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Welcome Drake!

One of my very good friends just became a grandma and I am so happy for her. The pictures she has shared of the baby are adorable.

I decided to make a card to send to congratulate her on becoming a grandmother. I didn't have any baby paper handy, so I used this boyish paper and think it works pretty well. I personalized the card by putting the baby's name (Drake) on the front.

Looking at the pictures, I now wish I did something to the lettering to make it stand out more. Since the card is already in the mail, it is too late to jazz it up now.

You probably noticed that I used On the Line by Lindsay's Stamp Stuff again. Not only is this one of my favorite, go-to stamp sets because it is so versatile, I was inspired by this card created by my fellow DT member, Karin.

On the Line is a great bargin at only $6 for 19 digital images.

Thank you for stopping by. Please be sure to visit the rest of the DT. Lindsay will have her weekly freebie posted for you.

Lindsay Weirich (Owner & Stamp Designer)
Cindi Hooks
Diane Bove
Jennifer Bliss
Karin Martin
Lisa Jurecek
Margie Visnick
Melissa Craig
Rhonda Walker
Tamara Bennett
Tracey Allen
Tracy Vinson

Challenges for this card:


  • Images: On the Line from Lindsay's Stamp Stuff on
  • Papers & CS: Papertrey kraft CS, Stampin' Up Close to Cocoa CS, Georgia Pacific CS, My Mind's Eye Complete Boy DP
  • Inks: Distress Ink Old Paper, Close To My Heart Cranberry, Indian Corn Blue, & Chocolate
  • Tools: Spellbinders Nestabilities, Big Shot, Circut Expression, George & Basic Shapes cartridge, EK Sucess circle punch & edge punch , Carl star punch, sanding block, Copic markers
  • Embellishments: Close To My Heart natural hemp, misc. star brads
  • Techniques: Paper piecing & ink distressing


jaimie said…
Hi Cheryl,

That is so cute! Nice work!
Your friend is going to love it!

Greetings, Jaimie
jaimie said…
Hi Cheryl,

That is so cute! Nice work!
Your friend is going to love it!

Greetings, Jaimie
Karen B. said…
So thoughtful of you to think of your friend, and oh my! So cute! Love that name too, Drake.
I think for not having baby boy paper - this card is terrific! I love the you repeated the star on the onsie too!!!
That is a great digi set! I can see why you love it!
Karin said…
Such a great card and I love the light distressing you gave it. Adds to the boy factor of it :) Love that edger punch too...has been on my wish list, such a trend right now. Only you could make it work on a baby card!
1CardCreator said…
What a cute card Cheryl, I love the vintage look and I noticed the name right off. I like the stars and the twine too. Thanks for sharing. ~Diane
Meg said…
This is adorable!! I love the look of non-pastels for a baby card. The personalization looks great, too.
Julye said…
What a funky little card this is so sweet thanks for joining us at Penny's.
Tamara Bennett said…
I acutally love the masculinity to this card! It is very refreshing compared to the light blues that you usually see on baby boy cards. I would know....haha. I'm about to have my 2nd boy! haha
I think it is just perfect, the card is great for a little boy and your friend will treasure this card.
Cindi said…
what a great card,...your friend is going to love it!!!
Sandi said…
Hi Cheryl - thanks for taking the time to stop by my blog and comment on my 'Aloha' projects. I think your friend will like this card. Cute clothesline too! I find that when I put something together, after I've taken my pics I notice something that could have been better. Honestly, I didn't even notice the text because I'm immediately drawn to the image, which to me is the main focus of a card/creation. Don't sweat it, you did a great job, love went into it!
☺ Sandi
Sammibug said…
pretty card. Great example of distressing. Thanks for joining us at Stamping With The Dragon.
Courtney said…
This is super cute Cheryl! Thanks for playing along with us at Penny's. Good Luck!

Pat (mspfd) said…
What a great set. This is a perfect card for a new baby boy! So adorable. Your friend is going to love this!
Lilacanglia said…
fabulous card,
Thanks for joining us at Ellephantastic,
Elle DT
Nordicblogger said…
Adorable card! The little onesie is perfect for either a baby boy or girl.
rosalien said…
Beautiful card, and what a great stamp set for baby cards.:))
Thanks for joining DC.

Joanna K said…
stunning!!!!!! xx
Marlene said…
oh this is just too dang cute!!!!

how r ya? hope all is well. sooooo glad you came by.

hugs :)
Cor* said…
OMG this is soooooooooooo adorable! I am gonna have to check out those sets! So Great.Love the card. Thanks for joining in at Crafty Cardmakers spotlight challenge this time round.
Rachel said…
Fabulous card, definately works for a baby boy!! thanks for joining us this week at Delightful Challenges.
Rachel :0)
Mrs. Fence said…
I think your card is perfect! I wouldn't change a thing. I think it's a nice change from the typical "baby" colors and styles.
ljurecek said…
Totally sweet, Cheryl! How nice to send someone a personalized card!
Joanne Gilch said…
love this stamp set...need to think about buying this one when LSS has a sale!!!! love the card...I am sure the letters will work IRL when the recipient gets it!!!! the card is adorable and the papers work great for a little man named DRAKE..
alexandra s.m. said…
Love your attention to details!
Gorgeous card ;-)
Fantastic card, great distressing & love the set you have used it from.
Helen x
Mary J said…
Cheryl, what a really lovely card! I know what you mean - after taking a photo of my cards, I often see things that would look better! But I bet yours looks absolutely fine - we are our own worse critics, as they say!

Thx for joining us at Totally Gorjuss and hope you can make our next challenge tomorrow!
Scrap It Girl said…
Great card. I just bought this set after seeing this card. I have a baby shower tomorrow and this card goes with the theme of my gift. Now I have to make the card. lol thanks for sharing cute card as always.
Hi Cheryl
A fabulous card,thankyou for joining us this week at Delightful Challenges,
Hugs Dianne xx
Stacy Walker said…
Great card Cheryl. Thank you for joining us at the 2 Sisters Challenge.
LollyChops said…
Beautiful work! Your friend is really gonna love this sweet card!

Jo Davies said…
Beautiful cute card Cheryl!

Thanks for sharing with us at 2 Sisters Challenge Blog - punches challenge this week. Jo x
debby4000 said…
Oh this is so cute.
Jacilynn said…
Cheryl this is just fabulous! I love that onsie. super cute girl!
Marie said…
Soooo Nice!

Thank's for participating in Alot 'Distress' challenge!

...just Barbara said…
That's an very handsome card - nice work! Thank you for joining our Lollipop Crafts debut challenge! We have another challenge starting on Monday and hope you'll play again! Cheers, Barbara
Melissa Craig said…
This is a great card! I love the non-traditional colors for a baby card. Very shabby chic.
Shelly Schmidt said…
I love this card- it is such a darling baby card- I loke that you used Red- and not blue- and I think those stamps are darling! Love your creativity!
Faye said…
Wow, this is gorgeous. Thank you for playing at Cupcake. x
Leanne said…
Wow Cheryl this is gorgeous! Love the paper it worked out great! Your friend is really going to cherish this card!! You always do the most gorgeous cards!! I want to be like you!!
Micki said…
Man this is tooo cute. I love the vintage/distressed look and what a great idea to personalize it. Awesome card.

Absolutely adorable Cheryl!! Thanks so much for sharing your awesome creation with us at Penny's Paper-Crafty Challenge!!
Margie said…
Cheryl, I love the patterned onesie,so cute!

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