Sweet Little Baby

there is so much love waiting for you


4/16/20243 min read


Would you like to experiment with a design like this? You'll find a supply list below, including a link to the stencils I used from A Colorful Life Designs.  Follow the link and use discount code ChrisFan10 to save 10% on your entire order! (Master Creator Bundles are excluded as they already have a 20% discount built in.)

Let’s get Started:

Card Base:  5.5 x 8.5, scored and folded at 4.25

Base Layer:5.5 x 4.25

Focal Panel:5.5 x 2

Gold cardstock:  5.5  x 2.25

Small piece of gold foil for die cuts.

Before I started I traced the heart in the stencil into the center of a piece of copy paper and cut it out with a craft knife.  I cut around the outline of the heart without making any other cuts in the paper.

Focal Panel:

I put the panel on my Grip Mat and centered the heart in the first stencil: I laid the copy paper over the top, aligning the hearts.  This allowed me to add colour to the heart,  without inking any of the other patterns included in the stencil.

I used a light orange ink, adding more to the left of the heart than the right.

I repeated this with the hearts on either side,  repositioning both stencil and copy paper as necessary,  and using yellow and pink inks.

I put the first stencil to the side,  and brought in the second one, placing it over the focal panel where I wanted it.

I used the same three ink colours to add LOVE YOU,  switching colours as necessary to keep the same colours of ink with the appropriate hearts.

Base Layer:

Again using the same three colours I applied ink randomly across the entire surface, allowing pressure and intensity to vary.

I spattered the layer with pink ink.

I put this layer through the Big Shot with an embossing folder that created ridges for visual interest.


I die cut the vine, butterfly and Baby from gold foil.


I glued the base layer to the card base.

I glued the focal panel to the gold cardstock, centering horizontally.

I added foam tape to the back of this and glued it down.

I glued down the vine, butterfly and Baby as shown.

I added bling randomly here and there.

Final Thoughts:

This is such a pretty, non-traditional baby card.   I’m happy with the end result.

Supplies: (and links where possible)

   I have listed which products I have used, and where they may be purchased. It's a huge marketplace and in most instances, there are multiple sources and many alternatives to choose from.


    #1  Essential Heart, A Colorful Life Designs

    #2  Love You,  A Colorful Life Designs

Dies:  Well Said,  Stampin’ Up!  (retired)

Stamp Positioner: Misti, Spellbinders

Waffle Flower Grip Mat, 8.5 x 6.5, Scrapbook.com

Ink: Stampin’ Up!

Blending Brushes: Stampin’ Up! 

Bling, A Colorful Life Designs

Gold Foil, Stampin’ Up!

Adhesive: Tombow Aqua, Michaels

Foam Tape: Dollarama

Card Base & Card Face: Accent 100 lb., Amazon

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