Hi, Diana here with a clean and simple baby card. I’ve had several friends have a baby recently and they have been on my mind because with the limit of visitors to hospitals and even homes, it’s important to send some love!
I made my own blue paper by swiping different shades of blue paint from the Watercolor Palette on watercolor paper and die cut the onesie from the Little Ones die set and the words “Baby” and “love” once the paint was dry.
The flourished ornament is die cut from silver Mirrorcard stock. Because the card design is so simple, I added dimension and interest by die cutting the word “Baby” out of white card stock another 5 times to pop up the word Baby. I find this more effective for dies that have delicate elements to it – it will also go through the mail much better.
I arranged all the dies as in the picture above on a plain white background with a dark blue card base.
I often like to create my own backgrounds for projects and was reminded recently of a technique I did several years ago to marble ink on cardstock. I decided it would be a pretty background for my Valentine’s Day card using several Elizabeth Craft Designs dies along with the new Bachelor Button by Susan Tierney-Cockburn. I love that bachelor buttons can be found in nature in so many beautiful colors.
Hello Crafty Friends! Kathy Jo popping in today to share a sweet baby card using soft colors and the beautiful “Baby” die from Suzanne Cannon’s “Baby Love” die set. What a cute die! And the heart in the “a” is a perfect touch.
Though Valentine’s Day is in the rear view mirror, I kept going with cards that use the ‘love’ die from the Baby Love set. I’m getting ahead for weddings and anniversaries. And I needed a special box for a pair of earrings I’m giving to a friend.
I’m nowhere close to done with that ‘love’ die. I’ve yet to use it with the word ‘Baby’! And I’m still happily choosing patterned papers and cutting leaves and flowers to make more of the Pitcher Cards…
Instead of specific instructions for each project, I’m going to provide some tips, design strategies, and a supply list so you can duplicate the cards as shown.
I hope you’ll use the ideas as a jumping-off point for cards with a similar feel in a totally different color palette or a different size. After all, no two people have the same stash of patterned papers, not everyone likes mixing together as many patterns as I do.
Valentine’s Day is a papercrafter’s idea of heaven! (Not that we ever need an excuse to make cards.) The minute I saw the Lace Heart die from the ModaScrap collection I was ready to roll…
This is a super simple project. The card is flat instead of folded so you’ll need to choose whether to punch holes at the top and add twine or ribbon and a bead for a hanging loop, or skip the holes and send a Card Stand/Easel so it can be displayed on a mantel, desk, or table.