5.21.2009

Rubber Baby Buggy Bumpers {say that three times REALLY fast}...

Just kidding! Hee hee... now it's stuck in your head for the rest of the day :) ... YOU'RE WELCOME!! I do what I can to bring a smile to your face, o-loyal-readers-o-mine! And tonight it is about a smile on my face...

YEAY! I won one of the monthly contests for TAC demos!! The catagory I chose was "Beautiful Bundle of Joy"... ok... so I started thinkin'... ummm... yes! Literally a 'bundle of joy'! So I went to work and sketched out a template for my blankie bundle {or is it bunting?}. Check out these awesome winners of the other contests!

I cut it from a 4-1/4" square card base (hinged at the top) and shaded it up with Fantastix & ink to create wrinkles in the blankie. I knew I wanted a flower & ribbon at the top, and I added the two in the corner to balance it out. I cut the petals half way down and inked the edges between to give depth.

So, now comes the baby! I punched the circle, and searched through my stamps high & low to figure out a face. Hello, Punctuation! At first I was going to glue some Scrapper's Floss on her head for the curl, but then I saw the question mark and knew it would work better! Her eyes & lashes are quote marks and her smile is a parenthesis... genius, me thinks :)

I added some shimmery rosey cheeks with chalk, popped a collar on, and then popped the whole baby head up on foam tape ... {"he's got a HUGE melon"... name that movie!}
The inside says "Congratulations".

Flowery Bundle O' Joy (lavender one)

Stamps: Trendy Greetings (inside sentiment), Punctuation (this is retiring! wwwaahhh!)
Paper: Angelee Cardstock (lavender, plum), Reece Cardstock (aqua), Bazzill Mono-Reds (pink)
Ink: Noir, Belle Rose & Cognac Palettes,
Eggplant VersaMagic
Punches: Giga Scallop Circle, Extra Jumbo & Super Jumbo Flower, Super Jumbo Circle
Other: Angelee Ribbon, Shimmers Chalk, Fantastix, mani' pads, foam tape

What do you think? {pssst... if you would like the template for the blankie, just email me and I'll scan it}

17 comments:

Anna said...

I had been wanting to make a face with that set for awhile, but I only had the eyes and the smile part bouncing around in my head. I didn't ever think about the hair part, which is freaking adorable! Oh how clever this all came together! That was a darling idea, and you did a fab job on it! Congrats on your win!

Danni said...

Super cute! and clever!

Kim said...

Congrats Barb on another TAC contest win! How do you come up with this stuff??? Just too stinkin cute!!!

Melisa Waldorf Angel #4405 said...

Congrats Barb! This is so stinkin' adorable! Love it!

Diana said...

OH girl I knew you will win!! I love what you did here, check my looser entry!! lol!

Chelsea said...

Awesome card!!! Love it and all of the details. Congrats on your win!

Chris said...

Congrats - you are so clever, once again it shows. Hey, what I really love is the shading you did on these flowers. They always feel so "flat" to me - super, terrific idea!

KellyRae said...

Darling cards and oh soooo clever. I love your idea of cutting the flower petals and inking their edges. Congrats on your win!

Debra Hensley said...

Congrats Barb! Definitely genius!!Have a great weekend!

Sonia said...

Congrats Barb! I love your project, thanks for sharing.
I want the blankie template.

**Sony**

LadybugSue said...

This is soooooo cute!! I saw it on TAC and it really looks good there too. Will email for U 4 template.

Sarah said...

Congrats on winning a contest!! Have fun picking out your new stamps from the new catalog that we'll SOON be receiving!! This project is very, very cute. :)

Michelle said...

You are so darn smart!! I love that you look at things and come up with the neatest ideas!! You card is absolutely gorgeous and you so deserve to win! Congratulations!!!

pssst - I'd take a template. me friend has a baby due soon :o)

Thanks!!

suzann said...

super cute, really creative, congrats on your TAC win...

Made by Mandy said...

Wow, brilliant idea to use the punctuation for the baby's face, it works so well.

You are a genius and your blog is full of so many fabulous projects.

I have a feeling you will be able to teach us a lot.

Seleise said...

Congratulations on the contest win, Barb!!! It's so stinkin' adorable!!! I would love the template even though I don't think I could ever come close to making it as cute as you did!!! Way to go!!!

Rita said...

Super Awesome Card!! What a creative way to use Punctation set. rita w