Monday, 19 February 2018

Bundle Of Joy

Hi bloggers!  How's this for a lovely new arrival card?  I selected two shades of pink from my stash but it would work in any colours that you needed.  I started by cutting the Alphabet Grid in white and attaching just the grid part to a sticky adhesive sheet.  Next I cut it again in both pale pink for the outlines and in a darker pink for the letters.  There were several letters that I needed extra ones of so I just put a small piece of card over those letters.  I spelled out "Baby Bundle of Joy" and filled in all the letters, then sprinkled Diamond Snow on the remaining adhesive areas.  I cut a thin frame using the Stitched Pegboard Frames and attached it with foam over the background.  Using the Pinwheel Florals, I made three flowers and added a bit of Spun Sugar to the centres of each of them.  I accented the flowers with white leaves from the set too.  White and dark and light pink mats and layers were used to complete the card.  The finished dimensions are 7 1/4" x  7 1/4" in size.  All for now, Sue x






















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97 comments:

Jan on the Fosse said...

Good Morning Sue
This New Baby card is just so lovely.
I am finding the Alphabet grid die so useful.
Thanks Jan x

Steph Cotterill said...

Morning Sue. I agree it's a beautiful way to welcome a new beautiful innocent life and could be used for that special baby boy or girl. I have the new alpha grid on my list as I go to your Art Deco alpha dies all the time but would love a simple font for those times a more CAS card is needed.
Looking forward to watching my skating buddies competing at the Winter games later her first big competition since major surgery on her knee - Team GB. Hope your day is a good one and look forward to watching you demo really soon xxx

Muriel Kelly said...

Hello Sue and all
What a great card for those that aren't into the cute type of baby cards but it is still so pretty. I haven't used my alphabet grid set yet but am now well enthused to have a go.
Back from the week end away, still in the 30s deg C but have unpacked and caught up on your videos from the last few days, particularly love the sycamore leaves card, we are waiting for autumn as much as you in the northern hemisphere are waiting for spring!
Hugs
Muriel x

CraftySuetoo said...

Good morning Sue. Lovely card, perfect for our family's new Valentine's day baby girl. Sue xxx

cr@fty said...

Good morning Sue
Lovely card for a new baby! I don't own the grid die yet but I can see how useful it would be for many occasions.
Hugs x
Heather T

BridgetCG said...

Hello Sue, this is a really great new Baby card, and would just as good in blues or more neutral colours. I love my alphabet grid die, it is so versatile and useful, with or without the letters. Have a great day everyone. Bx

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue, gorgeous new baby card. Would be good in lots if other colour ways too.

Barbara V

Clai01 said...

lovely card Sue and very trendy. x

Debra K. said...

Great card for non cute loving new parents. Debra x

Pussycats said...

Good Morning Julia and all.
Stunning card this morning . There is so many creations you can create with the Grid and peg board collection dies. I love to days card welcoming a new baby.
Craft hugs and well wishes to all... Wendy

Jacqui oakes-alcock said...

Great card Sue.

Jan Sayer said...

A lovely baby card.
Jan
Northampton

hazel young said...

Beautiful card Sue x xhazel

hollyberry said...

Really beautiful and modern card for a baby.

Clare W said...

GM Sue. Great card. I love the alphabet die. It's a fave already!

Janice K said...

Good morning Sue,
A beautiful card that could, depending on the name, be personalised. Lovely way of introducing some 'bling' into the design.x

sharon casey said...

Morning Sue and all Wilsonettes
How pretty is this card perfect for a new baby girl or boy

Sending love and healing hugs to all that need them xx

Have a good day all
Love
Hunnymummy54 from MK
xxx

CraftyCoffey said...

Lovely card, really pretty.

Michele

Barbara Gosden said...

Hi Sue
A beautiful baby card.
B xx

Chris Curry said...

A lovely card Sue, and a great suggestion for using the alphabet dies. Thank you, have a good day. Xxx

TDQ Karen said...

Great idea love it xx

Sandy G said...

Hi Sue
A sweet card. I love the leaves. Thanks for sharing.
Have a great day everyone.
Hugs.

Lesley Cole said...

Hi Sue - another lovely card - really original - thanks.

Krafty Runner x said...

Hi Sue,

A beautifully crafted simple card, that would be so easy to batch make!
Thank you again for brilliant inspiration.

Krafty Runner x

Anonymous said...

Hello Sue
A beautiful baby card using the versatile Alphabet. Grid die.
The delicate Pinwheel Florals die is a perfect 'Finishing Touch to your pretty card.
Lesley S x

June Smith said...

Morning Sue and all Wilsonettes, such a beautiful card today, anyone would love this as a keepsake

Stay safe, healthy and happy, hugs, June Smith xxx

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue - what a brilliant card this is and it can so easily be adapted for many occasions. This is such a useful set of dies. Sending best wishes
YvonneMayxx

Marion Scott said...

