Boy and Girl Moon Baby Cards

by Joanne James19. March 2017 09:00


It's Sunday and time for this week's new challenge over at The Paper Players! It's my turn to host again this week and I have a clean and simple challenge for us to work with:


I've had the need for a few baby cards recently - all girls, funnily enough, whereas the last time I had a run on baby cards it was all boys, funny how that happens! So I decided that this week's challenge would be a great opportunity to replenish my stock, especially as we have some great new Stampin' Up! baby sets in the Spring-Summer Catalogue. I decided to create two cards today, identical in design but one each in a boy and girl colour scheme, using this week's sketch over at CAS Colours and Sketches - I'm also linking up with the team over at TGIF Challenges where their challenge this week is also all things baby:

   #tgifc99 Baby! Oh, Baby!

I couldn't wait to ink up my 'Moon Baby' stamp set again for my cards today - take a look, here's the baby boy card:


And here is the baby girl card:


Here's the low-down on today's cards:

Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star - I stamped the moon baby onto Shimmery White cardstock and watercoloured them using my inks and aquapainters. I used my Stitched Shape Framelits to cut out my circle and added a layer of Clear Wink of Stella for added sparkle to my moon. I also added a gold metallic shape star to each of my cards for a fun detail.

Tone on Tone - To add interest to my background, I stamped the trio of stars randomly in the same colour ink as my cardstock base. This is a great way to add extra detail and interest whilst still keep your card clean and simple.

Blue For A Boy, Pink For A Girl - I used a duo of light and dark colours for each of my cards, with the darker colour for my card base and the lighter colour picked up in the banner. Here is my colour combination if you would like to save it:

Here is the visual summary of the key products used on today's project for you to pin for easy reference:



You can see all of my Product and 'How To' summaries on my 'How To - Tips and Techniques' Pinterest board in case you've missed any. 

I just love the images in the 'Moon Baby' stamp set - it makes for such cute baby cards! I can't decide which of these colour combinations I like the most - if you have a preference, why not let me know in the comments below - I love to hear your thoughts!

Before you reach for your ink and papers, check out what our amazing team has created to inspire you this week:

The Paper Players Design Team
Laurie Schmidt
Nance Leedy
Sandy Mathis 
 Crystal Komera
Valentyna Komisarenko
Deanne K
Here's a quick recap of our challenge rules:
1.  Create a new paper project
2.  Upload your creation to your blog with a link back to us and provide a direct link to the post featuring your challenge submission.
3.  Please link your card to no more than four challenges, TOTAL.
4.  Have FUN! 


I look forward to seeing your clean and simple creations in the gallery this week. Enjoy the rest of your weekend - the James household is busy today with one of the James Juniors playing in a hockey tournament, whilst the other is attending a skills day in connection with school which will see him learning shooting and fencing (I think I'll be taking cover!!)

I'll be back tomorrow with another project; until then, happy stampin'!


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Comments (11) -

LaurieUnited States
3/19/2017 11:33:31 PM #

These are really sweet Joanne!  I wonder how many times I sang that song to my kids! So perfect for the challenge this week.

Have a great daySmile


sandymUnited States
3/20/2017 12:36:50 AM #

What  fun challenge, and what an adorable pair of baby cards you have made for it, Joanne! I love those sweet babies nestled in the moon, just precious!


Emily E
Emily EAustralia
3/20/2017 2:47:20 AM #

These cards are gorgeous! I love the stamped star backgrounds and the added metallic stars really give your cards a wow factor. Thanks for sharing this week at CC&S!


3/20/2017 3:38:15 PM #

OMG, those are two gorgeous baby cards, Joanne! Love the rich background and cutie baby Smile


Fiona W
Fiona WUnited Kingdom
3/20/2017 9:04:21 PM #

Love these baby cards and just noticed the little star enamel shape hanging from the bow under the moon. Too cute. Thanks for joining us on this week's CC&S challenge. x


Claire Broadwater
Claire BroadwaterUnited States
3/22/2017 1:32:25 AM #

Joanne, I love your darling pair of cards!  That little one is so precious sleeping on the moon.  I have sung this song many times in the last few years with my Grands!  I hope you are having a fantastic week, My Friend!  XX


Nance Leedy
Nance LeedyUnited States
3/22/2017 12:04:34 PM #

Oh swoon!  These are adorable, Joanne.  I can't get enough of this sweet little baby nestled on the moon.  I love both color choices--rich and regal.  Love the background stamping and the sentiment placement.  Just as cute as can be--loved this challenge, my friend!


Patricia Hays
Patricia HaysUnited States
3/22/2017 9:18:34 PM #

Joanne, both of your cards are simply darling!  I love the sweet image.  I also really like how you've chosen the deeper shades of blue and pink for your card bases - it seems to give the traditional "blue for a boy" and "pink for a girl" notion a more sophisticated feel.  Thanks so much for making CC&S part of your crafting fun!


karen h
karen hUnited States
3/23/2017 1:27:46 AM #

Oh so sweet and adorable! And I love the tiny gold star! Thanks for playing along with us at CC&S!


Mona Pendleton
Mona PendletonUnited States
3/24/2017 3:51:02 AM #

Adorable cards Joanne! Love how you showcased the sweet images! The little star embellishment adds a nice touch!


Deanne @ Three Trees
Deanne @ Three TreesCanada
3/24/2017 3:08:40 PM #

Oh my word!  These are just adorable!  Love the little wee ones!


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