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Wednesday, September 9, 2009

Babyface! You've Got the Cutest Little Baby Face

So this is what's been keeping me busy for the last couple of weeks. Babies....

Babies, we knew they were hard work, but I'm here to tell you 75 babies keep you very, very busy indeed. Aren't they just the most adorable bundles of joy? I love them. I've been making these babies for a 25 member punched art swap meet at our team convention on Saturday. I hope the ladies love them as much as I do.

Each baby is constructed from a variety of shapes of punched card stock, in this case a wide oval punch, circle and flower are used. See end of post for a more detailed list.

If you haven't tried punched art or you haven't been bold enough to do it alone, please come to class or email me! My contact is on my website here. The possibilities are endless with punched art.

Last week I used the scallop circle punch pictured here to make the background sky for the baby bundle cards. If you follow my blog you'll remember this...

The sky backgrounds, got trimmed and mounted onto a layer of Bermuda Bay cardstock, and stamped in Basic Black Classic Ink with the "Rock-a-Bye-Baby" sentiment from the stamp set Nursery Necessities. Nursery Necessities is a gem of a baby set for cards as well as scrapbooking. Details on the stamp set are at the end of the blog post.

Baby Faces up close! I have a few tips to share with you. When doing punched art there are a few things you can do to make your creating go smoother, faster and easy to store...

Can you see the little 'dotted' bits behind the faces, on the paper? That's a temporary adhesive that Stampin' Up! sells called Dotto.

Dotto is a sanity saver.

Really it is. Read on...

Let me tell you more about Dotto. Dotto is helpful when you are creating detailed work, or when you are fiddling with a scrap page layout.

Here I've run strips of Dotto across a piece of printer paper, and stuck down ROWS of baby faces... They are all ready for me to sponge and ink and add detail.

NOT ONLY THAT, but when it was time for supper, I just picked up the page and put it in a protective craft keeper envelope. It stays stuck and waiting for me to pull it out next time! MY easy is that?

Think of all the times you've been interrupted by say the phone, come back and the kiddies have picked up your scrapbook page and your layout went everywhere?! No more! Dotto! See the end of the post for product info.

See, here I'm putting down some Dotto and adhering my baby bundles and shapes so that I can do my inking and shading with my sponge daubers. Handy!

Here's a shot of the assembled baby bundles. These were so simple to make.

Close up time! Little rosy cheeks, and white gel pen dimples, awww. Note: the faces are popped up on a foam dimensional before they are stuck down to the bundles.

The sentiment from Nursery Necessities, gel pen highlights, pretty punched border (say ooh...say ahh). LOL!

Again, the finished baby bundles! Thanks to Sophia Landry for her inspiration on baby bundle punchies. I really enjoyed making these little guys.

All supplies used are Stampin' Up! and can be purchased from my store.

**The Almighty DOTTO temporary adhesive** (insert sound of trumpets and fanfare)

Dotto: 103305 $17.95 (Dotto is refillable, don't throw away your cartridge!)

  • Wide Oval Punch 112082 $22.95
  • 3/4" circle punch 107217 $15.95
  • 5-Petal Flower 109041 $22.95

Border Punch: Eyelet Border 113692 $22.95


  • whisper white (40 sheets) 100730 $9.95
  • Bermuda Bay (24 sheets) 115317 $7.25
  • Kraft (40 sheets) 102125 $9.95
  • Soft Subtles Assorted Pkg (pink/yellow/apricot/green) 36 sheets (3ea. of 12 colours) 105568 $10.50 *each colour is also available in single packs of 24 sheets for $7.25


  • Black Journaler 105394 $4.50
  • White Gel Pen 105021 $5.50
  • Sponge Daubers (12) 102892 $15.95
  • Stampin' Dimensionals 104430 $5.50
  • Hemp twine 12yds 100982 $3.95

Stamp Set:

  • Nursery Necessities 113506 (set of 12) $42.95

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Lydia said...

Oh they are sooo sweet! And I love the page of baby faces!! Brilliant!

Plus, if you move the face down just a bit you can totally make a pig, and then we can have BACON!!

Dreena Guptill said...

I see it now! The bows are the piggy ears. Sistah, bacon lovin' friend o' mine, we haz bacon!

Must make extra bundles and try it out!

Leslie Hanna said...

How clever you are!!! These are adorable! And I LOVE the Dotto tip.

Sharon said...

These are so freakin' adorable I almost can't stand it! :)
And you, my dear, are a genius!

FieryCanuck77 said...

*squeal* I LOVE them!!! Is this what I've got coming to me next week???? LOVE THEM!!! great job, D! ...shoulda thought of the Dotto for mine....

Lisa Page said...

Cuteness! I see piggy's too! I've used the "scallop cloud technique" on cards before- very KEWL!

Great upsale for Dotto- i don't have any but really need to get some! You've convinced me!

Allison said...

This is just brill! I love all your tips on shading with ink in particular!

Anonymous said...

These are soo sweet. I've never tried punch art, I haven't seen much and not sure I have enough of the 'right' punches. Enjoyed your creative handiwork here :).

Dreena Guptill said...

Dear Bluemoon: Thanks for visiting my blog, and for your sweet comments.

Punched art is so simple and packed with alot of wow factor.

You can get started with punched art with even just the circle punches and then slowly build your collection.

Stay tuned and I will try to show more projects with punches, as they are proving to be very popular!

Rachael said...

Very cute cards!
My niece has a teddy bear that sings the title of this post-over & over again!

Mel M. M. McCarthy said...

Too TOO Sweeeeeet! This is SO insanely cute. It makes me squeal!