Tuesday, April 30, 2013

sweet dreams {my CSS faves!}

Sweet dreams {CSS faves}

The entire CSS design team is showing off projects made with our favorite CSS products.  Sweet dreams is the set that made me fall in love with CSS stamps.  I couldn't help but mix it up with my favorite dies for a little baby ensemble.


It was so hard to narrow down my fave CSS products!  But here's what I came up with:

Sweet dreams {CSS faves}

The favor flags were stamped with the nursery rhyme text border, and I gave the card-base a stripey look.  

Sweet dreams {CSS faves}

For the main image, I die-cut the label die (also tracing around the die and hand-cutting a brown mat for it) and stamped the sleepy moon image onto the label.  I love a book-wormy-moon.  I paper-pieced the images (I love the soft texture that you can get with monochromatic papers), and added some fun glitter touches to the moon.  I don't think you can tell in the pictures, but I added a foam square to the middle of the label, and then firmly glued the outline of the label to the card base.  It gives a bit of texture and dimension without having it stand out too much!

Sweet dreams {CSS faves}

Ever since CSS came out with their envelopes and matching liner die, I don't think a card is complete with a matching envie.  I stamped the liner with the nursery rhymes, and then stamped the moon in a very soft brown ink directly over-top.  Look, ma - no masking.  ha.  I very carefully dabbed some copic color into the moon image, being careful not to smudge the (non-memento) brown ink in the process.

Sweet dreams {CSS faves}

What's a baby card without a baby gift?  I whipped up a little gift box using my favorite CSS favor die - and that's saying a lot, since CSS carries so many different options!  I stamped the box in the same stripes as the card, and included a matching favor flag.

Sweet dreams {CSS faves}

I paper-pieced the cow-jumping-over-the-moon.  Isn't he the cutest?  (designer tip: adding a tiny bit of copic coloring is a fun way to dress up your patterned paper...)

I hope you like my baby-themed CSS faves!

The rest of the DT is showing off as well:  

14 comments:

  1. They look absolutely fab!!
    Bye from the Netherlands,

    Marjolein

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  2. What a lovely baby ensemble! I love the soft tones and the tips along the way. I can't get enough of that little jumping cow.

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  3. So sweet! I love how you stamped the striped in a woven manner/perpendicular. The veneers and the twine are the perfect soft additions!

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  4. I just love the earthy feel this has to it! So very sweet.

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  5. I just love this ensemble! Every time you use this stamp set, it moves higher and higher up the wishlist. Those little wooden stars are the perfect finishing touch.

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  6. Elena these are simply precious!!

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  7. This is really cute! I love the sweetly stamped banners!

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  8. adorable set! i especially love the stamped envelope liner!

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  9. Oh, these are super sweet, Elena! I especially love how you stamped on the box-- such a great pattern! Now I'm sorry I sold my stripes stamps set....

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  10. These are just adorable Elena.

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  11. So adorable! I have been looking for the perfect cow jumping over the moon stamp and this might be it!

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  12. *Happy sigh* This is all kinds of perfect Elena. You make the best ensembles. I am totally in love with this and now love this set as well!!

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