the Artisan Embellishment Kit and when I saw this sketch, the card quickly fell into place.

The roses are just beautiful.

Hello Baby

And the soft pink is just perfect for a baby girl.

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This girly, layered baby card was so fun to create and I am so thankful I found Cardabilities to help inspire me!

Be sure to go check them out for lots of beautiful inspiration to get your creative juices flowing.

Happy stampin’ friends!


A Mini Mad Hatter Hat with Stampin’ Up!

Mini Mad Hatter Hat

Have you seen any of the mini Mad Hatter hats on Pinterest? I’m simply “mad” about them!

Well, when I first saw the little embellishments in the new Artisan Embellishment Kit from the Stampin’ Up! 2015 Occasions catalog, I thought they would be cute glued to pins and stuck in the trim of a little Mad Hatter hat, so I set out to make one. I couldn’t find a tutorial for a paper one (and of course I had to make it out of Stampin’ Up! products) so I figured out how to make one out of a paper cup. It went together quite easily and I will definitely be making more of these!

Here is a close up of the pretty Artisan Embellishments turned into hat pins and a rose made from the new jute ribbon:

Mini Mad Hatter Hat 2

Because this was my first try, I did not take photos as I went, so I can’t post a tutorial yet. I plan to work on that this afternoon and get it posted soon. I already have another mini paper hat in my head and I can’t wait to make it!

If you are wondering, here is a list of supplies: (Click on any item for more info and easy, online ordering.)

Now I’m off to start hat #2. I have laundry to do, but crafting is so much more fun!

Happy stampin’ friends!