Baby Block Box/Stair Step Card

by Joanne James17. September 2014 10:00

It's Wednesday and a busy day on my blog today! This is the second of today's posts featuring this week's Colour Me...! Design Team card (please click here for my earlier Colour Throwdown post). This week we have a Subtle colour palette for you to work with:

I decided that this week's colour palette would be perfect not only for a baby card, but specifically for a box/stair step card, as whenever I see one of those they remind me of baby blocks all stacked up. So here is my card:

Nicely gender-neutral, with a Whisper White card base and background. I used the Little Letters framelits to cut out the letters for the word 'Baby' and rather than use the actual letters, I used the squares and the negative space to add more colour to my card. The letters didn't go to waste though, as I used them to decorate the envelope. For the remaining two squares, I used the Baby's First Framelits to create the duck and bib shapes, and stamped the co-ordinating stamps on the white layer below. I added some thick Pool Party baker's twine (retired - Sale-A-Bration item from earlier this year) but didn't add anything else as I wanted it to be able to remain post-friendly - despite its dimension, this card folds flat and fits into a standard C6 envelope.

That's my Colour Me...! card for this week - why not visit the other Colour Me...! designers and check out their takes on this week's colour combination:

And our talented guest designer for September - Holly Endress
We look forward to seeing your subtle creations.

Back tomorrow with another project; until then, happy stampin'!


Stampin' Up! Supplies Used:

Table built using Product Table Builder by The Crafty Owl - Independent Stampin' Up! Demonstrator.




Comments (8) -

Claire Broadwater
Claire BroadwaterUnited States
9/18/2014 4:17:13 PM #

Oh Joanne, I adore this card!  It is perfect!  Can you send me the dimensions on this.  I am always making a card for new grandparents.  It is absolutely adorable!  XX


Joanne James
Joanne James
9/21/2014 8:59:52 PM #

No problem Claire - I'll email them to you, this card is actually very easy to make! So glad you like it x


LeAnne Pugliese
LeAnne PuglieseUnited States
9/18/2014 6:12:22 PM #

OH MY GOSH....this is so cute!  I want to make one and I don't even have a baby in mind to whom I could send it!!!  You are so clever!


Joanne James
Joanne James
9/21/2014 9:01:00 PM #

Oh that's so funny LeAnne! You really should make one - they are deceptively simple!


Hayley's Paper Garden
Hayley's Paper GardenCanada
9/22/2014 4:00:21 AM #

Oh my goodness!!! This is beyond ADORABLE Smile What a FABulous project Joanne!!!


Joanne James
Joanne James
9/22/2014 9:10:00 PM #

Thank you so much Hayley - glad you like it!!


Sherrie M.
Sherrie M.United States
9/22/2014 8:36:32 PM #

That is a very cool card Joanne! Any new parent would be thrilled to get such a fabulous card & might forget their exhaustion for a little bit!


Joanne James
Joanne James
9/22/2014 9:11:08 PM #

What a nice way to think of it Sherrie - there have to be some bright spots to new parenthood Smile


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