Blue Bayou Baby


It’s always a joy for me to help someone make a card welcoming the arrival of a new family member.

Whether it’s by adoption, fostering or by birth, welcoming a child makes me think of that intoxicating baby smell, the teeny toes and the wee clutching fingers.

So I was delighted when my friend Jan asked for some design assistance to make a card for her niece, who had just adopted a child.

Then she told me the "baby" was a 5-year-old boy.

Clearly, buggies and onesies just wouldn’t do. I was creatively stuck in the baby groove, so I CASED a design by Ilse Vargas.

This card pairs up Blue Bayou and Soft Sky with Close to Cocoa and Whisper White. The wheel for the background is a jumbo wheel called Nursery Letters, and the sailboat is from the Nursery Necessities stamp set. We used two punches…Word Window and the small Star…and a Coluzzle for the circles. Soft Sky designer paper and double-stitched ribbon completes a card worthy of a young man about to enter Kindergarten.

The Blue Bayou and Soft Sky colors will retire in August, so think about stocking up on these great colors.


  1. Good to hear from you, Ilse! And thanks for the great card you designed. :-)
    Zoofari would work great as a replacement for Wild About You, I think. I’d love to see it when you’re done!


  2. Ilse Vargas :

    Hi Kathleen,
    I get your blog on google reader, and I thought that the card look familiar :) I’m glad to see it in your blog.
    Funny detail, I’m planning to case your “Wild about who?” card but with the zoofari set (I don’t have the Wild one) it’s for a boy that turns 1 and he’s party theme are animals :)

    Have a nice day!

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