Thursday 17 July 2014

Baby toys on a Hardwood shelf

I haven't finished showing you cards made with Stampin' Up's fabulous new Something for Baby stamp set! Today's card is one of my favourite makes and I thought it would be fun for a tot's birthday. Come and see:

We had one of those stacking rings toys when my daughter was a baby. I decided to use it in a toy shelf scene so I coloured the rubber with markers, stamped it and cut it out (there are coordinating framelits to make this easy and you can buy the stamp and framelits in a bundle at 15% off!) I couldn't resist adding a friendly little face - after all, every child knows that toys come to life at night!

Some more toys were needed so I made a ball with the circle in Stampin' Up's Geometrical stamp set, shading the rubber with markers before stamping and cutting out. The pull-along duck comes from a hardworking stamp set called Embellished Events, a real all-rounder with images for every occasion and sentiments too. I added some bakers twine as the 'pull' for my duck toy.

The shelf was made by masking off a strip of the ever-useful Hardwood background stamp before stamping. I arranged the cut-out toys on the shelf and added a sentiment below it.

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Stamps: Hardwood wood or cling, Something for Baby wood or cling,
Embellished Events wood or cling
Ink: Brights markers, Crumb Cake marker
Card stock: Whisper White
Other: Baby's First framelits, Cherry Cobbler bakers twine, 1" circle punch (for the ball), paper snips, Stamp-a-majig
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Don't you love it when small children encourage you to let your imagination go while playing with them, only to pull you up short. My daughter's boyfriend has a cute baby sister who loves playing house, cooking on an imaginary stove and pouring out invisible cups of tea. Her brother, entering into the spirit of this on one occasion, asked if she'd like some porridge. She nodded enthusiastically so he folded his hands into a bowl shape and offered her some. She looked at him critically. "That's not porridge," she said. "That's just hands!"

See you tomorrow.


  1. Vicky - that's fabulous. I remember Ben playing with one of those stacking toys - it was such fun. Really super card!

  2. Lovely bright card Vicky love the stamps


  3. Super card Vicky. I've just bought the modern version of the stacking toy for a friend' s baby. The top is now a head and lights up and plays a tune if its stacked correctly! Think I preferred the simpler version!

  4. Love this card Vicky, the toy shelf is great and another use for that amazing hardwood stamp!
    Val x

  5. Another adorable baby card, Vicky! Thanks for the birthday wishes that helped to make my birthday a special day!

  6. Oh Vicky, this reminds me of my sons childhood. We had those stacking rings too and it was so satisfying when they could stack them correctly. The nice thing about them was when you stepped on them in the dark they didn't hurt your feet like legos did! Your card is darling. Your story also brings up the question - when is pretend not pretend. So funny.

  7. A fab card for a child....I love how you've stamped the shelf. Bev x


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