Good morning Sue, such a beautiful card to welcome a new baby. This die set is so versatile
Marion S x

Pauline Austen said...

Morning Sue, sorry about yesterday, but I was having trouble sending my comment. It just wouldn't let me 'publish' my comment. However, it was a lovely card so, thankyou.
Today's is gorgeous. Just wish that I knew somebody who was having a baby, but the alphabet dies are so, so useful for all kinds of occasions. Hugs xx Pauline in S.A.

karenlotty said...

Gorgeous card Sue I have the alphabet grid and use it quite a bit I will enjoy making a card similar to this

Izzy said...

Hi Sue,

You certainly know how to ring the changes to keep us on our toes - from yesterday's dark and artful IC sample to today's clean and simply stylish pink and white for a new arrival...the Alphabet Grid is still on the list but the Pinwheel Flowers should be arriving today so I can have a little play with them this afternoon hopefully...

Izzy

Owlish said...

Hi SUE
This baby cards is so sweet and so loving those passion
Flowers l just had to purchase them nobody l know is
Having a baby at the moment thankfully as babies
Are quite costly
JOY Xx

Anne said...

A really lovely card, Sue.

Anne (Northampton)

hettygarlick said...

That's very cute and pretty.

Kitty Davies said...

Morning Sue.
Thank you so much a lovely card.
Take care and have fun.
Looking forward to Friday nights shows.
Kitty.

June Horrocks said...

Hi sue a very pretty card love the grid so useful
Thank you
Love June xxxxx

Crewe Trish said...

Hello Sue
I have just received my alphabet grid so this card has definitely been pinned.
Yvonne lovely to have you back don't overdo it we don't want you ill.Congratulations craftysuetoo.

Ann said...

Good Morning Sue. Lovely card for those gorgeous little new arrivals. I have two to make....but not till later on in the year.... you can bet your life I will be referring back to your lovely sample. We have a very wet dark and miserable morning here... I don't know about anyone else but this winter seems to have lasted forever. Good job we have our favourite blogs to brighten up our mornings.
Sending everyone best wishes. Kind regards Ann Toppcards Leeds

lydia jordan said...

Morning Sue,
Lovely card, had the grid die for Christmas but must confess I have not used it yet.
Lydia
X

Tressa said...

A very pretty canard. This shows how useful these die sets are.

Teresa

Tressa said...

Canard!! Lord oh lummy. Again the iPad and its predictive text. I must really learn to check before I press the enter key. LOL

Teresa

Jan.moogie said...

Now thats a new idea Sue, never would have thought of doing this but it works, Thanks for sharing,have a great day, hugs xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

Jackie Trinder said...

Hi Sue this is a stunning card I love it. That is a great way to make a New Baby card without using specific baby dies. Thank you for the inspiration. I am looking forward to your shows at the end of the week. Have a great day. Take care. Hugs Jackie

Yvonne H said...

Good morning Sue,
A beautiful card today which would suit many occasions . I love your beautiful pinwheel flowers but I love all your flowers. Yvonne xx

Lynne L said...

Good morning Sue Lovely new baby card the flowers are so pretty
Yvonne lovely to have you back you certainly know how to spring a surprise on your family!
Sending good wishes to all

Donita Naylor said...

My favorite part of this card is the pink showing through the zazzle of the flower, and then a pink pearl on top. I can see how the alphabet grid could adapt to any occasion with different words, colors and embellishments. If you could only get one die set, that one’s probably the most versatile. I bet you could even make flowers and leaves with some of the letters, if you cut enough of them.

Best,
Donita

Princess Pixie! said...

Morning Sue
Yes morning - its a shock to me as well!!
Love today's card x
The alphabet grid is such a brilliant addition to my stash. It is so versatile. The ability to use the grid itself is ingenious. I have used the letters to spell out personalised messages in 'scrabble style' formation. Incredibly simple but always a winner x
Thanks for your concern everyone - never my intention to overdo things. Plan of action today - card for Laine. This card is going to be all singing all dancing with whistles and bells. Hopefully it will be worth the wait x
Grey skies today but not to worry - we have Sue on our screens on Friday and Saturday so it can snow for all I care x
I am away to limber up before my date with several pots of glitter! Lol x
Crafty hugs
PP
Yvonne x

Ann said...


Hi Sue

Unuaual New Baby card so useful when you don't know if Baby is going to be a boy or girl

this card is so lovely.

Hugs

Annx without an "e"

Rose in Chester said...

Hi Sue,
Beautiful card, those alphabet dies are really coming into their own. I love the grid, which is wonderfully versatile, too.
Hugs, Rose

Pat L said...

