Well I don’t know about YOU, but I know I LOVE to maximize the use of any of my stamp sets. In other words images that can be versatile. Especially the holiday sets.

When I say Christines set SugarPlum North Pole– I immediately saw a baby card!

Not just ANY baby card either! An interactive baby card 😀 Read on.

EDITING TO ADD: If you would like to see other versions I have created, as well as my instructions READ HERE


Rock a bye boy.

This little horse image is just SO cute. I fell in love with it instantly. I knew I wanted to do a baby boy card so that was my starting point.

I used the Harmony Classic Oval IIfor my oval star border, colored with markers. Thye fit perfectly in the oval nestabilities.

The horse was colored with Copic markers, then cut out.

I had to make it all rugged and boyish!

To announce “It’s A” I used myJustRite Brayton Font. I received MANY emails about these font’s and which to pick. Well I definitely think everyone NEEDS at least ONE! LOL! As far as what to pick, its really about personal style. Its cool because you get 3 sizes of alpha’s with ONE purchase, and stores EASY! No big bulky stuff from woodblocks. Speaking of woodblocks, I do use the Harmony block to assemble my verbiage. I then took the block (it has lines on it ti fit your leeters into) and inked it up a bit and randomly stamped it on my card. Like I said, make it a little rugged.

The “BOY” is from theClear Uppercase Typewritter Letters, and I used dark chocolate ink. I got that set on a whim and liked it. Especially for my kids to use 😀 Its really helped them with the ABC’s.

I used mycuttlebug stars (on sale 25% off!! Noticed when I linked) embossing folder, and added ink into it prior to embossing, for the inked debossed star that looks pierced! I always think BOY when I see stars! Not sure why.

Now comes the interactive part. Last month I was on a “cards that move” kick, and this was the first of the bunch! It really sparked all my other movable creations.

So tilt the card to one side and the horse “rocks” back and forth!

I know not a huge epiphany since it is a “rocking horse” but I was happy all the same.


I manually turned it for photo purposes, but its a really sweet baby card idea from that image.


 See the rocking motion. I think its so cute.

I have many a friend who are expecting boys! So this will come in handy.

I have much to do, so I hope you get inspired to give this a whirl. I have done similar cards in the past. They are so fun.

OK I’m off. Till tomorrow, when I HOPE to share Noah & Amber’s birthday party Smileboxes. Its been a while. I still have their TY’s to do! But I need photo paper , so that is the excuse Im sticking with, for now. Sometimes I feel like the kid who didn’t do their homework! Heck I even have excuses for that from time to time.

New Year resolution

#2-No more EXCUSES!