Hi friends! It’s Cathy Zielske here, art director for Scrapbook & Cards Today, and I cannot believe that it was one year ago when Catherine said to me, “Hey, can you make a card to share for our 11th birthday?” and that very question is what started me on the most amazing creative journey to becoming a card maker.
So today, I feel it only fitting to share cards related to the ultimate birthday, the day a human comes into the world—baby cards!
Holy cute, am I right, ladies? Ever since I got the from Simon Says Stamp, I’ve been making cards that will be ready at the slightest indication that any I know is expecting!
Seriously, the cuteness knows no bounds! But what I love most is how a simple card can pack so much punch!
With just three ink colors, you can create such a charming look and I love that if the black ink isn’t perfectly lined up over the colored parts, it’s still so cool because it creates an offset registration look. I think I could have emphasized that even more!
This card measures 4-1/4 x 4-1/2. I’ve been slightly obsessed with square cards, especially since I learned how to cut down a regular A2 envelope into a perfect size for square cards. ( of Gina K. Designs from Simon Says Stamp shows exactly how to do it at 16:38!)
Once I had my supplies out, I had to make a second card using this stamp set and the same inks and cardstock colors. For perfect alignment of the little booties, I used the brand new , ingeniously designed by Gina K. of Gina K. Designs. It made lining up those booties a snap!
And again, having a slight misalignment of the black ink creates a really charming feel.
These would make darling cards for anyone’s actual birth-day!
So happy birthday to you, SCT! I’m so grateful to be your art director but especially grateful you inspired me to start making cards, because it has been my favorite crafty year to date! For a complete list of supplies used on this card, check out my !
~ Cathy Zielske
GIVEAWAY – Day 8!
We are excited to join in on the birthday fun this month with Scrapbook & Cards Today! Twelve years is a big deal, and we are so happy that SCT is thriving & providing inspiration for scrapbookers & cardmakers alike! We are offering a $50 gift certificate to the Pinkfresh Studio shop so you can pick out the stamps & dies that have been on your wish list! Click here to see all our beautiful brand new collections. Happy birthday to SCT, and happy shopping to you!
Happy Birthday Scrapbook and Cards Today magazine! To celebrate Spellbinders is giving away the “Build a House” die by Sharyn Sowell, which was a big hit at the class taught by Beth Reames at the recent Toronto Crop & Create event! We will even throw in a class kit so you can make your own little cottage. We also have a gift for all SCT readers, 15% off any regular priced* Spellbinders item purchased from our website at www.spellbinderpaperarts.com Please use code BIRTHDAY15. Expires May 31, 2018, Eligible on the store and clubs. Excludes clearance.
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To enter each day’s giveaways, be sure to leave a comment below by Saturday, April 7th. We will announce all winners right here on Tuesday, April 10th!
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Thank you to Cathy and today’s sponsors for creating another special day! If you are just joining our celebration for the first time, be sure to start right HERE to see all the amazing inspiration and prizes!