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July 20, 2013

Welcome, Little One

Baby Shower Card

My niece is expecting her first child... a baby boy, and so many things come to mind when thinking of little boys. I needed a baby shower card, and as usual, looked through my cartridges for inspiration. While browsing through some ideas online, I came up with a picture of what the baby's room might look like.

Card size is 5" x 7". I love aqua and brown together, and with the addition of pale yellow, it makes a beautiful colour scheme for a baby boy.

The cardstock is aqua on one side and pale yellow on the other. Perfect for what I had in mind.

Crib and Accessories

The crib takes centre stage, cut at 4.25 high. For the mattress, I cut a strip 4.37 and glued it to the back of the crib.

The teddy bear is cut from embossed paper at 2.25 high.
The baby quilt is a cut that I had laying around for a long time. It's from Gypsy Wanderings. Sorry, I didn't measure it. 


I cut the overalls from denim paper. All the while, I was smiling to myself and thinking, "These will be the baby's very first pair of jeans"! 

I had to modify the overall cut by making my own pocket for the bib, and cuffs (rolled up, of course). The hanger is 1.48h.


As usual, I made the sentiment on the computer and printed it on a strip of coordinating paper that became the floor of the nursery.


The top panel of the inside is decorated to match the front, using the same animal print.

The sentiment inside is one that I made on the Gypsy:

"Welcome" is from Straight from the Nest.
"Baby" is from "A Child's Year".

I mounted the prepared verse on white cardstock and matted it with the same brown embossed paper used in the matting on the front.

Cartridges Used

Everyday Paper Dolls ~ crib, overalls
Christmas Solutions ~ teddy bear
A Child's Year ~ hanger, "baby"
Straight from the Nest ~ welcome
Gypsy Wanderings ~ quilt

1 comment:

  1. Beautiful card and I love the accessories :-) Have a wonderful Sunday.


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I guess you might call me a "right brainer", loving all things creative. Cardmaking is the perfect hobby for me as it allows me to be totally creative, combining design with poetry or verses I can compose myself. With Christmas being such an important occasion for cardmaking and crafting, I decided to create a separate blog just for Christmas projects. "It's All About Christmas" will host all my Christmas items. "Gracenotes For Today" will still feature items every other occasion of the year. I hope you'll drop by often and stay awhile!