I’ve always liked the combination of pink and grey, and this idea started formulating a couple months ago. What was I waiting for? I was waiting for a package in the mail from Mary Fish; a roll of Smoky Slate Gingham ribbon. Because I participate in her #bandit13 (submitting 13 cards a month), I’m eligible for the free monthly gift. She is not only generous, but a fabulous leader who loves her Pals, and the feeling is mutual.

I think you can see why I needed the gingham ribbon.


The card base is Powder Pink, layered with Smoky Slate and Whisper White. I used the smallest Stitched Shape square to die cut six Powder Pink squares, and six Thick Whisper White squares. You can see how they were alternated in a checkerboard pattern for the baby blanket.

Tear Tape was used to fasten the gingham ribbon. I tried a regular bow, but it overwhelmed the blanket, so I tied a knot, cut the ends like a banner, and stuck it down with a mini glue dot, or two.

The envelope flap was decorated with a piece of Powder Pink, Fresh Florals Designer Series Paper. Note to self: Do this more often.


Are you not in love with this elephant?! He’s from the A Little Wild stamp set, and his die comes with a hole in the top, ready to be used as a tag. I glued him to this card, but you can see his backside in the picture above. The bear and lion in this set are equally adorable. They are a bit jealous, but I explained to them that elephants are grey, and they are not.


The sentiment fits right inside the elephant, “a great big welcome for a sweet little someone.” And, here’s a close up view of the gingham ribbon. Thank you, Mary Fish, and Kris for getting everything organized and mailed. You are much appreciated!