I bought the Thankful Forest Friends stamp set last fall because I love the adorable images, and I love most things associated with autumn. But I wanted to expand its horizons a bit, so when I needed a baby card last month, I decided to pull it out.
Supplies (all Stampin' Up!):
Stamps: Thankful Forest Friends
Paper: Early Espresso, Very Vanilla card stock
Ink: Early Espresso, Crumb Cake
Accessories: Labels Collection Thinlits dies, Subtles Candy Dots, Filigree Frame embossing folder, sponge, Blushing Bride ribbon, corner rounder, Dimensionals, Glue Dots, Stamp-a-ma-Jig, sponge
Isn't he cute? Or I suppose it might be a she in this case. I started by die cutting the label shape out of Very Vanilla card stock. Then I stamped the border image in Crumb Cake along the top and the bottom, using the Stamp-a-ma-Jig tool to get the images centered. Finally I stamped the bear in the center of the label and sponged along the edges with Crumb Cake ink.
For the Early Espresso card base, I embossed the front using the Filigree Frame embossing folder and rounded the bottom two corners. I adhered a piece of Blushing Bride ribbon around the middle of the card and then used Dimensionals to adhere the stamped label over the ribbon. I tied a bow with another piece of ribbon and adhered it to the bottom of the label. For one last touch of pink, I placed a Blushing Bride Candy Dot near each of the points on the label.
It's fun to find a way to use seasonal stamp sets outside of their designated seasons ... but I'll admit that I'm looking forward to autumn and pulling out my fall stamps to make cards filled with colorful leaves and cute woodland animals. Thanks for stopping by!