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Baby Cards: Sketch Challenges

Over on Anna Griffin, she recently released her Baby Icon Cut and Emboss Folders. Baby cards are often the hardest items for me to keep in stock. They're often my biggest sellers at trade shows, and as someone in their 30s, I know so many people having little ones. So I went to work. I really didn't know where to begin my day, so I started with creating a whole slew of sentiments.

I often struggle with what a baby card should say, but Best Wishes kind of covers all the bases. But that didn't really help with inspiration. I went looking for Sketch Challenges. The first challenge comes courtesy of Sketch Saturday

And here was my result:

Using an assortment of pattern papers, I was really happy with the result. I ended up using the horsey cut so that the little mustache could peek through.

Over on Try Stampin' on Tuesday, they're up to their milestone 500th sketch. Here was the sketch:

And here was my creation based on that:

I was thrilled with this result. It feels both festive and fun. The patterned paper (c/o of Lawn Fawn) really added a nice dimension.

Finally, on Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge, they offered this sketch: 

When I saw this challenge, I wanted to pull out my new Gothic Window dies, but I already committed to baby cards today. Changing the window felt big and sort of felt like I was tainting the integrity of the sketch, so I wanted to make sure I kept the flowers to nod to the original Sketch.

Where the other patterned papers popped, this one didn't quite work. I kind of wish I textured the background yellow. Nevertheless, the neutrality of the card plays into why I think it still works.

So that was the start of my day today, I'm sure this won't be the last time I play with these baby emboss folders.

Be sure to check back later this week for my Cricut Mug Press review!

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  1. Great "new baby" card, Danny. I love the background you chose, and the simple little die impressed bunny is so sweet! Thank you for sharing your creative talents with us at Try Stampin' on Tuesday!!! -Donna

  2. Wow what a busy day! That little bear is so cute and shows well on your background. Thanks for sharing at Atlantic Hearts.

  3. Very sweet! That little bunny is the cutest, lol. Such fun papers, too. Thanks so much for playing at TSOT!

  4. This is such a sweet card! The smiling bear is awesome!
    Thanks for sharing with Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge.
    Patty S - Design Team

  5. This is very cute - love the bold colours. Thanks for sharing with us at Atlantic Hearts :)

  6. such a sweet teddy bear on your card ~ Thanks for joining us at AHSC ~ we sure hope to see you back ~ Denise DT ~

  7. very nice set of cards Danny. thanks for sharing with us at AHSC.


  8. Awesome cards, I love them all! Thanks for playing along with Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge (AHSC).

    Brandi R.
    DT member AHSC

  9. Thank you for joining both Try Stampin' on Tuesday and Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenges this week.

  10. Great set of baby cards! Thanks for playing with us at Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge!

  11. What a fabulous collection of baby cards! Great job! Liking your choice of patterened papers and the cute baby icon die cuts. Thanks for joining us at Try Stampin' On Tuesday.

    sue n.


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