Happy Thursday Paper Crafters!
Today’s blog post is one of my favourite handmade greeting cards from 2015. A girlfriend asked me to make her a card to give to her soon-to-be mom friend. Of course I said I would help her out! She really let me run with the design and said to surprise her. So off I went, in search of some ideas for a new bundle of joy card. When I first came across this card design here I was so totally inspired! It was so cute I had to make this for my friends friend.
Card making supplies that you will need:
- Paper (solid black and pink for the background, white for the cute lil face, and 3 different patterned paper)
- Paper Trimmer (Thumbs up for Fiskars)
- Markers & Pencil Crayons
- Ribbon (small piece, frayed for the cute lil hair)
- A couple bow stickers and embellishments
- Scalloped Scissors (Again, woo hoo for Fiskars)
- Circle stencil 1 inch and scissors (or punch)
- Glue (much love for Elmers)
- Stamps, pen, or label maker to write greeting
I really didn’t measure any of the rectangular pieces – I just roughly estimated each size, arranged and glued.
I used pencil crayons and a black marker to create the face. I attached a small frayed piece of ribbon to the back of the cute lil head. For the wrap I cut out a triangle shape and trimmed the top with the scallop scissors. Assembled the lil one by swaddling the cute lil face on top and finished the baby by adding a couple ribbons.
Added chosen sentiment (I used my label maker), and embellishments.
All done! When I showed my girlfriend she was so thrilled and couldn’t wait to give it to her expecting mom-friend.
This card was not only fun to make, but also easy! The finished product looks so perfect and professional (I’m told the receiver of the card physically turned the card over to see which card shop it came from). There truly is nothing more amazing than a handmade card amiright?
I’m patiently waiting for a friend to have a boy so I can try out the blue colour swatch for this card. I’m sure yellow or green would be super cute as well.
I hope I inspired you with this card making idea! I would love to see your version!