Hi Sue
Beautiful card, I love the alphabet grid although I still struggle getting it through the Platinum machine. Looking forward to seeing you on Hochanda this weekend
PP good to see you back after you're surprise visit with your sister, you'd better get that card made for Laine or you'll be in big trouble!

Love and hugs to everyone especially all our missing friends
Pat

Yorkie girl said...

Good morning Sueand everyone
What a different baby card I love it it is so individual
Your inspiration continues to inspire me to try new things. Thank you
I send my usual good wishes and hugs to everyone
Still missing our friends Pam Elaine and Rosemary. Hope you are all ok ladies
Take care folks
Theresa G xx

Kiraneries said...

Hi Sue, a beautiful baby card. A card with a difference using your alpha grid and the beautiful pinwheel flowers.

Sam Smithard said...

To My Wonderful Dear Friend Sue, 🥇
You’ve Chosen To Make Today’s Exceptional Card For A New Baby Using Tremendous
Cutting Dies, Although I Must Admit I Never Ever Make Baby Cards, But That Hasn't Stopped
Me Using These Particular Cutting Dies Plus I Really Get So Much Enjoyment From Using
Different Colour Combinations With Them, I’ve Made (New Home/Valentines/Birthday (For A Man)
Also Get Well, The list As You Would Say Is Endless)
Famous Products Used In Today’s Card ✨
“Creative Expression Coconut 🥥 White Foundation Card”
“Pale Pink/Dark Pink Card From Your Stash”
“Creative Expression Sticky Adhesive Sheet A4”
“Creative Expression Mounting Foam”
“Creative Expression Cosmic Shimmer Specialists Dries Clear Acrylic Glue”
“Creative Expression Cosmic Shimmer Diamond Snow”
“Creative Expression Self Adhesive Flat Backed Pearls”
“Tim Holtz Spun Sugar Distress Ink Pad”
Famous Cutting Dies Used In Today’s Card ✨🥇Award Winning
“Sue Wilson’s Alphabet Grid Die Set” (From The Expression Collection 1 Cutting Die)
“Sue Wilson’s Stitched Pegboard Frame Die Set” (From The Shadow Box Collection 5 Cutting Dies)
“Sue Wilson’s Pinwheel Florals Die Set” (From The Finishing Touches Collection 8 Cutting Dies)
You Started Today’s Card By Taking A Piece Of “Coconut 🥥 White Foundation Card” You Cut Out
“The Exceptional Alphabet Grid” You Then Attached Just The Grid Part To A Piece Of “Sticky Adhesive Sheet”
Then You Cut Out “The Alphabet Grid” In The Pale Pink, The Darker Pink Card For The Letters You Mentioned
That There Was A Selection Of Letters You Needed Extra Ones Of, So You Placed A Small Piece Of Card Over
Those Letters, Once You Had The Correct Letters You Spelt Out “BABY” “BUNDLE” “OF JOY” On Different
Lines Within Your Grid, Once You Had Done This Then You Sprinkled “Diamond Snow” On The Remaining
“Sticky Adhesive Areas” You Cut A Thin Frame Using “The Stitched Pegboard Frame” Then Attached
“Mounting Foam” To The Back Of The Frame Then Placed On Your Background (Normally When You Use Glitter
You Also Spread A Little “Cosmic Shimmer Specialists Dries Clear Acrylic Glue” Onto “The Mounting Foam”
To Make Sure Its Secure.........
Sue, You Made Three Phenomenal Flowers Using “The Pinwheel Floral Die” Which You Cut Out Of
“Coconut 🥥 White Foundation Card” You Added A Touch Of “Tim Holtz Spun Sugar Distress Ink Pad”
To The Centre Of The Flowers You Also Accented Your Flowers With Foliage That Comes Within The Set
You Also Cut The Foliage Out Of “Coconut 🥥 White Foundation Card” You Added A “Pearl” To The Centre Of
The Beautiful Flowers, Adding Glue For Extra Security.
Sue, You Then Attached This To Your Main Card By Using “Mounting Foam” Plus A White/Dark Pink/Light Pink/White
Mat/Layer Which Includes Your Famous/Signature/Piercing.......................
Thank You For Sharing Also For The Daily Inspiration Which I Truly Appreciate Everything You Do
Take Great Care My Wonderful Dear Friend Sue,
Extremely Wonderful Warm Fond Wishes To Colin Also Heather
Sue, Lots Of Love Also Huge Hugs 🤗
Lots Of Love From Sam xxx

Lisbeth said...

Hi Sue. This is such a different New Baby card. Had I made something like this I would have put die cut animal toys in the corners, but actually the flowers really work.

Lisbeth

alimecca said...

Hi Sue,
Lovely baby card and it would look good in others colours too. Very versatile die set.
Love and hugs to all, Alison xx

Helen Bell said...

Hi Sue

An unusual take on a babybcard, but it works.

