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1st Thursday of the month - A review of a craft product
2nd Thursday of the month - Craft room inspiration
3rd Thursday of the month - Stamp set/die cutter review
4th Thursday of the month - A craft room storage idea
Any 5th Thursday in a month - *GIVEAWAY*

Saturday, 19 July 2014

Two new babies and CASology week 104

A few weeks ago, my husband and I were attending the 60th Birthday party of his twin uncles. While all the family were there, we received the wonderful news that another set of twins had joined the family! This time, it was my husband's cousin who had just become a double Daddy!!! A boy and a girl to join the ever expanding clan.

As soon as I knew the genders, it was time to set to work on creating a card for their arrival. I originally planned to do one card for both, but it ended up being easier to create one for each in the stereotypical blue and pink colours.

I had recently purchased a gorgeously cute teddy stamp and I wanted to use this.

I set to work on the little girl card first. As you will know, I have become a little too obsessed by shaker cards!! I really wanted to add a little bit of shaker and so created this as a heart shaped balloon. Another technique I wanted to try, was to do some paper piercing. I had some fab patterned paper that was dying to be used. I found some suitable for both cards.

Here is the little girl card -

And here is the little boy card which I am also entering in to Casology's challenge which is 'Pet'….pet teddy???

The little boy card was actually a lot less 'fussy' than the girl one, but I actually much prefer it. Simple, but cute.

Both teddies were given a little glossy accents on their noses in order to give them that little bit of something special.

I now need to get the cards posted as the babies are already 10 days old!!!!!!

Many thanks for looking. Any comments are so very much appreciated.

Laura xx

Card - White - Papermill Direct. Patterned Papers by Docrafts
Ink - Versafine Onyx Black, Hobbycarft Blue, Versamagic Pixie Dust
Stamps - Teddy - Hobbycraft, It's a Boy & It's a Girl - Hobbycraft
Embellishments - Stars - Tesco, Sequins - Hobbycraft, Glossy Accents, Twine - Papermania


  1. Goodness sake's, Laura - these are a duo of cutie-patooties indeed! Love the sweet pink teddy, with her darling shaker balloon (yes, shakers are incredibly addicting! You're working magic with them!), and the little blue one is equally as adorable, with his sparkly stars background. The twin's parents will treasure these immensely; keepsakes, indeed! Adorable to the max!

  2. These are so cute! Love the paper piecing, the patterns you have chosen are just perfect, Cx

  3. Cutie pie of a card!!!!! So sweet!!! Thanks so much for joining us at CASology this week!

  4. Laura, what an adorable set of baby cards...perfect for twins! Equally adorable and fun! Thanks for joining us at CASology!