Hi Crafty Friends!

Tuesday I told you I was working on a couple of sweet baby cards. I’ve got one of those to show you today (not quite done with the “baby boy card”). It actually took me awhile to decide what I wanted to use for these cards, as I did them totally “from scratch”. Just like the kitchen sometimes . . . no recipe . . . no preconceived notions as to what the cards should look like . . . just going with the flow and keeping my love of vintage style prominent in my mind as I worked.

Once again, this is an eclectic card! I used vanilla cardstock for the card base, and embossed it with a beautiful floral embossing folder from Anna Griffin. Along the spine of the card I used lace from my stash, a paper lace piece that I got from “somewhere”, and a strip of Anna Griffin pink metallic cardstock. The laces add some depth to the card, as well as being one of my favorite vintage embellishments. The little accent pink dots are from Stampin’ Up. The pink gingham background and the fussy cut stork in the oval cut out window are from some lovely Mintay paper called “Little One” . . . soooo soft and pretty. The boy card I’m working on has most of the same images on the paper only with blue instead of pink. The greeting die cut and words are from an Anna Griffin greeting set.
The inside of the card features the “backside” of the pink gingham paper which is a gorgeous floral! Then I diecut a metallic pink Anna Griffin teddy bear for the other side of the card. This set of baby dies is soooo cute!! I had a lot of fun going through my supplies to find just the right things for a special baby card . . . . hopefully you can have fun doing that too! Let me know if you have any questions or need some help!


My first “technique workshop” will be Saturday, March 18th, in Grass Valley at Theresa’s studio, from 10:00 – 1:00. Technique workshops will focus on various techniques, rather than just making pretty cards. We’ll be discussing and trying techniques using vellum cardstock in this workshop. We’ll learn about and try:

  • Wet and dry embossing on vellum
  • Using vellum for various types of layers on a card
  • Making many kinds of flowers and foliage with vellum, for card embellishments
  • Printing and stamping on vellum cardstock

You’ll go home with many samples of these techniques to use on your own, in addition to at least two completed cards, using vellum. As a special treat, you’ll make an Anna Griffin card using her preprinted vellum overlays, and her floral embellishments. Technique workshops are only $25.00.

ITS TIME TO SIGN UP FOR THIS WORKSHOP!!! Let me know by phone or email or comment on this blog post, if you’re coming, so I have enough materials prepared. You can pay me through PayPal or put a check in the mail. Hope to see you there!! Have a great weekend, and do something creative every day!!

Hugs! Janice

(916] 217-6865


3765 Grass Valley Hwy. #48

Auburn, CA 95602


  1. Beautiful baby girl card Janice! I will be there for the Velum class! See you in a couple weeks! ❤️

    1. Yay, so glad you can come! I’ll love your input on this first “technique” workshop, so I can make them really useful for ya’ll!

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