Welcome to the Pals’ Blog Hop! We’re so glad you’re here because this month’s theme is “Art from the Heart” and we think you’re going to love it! You may be starting the hop here or coming from a previous Pal’s blog. Either way, you’ve come to the right place. You’ll find the full line-up below to help you “hop” along from Pal to Pal.

Art from the Heart

My nephew and his wife are expecting a baby boy in April. This means my 2 year-old great-niece will have a baby brother, and we are all excited! My sister hosted a family shower for Mom and baby this past weekend. I was more than happy to create a card and matching card book for Baby.

Here are my pieces of Art from the Heart:

The shower card
The outside of the card booklet. I used 3 inch rings so a bunch of cards will fit inside.
The inside of the card book.

As soon as I saw the argyle DSP from the Country Club DSP, found in the mini-catalog, I just knew I had to use it for these projects! I used the blue argyle pattern, which gave me my color palette of Garden Green, Night of Navy, and Whisper White.

A Past Card Book in Pictures:

Stamps, Dies, and Blends, Oh My!

The baby’s bedroom theme is “Jungle Book” so I decided to use the elephant mom and baby from the Wildly Happy cling stamp set. I stamped this image on Whisper White twice to accomodate the card and the card book.

Next, I used my Smoky Slate blends combo to color the two elephants. I created a seperation between the mom and baby using the dark stamping blend. Then I used the light blend to color in and blend out the ink to the whole image.

I thought the Stitched Nested Label dies would be perfect for the layout I wanted to use. On the card, I only used a Whisper White stamped label, and a Garden Green mat label. Since I had more space on the card booklet covers, I used Garden Green and Night of Navy labels.

Since I really wanted a pop of white connecting the elephant image and the sentiment, I grabbed my Whisper White Flax Ribbon. It really does pop off the argyle DSP.

My Art from the Heart

While the card is made from my heart specifically for this occasion, it’s the card book covers that really seals the deal from my heart.

It’s really simple to create, and I have been creating them for wedding and baby showers for years now. My daughter has some as well and she does appreciate them.

This particular book cover is 8.5 inches by 5 inches. Any cardboard (cereal boxes, gift boxes, etc) will do. I just cut it down to the size I wanted and got started. Since I only had one full and one half sheet of DSP left, I very carefully measured and cut the DSP to the size I needed. I used a sponge to evenly distribute multipurpose liquid adhesive to one side of each cover and very, very carefully adhered the DSP so I would be able to wrap the cardboard.

I always use coordinating cardstock for the inside of the cover, and this time was no different. After dry-fitting Night of Navy and then Garden Green, I decided the Night of Navy looked better for this project. I simply cut the cardstock down to 8 inches by 5 inches and very carefully lined up the cardstock so it would form an even border.

My nephew’s wife has asked for card book covers before, so I know this one will be a hit as well. This truly is a gift of Art from My Heart!

More inspiration awaits! Use the Blog Hop Line-up below to visit the rest of this month’s Design Team. My fellow Pals are excited to show you what they’ve created! Mark your calendars for Wednesday, March 11th, for our “Critter Card” blog hop when our Design Team showcase projects with animals, birds, butterflies or insects. Don’t miss the fun!

Pals Blog Hop Line-Up

  1. Mary Fish at Stampin’ Pretty
  2. Wendy Klein at Doggone Delightful Stampin’
  3. Lisa Ann Bernard at Queen B Creations
  4. Beth McCullough at Stamping Mom
  5. Lori Pinto at LollyPop Paper and Ink
  6. Sue Jackson at Just Peachy Stamping
  7. Peggy Noe at Pretty Paper Cards
  8. Rae Harper Burnet at Wild West Paper Arts
  9. Mary Hanson at Up North Stampin’
  10. Lynn Kolcun at Avery’s Owlery
  11. Stesha Bloodhart at Stampin’ Hoot!
  12. Katy McGloin at Just Fun Stamping
  13. Tricia Chuba at ButterDish Designs
  14. Debbie Mageed at Secrets to Stamping
  15. Leah O’Brien at Ink, Paper, Stamps, Oh My!
  16. Jackie Beers at Blue Line Stamping
  17. Pamela Sadler at Stampin Pink Rose
  18. Jen Roque at Stamp Camp with Jen
  19. Jennifer Michalski at Stamping Serenity
  20. Su Mohr at Aromas And Art

As always,

Thank you so very much for stopping by my blog today. I appreciate your the time you take to read, and comment, on my blog.

Have a Peachy Day!


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