Hey there! I've been MIA again, but I've been busy, not sick! I've been babysitting for Fiona a lot, and helping throw a baby shower for my soon-to-be 15th grandchild, Wesley Logan. Of course there are birthdays to celebrate almost every month and October is no exception!
Today I wanted to share with you the baby shower thank-you card I designed for my lovely daughter-in-law, Faith, to use to send out in appreciation for all of the gifts she has received at the three showers she has been given, for this much loved and awaited baby boy! Faith is a speech therapist at two local hospitals, so in addition to the shower I helped her mom throw, her work-mates also surprised her with a shower at each hospital.
Wesley's nursery and the shower I helped with both have a safari animal theme, so I used the Elephant Parade stamp set with the Amazing Thanks dies and Artistic Mix Decorative Masks to create this:
I tried to keep this card as simple as possible, but you know me, even simple gets a little bit busy most of the time! ha ha!
I started with a Smoky Slate card base, 8 1/2" x 5 1/2", scored and folded at 4 1/4", then I turned the card to a landscape presentation.
I then cut a layer of Balmy Blue card stock 4 " x 5 1/4". On the right side I stamped the elephants (there are three different ones in the Elephant Parade stamp set) randomly with Balmy blue ink. I adhered the layer to the card front with Stampin' Seal.
I then cut a piece of Basic White 3 1/2" x 5". I laid one of the Artistic Mix Decorative Masks over the white layer, secured with a couple of pieces of Post-It Note Tape (I bought the tape on Amazon), then gently swirled Balmy Blue ink over the mask using a Blending Brush. I cut the finished layer in half at 2 1/2", then added the 2 1/2" x 3 3/4" piece to the left side of the card front with Stampin' Seal.
I cut a piece each of Smoky Slate and Basic White 1 1/2" x 3 1/2". I added a piece of Adhesive Sheet to the back of the white layer before cutting both with the thanks dies from the Amazing Thanks die set. The solid die cuts a solid outline for the detailed "thanks" word. I removed the backing from the white
thanks word before adhering to the Smoky Slate layer. I adhered to the card front with snippets of stampin' dimensionals. I added a single Heart Pearl as the finishing touch.
Inside I stamped the sentiment from from Flowers of Friendship with Tuxedo Black ink on a 3 1/2: x 5" layer, as well as one of the elephants with Balmy Blue. I adhered this layer to a 4" x 5 1/4" layer of Balmy Blue, then adhered it all to the inside of the card. I stamped the elephant on the front lower left corner of the envelope.
I also stamped another Flowers of Friendship sentiment on the envelope flap and I was done!
Note: to make this card a little bit easier and more safe to mail, when Faith & I sat down to make 80 of these we used Adhesive Sheet on both layer of the die-cut "thanks", and eliminated the stampin' dimensionals and the heart pearl.
I also completed all of the envelope stamping before the shower so we could put an envelope at each seat so the shower guests could fill out their address to make Faith's job a little easier when it was time for her to write the thank-you's.
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