Morning Post Alphabet = Sweet Baby Cards

Another gorgeous stamp set that is riding off into the sunset with the outgoing catalogue is the Morning Post Alphabet set.

It's a great set for all sorts of things, but one use that I have found for it that I absolutely love is baby cards...

Stamps: Morning Post Alphabet, Teeny Tiny Sentiments, Tiny Tags (retired) Ink: Pool Party, Pink Pirouette, Pear Pizzazz, So Saffron, Crumb Cake Paper: Crumb Cake, Whisper White, Pear Pizzazz, Tea for Two DSP (retired) Accessories: Large Scallop Edgelit, Delicate Designs Embossing Folders, 1-1/4" Square Punch (retired), Pool Party Ruffled Ribbon (retired), Jewelry Tag Punch (retired), Tea Lace Doily, Stampin' Dimensionals

Stamps: Morning Post Alphabet, Teeny Tiny Sentiments, Tiny Tags (retired) Ink: Pool Party, Pink Pirouette, Pear Pizzazz, So Saffron, Crumb Cake Paper: Crumb Cake, Whisper White, Pear Pizzazz, Tea for Two DSP (retired) Accessories: Large Scallop Edgelit, Delicate Designs Embossing Folders, 1-1/4" Square Punch (retired), Pool Party Ruffled Ribbon (retired), Jewelry Tag Punch (retired), Tea Lace Doily, Stampin' Dimensionals

This is a card that I made for a dear friend's baby shower last year (the baby associated with which just turned one this past month...)  At the time of the shower, we didn't know what flavour the bub was, so a selection of soft, muted tones was the go.

I was loathe to put up a card whose featured Designer Series Paper is a retired one, but as luck would have it, the delightful Tea for Two DSP that I used is on the Clearance Rack for a mere $6.79. Happy days!

Another card that I made earlier this year for another baby shower uses the same alphabet set in less of a featured way, along with the oh so sweet Zoo Babies, which thankfully will be playing on into the new catalogue year...

Stamps: Zoo Babies, Morning Post Alphabet, Pennant Parade Ink: Calypso Coral, Coastal Cabana, Pistachio Pudding, Smoky Slate, Crumb Cake, Soft Suede Paper: Pistachio Pudding, Crumb Cake, So Saffron, Whisper White, Coastal Cabana, I Am Me DSP Accessories: Large Scallop Edgelit Die, 1-3/4" Scallop Circle Punch, 1-3/8" Circle Punch, Dotted Ribbon Punch, Delicate Designs Embossing Folder; So Saffron, Tangerine Tango, Crisp Canteloupe & Calypso Coral Stampin' Write Markers; 1/8" White Taffeta Ribbon (retired), Linen Thread, Stampin' Dimensionals

Stamps: Zoo Babies, Morning Post Alphabet, Pennant Parade Ink: Calypso Coral, Coastal Cabana, Pistachio Pudding, Smoky Slate, Crumb Cake, Soft Suede Paper: Pistachio Pudding, Crumb Cake, So Saffron, Whisper White, Coastal Cabana, I Am Me DSP Accessories: Large Scallop Edgelit Die, 1-3/4" Scallop Circle Punch, 1-3/8" Circle Punch, Dotted Ribbon Punch, Delicate Designs Embossing Folder; So Saffron, Tangerine Tango, Crisp Canteloupe & Calypso Coral Stampin' Write Markers; 1/8" White Taffeta Ribbon (retired), Linen Thread, Stampin' Dimensionals

This one is a double size card to accommodate the wishes of all the school mums who signed it for the new mummy to be.

The time, the "B" from the alphabet set formed the background of the cute little swing tag...

I used the double punching trick from my previous post to make a starburst shape from my 1-3/4" Scallop Circle Punch - there's a how-to in that post if you want to check it out :-)

Grab the Morning Post Alphabet set (25% off in woodmount!) along with any of your other must haves from the Retiring List while you still can - tomorrow is the final day!