Friday, 28 October 2011

Quick & Easy With Baby Steps and Artfull Crafts

Just thought I would share a couple of projects I made using the Simple Stories Baby Steps 6x6 paper pad availble from ARTFULL CRAFTS.  I am so into this cute little pad as it has adorable single sided papers in totally cute patterns that could be for boys or girls.  Plus pages of sweet elements like I have used on my thank you card.  I like single sided paper pads as I always have a panic attack covering up a gorgeous pattern on the reverse side when I do projects using double sided papers, but that is just me and my OCD kicking in.

Onto the projects............... 

 First up we have a really quick and easy Thank You card using papers and an element from the Baby steps pad which have been distressed with scissors to within an inch of their lives then inked with a creamish brown ink in a sponge, then I painted the edges of the card and distressed the letters for the sentiment using Distress Crackle Paint in Picket Fences, I used some twine to fasten a button for some added interest and then stuck a punched butterfly in the corner of the element. To finish I gave it a couple of sprays with Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist in Frost.  It honestly took about 10 minutes to make.  Super quick and easy.

I am entering my card in the following challenges....
Whimsy Stamps - Button It
Lady bug Crafts - Oh Baby
Charisma Cards - Anything Goes
Digi Doodle Shop - Anything goes

Next up we have Zippy's ( sorry William's ) plunket book, none of my children have boring run of the mill uncovered  record books, where is the fun in that?????  So out came the Baby Steps pad again, I cut up a few papers to use on this to give it kind of a quilted look.  I cut Will's name out on my cricut using the "songbird" cartridge.  The cute wooden safety pin is from KaiserCraft and I put some distress Crackle paint in Picket Fences on it and around the edges of the book.  I then did the little dashes to look like stitching with a brown ink pen and went round the letters for definition.  Another really quick project.
Thanks for looking and I hope I have inspired you to whip up some super easy and quick projects.

I am entering Will's Book in the following Challenges
Anything Goes Challenge - To The Letter
Bearly Mine Challenge - Anything But a Card


Julie said...

I love the book Lou,the font is gorgeous and the wooden pin is just a bit scrummy! BTW. You are very welcome! Just picked up your blog message! X

shell said...

gorjuss, thanks for joining us at Charisma Cardz this week.
Shell xx

KraftyKoolKat said...

Fabulous sweetie. Thank you for joining us at DDSC this week and good luck.


Mary J said...

So very very sweet Louise!

Have a fabby weekend honey!

Steph said...

Gorgeous project, loving those papers and the safety pin is the cutest! Thanks for joining us at Anything Goes this week, hope to see you again soon! x

pinky said...

Love your baby card. Thanks for joining us at LCI this week.

Pop's Cards said...

This is gorgeous sweetie love your colours and design, stunning thank you for joining us at Whimsy this week hugs pops x

Stampalicious said...

beautiful cards, love the soft colours on both of them, thank you for joining our challenge at Digi Doodle Shop's best challenges this week, hugs, martina

The Mama Monkey said...

These are both gorgeous! I just love the dimension they have! You rock it, girl!!

coldwaters2 said...

Absolutely gorgeous cards the designs, colours and embellishments are super thank you for joining us at Digi Doodles this week.
Lorraine x

Caroline said...

two fab designs they have the shabby chic feel to them Lovely xxx

Emma said...

Fab designs and thank you for joining us over at Sarah Hurley's Challenge blog!

tiggertastic said...

both makes are fantastic
Good luck in the challenges, hugs Sarah-Louise My Blog

Designing for:
Crafty Purple Frog , Sweet Pea Stampers ,Bearly Mine Designs , Kenny K and My Time To Craft

Natascha said...

What a lovely project. Love your design and all the little detail work. Thank you for joining us at Bearly Mine "Anything but a card" Challenge. Good luck!

Hugs, Natascha

Bella´s Bastelecke said...

what a gorgeous project..... love the colors thanks for joining us at BMD....