A Little Wild ~ Honey Bear

There are soooo many amazing products between the Stampin’ Up! holiday and the annual catalog I can’t decide what to play with first!  A good problem to have! So today I thought I would share an adorable little card that showcases some fun images from the A Little Wild Bundle. This bundle of products has some absolutely adorable baby animal images in it which are perfect for baby cards as well as other fun occasions! I designed a variety of projects with this bundle for my club members but I saved this one to share with all of you! Soooo cute!  I hope you enjoy it!

To make this card, start with a piece of Chocolate Chip cardstock for the base of your card. Cut a 5 – 3-3/4 inch piece of So Saffron cardstock, emboss it with the 3D Ruffled Dynamic Textured Impressions Embossing Folder and adhere to the card front. This 3D embossing folder gives the impression of “honey” dripping behind the bear. So cool! Next, cut a 1 x 3-3/4 inch piece of Chocolate Chip cardstock, wrap some linen thread around the left half of this piece, tie a little bow and adhere it across the lower part of the card as shown. The little bear was stamped on a piece of crumb cake cardstock, using Chocolate Chip ink, and cut out with the coordinating framelit.  You can use the layering squares or stitched framelits to cut out a matted focal point for the bear. The bee hive was stamped on a piece of So Saffron cardstock and cut out with the coordinating framelit. Then I just embellished the card with some burlap ribbon and a string of gold sequins. Super cute and fun!

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Moon Baby

Hello Stampin’ Friends!  Happy Friday!  Today I have an adorable little baby card to share with you. This card was created at the request of one of my stampin’ friends. She has been asking me to make a baby card for months…and now I finally have!  I hope she enjoys it and I hope you do too!  This particular card was created with the Moon Baby stamp set and features a bit of watercoloring. It was inspired by a project showcased in the Stampin’ Up! Occasions catalog.

To make this card, start with a piece of basic gray cardstock for the base of your card. Emboss the front of the card with the Lucky Stars embossing folder. Take a 5-1/2 x 4-1/4 inch piece of white cardstock and stamp the moon baby image onto it using black ink. Cut out the image using one of the Lots of Labels Framelits and your big shot or other embossing machine. Once the image is cut out with the label, stamp a few more stars and a sentiment on it. Grab your watercolor pencils and simply color in the baby and the moon. I used the watercolor pencils with a blender pen. The blender pen allows me to shade the areas and “drag” color across the image to lighten it. I colored in areas that I wanted to “highlight” on the baby using the watercolor pencils and then used the blender pen for lightening and shading. It takes a little bit of practice but it’s a lot of fun to play around with.  For the finishing touch, I added some Wink of Stella to the stars and around the moon to make it glitter. Enjoy!


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Baby Bear

Good Morning Stampin’ Friends!  Today I have an adorable little project to share which showcases the new Baby Bear stamp set!  This is one of those stamp sets that involves a 2-step or 3-step stamping process. Basically, you overlay images on top of one another during the stamping process to achieve a fabulous 3-D look. I really love these types of stamps because it adds so much depth to the stamped images.  And this little Baby Bear is so adorable, hey?

baby bear

To make this card, start with a piece of blushing bride cardstock for the base of your card. Cut a 3 x 4 inch piece of one of the Tip Top Taupe patterns from the 2015-2017 Designer Series Paper (DSP) pack. Adhere the DSP to the upper left hand side of the blushing bride card base. Cut a 3-1/2 x 3-1/2 inch piece of whisper white cardstock. On the white cardstock, stamp the solid image of the baby bear using blushing bride ink. Grab the baby bear image labeled #1 and stamp it over the blushing bride image using Tip Top Taupe ink. Grab image #2, ink it up with Tip Top Taupe, and stamp it on top of bear. Each image that you stamp provide a few more details on the bear.  It is a super fun little stamp set to play with!  Use the Tip Top Taupe ink to stamp some of the fun sentiments on a piece of blushing bride cardstock. Then simply cut out the sentiments, by hand, and secure them to your card front as shown. For the finishing touch, stamp out a little bow using blushing bride and tip top taupe in, cut out the image by hand and adhere it to the little baby bear  with a dimensional! Enjoy!

