Hope House Home for Boys

The cards that I sell here in Chapala and Ajijic, Mexico benefit the dental program for the boys at Hope House in the nearby village of Ixlahuacan. There are close to 30 boys at the home and many of them come to the home having received no dental treatment. If you live here at Lakeside and would like to order a quality, hand crafted card for a special occasion and help me contribute to this worthy cause, please e-mail me at bettyinchapala@yahoo.com Card price is 50 pesos; the entire sales price is donated to Hope House.

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Saturday, January 7, 2012

For A New Baby Boy




My card today is made with four different challenges in mind.

Flourishes New Year challenge -- I have chosen to make a card for a new baby.
StampTV Friday Free For All -- make a baby card
Our Craft Lounge / Lily Pad Cards Challenge -- color challenge -- Navy/Silver/Light Blue (card entered at both sites)

I found some light blue patterned paper with baby phrases and another piece with dots. Cut one piece with a Nestabilities die and traced around the outside of the die on the navy paper to make a mat which I then outlined with a silver pen. Added a little bow and some silver pearls for embellishments.

I will be giving this card to the owners of our favorite restaurant here in Chapala. This will be their third son and is to arrive some time this month. The restaurant is located at their home so I'm sure we'll enjoy watching the little fellow grow up!

Here's the inside of the card:


Punched the corners with a Martha Stewart punch and added another piece of the "baby phrases" paper which was matted the same as the outside. Congratulations sentiment in Spanish from a set from Stampin' Up.

Thanks for stopping by,
Betty



17 comments:

Payne Holler Cards said...

adorable! and since its their 3rd child they will love getting this card (you know how there is less attention paid after that first baby!) so thoughtful of you!
hugs

Kym Weber said...

Your card is so precious! Love the dies and punches you used! Wonderful dp! They'll definitely love it!

Patti J said...

Very pretty, Betty! These folks will be so tickled that you have created a beautiful card for them. As Linda said, after the first, there's not nearly as much attention shown. Great card, my friend!

Olga said...

fantastic card Betty, they will love it, I gotta make some baby cards, thanks for reminding me !!!

Patti P. said...

Such a lovely design on this beautiful baby card. I love the silver accents and that the sentiment is in spanish for them. How is your spanish coming, you should be a whiz by now. I have forgotten almost all of what I learned in school and that was 3 years worth, Dont use it and you lose it.
hugs..

Brenda said...

Lovely card Betty!!! I am sure the proud parents will love it!

The Other Patti Sue said...

This is just precious! It would be pretty in pink too! I'm sure they will cherish it!

Becky said...

Betty, this is so precious.

Mary Anne / MA54K said...

Wow, we have all been doing baby cards lately. This is a fantastic card. They will love it!

Colleen said...

Betty,
That dp is a fantastic find. Made this this a really beautiful card. I'm sure your friend will love it.

redwasher1 said...

Gorgeous card!!!! Love the corner punch!!!

ChristineCreations said...

Such pretty papers for this baby card! Thanks for playing with us at Flourishes!

Stacy aka Twinshappy on SCS said...

How cool! Great CAS card. Thanks for playing in Flourishes New Years Challenge.

Melisa Waldorf said...

Love that corner punch! The owners are going to love your card. What is the little stand you are using to display your cards??

Kathy said...

Wow your simple card is so elegant and packs a punch. Love the details in the corners and the layered center. I see you finished off the inside too?
Thanks for playing along with us at "Kathy's Lily Pad Palette " Color Challenge.

Tammy Hershberger said...

Darling card, perfect for a new baby! Thanks for joining us for the challenge at Flourishes!

Lin said...

What a pretty take using our challenge colors - thanks so much for joining us at Lily Pad Cards!