Saturday, 18 January 2014

New Baby

The theme at Less is More this week is for Baby Cards.
It seems that there is always a need for those.
I saw on Facebook today that my nephew had posted that he and his wife are expecting their first child after trying for over 8 years! I am completely thrilled for them. I just hope that all goes well with the pregnancy.
The baby is due in August! It will need to be a very special card for that little one!
Papertrey Ink giraffe and a little gingham DP.
The heart die was from Simon Says Stamp and the little onesie a £1 stamp from the NEC. I think it's Inkadinkadoo. I coloured the ribbon with a Copic to match the backing card.
Here is the little boy's version of the giraffe. 
In order to cut the stamped image with the matching die, I first use the die to cut an aperture in a 'Post It' note. I place this around the stamped image, evening out the space around it and then pop the die into the gap and cut the card with the piece of Post it note in place. It works pretty well!
Simplicity itself... with a few die-cuts. Memory Box and Tattered Lace.

A Silhouette cut file waste made the onesie in this card.
Addicted to CAS has the challenge 'NEW' this week, so this is for that challenge too!

This is the actual file ! It's a cute onesie isn't it!

I hope everyone enjoys this challenge...and thanks for the comments!


  1. Oh Chrissie, these are so cute. I too like gingham and giraffes on baby cards.

    I think I NEED the onesie die, or do I? YES of course I do. Thanks for inspiring me and making my purse a little bit lighter!!

    Love Sheila x
    (from a warm and sunny Cyprus)

  2. Just love what you've done with the onesie die, and such clever use of the waste! Jackie xx

  3. These are all wonderful but my favorite must be the second one -I love the layout and that cute overall in a hanger! So sweet!

  4. Gorgeous cards Chrissie, love the blue gingham and giraffe card, that sentiment is super.

  5. Such cute little cards Chrissie, love the pretty onesie die.
    I love visiting your blog .... there's always lots of inspiration, thanks for sharing.xx

  6. Chrissie these are just too precious. So delicate and perfect for babies.
    {Doing Life – my personal blog}

  7. What a gorgeous selection of baby cards Chrissie. I have to admit that I always enjoy making baby cards and its always useful to have a supply to hand! Have a great weekend, Jo x

  8. Nice cards and a such good idea for recycling used material.


  9. Look at all this cuteness! I love Olivia Rose's for a name - so sweet!

  10. These are all as cute as can be........I have to say the one that caught my eye is the tan card with the flowers cute out.......gorgeous!

  11. Oh la la Chrissie, all these cards! I'm speechless! They are all adorable and I especially like the blue ... will know why! You have very well used the leftovers!
    And, ...I hope you can make a very special card for the month of August!
    Have a nice weekend...
    Rosi x

  12. Fabulous cards Chrissie, can always count on you.

  13. What a gorgeous selection of baby cards Chrissie. I love them all.

    Must make an effort to join in at LIM this week. I haven't entered any challenges at all for so long. I've been very lazy!

    Kat xx

  14. I needed lots of new baby cards too. I love your cards and got some new ideas for more cards that I need to make! I have a Silhouette so I will look for that adorable onsie!

  15. Dear Chrisse - absolutely beautiful cards and inspiration as always - I think my favourite one though has to be the little blue giraffe - just love the way he seems to be looking back at you, almost quizzically!
    Jan x

  16. Beautiful cards - love your colour choices so delicate.

  17. Such wonderful news for your nephew - they must be so delighted.
    Beautiful baby cards. My fav. has to be the giraffe - too cute!
    Caroline xxx

  18. These are lovely cards. Great news for your nephew and his wife, they must be over the moon! Angela xx

  19. Oh, Chrissie ~ Your cards are absolutely darling! I love how you played with the onesie and the giraffe is adorable! They are all really CUTE!
    Thank you so much for always providing such beautiful inspiration for us...I really enjoy visiting your blog and appreciate your sweet comments on my cards very much! Thanks for holding down the fort this week :-)

  20. Lovely sample Chrissie, thanks of the inspiration, Rebecca x

  21. A great set if baby cards, Chrissie! Love the giraffe and the onesie....great inspiration, as always! Hope I get time to play along this week :)

  22. Thats a lot of baby cards and all of the are fabulous ! So much inspiration here . Thanks so much for sharing them with us at ATCAS always a pleasure to see you join us.


  23. They are adorable Crissie, very clever designs.

    Warm hugs

  24. Great baby card Chrissie xx Jan

  25. Hola Chrissie, thank you for yours comments and for your effort every week, i appreciate very much i hope we can have LIM for very long time.
    I hope blessings for your nephew and her wife with her pregnancy.
    Fantastic set of cards Chrissie, absolutely wonderful work, as always and very inspirational.
    A warm hug from Palma and have a nice week.

  26. These are all gorgeous Chrissie! I love the little giraffes and the onesies! Great tip with the die too! :)
    Fortunately we were only in the lift for about 20 minutes I think, but that was enough, I can tell you!
    Lizy xx

  27. Gorgeous baby cards, Chrissie! I also want to thank you for your comments every time I participate in a challenge at LIM!

  28. Lovely cards! Baby cards are my favourite to make!

  29. Gorgeous cards Chrissie :-) ,, all of them are adorable and what great new for your nephew and his wife :-)

    I LOVE the silhouette onesie design, I think I have to go get that too :-)

    Lols x x x

  30. Beautiful selection of New Baby cards Chrissie :)
    I am so glad that you reminded us that you have a Blog too-I am sure that many of us forget that you are a crafter too as well as Less Is More,will stop by more often to say Hello :)
    Have a lovel day,Nessa xxx

  31. Oh wow you have been super busy on these baby cards Chrissie. Love them all but think the giraffes have to win it for me... They're just too cute. X

  32. You've really outdone yourself with the gallery this week Chrissie! They're all gorgeous but it's the one with the onesies on the line in the aperture that I like the best! Vicky x

  33. Wow Chrissie - what a wonderful collection of Baby cards - the little onesie is super-cute! Thank you so much for joining in the fun at ATCAS - it's great to see you again!
    Sylvia xx

  34. Wow! Chrissie they are all very cute! Love each one :)

  35. Wow such a cute set of cards. x

  36. I sooo love baby cards, what a great theme this week over at LIM!love all your cards too. The first is my fav this week, just love the pink and the gingham and the sweet giraffe of course. What great and happy news about your nephew and his wife, I wish them both well. :) Viv xx

  37. Wow, these are all cute, but the white and kraft onesie really knocked my socks off. Brilliant!


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