Tuesday, May 23, 2017

Sweet dreams

Hi, Janja here!

I have a lovely baby koala card, for you today. My card was made by using dies from the Baby release and the new Expressions plus release.

- CottageCutz dies: Baby Koala w/Blanket, Baby Diaper Pins, Baby Booties mini, Diaper mini, Sweet Phrase, Dream Phrase, Sweetheart Doilies, Tea Time Doily, Build-a-Bow, Stitched Wide Rectangle Frame Set, Stitched Wide Circle Drame Set, Circle Set
- white card base: 5.3 x 5.3" (13,5 x 13,5 cm), folded
- yellow cardstock: 5 x 5" (12,7 x 12,7 cm) and 4.76 x 1.57" (12,1 x 4 cm)
- patterned paper: 4.76 x 4.76" (12,1 x 12,1 cm)
- white and colored cardstock
- glue, double-sided adhesive tape, white fun foam

Koala's coat is in shades of ashen-gray, sometimes also in red-brown color. I gave it a brown color, combined with yellow background.
Cut out all the elements of baby koala and assemble them into a whole.

Find a patterned paper that you like, and choose a coordinating color of cardstock. Trim them to the appropriate size.

For the remaining elements use a white cardstock.

To keep the small hearts in openings, attach the self-adhesive foil on the backside. Glue both round cutouts, and add a circle from fun foam. If you prefer use self-adhesive foam tape.

Now it's time to assemble the card. 

Mount all the elements as shown on white card base. Use glue and self-adhesive foam pads.

For special occasions such as birth, it is nice to see a card that has also decorated the interior.

I added the small letter S at the end. I cut it out from the thanks phrase.
Attach a bow when the card is completed. 

Janet, our video artist has created a video showcasing some of the new Expressions Phrases. 

Have a lovely day!


Anja Ž. said...

Janja, your card is absolutely beautiful! I love your coloring and decorated interior. Your koala is such a cutie :)

SugarShine Designs said...
This comment has been removed by the author.
SugarShine Designs said...

Janja, All I can say is awww! Your koala is so very sweet. I love that your card inside is as nice as the outside. - Janet

SugarShine Designs said...

Hi Janja, A question - How did you create the flat card stock ribbon on the front of the card? Thx!

Lois said...

How cute is this! I love the doily behind your sweet koala. And using the "s" from the "thanks" die to add to "dream" was a stroke of genius!

Janja said...

Janet, thank you.
The ribbon is cut out from white card stock with the largest die from stitched wide rectangle frame set.

Bev Polen said...

Janja, this is such a gorgeous card featuring the Koala. The little Koala is colored so beautifully and really stands out. The card's inside is gorgeous also. What a clever idea to use the "s" from the sweet script to extend the "dream" die cut! Awesome work, my friend!!!

Anita Kejriwal said...

Such beauties!! Perfect colouring for the bear. I loved both the cards.

Mary Marsh said...

this is so cute Janja-love the creative way you added the "s" to the dream phrase-and using the stitched rectangle die to cut just a single strip-you always think out of the box -love it!!!

Pam MacKay said...

Oh my goodness how adorable! I love your color combo and the sweet inside of the card! Absolutely darling!

Tam said...

that is adorable!