Sunday, June 19, 2011

It's a Boy!

I don't make many baby cards because I don't know many pregnant ladies!  But a young woman at work just had a baby boy last week and I wanted to send her a card.  I used the New Arrival cartridge for this card.  Using blue cardstock from my stash, I cut this A2 card using the Card 2 feature and <delvry>.  It cuts a window in the card with the baby in it.  The problem with a cut-out like this is that it makes it harder to put a sentiment on the inside of the card without it being seen through the window.  So I covered the opening with some polka-dotted paper.  Cut the square from Lacy Labels so it looks nice on the inside too (it's scalloped).  Also cut the blue label for the inside sentiment from Lacy Labels (this cartridge is great).

As you can see, the inside of the card has a scalloped edge and extends beyond the front of the card when closed.  I cut a separate baby with shadow to put over the cut in the window.  I pop dotted it just a bit.  See this side view below.
The "It's a Boy" lettering was also cut from New Arrival with a shadow.  Then I added the squiggly line down the side (that's actually a stamp; isn't it cool?).  And the blue gem bling in the upper left of the card.  I once read on someone's blog that if you feel your creation is missing something, try adding black to it.  Well that's what I did.  Had originally planned to use the white lettering w/o a shadow and I was trying to put a white border on the card, but it just wasn't working.  Adding black worked instead!  I wish I had shadowed the baby in black too, but he was already done.  So that's my baby card for now; probably won't make any others for quite a while.  TFL!

I'm entering this card into Getting Cricky's FACE Challenge--include a face on your project.  Mine is from the PK Everyday Character Assortment.


  1. Such a sweet,sweet card! Love that baby and I think it looks great shadowed in white...just perfect!

  2. so cute!! The baby is way too cute.. i just love peachy keen stamps..
    great job..

    Thanks for playing along with us at Getting Cricky's Simply Sunday Challenge.


  3. Oh wow, what a wonderful card!! I love how you added the dimension to the baby and the scalloped edge is AWESOME!! :)

    Thanks so much for sharing your talent in the Getting Cricky Simply Sunday Challenge this week!! :)

    Amy :) at
    Getting Cricky DTM

  4. Hi Pat,
    this is super cute--how thoughtful of you to make this for your co-worker. I love the baby's face--those peachies are so cute!
    It's an adorable card!
    Thank you SO much for playing along in my Simply Sunday Challenge.

    Big Cricky Hugs,
    K Andrew of Getting Cricky!

  5. Pat this is a super cute baby boy card! I love how you made the details on the inside look nice too :) TFS and joining us at Getting Cricky this week!
    Becky - Getting Cricky DTM

  6. I love it when bling works this well on a boy card!!! Great job!

    Thanks for sharing at Getting Cricky!
    Rebecca "Crafting Misfit"

  7. So sweet. His little face is so cute!
    Thanks for playing along with Getting Cricky!

    JulieK- Getting Cricky DTM

  8. This is so sweet! The face is so cute! I love your solution for the cut-out window! Thanks for the tip on adding black. I always look at my projects and think they are missing something!

  9. What a sweet, sweet card! Thanks for sharing, she will love it!
    Sherrie K

  10. This is SO cute!

    Thank you for participating with us in Simply Sundays! It's so nice to discover your blog!

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  11. Awesome project I love how you made the inside of the card fancy too, great job on the baby hes so cute!
    Great job and thanks for playing with us.
    Getting Cricky DTM

  12. Super cute card. I love this cart and use it alot. Now that I have a few faces it opens it a bit more for me. Great take on the challenge
    Thanks for playing along on Simply Sundays at Getting Cricky
    Brenda DTM-Coordinator

  13. Such a cute card, love the inside. Great job! Good Luck!
    Thank you for playing our Simply Sunday Challenge at Getting Cricky.
    Hugs :),
    Kathy - Getting Cricky DTM


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