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Simple Saturday: Marina Mist for Baby Boy

Today's Simple Saturday card was inspired by none other than YOU!  My Loyal Readers and Instagram and Facebook Followers and Friends!  I asked everyone to vote for their favorite shade of blue for a baby boy and the winner was---Marina Mist!  This color really did work perfectly and it looks great all together for the perfect baby boy shower card!

See it here:


This simple card is a single layer and I stamped a cute little teddy bear from Cookie Cutter Christmas Photopolymer Stamp Set and made him hold an umbrella so I could use the "Showers of Happiness" sentiment (from the Moon Baby Stamp Set). 

I masked off all but the umbrella on a stamp that was also from the Moon Baby Stamp Set to stamp it into the bear's paw.  The hardest part of today's card---coloring in the umbrella---and even I didn't struggle here!  Haha!

I threw in a smidge of Dapper Denim, because I really liked the contrast of the deeper blue.  I also felt that it softened the Marina Mist just a touch more, to truly give it the "baby" boy feel.  A couple little Marina Mist Enamel Shapes (dots) and the card was complete.

Here's a full list of supplies I used:

It looks like a lot of "stuff" went into this card, but honestly, you could probably omit quite a bit, too.  You could do some paper-piecing to avoid coloring in the umbrella, you could merely fussy-cut the banner edges and the bow tie for your bear---there really are many ways to cut down on some of the supplies I used to make this card even easier.

Have a great Saturday!  Today is wedding day and tomorrow is the shower!  What are your plans this weekend???


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