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Sarahfleming1 Hello! My name is Sarah Fleming, and I'm a paper addict living in central Texas. I'm an independent demonstrator for Stampin' Up! and love to teach others how to make lovely paper projects. I always have ink-stained fingers (I'm okay with that). I also knit. If you're in the USA, I'd love to be your demonstrator!

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Adorable Combo for an Adorable Baby

Adorable Baby Card

I love the new baby stamp set, Sweetest Gift. After I went through the entire new annual catalog, this was the set that I had to have right away. And then I got it, and I’ve had such a hard time using it. I know it will make some awesome baby book pages, but for cards, I was having a hard time. A couple weeks ago, I finally made a really simple thank you card with it, but I still hadn’t been able to make the “Adorable BABY” stamp work for me, and I love that stamp too much to never use it.

Sometimes all you need is a good color combo and a challenge to use it.


What a fun color challenge they have over at Pals Paper Arts this week! These colors, it turns out, work great for a baby card. And this card is so simple to make but has a lot of wow. The Vintage Faceted Designer buttons add dimension, light, and a little sparkle and transform plain into wonderful. I hope they never retire these buttons!

While this card took me forever to design, it took no time to actually make. I think I’ll make several and leave off the sentiments until I know what they’ll be used for. This simple design would work with many color combinations and any sentiment, so I think it’s a good one to keep in my arsenal. I hope you love it as much as I do.


Don’t forget, Monday, August 5, is the deadline to subscribe for my August Stamp-of-the-Month Club. The stamp set this month is Mosaic Madness, a wonderfully versatile set. Comment here or at the original post, or email me, to subscribe, and I will get back to you with details. Or you can RSVP here.


Have you tried out Paper Pumpkin yet? If you subscribe by August 31st, your first two months are $10 each! The first month, you receive Clear Block D (an $8.50 value) along with your project. You may cancel or skip a month at any time. Check it out!


Stampin’ Up! supplies used:
Paper: Strawberry Slush, Daffodil Delight, and Whisper White cardstock; Quatrefancy Specialty designer series paper
Ink: Smoky Slate marker, Strawberry Slush marker
Stamps: Sweetest Gift
Tools/Accessories: Big Shot, Apothecary Accents framelits, Stampin’ Trimmer
Embellishments/Adhesives: Daffodil Delight 1/4″ Stitched Grosgrain ribbon, Rhinestone Basic Jewels, Vintage Faceted Designer Buttons, Stampin’ Dimensionals, Glue Dots


Comment from Susan Itell
Time August 2, 2013 at 2:30 pm

Very sweet card! Any new parent would love to get this beautiful card! Thanks for playing!

Comment from Rae in Reno
Time August 3, 2013 at 9:41 am

You did a fantastic job with the stamp AND the colors. Thanks for playing with the Pals!

Comment from Sarah
Time August 3, 2013 at 7:44 pm

Thank you both!

Comment from Sandra Conner
Time August 5, 2013 at 7:12 am

Very pretty! I love how you used the stamp, just perfect for a baby card. The random buttons are sweet! Thanks for having fun with the PALS this week!

Comment from Patti MacLeith
Time August 5, 2013 at 10:12 am

Lovely! Clean and Simple! Thank you for joining the PPA team this week! Hope to see you again.

Comment from Sarah
Time August 5, 2013 at 12:48 pm

Thanks, ladies! And thanks for letting me play along!

Comment from Nina Dee
Time August 5, 2013 at 8:21 pm

What a sweet card! Thanks for playing with us at Pals Paper Arts! :)