Countless Sayings, B.Y.O.P., Best Year Ever, baby

Baby cards are perfect for a “Clean & Simple” card, in my opinion. The Design Team at The Paper Players not only has a CAS challenge but it must be with a sentiment. I am not very confident in my CAS instincts but that is what challenges are for and I have done my best in staying within the criteria. At least I can truthfully say that this card is CAS for ME! LOL

This card started when I heard the announcement that an acquaintance in my community just had a baby. I had only just realized that she was expecting (baby #5). She is one of those incredibly lucky women who never look pregnant. When I found out two weeks ago, she only looked to be about 5-6 months along! Wow! As much as I loved being pregnant, no one would have actually thought I wasn’t. Every part of me wore it like a neon sign! But I digress…

pp228I chose an older stamp set in my photopolymer collection called Countless Sayings. There are two of them that have really great sentiments. Have you seen them? I believe that both are still available. I stamped “Sweet” onto Whisper White then “blendied” it with Coastal Cabana. Next, I inked just the word “baby” from one of the stamps in B.Y.O.P. in Memento Black, stamped it above the image and then inked it again in Coastal Cabana and stamped just off to the right. Once it was cut with the Apothecary Accents framelit, I adhered it to the Best Year Ever DSP, then used the Heart Punch from the Itty Bitty Accents Punch Pack through both layers of paper to allow the Basic Black to show. The retired Coastal Cabana Stretch Trim (LOVE this trim!) was adhered down then everything placed on the Basic Black layer. The sentiment from the Sale-A-Bration stamp set, Simply Wonderful (already getting quite the workout) was stamped in black and then the Bitty Banners framelit was used to cut it out and the other colors for fun and interest. Lastly, a few little rhinestones were added because I just love BLING! I hope you will play along with LeAnne’s great CAS challenge this week! Here’s how:

Challenge Rules:

  1. Create a NEW paper, or digital, project.
  2. Upload your creation to your blog with a link back to us.
  3. Please provide a direct link to the post featuring your challenge entry.
  4. Please link your card to no more than three challenges, TOTAL. Entries linked to more than 3 challenges, including ours, will be deleted without notification.
  5. Have fun!


  • Stamp Sets: Countless Sayings 2, B.Y.O.P, Simply Wonderful
  • Paper: Best Year Ever, Coastal Cabana, Basic Black, Whisper White
  • Ink: Memento Black, Coastal Cabana
  • SU Tools: Apothecary Accents Framelits, Itty Bitty Accents Punch Pack
  • Finishing Touch: Rhinestone Basic Jewels, Coastal Cabana Stretch Trim (retired)
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