Category: New Baby Card

It’s a girl – polka dot pink new baby card

I was so excited to make this pink new baby card today as I got to use one of my new embossing folders – the polka dot Xcut embossing folder.

New Baby: it's a girl pink card

I am entering this card into the Crafting by Designs challenge where the theme is ‘stitching’, the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday challenge which has a clean and simple (CAS) theme this week and Addicted to CAS where the theme is ‘stitched’.

I started with a 5 x 7 inch baby pink card and then took a matching pink card and ran this through my Big Shot Plus using a 6 x 6 inch Xcut polka dot embossing folder and mounted this on the card using double sided tape.

The sentiment is a sticker from DCWV which has stitching in white around the border of the it’s a girl message. I stuck this to some more of the same pink card and cut this out leaving a border, then I added this to the card using double sided tape. Initially I tried this with a further stitch effect border using Ranger liquid pearls, but I thought it looked too fussy against the polka dot embossing, so I trimmed the border to leave it with just the printed stitching on the sticker.

Finally I stuck another DCWV sticker, this one a round pram icon, to more pink card and then fussy cut this out and mounted it using foam tape. 

 

A new addition: baby on board card

The challenge today from Tuesday Throwdown was to craft a design for a new addition (baby or pet) and I was really feeling in the right mood to create a baby card after seeing my nine month old baby niece this week. She is growing so fast, but is still super cute – especially when she commando crawls to try and get near our cat Tango. I wish I had filmed her go, she was really motoring along!

I will also be entering this into the Crafty Friends anything goes challenge.

Baby on board mobile card

After a couple of CAS challenges I am really enjoying this style at the moment. With this card I started with a checked ribbon and I liked the fact it has the three colours I would primarily consider for a baby card: pink for a girl, blue for a boy, and yellow for those who like to wait and see. I continued this mix of colour with a blue sentiment which I surrounded with a little pink ink on the edge of the layer. I like this sentiment, as it could be given before the new addition arrives but after the big pregnancy announcement has been made, or for when Mum leaves for maternity leave. Then I layered three stickers on white card and cut these out and added them with different levels of foam pad to give them height.