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Brides & Babies

Today I want to share some of the fun cards I received in this month’s team swap!  Every month our team gets together for a bit of stamping fun!  We always swap cards with each other and there is usually a theme.  This month’s theme was Brides and Babies. We had the option to design either a wedding or baby card.  I chose to design a wedding card (which I shared with you the other day) but most of my team decided to design baby cards…and they were simply adorable!  Check them out…


Aren’t they adorable?  The cards showcase a variety of fun stamp sets, colors and techniques!  Now we also had a few cards created with the bride in mind.  These cards were just as fabulous and the baby ones.  I especially love the white on white look as it is so elegant for weddings or anniversaries.  Check them out…


Springtime seems to be the time of year for brides and babies.  We are expecting the arrival of our new granddaughter any day now!  In fact, my daughter is overdue already!  Hopefully she will grace us with her presence very soon.  And now I have plenty of fun baby card ideas to choose from to help welcome her into the world. 🙂

Thanks for stopping by today!  Hope you are having a wonderful weekend!

Balloon Builders

balloon buildersDo you love coming up with new ways to use your stamps and images? If you do, you are gonna love this new stamp set! You can combine the images in the balloon builders stamp set to create almost anything! Like the little bunny on this adorable baby card! Yep…that little bunny was created with a few different balloon shapes that come in the set. Now you don’t have to limit yourself to just a bunny. Create any image you like…use your imagination…the possibilities are endless!   Let’s take a closer look at the how to make this card.

Start with a piece of pink pirouette cardstock for the base of your card. Emboss the card front with the softly falling embossing folder (or use any folder you have on hand). Cut a 2 x 5 1/2 inch piece of patterned paper and a 2 1/4 x 5 1/2 inch piece of the mint macaron cardstock; adhere these two pieces together so the mint macaron cardstock serves as a matte. Adhere half of a paper doily to the left side of the card as shown. Next, adhere your matted out patterned paper in the center of the card; be sure to overlap onto the doily. Cut a 2 x 3 1/2 inch piece of whisper white cardstock and punch out the top with the ornate tag topper punch. Grab the balloon builder stamp set and stamp your little bunny using pink pirouette ink and add a little sentiment using soft suede.  For the finishing touch, embellish the tag with a bit of ribbon. Enjoy!

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Simple Something for Baby

Today I want to share another adorable baby card with all of you.  Baby cards are so cute and fun to design! There is an adorable little baby themed stamp set, with coordinating framelits, in the new catalog called Something for Baby. The set contains a variety of cute little baby items like booties, pins, onesies and many more. The coordinating framelits means you don’t have to cut anything out by hand! Love that! 

To make this card, start with a piece of pistachio pudding cardstock for the base of the card. Cut a 5 1/4 x 4 inch piece of whisper white cardstock. Stamp the baby pin images around the outside of the white cardstock as shown by alternating the following colors: soft sky, so saffron, pink pirouette and pistachio pudding. Once you have your images stamped on the card, emboss the cardstock with the polka dot embossing folder. Next, take a scrap piece of whisper white and stamp the little onesie image using crumb cake ink…use the stamp off technique. To stamp off, simply ink up the image with crumb cake, stamp it on a scrap piece of paper and then on your project paper…it will lighten the image. Cut out the onesie with the coordinating framelit and adhere it to the center of your card with dimensionals. For the final touch, I used the “welcome baby” sentiment from the petite pairs stamp set, punched it out with my 7/8 inch scalloped circle punch and embellished it with a little pearls. Now you have a fun and simple little baby card…Enjoy!

Something for Baby

I am having waaayyy to much fun with the products from the new Stampin’ Up! Annual catalog! The “Something for Baby” stamp set caught my eye right away. Just adorable little baby images….booties, onesies, a carriage, diaper pins and so much more! Too fun!

