Celebrate – New Beginnings

I hope you had a great weekend.  On Saturday, we loaded our car to the gills and took our oldest son back to school to begin his Sophomore year.  Having the whole family together for a road trip – Priceless! Next, our younger son starts his senior year in high school tomorrow.  So we are on the brink of new beginnings.

A dear colleague at work became a grandmother last week and I created this card to accompany a gift I got her to celebrate her new beginning.

I just received my recent Stampin' Up! order with the new circle thinlits and could not wait to get them out to create this card.  I don't have baby stamps so I used this cute lizard from the Tag It stamp set to celebrate the arrival of this new life.  Then I added a few hearts from Hearts a Flutter stamp set to convey the love that must be bursting from my colleague's heart.

When you create the standard thinlit card you need a piece of card stock 5 1/2" by 6".  I saw another demonstrator extend the card stock to 5 1/2" by 8 1/2" leaving the extra paper outside of the thinlit. See below:

Thinlit extension
 This allowed me to create a  standard card opening with space to write and express my congratulations. Here is the inside:

I am not sure if the card is too busy or not.  What do you think?

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Supplies used and available here

Paper:  Mambo Melon, Pink Pirouette, Whisper White card stock, Sunshine & Sprinkles DSP (Spring 2013 Mini (retired)

Ink:  Lucky Limeade, Melon Mambo, Pink Pirouette

Stamp Sets: Tag it, A Dozen Thoughts, Hearts a Flutter, Stacks of Wishes Spring Mini Hostess set (retired)

Accessories:  Big Shot, Magnetic Platform, Circle Thinlits, 2 1/2" Circle Punch, Stampin' Dimensionals, Bitty Banners Framelits, Hearts a Flutter Framelits

One Comment

  1. It’s definitely not too busy! I love it. It’s a perfect card to celebrate a new baby. I love the colors and the hearts, too. Thanks for sharing with us at Pals Paper Arts this week!

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