A clean and simple baby card!

My fellow EH Ambassador Carly Tee Minner is having a baby and we’re throwing her a virtual shower! Hip hip hooray!

Carly picked the sweetest clean and simple color scheme of white and gray with bits of color for their upcoming baby boy and I just had to use that for my card.

I started off by stamping up some gingham with the Striped Background. I just stamped first in one direction, then rotated it and presto! Gingham! Love how classy it looks in soft gray.

Then I die cut a window on the front of the card with the Essential Squares, cut that gray gingham into a slightly bigger square, and adhered it to the inside of the card. Then I used another square to make the coral frame. It’s hip to be square I tell ya!

To finish off the card, I stamped the cute baby bear from Bear Ware 4 and die cut him 3 times, then layered ’em together. This way he’d be nice and sturdy when opening the card.

I did the same thing with the balloon from Everyday Doodles after coloring it aqua. Did you all know you can get the most glorious aqua color by mixing phthalo blue and French ultramarine with a touch of hansa yellow light? All three colors are found in the Daniel Smith Essentials set. I added a little shading to the bear by mixing phthalo blue with pyrrol scarlet to make a gray, and then quinacridone rose and pyrrol scarlet diluted with lotsa water for his cheeks.

And then! To finish off the card I just HAD to chop off the string that’s on the balloon image and replace it with twine! Yep, had to be done!

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Your next stop on the hop is my girl Julie! Just wait ‘til ya see what she’s made! Here’s the full list in case you’re just now joining us:

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Congratulations, Carly!! So happy for you!! xoxo

16 Replies to “A clean and simple baby card!”

  1. […] Lisa Spangler Julie Ebersole Jessica Frost-Ballas […]

  2. Thank you Lisa! Your card is beautiful!!!

  3. This is a really cute card! We just welcomed our first grandchild so I am really ticked by this blog hop and your card is absolutely delightful!

  4. Love this precious card! So cute how you cut the opening to reveal the buffalo plaid within and the little touch of twine for the balloon is so fun!

  5. Denise Kitts-Wadlow says: Reply

    Congrats Carly!!! And Lisa, your card is simply adorable!!! Carly and baby have a great group of friends to honor her and baby. I’m sure the baby shower will be fun and memorable.

  6. sharon gullikson says: Reply

    Oh, that is just adorable! I love the check, and the bear sticking out. So cute

  7. So cute! Congratulations Carly!

  8. This a shower that Carly will never forget & what a blessing it is to have crafty friends who love her like this. I love the soft grey plaid framed in the coral with the soft shades in the balloon Lisa, & you were right on in thinking to replace string with twine. Perfect finishing touch.

  9. This shower is such an awesome and fun idea! Such a very cute card! Love it! Much love to Carly! <3!

  10. So sweet! EEP! Love it, Lisa!

  11. how adorable, I love that sweet bear and that gingham background is perfect!

  12. Marisela Delgado says: Reply

    Hola, Lisa! Marisela in San Antonio. Cute card, like always. 😊😊 I hope that things are better in Austin. This virus situation is getting scary. We had 795 new infections today. May God help us. Gee, if there was only something that we could do to help?? I don’t know, maybe not go partying or maybe wear a mask. Duh. I hope that you and your family are well, Lisa. Be safe. Let us pray that this ends soon.

  13. So sweet!

  14. Andrea Hastilow says: Reply

    Oh so cute, what a gorgeous bear, love the way he attached to the top & base of the square but looks like he’s free standing. Stay safe & happy x

  15. So cute Lisa! I love how you made your own gingham. 👍🏻 Lovely little card.

  16. so sweet and so different!!

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