I put together this adorable little card for an upcoming class. I just had to use the ruffled ribbon just one more time…  To make this card, start with a piece of whisper white cardstock for the base. Cut a 2 x 4 inch piece of the new Lullaby Designer Series Paper (DSP) and adhere to the left side of the card. Using 2 different size circle framelits, cut out a circle from the DSP and a another slightly larger circle from a piece of Hello Honey (yellow) cardstock to match the colors in the DSP. I added a bit of baked brown sugar ruffled ribbon (which is retired now). The little baby outfit is stamped in soft sky using one of the images in the new Something for Baby stamp set bundle…and there are coordinating framelits so you don’t have to cut it out by hand! I also decided to stamp a little monkey image on the jumper which I pulled from the zoo babies stamp set. 🙂 For the finishing touches, embellish the card with a few candy dots and add a little baby sentiment on the bottom using baked brown sugar ink.  Cute cute! You can check out these new products and more by visiting my website at lynndunn.stampinup.net!

Zoo Babies

One of my favorite baby themed stamp sets is “Zoo Babies.” This particular stamp set has the cutest little baby animals…perfect for making baby cards.  And, for some reason, I seem to know a lot of people having babies this year! So let’s talk about how to make this card…

For this particular card, I thought two of the new In Colors, Baked Brown Sugar and Coastal Cabana, would go nicely together.  So I started with a piece of baked brown sugar for the base of the card. Next, cut a 5 1/4 x 4 inch piece of very vanilla cardstock. Randomly stamp some of the zoo baby images all over the cardstock alternating between the coastal cabana and baked brown sugar colors. Once you have the vanilla piece stamped, emboss it with the alphabet press embossing folder. Cut a little 1 x 3 inch piece of baked brown sugar for the pennant. Stamp the little welcome baby sentiment (or any sentiment you have on hand) and punch it out with the little 7/8 inch scallop circle punch. I put a little 1 inch coastal cabana circle behind my scalloped one just to matte it out. Add a few rhinestones to embellish. Super simple and fun little baby card! Enjoy!

Waterfall Card Tutorial

Well I have been busy putting together some video tutorials for all of you to showcase a variety of stamping techniques and projects!  I am so excited about this particular tutorial because one of YOU requested it! 🙂  Back in 2012 I put together a Christmas style waterfall card and provided you with a picture tutorial which provided you with all of the measurements. You can check out the picture tutorial from 2012 by visiting: http://www.stamptasticdesigns.com/2012/12/waterfall-christmas-card.html 
This time I am providing you with a video tutorial of the waterfall technique showcasing my favorite baby card stamp set….Zoo Babies!  Don’t need a baby card? Simply change out the stamp set and colors so that you can use this tutorial to design a waterfall card that fits any occasion. The video tutorial provides you step by step instructions and the measurements for putting together your own waterfall card.  
Thanks so much for requesting the video Cassy! I hope you all enjoy it! Oh…and just ignore any video bloopers…it’s the technique that’s important! 🙂

A Gift for Baby ~ Mini Muslin Bags

I just love to put together little baby projects and this one was just super cute and fun!  I designed this for an upcoming stampin’ party…I hope the ladies will love it as much as I do!

To make this cute little baby gift bag, start out with one of the mini muslin bags. They come in a pack of 8 so you can make a bunch of gift bags (and not just baby ones). Randomly stamp the images from the Zoo Babies stamp set on the bottom half of the bag.  Make sure you ink up your stamps good so you can see the image on the fabric. I used a variety of colors for this project:  Pumpkin Pie, Daffodil Delight, Baked Brown Sugar and Bermuda Bay. Next, I punched out a variety of shapes to layer the “gift for baby” sentiment. I used the Artisan label punch and some baked brown sugar cardstock embossed with polka dots. The sentiment is stamped on white cardstock, punched out with the word window. I layered the sentiment on a piece of pumpkin pie cardstock cut out with the modern label punch. For the finishing touches, I tied a bit of pumpkin pie chevron ribbon to the muslin bag strings.  Super cute and simply little gift giving idea!

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