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Thursday, 12 June 2014

Commissioned Card

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
Squirrel xx

17 comments:

Gaby Dierx said...

Ooh, so lovely!!!
Hugsss, Gaby

tilly said...

it's beautiful and I'm sure the new Mum and Dad to be will love it
Tilly

Doreen said...

This is gorgeous,lovely image and details.xxx

Faye Wynn-Jones said...

This is so pretty Squizz. I love the colours too xx

CRAZYCRAFTSHED said...

Gorgeous card beautiful colour's love the image and fabulous design
Hugs Dianne xx :)

Sue said...

This is gorgeous Squirrel. I adore the sweet Wee image, pretty colours and beautiful detailing too.
hugs Sue xx

coops said...

absolutely stunning squirrel.i love the sweet baby and gorgeous detailing and colour combo, the mum to be will treasure this :D

xx coops xx

Annette said...

It's adorable hun, the green and lilac colours are perfect for either gender. Great little image too and fab dies.
Hugs
Annette
xx

Chrissy said...

Gorgeous Baby card Squirrel..love this cute image and great colour combo..so pretty.

luv CHRISSYxx

Debbie said...

Hey Squirrel This is gorgeous. Super cute image, lovely colours and that week bow is so lovely.
I think the punch round the page is perfect to me. Debbiex

Debbie said...

Stupid me S, did not say thank you for joining in at Sweet Stampin' this week. Debbiex

Paddington fan said...

A super cute baby card, love the colour combination and the image! Thanks for joining us at Sweet Stampin this week and good luck, love Jacky x

Wishcraft said...

It's really lovely... and yes, I agree - I've got the same alphabet and those little letters are SO fiddly! Hugs, Lisa x

Jackie said...

What a gorgeous card Squirrel, well worth all the effort :o) Jackie xx

Marianne's Craftroom said...

What a fab card and a great idea for someone leaving on maternity leave

JANINE QUINN MIDDLESBROUGH, UK said...

Such a cute baby card and stamp, i love your colour combo it looks really pretty. Thank you for sharing your card and joining in with the fun at Sweet Stampin’ this week and good luck. Hugs Janine xx

Princess Judy Palmer said...

Very nice! It's a bugger to figure out how to get more room on cards so lots of people can sign. It sounds like you had the perfect solution.

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