Monday, July 5, 2021

Welcome, Baby Boy!

It's time for a biweekly challenge at Double Trouble! This is Challenge #88. This challenge runs through Sunday evening, July 19, 2021. There are three "Things" to this challenge:

Thing 1 (required): Troublemaker is asking for a project for "Baby". She has provided an inspiration board. It makes no difference if it's Baby's birthday or an invitation to a shower, or even a congratulatory creation. Just give it your best shot.

Thing 2 (optional): Double Dare is challenging you to link your card to our partner, Bitten by the Bug2. Be sure to check the guidelines.

Thing 3 (optional): Twisted Sister is looking for die-cut or machine-cut elements. Fussy-cut elements alone will not qualify your entry for our partner so be sure to include at least one item cut by die or machine. (Cricut, Silhouette, Scan 'n Cut, etc.) 

This was a fun card to create in that it went together quickly once I decided on the boat theme. Onto the white card base, I added a dark blue panel, then an embossed panel in the lighter blue. (I thought this embossed design gave the card a little movement, i.e. water.) I die cut two squares from the dark blue, added the yellow patterned paper and a smaller square of white then built my little boat scene plus added the sentiment. I decorated the inside of the card with a similar boat that was a bit larger than the one on the front.

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Stamp: Computer-generated sentiment.
Cardstock: Stampin' Up! Whisper White, Barely Banana, Not Quite Navy, Bashful Blue (all retired colors)
Paper: Stampin' Up! (from my scraps)
Dies: Lawn Fawn (zigzag squares), Spellbinders (circles)
Punch: Stampin' Up! (3/8" circle for sun)
Misc.: Stampin' Up! Embossing Folder, foam tape from stash


  1. This is precious! thanks for sharing with us at Bitten by the Bug 2.


  2. The embossing on your card certainly gives the appearance of waves. This is such an adorable baby boy card. I love it!

  3. Wonderful boy boat theme with layers for wonderful dimension and embossing that compliments the theme.
    Melissa BBTB2 Design Team 2021
    "Sunshine HoneyBee"

  4. This is such a sweet baby card for a little boy. The embossing folder adds the perfect touch to an adorable card :)

  5. That's just about as cute as can be! Love the colors, perfect baby card! :)

  6. Adorable Mel, love how you made your boat scene from an assortment of dies... so cute. Great little baby boy card.

  7. Such a cute card and I love anything with a sailboat on it.

  8. Love those soft colors, and that is such a sweet and simple image, just what you'd see in a baby book.I really like your card!

  9. Amazing layering on this card, the colours are perfect for a precious baby boy!

  10. I agree. The embossed paper does give it movement. It looks like water and perfect background for your cute boat. Cute card - I love it! Thanks for joining the challenge at Bitten By The Bug 2. Dorlene DT BBTB2

  11. Melanie your card is absolutely adorable! It's such a clean and crisp layout and perfectly soft for a baby boy :)