A Few Baby Card Variations

A Few Baby Card Variations


In a recent post, I shared a few easel cards with negative framed scenes which were samples I had made for one of the classes in the 8-week card making course I am teaching through the Haddonfield Adult School.  One of my students had asked me (prior to that class) if I had any baby shower supplies as she needed a card for her daughter-in-law who is expecting.  I went through my stash at home and adapted the easel card lesson to include some baby shower elements and offered this variation as an option along with the others.  The above sample is the same basic card as the others but has patterned paper behind the negative (instead of the scene) and different greeting stamps.

Once my baby supplies were out, I got to playing with them along with a few scraps of paper that seemed appropriate and came up with a few more designs.  Below are a few cards using the negative of a “baby” word die cut.


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For two of the samples, I embossed the stitched rectangle frame with a wafer thin stitched rectangle die using my Cuttlebug and a Spellbinders embossing mat.  (The “sandwich” I use for embossing with a thin die is A-plate, B-plate, embossing mat, card stock, die with cutting edge facing paper and embossing mat, B-plate, and a chipboard shim.)  For the other two, I cut out the rectangle instead.

This is a pretty easy card design that could be customized with whatever colors and printed papers you desire.  And once the front panel is created, it can either be adhered to an easel card base or to a plain folded card base.  (I show how to create the easel card base in the post mentioned above.)

The “baby” die is called “In a Word: Baby Cutaway”  and the “happy” die is called “In a Word: Happy Cutaway” which are both by Winnie & Walter.  The “Baby Shower” stamp is from the “Mommy-To-Be Diva” set and the “a blessing from above” stamp is from the “Blessing From Above” set which are both by Gina K designs.

The patterned paper I used was Green/Pink Plaid HOTP-200210 (Paper Pizzazz/Hot off the Press) and several prints by Core’dinations called Light Aqua Plaid, White Plaid, and Light Aqua Small Dot.  The solid colored card stock was Chiffon (Bazzill), April Lovely (Core’dinations), Grey Kraft (Recollections), and a sheet from the Earth value pack (Recollections).

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Bundle of Boy Baby Card

Bundle of Boy Baby Card


The cute stamps on this card are from the “Baby Talk” set (retired?) from Stampin’ Up.  I used Gina K In the Navy ink for all the images.  The greeting and carriage with the baseball were stamped first on the white card stock.  Then the carriage was stamped again on a piece of the printed paper.  Just the top and wheels were cut out, and these pieces were adhered to the white stamped panel adding the matching color/pattern to the image without needing to worry about cutting the thin lines.  I stamped the baseball on a scrap of white with Gina K Cherry Red ink and cut this out just inside the outer red edge so that only the stitching on a plain piece of white was left.  When it was adhered to the original stamped image on the main white panel, you could see the blue outline with the red stitching.

The printed paper was from the “Special Delivery” paper pad by Pebbles along with a piece of “Blue Stripe Paper” by Colorbok.  Gina K Blue Denim card stock was also used.

A die from the “Stitched Square Dies” set by Gina Marie Designs was used on the solid mat.

I needed two little boy cards and didn’t have enough of the printed paper used on the first card, so I made a second card with different paper.  I had used my MISTI for the stamping on the first card, so I was able to make the second card with the same stamp placement.

For this one, I used more paper from the “Special Delivery” paper pack and Gina K Powder Blue card stock and ink.  I felt like the red stitching on the baseball was too much with the softer colors on this card, so I left them powder blue.


I love this stamp set, and paper piecing made all the elements match beautifully!

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Welcome Little One Shaker Card

Welcome Little One Shaker Card


(Inside: Congratulations on your bundle of joy!)

Cheery Lynn Designs has a number of shaker card kits, and the one I used on this card is the Baby Rattle. The kit comes with the rattle dies, foam, acetate, and the metal fillers for inside the shaker element.  The components of the kit are also sold separately, but it was nice having everything included!  And it’s nice to know there are refills available if needed/desired.  There are instructional videos right on their site if you’ve never made a shaker card before.

The adorable papers used on this project are “Linen Door Boy Plaid” by The Paper Studio, “Betty-Ann” by Melissa Frances (the polka dotted paper), and American Crafts #320333 (elephants).  Stampin’ Up Mint Macaron card stock was also used along with the Mint Macaron ink for the inside sentiment and to color the white ribbon.

In addition to the metal “It’s a Boy” shaker elements that came with the kit, I also added some “Baby Shower Confetti” by Unique (#61842).

I used the Stampin’ Up Banner Triple Punch and a Cuttlebug Swiss Dot Folder.

The greeting inside the rattle is from the “Basket Blessings” set (retired?) by Gina K Designs stamped with versamark and heat embossed in white.  The inside greeting is from the “Rectangle Greetings” set (retired?) from Gina K Designs.

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Hello, Baby…Baby Bear Card

Hello, Baby…Baby Bear Card

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I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE this bear from the Stampin’ Up “Baby Bear” stamp set.  The bear image is created with 3 stamps that are layered on top of one another to add such realistic detail with no coloring needed! For this card, I used Gina K Kraft ink for stamp #1 (the most solid of the three stamps/lightest ink), Gina K Warm Cocoa for stamp #2, and Stampin’ Up Tip Top Taupe for stamp #3.  The greeting is also from the “Baby Bear” stamp set and was stamped with Gina K Kraft ink.

The image sheet that comes with the set has the numbers by the stamps/images, but the numbers are not on the actual stamps themselves, so I wrote the numbers on the stamps with pen before removing them from the image sheet so I could easily tell which stamp/layer was which.  Another little tip I had seen online is to line up the bottoms of the 3 stamps instead of trying to line up the heads.  The details on the head do not go all the way to the top which makes it really hard to line up the images that way.

The balloons were cut with the Paper Smooches “Balloons” dies from paper from the MY Mind’s Eye “Cowboy” patterned paper pad and a scrap from the My Mind’s Eye “Stella & Rose – Mabel” pad .  The plaid paper for the background mat was from the MME “Cowboy” paper pad.  Recollections kraft and cream card stock was also used.

The string for the balloons is a piece of yarn I had in my stash.  It was too thick, so I untwisted the threads and retwisted them into 3 skinnier pieces.

Over at the Die Cut Divas this month, the challenge theme is “for the love of animals/pets” where our projects must include an animal and must also include at least one die cut or embossing folder.

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Waterfall Cards

Waterfall Cards

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My last post was of a Mother’s Day waterfall card, and I realized that I had made a few others that I had never posted here so I thought I’d share them now.  (These were previously posted in my StampTV gallery.)

The baby cards shown above were made using svg files from the “Waterfall Cards SVG Kit” from SVGCuts and my Silhouette electronic die cutting machine.  The problem with posting things so long after they were made is that it’s hard to remember the actual papers and supplies that were used!  The good news is that you can use any paper for these projects, and they’d still be adorable!


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I created this next one as a thank you note to send for my triplets’ birthday a few years back.   For this one, I used one of the files from the same “Waterfall Card SVG Kit”  (just to create the basic card base) along with the “Steve the Monkey” file from the “free designs” collection at SVGCuts.  I  changed the waterfall portion to have two sections instead of four, and  I adapted his head so his mouth would open when the ribbon was pulled, revealing the sentiment.



This final sample was a card I made (and taught) for one of the Holiday Card Classes offered at Michaels in 2013.  This class was called  “Vintage Holiday Card Tricks Class” and featured distressing techniques, heat embossing, and using Sizzix dies with the Big Kick.  We created this waterfall card along with two others that you can see HERE.  I did not design these cards; the lesson plans were provided.


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