Baby Handmade Cards – ‘Barnyard Babies’

There is nothing sweeter then a handmade card for a newborn baby. It’s so personal and made with love and thought.

Barnyard Babies is a new stamp set from the latest Annual Stampin’ Up! Catalogue and it is super sweet. I like that it’s versatile as well and has can be used for lots of occasions.

Barnyard Babies Pool Party Carolyn Bennie Independent Stampin' Up! Demonstrator Australia

I’m playing along with the Mojo Monday Blog Challenge MOJO403 this week. Here is the sketch inspiration designed by the talented Julee Tilman (thanks Julee – loved this):



Two of my sweet Midnight Inkings Team gals have had babies lately – one boy and one girl. Now I get week at the knees for a boy baby (having had 3 boys myself) and getting to cuddle little girl baby is a rare t.r.e.a.t!! – I had so much fun making these cards. Now I can’t wait for the cuddles!!

Barnyard Babies Watermelon Wonder Carolyn Bennie Independent Stampin' Up! Demonstrator Australia

Card Making Tip: If you want to use coloured twine but don’t have the matching colour – just use your White Stampin’ Up! Twine, take a sponge and dip it into your ink pad of the desired colour. Colour your white twine using the sponge on top of some scrap paper and let dry. It will match perfectly.

Mask Technique: 

How to keep the little lamb white? I’ve created a Mask.

  1. Stamp one image on water-colour paper and another on white vellum using StazOn black ink.
  2. Hand cut (fussy cut) the vellum sheep out and used re-positionable adhesive on the back of the ‘mask sheep’ to place over the watercolour paper image.
  3. Take a sponge (I like the Steampin’ Up! Sponge Daubers) and lightly sponged all around and over the mask sheep.
  4. Remove the mask vellum sheep when completed.

Carolyn Bennie - Independent Stampin' Up! Demonstrator Australia

Carolyn Bennie - Independent Stampin' Up! Demonstrator Australia


I have a question for you at the bottom of this post… read on…… 🙂

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CALL TO ACTION. I’d like to know something. Please leave your answer in the comments section of this post 🙂
  • Which is your FAVOURITE card? Pool Party (blue) or Watermelon Wonder (pink) – I’d really love to hear what you think?

Happy stamping my friend.

x Carolyn 


5 thoughts on “Baby Handmade Cards – ‘Barnyard Babies’

  1. I prefer the blue card, because all these teal-turtuoise-soft sky- etc colours are my favourite colours of all time.

    I have never been a “Barbie” girl 😉

    Thanks for sharing.

    Greetings from Germany


  2. To answer the question… Umm, it’s a bit too hard to pick a favourite, the cards are so cute in either colour. Maybe the pink, so bright and fun! But then the cloud pattern on the pool party card is adorable. Easier question next time please! X Kelly

    1. Oh you are funny Kelly! I promise I’ll ask you an easier question next time. 🙂 Thanks for leaving a comment for me.

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