Love Helen xxx

Sue MacFall said...

Love this version of a baby card - the layout is great, thank you Sue.

Jackie Durrant said...

Good morning Sue a very pretty card. The grid was not something that particularly appealed to me initially but I'm beginning to see its possibilities! Love from Jackie xx

KarinsArtScrap said...

very beautiful Sue
Gr Karin

SHARICA said...

Love Love Love this card xxx

lion_tamer said...

Excellent inspiration for a baby card I have to make. I find this alphabet grid die so useful x

Rosemary Stickland said...

Lovely card.
Rosemary xx

CraftyJo said...

Cute!

Crafty Cruiser said...

Oh yes! This is a lovely card.
Doreen R

Anonymous said...


Hi Sue

A lovely card today and really good to see change from the usual new arrival type of card.

Regards

Heather R Oxfordshire

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue,
A lovely unusual baby card.
Thank you for sharing.
Veronique L

Littlelamb said...

A lovely card Sue. Thank you. New baby in the family later in the year but haven’t been told when yet. This will be ideal. I used this day recently for a Get Well card. Very versatile. Looking forward to your shows at the weekend.

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Chiara Nuvola said...

What a lovely card!

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Lynn Dalby said...

Hello Sue.

Lovely card, I love the simplicity and delicate colouring. Thanks for sharing.

Best wishes

Scottydog said...

A lovely versatile card. Another set of dies on my list but I just have so many favourites. Lots of people ask for their cards to be personalised especially new babies & weddings, so I know I would put these Dies to good use! Thank you for the inspiration Sue.

Brenda Lello said...

Hello Sue,
Lovely card, the foliage and flowers add a special touch.
Please dies are brilliant for making special personalised card, that would work for any occasion.
Thank you for sharing, Hugs Brenda xxx

Brenda Lello said...

Oh dear - that should read - THESE dies .... Sorry xx

Berina RGA said...

Such a lovely card Sue! These dies are brilliant!

Sandie Braithwaite said...

Love this, and luckily I have the dies. ...just no pregnant friends!

Eunice said...

Love this card, just received news of a new addition to the family!! What timing!!!

dmj said...


An unusual baby card, Sue, love
these alphabet dies too,




Doreen x

Fluffycat said...

Hi Sue, I love this card and it is perfect for those that don't do cute. I have the Pegboard and recently received the Pinwheel Florals but the Alphabet Grid is still on my *need* list. I think I should go shopping.

Frances

Jean Z said...

Hi Sue, Love this card. love Jean Z xxx

Pat S Witney said...

Hi Sue
A lovely new baby card today.

Deb E Isle of Wight said...

Beautiful post, very simple in appearance but very effective.

ursula said...

So dainty and pretty....luv Ursula xx

Fikreta said...

this is so very nice card!

theresa w said...

Hi Sue and lovely wilsonettes x
Beautiful card Sue x unfortunately don't have the grid die , yet ! I can see how useful it could be x love how you have used it for a new baby x thankyou Sue x
Take care everyone x
Theresa w in Berks xxx

Laura O' Connor said...

Fantastic card. Love the dies.Laura O Springfield

Narrowboat girl said...

A lovely card for a modern family. I don’t have the grid die yet but it is on my ever growing I need list

Di said...


Hi Sue,
Lovely card for a birth, love the flowers. The grid die makes an interesting background.
Cheers,
Di B. x
Tasmania.

Barbara said...

Beautiful card Sue!!!!
I have this die as I loved all your samples when I seen them.

Nanny Jo said...

Absolutely delightful, Sue!!! Jo xx

Dorothy Macdonald said...

Good evening Sue

I like this card, as its a type you can make in advance as it does not depict either a boy or girl.

Also it can be personalised too.

Love n hugs to all

Dorothy of Baldock

Dorothy Macdonald said...

Good evening Sue

I like this card, as its a type you can make in advance as it does not depict either a boy or girl.

Also it can be personalised too.

Love n hugs to all

Dorothy of Baldock

Betty McAlister said...

Beautiful card Sue. Looking forward to your shows on Friday and Saturday. xx

Latenight SandyH said...

Beautiful modern baby card. Love the flowers.
Take care everyone.

lindyloo12 said...

Another great card!

Marie P from Longridge said...

Beautiful card again Sue. I could have used this for our January addition to the family Hard to believe she will be 7 weeks old on Thursday.
I love watching your videos Sue. I have a large screen P.C, and an extra loud headset so I can tune in to you every day (but even with my new hard drive I still get your postings a day later)
Hugs to all.
Marie P.

catherine lyons said...

Hi Sue
I love this baby card its simple but elegant.
Catherine V94 xx

Arlyn(O) said...

Lovely card Sue, just got the grid myself and thank you for the beautiful die I won last week. Arlyn