Thursday, October 11, 2012

A Bevy of Beauties

Welcome - thanks for calling by again. 
 I have had the pleasure of making cards for three wee girls who have been born in the last month.

This was the first of the cards, and I gained my inspiration from a blog I follow, and the artist was good enough to supply a template - unfortunately I cannot remember who, and their name was not on the template.  What I did learn from her was to use an oval spellbinders die to cut the 'leg' edge.

The collar was cut using a Spellbinders Die, and pearls added for decoration, and the lace was a scrap I had on hand.

The sentiment was initially stamped using white ink, but that was not distinct enough, so I re-stamped and embossed it. Although I used the Stamp-a-ma-jig, I was slightly off, so there is a shadow effect.

The next onsie was cut using white card, and the edges sponged.

After cutting the 'collar' portion, I sponged the edge whilst it was still in the die.  After stamping the sentiment I added bling to finish the card.

The final card was again cut using a white base and sponged with pink.  

The collar was cut from a dp that has a slight sparkle in it, so I also added sparkle to the paper lace I edged the sleeves and legs with.  The lace was originally white, and I added colour by running the lace over the ink pad.

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Thanks so much for visiting - may your day be blessed,
Thank you too for your comments, they are very much appreciated and give me much encouragement.

Cardstock - White and Pink
Papers - white, Kaiser Miss Nellie  block and Authentique Splendor block
Stamp - Stampendous Welcome Little One
Ink - Whispers Rich Plum, Brilliance Pearlescent Poppy and Orchid, and Moonlight White, clear embossing
Dies - Spellbinders Exquisite Circles, Labels 10 and 20
Accessories - paper lace, kindy glitz, pearls and rhinestones, lace, white embossing powder


  1. they really are a bevy of beauties Maxine. I love how you did the collars. They are all so beautiful.

  2. Maxine, these are SO PRECIOUS! Love the lace on the first one and the different collars on them all! Perfect cards for baby!

  3. These are gorgeous Maxine. Love all the details you have added and thank you for sharing them with us at Diva's by Design.
    Hugs Sharon. x

  4. Such a darling creation, I need to make one for a work colleague, thanks for the idea and if you ever remember the website let us know :)

  5. These are so sweet! I think I remember reading her tutorial not that long ago too, and using the oval spellbinders, but like you, I cannot remember who that genious Love the dp and the cute designs you used to make it your own. Will keep my fingers crossed for you re: GDT member, I would love to work with you next month. Thanks for playing with us over at Loves Rubberstamps!!!

  6. Maxine: This is just darling! I love the soft sweet accents of pearls and pink. This will be long-treasured, I'm sure.

    If you get a moment, I would greatly appreciate your vote! Please go to: and over in the right-hand sidebar under the category of Punny Card Projects, please vote for Karen. I'd really appreciate it!

    I also love the ship card (post below this one). You really come up with some incredibly unique ideas and have the knack of thinking outside the box (unlike me). Great job!

    Chat with you soon,

  7. Adorable baby cards! I love them all! Thanks for joining us for the Simon Says Stamp Challenge!

  8. hi Maxine!
    these are gorgeous. such a sweet idea and beautifully made.
    hugs Maz

  9. Awww Maxine - these are adoreable - you have outdone yourself! I love this style of baby card and the different papers you have used! You have created a card that will be treasured by those receiving them! Well done! <3!

  10. what a fabulous project - Thanks for joining us at Crafty sentiments this week for our anything goes challenge
    Lisa x

  11. Sweet onesie cards Maxine!! Adorable assortment and must be addictive to make...sadly no one I know is expecting. :(

  12. These little onesie cards are super adorable!!! Thanks so much for joining us over at Loves Rubberstamps! :) Marcy

  13. Maxine these are gorgeous shaped cards, love the way you have mixed it up by using lace on one and patterned paper on others.

  14. Oh Maxine, these are just too cute!!!!! Love how the different embellishments and collars made each one so unique. If you find the site with the tutorial, please let me know.

  15. These are all so gorgeous! You are so creative with your shaped cards and adding all those endearing beautiful touches to them. The recipients will be thrilled to receive any of these.

  16. Maxine, these are just darling!! I have made some a little similar before. Yours are nicer though I think. I am sure the recipients will love them!!
    Alicia xx

  17. Maxine, all three are such wonderful baby cards. Thanks for sharing how you made them with the oval dies for the legs and other dies for the collars.

  18. Maxine! Can we say the cutest!! What a happy sweet cache of cards! Beautiful and so fun - sure to bring a smile :) Blessings!

  19. Beautiful onesie cards that I am sure will be treasured!

  20. These are just darling, Maxine! You are so clever! Love your designs! Blessings!

  21. Dear Maxine
    Thank you so much for your kind and warm words. It really means a lot to me. You are so nice leaving me so many wonderful comments, and I am sorry that I am not so good at comment back to you.
    I just want to say that I really appreciate it, and I wish you a nice Sunday:)
    And the cards for the little ones that you have made, are just gorgeous:)))
    Hugs from May Brit

  22. These are really, cute and creative...thanks for sharing...

  23. Oh Maxine- how sweet are all of these onesies! I love the idea of the spellbinder collars and for the leg cutouts. What a brilliant idea..! I love all of the lace and sponging and pearls- how fun are all of these details!!!

  24. Oh wow!! How stinkin' CREATIVE of you!! Oh I just love all the fancy bibs and trim on these onsies Maxine. Super job!! *Ü*

  25. Can you hear me squeeling?? These are sooooo stinkin' cute Maxine! LOVE the first one with the lace trim. Love your how you created decorative collars on the other 2!


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