Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Cards I struggle with

Baby Boy

I can usually come up with ideas for most things, but I often struggle with baby cards.

I don't want them to be twee - so always blue and pink, but it does work!

Anyway recently I have been tackling baby cards. What do you think?

Close-up shows the alphas and the loopy border

1 and above - is pic of the day - 2 similar cards, made using papers from Michael's in the US. The card on the left is very simple, just different papers, cut into different shapes and sizes and a bit of bling to bring it alive. The card on the right has an embossed top dark blue section, using the Cuttlebug large dots folder. I experimented with the Martha Stewart punch around the page punches to make the square with the loopy border (thanks Mary Fish) I really like how it looks and the little alpha stickers bring it to life.

2 - Large Prams

2 - I like prams on baby cards - it's not implying anything - every baby rides in some sort of 'pram' so no worries about offending right-on parents! I like the blingyness (totally not a word) of the girl card, but the crazy foam stars for wheels on the boy card are really fun and make me smile. The corrugated card for the Pram's came from JT's stash on Saturday.

3 - Mini Prams
3 - Mini prams this time - it's the same technique, cut a circle - any size, then cut out a wedge and voila! A pram. These mini pram's are on small white textured cards, the backgrounds were punched using my 2inch square scallop punch, the wheels are coloured bling and I added matching sentiment tabs.

I'm quite happy with the results, I think I might have conquered that demon!



  1. OOps, meant to comment on this one ages ago...LOVE the pram ones!

  2. Hey Jadey, I am glad you like them. Which ones do you prefer? Cx


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