Social Stamping – the New Normal

Greetings, social stampers! Another week, another fabulous instalment of Kelly Kent’s Social Stamping initiative. This week’s theme is “new (normal)”. You can read about this theme and see the whole list of participants on Kelly’s post here.

Living in a Covid world has upended a lot of what we think of as “normal”. And it’s not all bad – I think there are many good things that are going to come out of this. I especially love the creative ways people are still communicating and staying in touch and coming together and celebrating, even when they can’t do it in person. Did you know Zoom/online baby showers are a thing now?!

I know a few people who have welcomed new babies into their families in the last few months, and while I’m sure it has not been the scenario they had imagined, I think there are some great benefits to having a baby right now. More time at home and usually with both parents home all the time as well, no visitors to worry about, a heightened awareness about spreading sickness. And lots of stories to tell about that time you were born during a pandemic.

I haven’t been able to visit any of these new babies I know yet, but thanks to the wonders of technology there has been no shortage of photos and updates and stories. And of course I can still send a card and present!

For my new baby cards I have combined some old and new products with a perennial favourite technique of mine – eclipse cards using the retired Large Letter Dies. I’ll never get sick of this technique, it’s so quick and effective, and nothing is more personalised than a baby card of the baby’s name (great for short names, not so great if you’re like me and give your children long names!).

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For baby Sage I chose this beautiful soft green DSP from my new favourite collection, Flowers for Every Season. Who says baby girl cards have to be pink, after all?? The colours on this card are two of the new In Colors – Just Jade and Misty Moonlight. I just love the way these two colours look together.

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I’ve layered the letters with two extra die cuts of each in Thick Whisper White cardstock. I often do this either with cardstock or foam, so I’m super excited to see foam sheets for this prupose in the new Stampin’ Up! Annual Catalogue.

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For my second card I used the teepee stamp from the retired Little One set as the “A” in Lila. I looooove this stamp, and will probably never part with it.

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It’s such a fun image to colour with Stampin’ Blends.

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I’ve used Rococo Rose and Crumb Cake for the card – a modern take on the girly pink scheme.

So that’s my new baby cards for this week, with some new and old goodies. Combining new products with old favourites is always so much fun, don’t you think?

Next up for Social Stamping this week is the fabulous Lou Kitzelman. I can’t wait to see what amazingness she has in store for us again, so hop on over there now with me.

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Thanks for stopping by,

 

Siobhan.

 

 

7 thoughts on “Social Stamping – the New Normal

  1. Pingback: Social Stamping Blog Host | new (normal) – kelly kent

  2. Born during a pandemic is certainly something to remember! I hope all the new Mums are finding the quiet time more nourishing than lonely! But I know that receiving your beautiful card and gift (no doubt wrapped to perfection) will brighten up their day! I’m excited about the same new products arriving that you are – hurry up Australia Post! Kelly x

  3. Julia Quinn

    Sage’s card is coloured perfectly for her name! Brilliant technique and both totally gorgeous cards. Love these.

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