I wanted to post a photo of the card I made last week for a dear friend's baby shower. The inspiration for the card came from an Authentique blog post for their September card challenge.
The light blue background is from Jillibean Soup's Soup Staples collection. The design on the paper (squares) made it easy for me to place the one inch squares around the larger 2 1/4 inch middle square. I punched out one inch squares from blue-themed or baby boy-themed papers. Some of the one inch papers are from The Paper Loft's Huckleberry Pond collection, Doodlebug Design's Snips & Snails collection, Echo Park's Pride and Joy collection, and Graphic 45's Playtimes Past collection.
The larger middle square is the nursery rhyme 'Hey Diddle Diddle' from Graphic 45's Playtimes Past collection. The 'Rock-A-Bye Baby' banner is from Graphic 45's Little Darlings collection (can you tell I really like Graphic 45 papers?). I added a blue button and a teddy bear button to two of the outside squares for embellishments. Everything was then adhered to 5x5 yellow card stock. Please keep in mind if you use a 5x5 envelope for mailing, you will need to add extra postage for "odd-sized" envelope.
I had a lot of fun making this card and coming up with the different coordinating squares. I plan on using this card layout more in the future.
Now.......what's this about a giveaway? Well, yesterday I celebrated my one year blogiversary (woo hoo!). So to celebrate and to hopefully spread the word about my blog, I am having a giveaway. Six products are up for grabs........
Jim Holtz Distress Ink in spiced marmalade;
Heidi Grace embellishments (16 pieces....in colors that would make adorable embellishments on your handmade Christmas cards);
A spool of ribbon with mittens on it;
Webster's Pages flowers and pins embellishment;
Martha Stewart butterfly embellishments (set of 6)
Bazzill Basics Paper 6x6 pad - Wayfarer collection (24 sheets, 4 double-sided sheets of 6 designs)
How can you win? You get one entry for making a comment as a follower of my blog, a second entry if you share the blog on Facebook (leave a comment telling me you shared on FB) and a third entry if you share on your blog (leave a comment letting me know). You have until midnight on Sunday (10/14) to leave your comment(s). The winner will be notified on Monday, October 15.