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Throwback Tuesday: Sweet and Simple Baby

Now that my kids are 2 & 3, they are becoming much more active and independent!  While I love the new-found freedoms I have (I can wash dishes while they pretend to do the same in their play kitchen!) I am realllllly missing the baby snuggles.  Like, bad.  Eek!  I better not have Baby Fever, I think my husband would kill me!

BUT, I can love on other babies, so maybe that'll help with my need for baby snuggles!  A friend of mine just announced she will become a grandma soon and so I had to give her a congratulatory gift and a sweet homemade card!  Since we didn't know the baby's gender yet, I went with a tried and true favorite color---Peekaboo Peach!  It's such a perfect baby color and works for either a girl or a boy!


The best part is I was able to use up a little bit of retired product for this lovely card and also get a chance to play with an old retired bundle that is simply fantastic for making all sorts of cards in a snap!  It's the Label Love Bundle (includes the Label Love Stamp Set & Artisan Label Punch) and I just adore the fantastic variety of sentiments this set has to offer!

I partnered my retired goodies with this year's Occasions Catalog Embossing Folder---the Simple Stripes Textured Impressions Embossing Folder.  It provides just the right amount of texture for a simple, clean baby card that almost made my friend cry!  (Mission Accomplished!)

So if you have this bundle, or even if you don't, I hope today's Throwback Tuesday post inspires you to try making a simple, clean card using some simple supplies!


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