Wednesday, September 26, 2007

Quilted baby girl card



I made this card for a friend of mine whose daughter is going to have a baby girl. While visiting Kwerner's blog I was very inspired by a card that she made using small squares. And then I thought about Maria Bell who has a goal to utilize all of her scraps this week. Well I have a bunch of scraps in my container. So I coordinated different shades of pink to make a baby quilt for my card. I used my scallop rectangle punch on the various scrap pieces. After shuffling the pieces around to sort of resemble a quilt, I thought about what type of embellishments to use. I decided to use buttons, Prima Sprites,pearls and pink floss. The pearls and floss come from a scrapbook kit. I used my scallop scissors to make the edge resemble lace and used my paper piercing tool to pierce holes in the white cardstock layer.
The sentiment is from Papertrey Ink's Little Lady Set and I used Impress' Old Rose for the ink. The ribbon came from Michaels and the bace layer of cardstock is Papertrey Ink White and the pink cardstock is from Bazzill. I think I'm going to make another card like this only this time I will use various shades of blue.

20 comments:

My Paper World said...

This is so pretty, such a great idea to use up your scraps! and the little embellishments look really sweet!

Flossie's Follies said...

What a fantastic card, love the layout and those scalloped rectangles and embellishments, what a great card.

Beth said...

What a great card. Looks like lotsd of work.

Elaine said...

I have not made a baby card in sooo long! However I love the idea you presented with using the punches like a little patchwork quilt! Very charming!

Scrappy Moments said...

what a Pretty card, great way to use up scraps & I love all the embellishments. So pretty :)


Angie

Karin said...

You make wonderful cards and this pink one is lovely.

Maria said...

Thank you for your sweet comments on my blog site Malieta. . .I think you're beautiful too!

Your card is awesome. It's such a great idea to create a card that looks like a quilt. Fabulous! I love it. The colors are really sweet. . .perfect for a mother to be!

Maria

Andrea said...

This is such a pretty card

Marlou said...

what a beautiful card, very pretty xx

2 Worlds said...

I loved it ! And the pearls are great, I'm trying to find some
but at michael was too expensive.

Kathy said...

Very creative - I love the way you tied the middle of the squares - just like a quilt. This would also make a cute Christmas card. Thanks for the inspiration.

Rita said...

Oh Malieta, this card is beautiful! You did a fantastic job with this. Was it a Marvy Punch? I luv it!

Dana said...

Oh Malieta...*sigh* this is the PERFECT card for a baby girl. And it really looks like a quilt too! The pearls and the buttons really make it, and the tiny scalloped border is so sweet.

Beth said...

Hello, here I am again. Just left a comment on Maria's site and noticed your. I told Maria that I was com'n over here to tease you because you noticed what curtains she has in her livingroom. You are too funny, honey!

Jen said...

you did a great job with using your scraps girl - I have to get on doing that too. It's always growing!!!

hugs,
Jen

malieta said...

Your card is beautiful!! I'm thinking about your "boo-boo" and the word "Crafty Secrets" came to my mind. You should see the things that I cover up! Your secret is safe with me:)
Malieta:)

Michelle said...

OMG, Malieta, this looks so CUTE, just like a baby quilt! Great card!

Paula said...

Soft & pretty, just like tiny newborns.

Joan B said...

This is amazing. Soft and beautiful and I need a card for a boy! I've got to dig out my scraps and get cracking! This is such a simple idea, but I never would have thought of it! Too cool.

Dee said...

This is gorgeous Malieta! I love how soft it looks, the pearls and buttons are perfect:)