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I am a 37 year old nurse who is currently not working due to medical issues. I have chosen to pass my time crafting, but because I am not working, I have little money to spend on supplies. I have a small stash from while  I was still working but am now using what I have access to around the house. I also use things I can find cheaply at the dollar store, in the dollar bins, on clearance, or buy with coupons at Michaels and Hobby Lobby. I also like to shop thrift stores and garage sales for things to use in my crafting. You would be surprised with what you can find if you aren't afraid to prowl a little.

Tuesday, April 16, 2013

Baby Umbrella

Happy Tuesday!  Hope you all had a great week end and a great Monday! Sorry, I didn't get to post yesterday. I had so much running to do, it was crazy. So, I guess I am a little behind on projects, but oh well.  I am going to enter this card into two different challenges:
1) BBTB2 (Welcome Baby)
2) FCCB (April Showers)

The umbrella shape is made from a scalloped circle cut at 10 inches, cut in half, then folded in half. The handle is the lower case letter J from elegant cakes. The purple mat piece was a circle cut at 8.5 inches and cut into quarters. The polka dot mat piece was a circle cut at 8 inches and cut into quarters. 

 The baby was cut from Everyday Paper dolls. I accented the "shadow" areas with a Stampin' Up Certainly Celery marker. For the "trap door" button, I used a small coordinating rhinestone.  The face if a Peachy Keen stamp from the Wide Eyed Kids collection. I doodled on the curl and the flower is from Recollections. The word "baby" came from die cuts from the paper pack I was using popped up on foam mounting tape. I used a stack from Colorbok called Sweet Floral.
The sentiment was printed off the computer and adhered to the inside.

Now, I know that usually baby girl cards are usually pink. Well, I don't do pink. So, I usually substitute what should be pink with purple. So, that is why there is no pink on the card.

Hope all is well. 



  1. So very pretty!! Love how you made the umbrella. And that darling little baby is so precious. Thank you so very much for joining our 'Welcome Baby' challenge at BBTB2!!!! :)

  2. What a great card for the baby challenge. Love the idea that you used a J as the umbrella handle and that baby is too cute. Great stamped face. Thank you for joining the Welcome Baby challenge at BBTB2.

  3. What a great idea for a card. Last year I also did a umbrella thank you card for my bridal shower. It was a HIT...

    Thank you for joining our challenge at FCCB.

    Dt member Catarina

  4. Love the way you crafted your card. Great creativity. Love that baby's face, too. Thanks for joining us at BBTB2. Stephanie

  5. This is so cute! Thanks for joining us at BBTB2.
    Jayne x

  6. Love your creativity in making this-the letter J for the handle=awesome idea! Love the sweet little baby on there ;) Thanks for joining us at BBTB2 this week!

  7. I love the way you always figure a way to use what you have, it diffently shows your creativity. Great little umbrella card. Thanks for joining our umbrella challenege at FCCB. Kim Ogden

  8. super cute and your very creative :) thanks for sharing with us at bbtb2 :)

  9. What an ingenius way of making the umbrella and handle. I love the cute face on the baby. Thanks for sharing at bbtb2.

  10. What a clever way of making an umbrella! I love the handle made from the "J"! You are way to clever, I love how you can come up with such great ideas just using shapes, I sure wish my mind worked like yours!! lol And by the way, purple is a great color choice for a girl!! Thanks for joining us at BBTB2 again;-)

  11. Too too cute, what a super idea for a baby card!! Thanks for joining us at FCCB this week!!

  12. Cute! So creative making the umbrella from circles and the letter J!! I really like the touches of bling too. Thanks for joining us at FCCB this week!!

  13. this is so adorable and so creatively designed.Love it! Thanks so much for joining us at BBTB2