Monday, May 24, 2010

Welcome Baby

I've had this card laying around for about a month, just waiting for when I could send it out. That time has come. My high school friend delivered her baby girl last week. This card looks simple, and for the most part, it is simple. Except for that border. If you look closely, you'll see that it's not even close to perfect. I consider myself relatively handy and I don't normally have problems using my tools (and coming from my gene pool, that's saying something. My family is not so technically inclined) But that scalloped border punch has got my number. I think I punched that border 3 or 4 times before I got one that was good enough to give away. It's not something that I'd point out to the recipient, or even anyone who's not a crafter. But I figued I'd share my frustrations with you in case you've gone through the same thing. Misery loves company. Well, maybe it's not that dramatic. But still, it's annoying. That's my story and I'm sticking to it tonight.

This week's Try something new challenge is to do a Black Magic card. I haven't tried this technique yet, but I've thought about it before so I just might this week. Stay tuned!

Card Supplies: (All supplies from Stampin' Up unless otherwise noted)
Stamps: Animal stories, Short & Sweet
Cardstock: Whisper white, Pretty in Pink
Ink: Pretty in Pink
Other Stuff: Scalloped border punch, nestie, Swiss dots cuttlebug folder, Pretty in Pink ribbon


  1. Precious card!
    I share your frustration! I don't own this punch but used a friend's and had trouble too. My friend said she thought the punch was off a little... After eyeballing it I was finally able to get a passable border.

  2. Such a sweet card... I haven't used that punch, but it looks intimidating. I think you did great!