Gift Card For Baby

As part of the Stamping Event I am enjoying today, we are doing a Shoebox Swap tonight.  I decided to make a versatile card.   My card is designed for a baby/Mom & Dad card.  However, by simply changing one stamp it would be changed for almost any occasion.  The Designer Series Paper would work for almost any reason as well.


Better Together, 141736



I know you have seen this card before either from me or others.  It is such a useful and pretty card that it needs repeating periodically I do believe!

With using this beautiful Naturally Eclectic Designer Series Paper, I really did not want to cover it up.  So I went with simplicity in the focal point on the front which allows the DSP to shine.


And here is a view of the inside and the gift card slot.


Stampin' Up!, Better Together, Jackie Beers


Now you see the gift card slot and will understand the directions listed under Measurements below.  Be sure and add the Tear & Tape close to the edge so you have plenty of room for your gift card.  Although if you do make it too tight, it is not the end of the world….. There is plenty of room for the card to slide in long way also.  Not planned, but a nice unexpected find!!

NOTE:  If you are like me and really love this paper, buy morel now!!!  As it gets closer to the new catalog this, and other items, may sell out.  And they will definitely be retired when the current catalog ends.  Sad, but happy to see what new papers are revealed!

Thank you so much for visiting today!  If you have any questions or comments, I would love to hear from you.  And if you do not currently have a SU Demonstrator, I would love to send you a catalog and help you with any future purchases.

The measurements and the supplies are listed further down.  I hope you have an awesome weekend!!





  • Base of Soft Sky card stock is 4 1/4 X 11
  • Score at 1 1/2 , 5 1/2
  • Fold and burnish the score lines.  Fold the smallest section to the inside.
  • Place Tear & Tape on each side of the small section close to the edges.  Your gift card slides in here.
  • Cut 2 Whisper White pieces at 3 3/4 X 4 (1 is the inside layer)
  • Cut 1 Whisper White piece at 1 1/4 X 4 for the side piece
  • Cut DSP at 3 1/2 X 3 3/4 and 1 X 3 3/4
  • Sentiment layers are: Soft Sky = 1 3/4 X 2 1/4, and Whisper White = 1 5/8 X 2 1/8




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Sweet Little Someone

I am playing along with the Global Design Project challenge again ,GDP123, and this time I will submit it within the time period.  This challenge is New Beginnings.  The set I immediately thought of is one that I have not used but a few times.  It is the super cute “A Little Wild” set.  The adorable animals make tags or can be used as front/back on a card.  I just used the front of the precious elephant for my card.


Stampin' Up!, A Little Wild, Jackie Beers, stampinup, a little wild, jackiebeers

A Little Wild, 144344

I used the blends to color again.  I told you I am hooked on those pens.  That aside, I love the elephant holding the balloon.  I think it is a cute Welcome Baby type card.  The other animals in the set would be just as adorable.

To get just the front of the elephant, I used my Momento Tuxedo Black Ink Pad and just tapped it on the one side of the stamp.  I have found that from using the Absorber cloth to clean my stamps that I do not have the light color left.  Before I would have a pale pinkish residue that would stamp when I didn’t want it to!

The balloon is from the Balloon Bouquet Punch and is the larger of the two.  I then took the Sweet Sugarplum marker and went around the edge of the white balloon to give it some depth.  This is a great trick to use when you do not have the layering of card stock.




Thank you for visiting today.  The supplies I used are listed at the bottom of the page.

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A Perfect Surprise

When I saw the little panda holding the balloon, in the Sale-A-Bration catalog, it made me think of a baby.    But I could not find a “welcome” sentiment that I liked in my collection. So I started thinking……Have you noticed all of the special ways that expectant parents are doing their pregnancy announcements or baby gender reveals?  I love the “thinking outside the box” that goes into some of these reveals.  This thought led me down a different road and I did find in the “Message In A Bottle” set what I think is the perfect sentiment.


Stampin' Up! Party Pandas, Jackie Beers

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I believe a card like this could be used for pretty much any occasion.  But I like to think it would be great for a pregnancy announcement or  (in the case of my color choices) a little girl reveal.

I got my color choices from this beautiful Painted With Love Specialty Designer Series Paper.  The gold foil on these sheets are beautiful, but hard to photograph.  I added the extra layers to emphasize the coordination of Stampin’ Up! colors and the DSP.

The balloon is colored using the Stampin’ Blends in Rich Razzleberry.  I used the color lifter to lighten the center just a bit. Can you see the way the eyes are lit up in the photograph?  I used the Glitter and Clear Epoxy Shapes again.  The clear, small, round ones are perfect to put over the little dot of an eye.  It seems to really highlight the precious eyes of this baby panda.  The sentiment is on a strip of paper that I placed the end into the Classic Label Punch going the wrong way to make the banner tips.

Thank you so much for visiting today!  I hope you enjoyed this little girl and her surprise.  The supplies I used are listed at the bottom of the page.


  • The base card is Melon Mambo cut to 11 X 4 1/4 and folded in half
  • The first layer is Powder Pink and cut to 5 1/4 X 4
  • The DSP is cut to 5 X 3 3/4
  • The center Melon Mambo is cut to 4 1/4 X 2 3/4
  • The center Powder Pink is cut to 4 X 2 1/2
  • The center Panda piece is cut to 3 3/4 X 2 1/4