Wednesday, June 8, 2022



This week's Colour Creations blog hop is all about Balmy Blue.  I know it's more fashionable at the moment for baby clothes and cards to be in more gender-neutral tones, but I like this soft blue for a baby card.

My favourite waving bear, from the Happier Than Happy bundle, features on my card - because he's cute!  I stamped the bear in Soft Suede ink on Basic White card, then cut him out using the co-ordinating die.  Using a Stylish Shapes Die, I cut a circle from a piece of Happy Forest Friends DSP, and mounted it on a Thick Basic White die-cut circle for stability.

On a panel of Sahara Sand card, I adhered a different piece of Happy Forest Friends DSP, and a piece of Balmy Blue DSP (from the 6"x6" Subtles Collection).  I laid a length of Natural Finish Ribbon across the join of the papers, and tied a Linen Thread knot around it.  The circles are raised up on Stampin' Dimensionals.

Using my Dark Balmy Blue Stampin' Blends marker, I coloured some Basic Pearls to tie in with the colour scheme.

Tying in with the forest theme, I have used a couple of acorns, die-cut from Sahara Sand card, as a sweet embellishment on the DSP flag created with an All That Die.

Here's a close-up of the sentiment, that I stamped in Soft Suede ink on Basic White card, before die-cutting with a Stylish Shapes Die:

Next up on the Balmy Blue blog hop is Ros Davidson.   If you click on the image below, you'll be taken to her blog:

If you come across any broken links, or would like to see a full list of everyone participating in this week's blog hop, head over to Catherine Proctor's blog.  Cathy does a great job of co-ordinating our colour shares every week.

Listed below are the products I used to make my card.  If you live in Australia, and would like to shop with me for your Stampin' Up! supplies, you can get to my online store by clicking on any of the thumbnail images below.

Product List


  1. Rachel Woollard08 June, 2022 20:36

    Such a beautiful baby card Christine, your bear is very sweet. I love the Balmy Blue pearls too

  2. Christine, I love this soft blue for a baby card too and how cute is this bear!!! Love the neutrals with the Balmy Blue too - it's just such a soft and stunning card for a baby boy.

  3. Aww, such a sweet card! I think it's perfect for a baby boy, and that the neutrals work really well with the blue. That bear is so cute!

  4. A delightful baby card Christine. Perfect for a little boy. The bear is so cute and I love all your layering, the linen knotted around the ribbon and neutrals with Balmy Blue works so well. Xxx

  5. This is the cutest baby card, Christine. I love this bear and the natural tone products you've used are perfect with Balmy Blue. Love that circle of DSP too. I cannot wait for my bear stamp to arrive!!!

  6. Such a cute baby boy card. I know you said the trend is for gender neutral but I still like blue and pink as well. As always it's all of the little elements that you add toyour cards to make them so special, like the little acorns. The choice of papers compliments the cute bear perfectly. Just too cute!

  7. Balmy Blue and bears are perfect for a baby boy, Christine. I like all the neutrals that you did include on the card.

  8. I love that bear and the DSP in this suite. Christine your baby card is beautiful particularly the Natural finish ribbon and those acorns are too cute!