Monday, 26 August 2013

Baby Boy Shower Card- Cricut

Baby Boy Shower Card

Hello everyone,   

I made this card for a dear friend and colleague of mine having her third baby which happened to be her first baby boy!  This was back in 2011, where has the time gone? I keep asking myself. Thankfully I stored my pictures on Click free 

When I make a card, I tend to tailor the card to the recipient. This is where good old cricut and Spellbinder’s dies comes in to play.
It is economical once you have the basics and I must admit it can also be quite expensive because you want to get your hands on all the cartridges. For instance, the card can be personalised according to skin and hair colouring.

You can most definitely see me use one or two Spellbinders die, Martha Stewarts punch, ribbon, flowers, bling... the whole crafting goodies (I’m sure that I’m not alone here, or am I crafters?)

Come with me as I share the techniques with you. 
I knew my friend was having a baby boy so I started with a large blue card
For layering, I used a white card which I cut the corners using Fiskars Scissors.

Followed by a blue Mirri card (Mirror), last of my layering, I Punched round a white card using Martha Stewart punch around the page but I left the bottom of my card un-punched.
Matting and layering, all layers were attached using double sided tape. You may also want to use spellbinders border dies! 

Baby Shower cut from New Arrival cartridge.
Image from New arrival-Cricut Cartridge ,Clear Faux gem applied around the empire line and on flap of the bag. 
Baby shower title was cut using the Cricut cartridge New arrival in white and layered in blue. Love that little blue heart shape (As per pic above)
I used blue polka dot ribbon on the side of the card, using my trusting Spellbinders, I die cut a blue Mirri (Mirror) card using round scalloped and white card with round die, slightly smaller to the scalloped die. I stamped a stork in the middle, the sentiments are straight but I curled them onto my stamping block to fit around the die cut. (Expecting a bundle of joy and wishing you luck) both 2 separate stamps. The stamps used are from MTME     

For my focal point, here I used Cricut New Arrival (Pg 82) my friend is black African hence the colour of the image to match her skin colouring, also having a boy, the blue outfit. (This kind of reminded me of my growing up in the late 60’s and 70’s when I used to buy the comic Mandy and I forgot the other one, you cut out the paper doll with lots of outfits with little tabs to attach to the dolls- good old days!)          

For the boutique, this is a digital stamp purchased a while ago and believe it or not, I used paint to colour this section- Every computer comes with a free one but there are other mediums that can be used such as gimp (I’m yet to master this technique) or just get out your colouring pens, Copic markers, Spetrum Noir or Promarker Pens, Zig marker pens --- easy peasy! Lol

I chose this particular one because I believe there was a collection going so I thought using a baby boutique was appropriate, she would be able to buy what she wanted with money collected!
To finish my card, I used some flowers and die cut swirls.

I also stamped the back of the card with an old bespoke stamp that I had made for me a long time ago.  
For my large envelope, I die cut and emboss Spellbinders labels 4, I layered this using Mirri card, and white card which was stamped using co-ordinating label 4 stamp and recipient’s name.

Now you might want to make the same or change it up a bit to suit your needs. Let me know what you think!

Card Recipes:-
Large Blue Card, Plain white card and Blue Mirri Card. Pink Provo Cricut (Limited edition for cancer care), Cricut Cartridge (New arrival)  Spellbinders Scalloped and plain circles, Martha Stewart punch, Clear rubber stamps baby sentiment, Boutique images all from MTME. Pigment inkpad (Pearlescent Sky Blue)  Bespoke stamp (Personalised Stamp)

Thanks all for stopping by come back tomorrow for another one of my creations! 

Bim HH xx

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