Saturday, March 19, 2011
Yes, another baby card! This is the second one I made yesterday in between the six loads of laundry. The layout for this card was inspired by CPS sketch 209. It's a basic sketch, simple and clean. Just how I like 'em! There is a key note cut in the sketch and since I don't really use them much in my designs, I really wanted to incorporate a key note in this card. There are so many to choose from on the Cricut Storybook cartridge, too. The size of this card is approximately 7.5" by 5" to fit inside a Hallmark greeting card envelope. The layers were all cut a 1/2" shorter than the previous ones. The pink key note (from the Thank You cut on the Storybook cart) was cut out at 3.5" and the white one at 3.25". The lettering is from the same cart and I cut it out at 1.25". The baby was from the Cricut New Arrival cartridge cut out at 2.5" and I used my Stampin' Up chalks to add colour to her face, which is hand drawn. The patterned paper is from a pack I found in the Staples craft aisle. I added some icicle Stickles to make the letters pop as well as some bling from the dollar store. For the inside, I had the stem laying around from a previous craft and thought I'd add some flowers I had bought last year from Walmart. I hope Sophia likes it as much as I do. I mean, she's only a week old. I'm pretty sure she won't have much to say.
Friday, March 18, 2011
Today I'm working on a couple of New Arrival cards, all of them for girls. This is the first one I hope to finish this afternoon. I used the baby carriage from the Cricut New Arrival cartridge and cut it out twice in brown at 5" using the shadow feature. I then cut out two more in pink using the standard cut and two more in a patterned paper using the standard cut in shift mode as well as in white. I inked the edges using a brown ink by Craft Smart, added some brown ribbon and used a pink flower brad to attach the flower (from the dollar store). The sentiment is from Stampin' Up. To make the card, I folded back the top 1/2" of the back of the card and attached it to the front using my Scotch ATG gun. When it stands it kind of looks a 3D baby carriage with four wheels. I think I'll be making more of these!