So is it wrong that the inspiration for this new baby card is a stuffed deer head? It is, isn't it? I'm sorry. Please don't tell my husband's cousin. She delivered a beautiful baby girl on Monday (after having two adorable little boys) and I think if she were to know my inspiration it would take away her liking my card a little.
You see, the inspiration originally came from the CASology challenge word "game."
My thoughts went right to a trophy room of mounted game. Not having any stuffed deer head stamps, I came across this sweet-looking deer from American Crafts' Trailer set. Perfect for our newest cousin. So there you have it:
Now after all of that introduction, I am realizing the CASology challenge is over! So ...
luckily the colors in the Play Date Cafe are so very close. I had the yellow and green, but originally wrapped the card in orange baker's twine:
So a quick costume change, and we're back in business. Good thing for the challenge too, 'cause I like it a lot better with the fuchsia fringe.
It's definitely a more eclecticly-styled card than I usually make. Baby Lulu was born on January 21st at 7 am, so I used the month, date, and time strips from Technique Tuesday on the side, and stamped yellow stars over each of the stats to make it a more personalized new baby card. The fern is the very top of the Delicate Fern MB die, and the button is antique, complete with the original thread still in the holes from where someone cut it off their old clothing. I liked leaving the thread as-is. Something you can’t buy off the shelf.
Finally, I have one more box card to share. I thought I was done making them, but still had an idea that I wanted to try after seeing Ardyth's amazingly creative piano card where she used the "a" key for the letter "a" in her "thanks" card which you have to check out. If you think that's a cool musical pun, you should see where she substituted birthday candles for the black keys on a keyboard, one of my all-time favorite cards of hers.
Same concept used here, only in sheet music. I showed it to my husband and he didn’t get it, so I was a little frustrated, “You know, the note stands for the ‘a.’” My heart sinks when I hear, “but, I think that’s a ‘c’, right?” Arrgh, I guess it’s been awhile since I read music (my husband and I actually met playing the violin in high school orchestra). I had to use an exacto knife to loosen the tape enough to switch the boxes.
So here's the corrected one : )
Like the other recent cards in this unofficial 3D box card series (tiles, bee hexies, notebook paper, antique bottles, charts, Mehndi lantern, cityscape, and Valentine treats), the card folds flat for mailing and storage.
Thanks for looking!