Hello and welcome to your next stop in this round of Social Stamping for September. This month’s theme is “baby”. You can read about this month’s theme, the Social Stamping concept, and see a master list of everyone taking part this month in Kelly’s post here. I have gone with a slightly liberal interpretation of this theme, as you shall see!
A couple of weeks ago my first baby turned TEN! She is a whole decade old now, and I have been a mumma for a decade, which still feels a little wild to say. She was, when she was born, the most perfect little bundle of squishiness I had ever seen.
Now she’s almost as tall as me, smart as hell, beautiful and kind and just a fabulous young lady.
She also loves stamping and cardmaking and getting into all my supplies and not necessarily putting them away, but I digress.
For her birthday we had a bit of a jungle theme going on. And now I must confess that the paper I used for most of her birthday goodies was not Stampin’ Up! paper (gasp!), but an American Crafts/DCWV collection called “Untameable” (purchased from Spotlight). I use almost exclusively SU! supplies but sometimes you stumble across something else that you just have to have, right? And this collection, name and all, was just perfect for my jungle girl.
As per birthday tradition in our house, there was a stack of presents waiting on the dining table for her in the morning. I was so thrilled to find this monsterra paper from Inky Co (my favourite wrapping paper supplier) as it was perfect for the occasion.
Her card is slightly larger than standard – 5″ x 7″. The base card and first layer are Gray Granite and Basic Gray, which are the perfect foundation for all the lovely patterned papers layerd on top.
My sloth pal here is made with a Sizzix die. We often joke that the sloth is Heather’s spirit animal (especially in the mornings) and she is sloth mad. So he was another one that I just couldn’t resist.
Letter dies are particularly perfect for kids’ cards, to spell out their name or age. Here I’ve used the Playful Alphabet Dies, gold foil, and adhesive foam sheets to add TEN to her card. The gold heat embossed sentiment is from Itty Bitty Birthdays.
The reason I love making cards so much is the ability to personalise something to suit the occasion or theme or the recipient’s interests, and I had so much fun putting this together for my baby girl, and she was thrilled with it. She will of course always be my baby, even if she ends up taller than me, which looks like a very strong possibility.
Next up on the hop is the fabulous Kathryn, hop on over with me to see what she has in store for us this month.
Thanks for stopping by,