Last week I had an email from Toad - I was at work, he was at work, we don't normally communicate like that - asking me if I would make a baby card for one of the ladies he works with.
Eventually, after a couple of carefully worded messages, I discovered that it was actually a maternity leave card he wanted as the baby isn't due for another three weeks, and no, no idea whether it is to be a boy or a girl.
So I set to and got making. It took quite some while as it needed to have pages for everyone to sign. I did think about an 8x8 Z fold, but it would take a lot of room when it was standing, so I made a (no idea what the name of it is) full flap double fronted card (so when it is open and standing it is a C shape) - that gave four pages for everyone to sign on.
This is the front:
The colours are deceptive here - it is mint green and lilac really
Whimsy/Wee stamp called "Wee Baby"
Polychromos pencils and paper piecing
Lots of the new LOTV/Nitwits "Solids" papers
Memory Box Alphabet Soup letter dies (fiddly little suckers)
One of my ornate Grand Nesties circle dies
Memory Box Precious Hearts die
Little Inkers large bow die
Martha Stewart border and corner punches (can you tell it's not a proper Punch Around The Page set? - but I quite like the border effect)
And a few sparkling gems
Inside, every page is covered with more papers, and the page behind the image says "Babies are such a nice way to start people" which is an LOTV sentiment
On each of the other pages I stamped the characters from the LOTV Baby Companion set
And of course I forgot to take photos of those because he was in a rush to get it to work
I did ask if I was being paid by the hour or by the card - it took 5 hours in total, and by the end I wasn't sure I liked it any more, but it's growing on me again now!
Hugs to all