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Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Sweet and simple baby cards...

Today, I want to share with you a couple of cards that I made quite a long time ago, but they're still some of my favorites.  I found a template online (sorry, but it's been so long, I can't remember where I found it) that had to be hand cut.  The card patterns are not intricate so the handcutting was no problem.  The first card is to welcome a new baby boy.
It is traced and cut all as one piece from white cardstock.  The front bib overalls fold down over the shirt underneath.  After adhering the blue paper and the plaid paper, I inked all the edges for a little dimension and added a couple of tiny buttons and a star brad.  The little giraffe was cut with a CuttleBug die.  I wish I had taken a photo of the inside, but I didn't. Using a Spellbinders die, I cut an oval from white CS that fit the inside and stamped my sentiment on that. There was still enough room for a brief note and signature.

I downloaded the template for this little girl's dress from the same site.  Again, it is all cut as one piece and the pinafore folds down over the dress. I loved how these two polka dot papers went together after I had adhered them to the front and inside of the card. If you look closely, you can see that I've added some shading to show the draping of the underskirt and the ruffling of the sleeves. A little ribbon, pink rickrack edging and a flower with a tiny button center completed the front of the card. For the inside, I once again cut an oval from white CS to fit and stamped my sentiment on it, leaving room for a note and signature. These cards were so much fun to make. Here's another similar card that I shared in an earlier post.

I definitely need to dig this template out again and make a couple more. These cards would be really quick to make if you used double-sided patterned cardstock for the card base. That would eliminate having to adhere the patterned papers, although the extra paper makes the card sturdier.

Thanks for stopping by and remember to laugh--a little or a lot--every day.


Anonymous said...

These are really cute Cheryl. I'll
have to use some of your ideas. Very nice. MKW

Shanna said...

Love those! They would also be so cute in a shadow box type frame for a kids room. Adorable!