*EDITED* Welcome Sweet Baby Cecilia Violet

Hello!  Happy 1st day of July!  Today I'm sharing a very special sweet card that's close to my heart.  There's so much excitement going on on my In-Law side.  My husband's cousin and his beautiful wife just welcome the newest precious addition to their little family, sweet baby girl Cecilia Violet!  

October 2015 Edition

In welcoming sweet little Cecilia to the family, I decided to stray away from my typical traditional style CAS cards and create one that is a bit more whimsical and girly.   I knew right off I wanted to put a stork on the card.  But instead of the typical stork on the cloud or outdoor scene look, I thought how about stork landing in the nursery?   Oh wouldn't that make a sweet baby card?  But since I don't have any crib stamps, I decided to challenge myself by hand sketching out one, a Victorian style baby crib...fit for a princess!

For room decor inspirational ideas, I look no further than that of my own two daughters' rooms. Pulling out butterflies from their wall decor. The accent colors from their bedding and drapery. The tea party set and oh LOTS of teddy bears fun. To help me bring all these fun ideas together, I turned to SugarPea Designs latest and cutest release of sweet stamp sets for the images. I added the stork from the Bundle of Joy and brought the outdoor in by creating a little picnic for the bears using the Teddy Bear Picnic set. For an extra touch of love, I stamped on the back of the smallest bear with a heart along with the elephant from the Welcome Baby set.

After coloring all that up, I did the unthinkable...I SNIP them up!  Yes!  Me again with my scissor! Since I wanted to add a lavender wall embossed with butterflies, dots and floral, there is no other way around except to pierced those images out.  And here are my complete layout of all the pieces, including the hand sketched floor lamp, all ready for assembling. 

"It's the Little things that make life big"

Oh how true is this sentiment from the Bundle of Joy set which I framed it up for the wall decor.  I couldn't resist adding in more teddy bears.  So I popped in two larger size bears from the Bee My Honey set, which by the way is NOT yet release until July.  I got it FREE as part of the Sweet Incentive Program SugarPea Designs is currently offering which you can find out more HERE.  

(Quick Tip: To create the pearl buttons on the crib's headboard, I dotted with white pigment pen).

For an extra special finishing touch, I added in Cecilia's date of birth using Lili of the Valley's Calendars stamp set, printed out her name and stamped about it, "Welcome Little One" from the Bundle of Joy set.

Copic markers color combo:

C0,  N0, 0, V01
R000, R20, R35
 RV000,  RV00, RV02, RV04, RV10, RV25, RV39
B000, B02, B91
BV00,  BV04, BV11, BV13
G000, G00, G02, G12
Y32, Y35
,E21, E31, E42, E50

 Thank you friends for sharing your day with me and perhaps a thought or two.  Below are the challenges I would like to enter this adorable card into.  Have a wonderful week!  Happy crafting!


Anita said...

I love your card - it's gorgeous! I'm amazed at all the little details you've added. I'm sure the new parents will treasure this beautiful card!

Vera Yates (Ling) said...

Wow, what a gorgeous design! Loving all the details.

Cara Malmrose said...

I just love this card Christina! Your little crib is amazing - well done - I'm luck I can draw a stick figure! Fitting card for a little princess.
(Hugs) Cara

Rannah Romps said...

Wow! Gorgeous ! That "Special Day" calendar is so cute!!

Miriam Prantner said...

Just the sweetest scene! So many wonderful details! Congratulations on your great news too!

CherylQuilts said...

Oh, Christina, this is gorgeous, and I am amazed at our hand-drawn Victorian-style baby crib! How beautiful, and what an exquisite card with all the details and also personalized! What a precious gift and a special one that will be cherished for years to come (and certainly placed in an album or framed!). Stunning, my friend, and so creative! Hugs!

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