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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.

Saturday, September 7, 2013

Happy Birthday LIttle Man

This card was inspired by several challenges so I will start with there:
  1. My Time to Craft: Gate Fold
  2. 3 Girl Jam: Celebrations
  3. Decerela Creations: Mini Card 
  4. Cut it Up: Labor Day
  5. Craftin' Dessert Divas: Babies
Here's the outside of the card:

The card measures 3" x 3". I could not get the card to stay closed on it's own. I assume it is due to a combination of the gate fold and the bakers twine. So, to help keep the card shut, I made a ribbon belly band from some blue circle ribbon from my stash.

This is what you see when you remove the belly band:
The blue cardstock is scrap. The twine is from trendy twine. I love this image, but unfortunately, I don't know where I got it. The initials are KJ. So, if this is your image or you know who's image this is, please let me know so I can give credit where it is due. The image is was colored with water color pencils and oil pencils.

This is what you see when you open the first "gate:"
The sentiment is computer generated and the edges inked with Ballet Blue ink from Stampin' Up. The kitten stickers are from my stash.

This is the inside of the card:
Again, the sentiment is computer generated and then inked in Ballet Blue ink. The Frogs are prism stickers also from my stash.
I hope you like it!  Have a great weekend!



  1. How cute is your card! The image is adorable!! Thank you for joining us this week at docerela creations.


  2. Very darling! Thanks for joining us at CIU challenge!

  3. Cute cards.
    Thank you for joining ust at Docerela Creations this week. DT Member Ana

  4. Love that adorable image! It's funny how babies can bend in half like that! You certainly fit a lot of details on a tiny 3x3.

    Thanks for linking your projects to Cut it Up Challenges Labor Day Challenge!


  5. This is just too cute. I like the twine in the background.

    Thanks for participating in the challenge at Cut It Up Challenges

  6. This is super adorable!! What a cute image and fun card design!
    Thanks for sharing and linking this up over at the 3GJ Challenge blog for our Celebration Challenge!! The challenge goes all month and we would love to see you link up again!
    3GJ~ DT

  7. Super cute card, fun image too, thanks for joining our challenge over at Docerela Creations!

  8. your card isblovelly !
    Thank you for joining us this week at docerela creations.

    Sara - DT Member

  9. What an adorable image and a sweet baby card. What is your die cut for the Cut It Up challenge? Don't forget to list it to be eligible to win :)

    Super sweet card and thank you for joining us at Cut It Up challenges.

  10. This is too cute! Thank you so much for joining us at Craftin Desert Divas “Baby“ Linky Party.

    Craftin Desert Diva's

  11. TOTALLY cute!!
    Thank you for joining us at Cut It Up Challenges.
    Have a wonderful day,
    ♥ Crafting With Creative M ♥
    ♥ 2 Creative Chicks Challenges ♥

  12. Oh how cute, simply adorable! Thanks for joining CDD!

    "Guest Designer"

  13. Adorable!!!! Thank you so much for joining us at Docerela Creations- DT Member Nitasha

  14. What a cute card! Thanks for joining us at 3 Girl JAM challenges! Julie o, DT member

  15. Adorable! The image is so cute and I love the inside of the card! Thanks for playing along at Cut It Up Challenges! :)


  16. So cute! Fun design! Thanks for joining us over at 3 Girl Jam Challenges! DT Member Carri~Abusybee
    Thanks for joining us over at Docerela Creations! DT Member Carri~Abusybee

  17. Adorable!!

    Thanks for playing along with us at Cut it Up!


  18. That is so adorable! Love the images!

  19. Super cute...thanks for joining 3 Girl JAM!