Baby card parade - Day 2

Alrighty, we're still on track - amazing with my recent posting history, but here we go...!

This next baby card was for my friend and stampin' team member Vicki, who is also a friend of my cousin Lucy, whose little man Ben was the recipient of yesterday's creation.

Confused yet?  Well this will confuse you even more.

Shortly after we met, Vicki and I discovered that her eldest James and my youngest Sophie were born on the exact same day.  Kind of cool, but nothing out of the ordinary.

Shortly after that, we discovered that our husbands' birthdays were also on the same date.  Different year this time, but the same date.

Hmmmmm.

Then, Vicki happened to mention that her birthday was the 4th of November - the same date as my wedding anniversary.

Okaaaaaay.

THEN, when she was pregnant with little Abigail, her due date was the same date as my big girl's birthday - May 28th.

As it turns out, Abby made her entrance a few days early, thereby ending the significant occasion date stalking situation that we seemed to have going on.

You still with me?  Good, here is little Abigail's card...

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It's a bit hard to see the detail in the centre stamped image - let's see if we can arrange a close up...

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See the little filigree detail at the top and bottom of the oval stamp?  SO pretty.  The stamp is from the Gallery set, currently available in the Spring Mini catalogue.  Page 11 for those of you playing along at home ;-)

You will recall at the end of yesterday's post that I mentioned this next card was pretty much the exact same card as Ben's but with different stamps and colours.

Here they are side by side...

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One of my favourite things to do is to recreate a single layout idea and make it entirely different just by altering some (or most!) of the elements.

I encourage you to try it if it's not already standard practice in your card making.  If you love a particular card that you've made, make it again and just change it up a bit.  It sure beats re-inventing the wheel every time!

Oh and when you do, come back here and share it with me in the comments section - I'd love to see what you can come up with...!

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"Welcome Abby card" Stamps: Gallery, Nursery Necessities Paper: Whisper White, Pink Pirouette, Pink Pirouette Patterns DSP Ink: Pink Pirouette, Sahara Sand Accessories: Whisper White Taffeta ribbon, Flower Fusion too, Silver brad, Stampin' Dimensionals

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