Baby Boy Thank Yous, part 3

A few more of the Baby Boy Thank you cards that I made after Monkey was born. You can find the previous posts starting here.

I wanted to make a variety of styles. It’s always fun to try things out, though I might try to streamline things and make several of just a few cards the next time that I need to make a bunch in a short amount of time.

 

I love this fun argyle print, the bit of shine on the tag, and the little seed bead accents, but I think that the inking of edges makes the biggest difference in this card.

 

Very simple. Very clean. I am a sucker for a onesie and a tie!

 

This dot paper was one of my favorite prints from this project, so I enjoyed showcasing it here. I also like the repetition of the square elements, and the two-tone inked edges of the sentiment square.

 

In my next post, I’ll share my 3 favorites of the baby boy thank you cards that I made! It was hard to pick. I don’t love every card that I made, but there are at least 2 that narrowly missed the cutoff. I hope you’re enjoying these and have been inspired. Please share with me your thoughts on these! I want to grow as a crafter, and I’d love to know your opinions and ideas!

 

COMPLETELY BESIDE THE POINT: I said once that I’d keep track of all of the words and phrases that this blog spell check does not recognize. I haven’t always done that, but here are today’s: crafter, onesie.

 

 

Baby Boy Thank Yous, part 2

I think I’ll have 4 posts in this series. I made duplicates of several of these cards, depending on what supplies I had on hand. It was fun to match up each card with a recipient!

I designed this one on my Silhouette, then tried several different combinations. I like it, but I don’t love it. This is another one that I’d like to revisit and change up a bit. I have definite preferences for some color and pattern combinations than others. I was working with a limited stash, and felt like I needed to use as much as I could, even if I wasn’t thrilled with the results. These are posted from my least favorite to my favorite of this set.

Baby Boy Thank yous

The first of a few posts with some thank you cards that I made for gifts, meals, etc. after Monkey was born.  I like some more than others. Which one is your favorite?

Proof that I need a stamp positioner. I’ve seen some DIY versions that I think I might try.

This one almost made it into the top 3.  I just like it. The design is simple and understated, but the patterned paper makes it fun and eye-catching.

I loved the embossing of the foot stamps. It really emphasized the fine lines and little imperfections that make them seem real. The embossing on the sentiment is less than stellar. I should have redone it. Leaving a smidge of border around the edge would have been an improvement. This one just begs for dimensional adhesive!

I’d love to hear your thoughts about which ones you like best, or what could be done to improve them. I know that dimensional adhesives would work to really add layers and interest to several of them. I just bought some, and I’m sure they will be a new addiction in papercrafting! I also think that the paper choices in several of them could be better. I bought a bunch of single sheets, and a collection would likely have worked better. There are some lovely boy themes out there!