I am so glad that you are joining us this week for our Artisan Wednesday WOW blog hop. Just in case you are joining us for the first time, let me explain. Each week the ten members of the Stampin' Up! Artisan Design Team post projects that are created primarily from a box of goodies we receive monthly from Stampin' Up! Our blog hop makes a complete circle. At the end of every post there is a "next" button that will take you to the next blog until you end up back where you started. If you are hopping, then you should have arrived here from Cindy Schuster's blog. I am totally loving the March box. It has been difficult to narrow down what to do because there were so many wonderful things to choose from. I actually have two different types of projects for you this time, so be sure to read all the way through.
A few months ago I was helping one of my downline design some cards for her stamp-a-stack class. We were short on time and I had just injured my shoulder from falling on the ice. So I came up with this card because it is what I would call "low prep". We were able to hand the participants some card stock and they did most of the work themselves. This is a stepped-up version, but it is basically the same. Just stamp the Hardwood background stamp with Crumb Cake ink on a Crumb Cake card base. The sentiment uses the Chalk Talk stamp set and the flowers are from the Flower Shop set. The basic color combo was Pumpkin Pie, Melon Mambo, Daffodil Delight, and Old Olive.
You don't need to be a paper crafter to enjoy this next project. I don't know how to knit and I am fairly limited on my crocheting abilities, but I found this cute pre-made cap at the craft store. Even better than that...it was on sale. Woo Hoo! I knew immediately what I wanted to do...add felt flowers. I used the new Spiral Flower die and cut two different colors of felt (yellow & gold) and then loosely rolled them to create the flower. I used the Circle #2 die to cut the leaves.
The care directions on the cap said "spot clean only" so I decided to stitch everything directly to the cap. That way you don't need to worry about scratching or irritating their precious little head. I just totally love how it turned out and it was super fast and easy. I am at the phase in my life when it seems like I know several couples who are expecting. I am convinced that you can never have too many baby gifts on hand.
I hope you have enjoyed today's project. Now be sure to hop on over to see what Erica Cerwin and the rest of the design team have created.