Welcome, Baby

A little over a month ago a friend told me about her upcoming baby shower.  I hadn’t seen her in awhile and I thought it would be a perfect opportunity to make a “Welcome, Baby” card.  It’s been quite some time since the last baby card I’ve made, so I needed some time to get back into the baby cardmaking mindset.  In the process, I made about three different baby cards (will post pics of those in another post) until I settled on the one I liked most for my friend.  Ironically, though, when it came to wrapping the gifts, the only wrapping paper I had was a white one with small red polka dots — a good fit actually, since I recently discovered her nursery has a panda theme.  So, on to baby shower card number four.  I have to say, I absolutely loved the final products!

Baby Shower gift and card in red, black, and white

Baby Shower gift and card

For the box, I wrapped a shoebox in the cheery polka-dotted paper, put the goodies inside, and tied it with red wraphia and a homemade tag.

Baby Shower card with "Changito Knee-Hunger" rubber stamp

Baby Shower card with "Changito Knee-Hunger" rubber stamp

Inside message of red, white, and black baby shower card

Inside message of the Baby Shower card

For the card I covered white cardstock with a black and white decorative paper.  I then layered three pieces of cardstock at angles in black, red, and white.  I stamped the “Changito Knee-Hugger” image on the white cardstock with black ColorBox ink, and covered it with clear embossing powder.  I then used the watercolor colored pencils to color in the image.  On a separate piece of white cardstock I stamped b-a-b-y and then punched out each letter with my Fiskar’s square punch.  I rounded off the corners, and then pasted them to the decorative paper.  On that same piece of cardstock I used the Cranberry ColorBox ink and stamped the flower image three times, and covered each in clear embossing paper.  I cut out each flower with the finger-swivel curvy blade, and then pasted them on the card using Scrapbook Adhesives 3D Foam Squares (a temporary replacement since the store has run out of mini pop dots).  I then used Silver Stickles to add a little sparkle to the center of each flower.  I stamped the inside message with the Cranberry ColorBox ink, and voila — the contemporary red, white, and black baby shower card was born (please excuse the pun).

Ingredients:

  • plain white folded cardstock card
  • “Me and My Big Ideas” Black & White decorative paper
  • Changito Knee-Hugger stamp
  • Cardstock paper: black, red, white with sparkles
  • flower stamp ($1 bin at Michaels)
  • alpha stamps (don’t remember the brand or design — sorry)
  • ColorBox Inks: Cranberry, Black
  • Silver Stickles
  • Scrapbook Adhesives White 3D Foam Squares
  • Fiskars square punch
  • Kimberly watercolor pencils
  • Stamp N Stuff clear embossing powder
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3 thoughts on “Welcome, Baby

    • Thanks, Silvia. I have a basic idea when I start, but after that the materials and the card take on a life of their own — and when finished, the creation often surprises me, too. Glad you like. We should do some together sometime; you can scrap and I can make cards.

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