February 15, 2016

I'm writing this  post in advance so while you read it my family and I are celebrating  the birth of our 3rd child and first baby boy today! Yah.  I might be at the hospital with baby in my arms after  having an arranged c-section this morning and I'm delighted to share my good news with you as well pictures of the birthday card  I made for my wee boy and for Global Design Project  this week.

We have a fun Theme Challenge waiting for you: Balloons! So I really hope you can join us by clicking here!  

So for this theme challenge I used  Balloon Celebration bundle from the spring summer catalog 2016. it has 28 individual photometer stamps. 28!!! in a single set and also a stunning coordinating punch.  I see myself making many different cards with this tools ASAP I get better after the delivery of my baby. 

 I had in my head the idea of adding our family to the  card today so I grabbed bear hugs stamp set to add Mama bear, Daddy bear, big sister and mini sister bear, with  arms  wide open and smiley faces to welcome the new member of our family

This is simple card but it has a lot of detail so I decided to make a video to show you how I have made it. the video will be available in around 15- 20 days here in my YouTube channel as I sadly couldn't finish it by today. 

 I decided to make a very simple design at the front as inside is all the fun!

(tone on tone . Ink  and card stock colour: Bermuda bay) 

Materials Used 

Stampin' Up! stamps and die cutting tools :
  • Balloons celebration stamp set
  • Balloon Bouquet Punch
  • Bear Hugs Stamp set
  • Bear Hugs framelits dies 
  • Rotary alphabet ( welcome baby)

Stampin' Up! ink colours : 
Bears: crumb cake, early espresso, crushed curry ( chicks) , brushing bride ( ears and nose) , real red and  perfect plum ( mama and sister skirt and bow) , cocumber crushed ( papa bear's hat).
Balloons: pool party, pacific , Bermuda bay

Embellishments: silver metallic thread , washi tape, basic pearls from Stampin' Up!

Paper colours: whisper white and Bermuda bay

I hope you like this card and the video and I'm looking forward to read your comments please apologies as I'll be unable to answer comments or emails  for a while. I'll have my hands full with Baby Emma, teenager  Paula,  spoiled hubby Derek and now baby Harris. :)

I  can't wait to share some pictures  of the baby with you  when I get home. Will he have the eyes of his father or mine? My hubby and I in the picture in 2005, we were not married by them but in love with our remarkable Scottish/ Latin differences. 

Thanks for stopping by
X Bibi


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  1. Many congratulations Bibi on your new arrival - and what a fantastic card to welcome him with! I just love those pop-up balloons! Enjoy your time with your precious bundle and the rest of your family.

  2. Wow! and double wow! what a great card!!

  3. Huge congratulations to your family! I love your style, creativity and videos❣

  4. I love this card, but I'm amazed by the fact that you were prepared enough to blog a post about it on the day you were GOING TO HAVE A BABY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Congrats Bibi, I'm sure you are going to recieve, a TON of cards....... Please add my well wishes to the pack! So happy for you! X

  5. Felicidades! I'm a US Demo and have been visiting your blog quite often since I went to Scotland last year, but I had no idea you were expecting. I love the projects you come up with, but this post is my favorite. How clever of you to be prepared in advance to announce the good news with such a fun card!

  6. Congratulations Bibi! So excited for you and can't wait to see pics of your new baby boy! And how amazing are you to be coming up with such wonderful card projects right until the last minute!! :) This is just the sweetest card and that exuberance of balloons shows just how excited your whole family is at a new addition to the gang! xx

  7. Congratulations on your baby boy. I don't know how you will find the time to blog and look after a baby, I do enjoy your blog and admire your amazing talent as a crafter. Thank you for your blog and love and best wishes to your family and new baby x

  8. WOW!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! so much love went into this card! It is a show stopper!

  9. Bibi I've been a fan of your work for awhile now and have never commented! So sorry! I love this card - especially the front - so simple but the perfect amount of fun on the front to really set up for the big pop of fun on the inside! Congrats on your little bundle! Hoping you and baby are well and your healing is quick!

  10. wow, great job!! This idea is perfect! thanks for sharing!

  11. Jaw droppingly cute card Bibi, and a wonderful way to welcome your precious wee boy. Congratulations to you all on the safe arrival of your newest family member xox

  12. Wow, what an amazing card, love the surprise when you open the card. Congrats on your baby boy too.

  13. Congratulations Bibi! - to you and your family. I love all the elements of your card and the fact you were so organised to create something before your little bundle arrived. D x

  14. Perfect card! Congrats on your baby boy!

  15. Congratulations on your new wee baby boy! I love your card. I don't have this punch, but I'll be getting it. I wasn't going to. What do I need with another balloon punch, Now I know what I need with another balloon punch! Thank you for sharing!

  16. Beautiful card. Congratulations on your new baby boy! I'm sure your husband is happy to have another male in the house and not be outnumbered by women. :-)

  17. I love your little bear family so excited that your own little boy has arrived safe and sound! Congratulations Bibi & Derek, I am so happy for you x

  18. Amazing card, Bibi! Such a wonderful collection of images to tell a beautiful story. Love it!


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