Saturday, 17 March 2012

Stampin' Up! Christening Card

I was so honoured when my friend announced he's going to be a God Dad and wanted me to make a card for the occasion. Now normally when it comes to cards like this, I tend to print out some personalised details on the 'pooter. Sadly - my printer is having 'printer' issues at the moment. So not wanting to let Mr Ginger Jo down, I set about my mission.

Yes I know, Stampin' Up! have the MOST perfect stamp set for Christenings - 'My Special Day', which my lovely downline Tracy had offered me the use of - but I'd said no because I was going to use my printer. So in the end.......

Yep that's right I made a box! With a card inside:

I was going to leave the photos at just this because I have to be honest and admit my stamping may be a teeny weeny bit wonky - but then I decided it just adds to the character and to share:

I've used Marina Mist, Pacific Point and Whisper White. Without my Stamp-ma-jig this card would have been doomed, I even drew pencil lines in first in the hope of being really neat! The letters in the name are all stamped individually using Just Perfect Alphabet. Be gentle with me and just pretend the 't' and the 'e' in Christening look straight to you! See sometime's even though Stampin' Up! provide us with the best tools to create with, sometimes I just don't get it right.

I've used a double sentiment from Petite Pairs which if had gone wonky would have made me cry.

The die cut frame is one of a set of four Lots of Tags and layered with 1 1/4" and 1" punched circles. the little face is one of the cuties from All In The family, I even phoned my friend first to see is Samuel had straight or curly hair 'cos you have to get these things right.

I added 'it's your' and 'day' from It's Your Day before and after christening'. A handy little set we got at Stampin' Up! European Convention last year. To add a bit more, the bottom half of the card is embossed with Perfect Polka Dots embossing folder.

Finally, the inside. Decorated to match using another sentiment from Petite Pairs, which reads 'I'm here for you no matter what' which I think sums up the rules of being a God parent.

So my Captain Chaos and Major Mayhem have been succesfully deployed to their grandparents leaving me in peace to get some tidying up done before Hubby gets home from work. Happy St Patrick's day if you're celebrating!

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  1. This is totally awesome and I'm sure will be cherished! I can't imagine live with out a stamp ma jig!

  2. I love your christening cards they are pretty and look pro. Great job on them!!

  3. Great card and box, lovely keepsake for the parents xx


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