Tuesday, August 6, 2019

A Handmade Card For A Newborn Baby

I am thrilled today to show you the card I made to welcome my first grandson into the world.  In case you missed it, I shared Atticus' birth story from a grandmother's perspective in yesterday's post.

My daughter decorated Atticus' nursery with some cute animal photos, one of them being an elephant picture, so I decided to use my "Adorable Elephants" set from MFT. to make Atticus' card.   I don't normally buy new stamps anymore, because I have such a huge supply already, and frankly, most new stamps are just remakes of the old ones.  But every now and then a new stamp set pulls at my heart strings and I just have to have it.  This set has the cutest elephant images in it, and I love how versatile it is as well.  The sentiments that come with the set are birthday, thank you, or accomplishment related, but I ended up using it as a baby card by adding a sentiment from another old set.

I stamped the image on a separate piece of card stock and colored it in with Copic markers.  Then I fussy cut it using a pair of scissors.  The stamp set comes with an optional die cut set, but that cost $26.99.  Uh, no thank you.  A pair of scissors works just fine.  Why do those dies have to cost so much?  

I also stamped and fussy cut the butterflies that came with the set.  The white ovals were cut with a Cuttlebug machine and Spellbinders dies.  Everything was adhered to the white ovals.  The elephant I popped up on dimensionals.

I think the sentiment is from an old Stamping' Up set.  I cut a banner tag and leaves with MFT dies, and then adhered the sentiment over those.  I know hardly anyone uses Prima flowers anymore, but I still have a ton left in my stash, so I added that too.  I thought the blue polka dots in the flower went so well with the blue butterflies.

For the background I chose some pretty glitter paper from an old DCWV stack.  Everything was then adhered to a white card stock base.

Have A Great Day!  Amy

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  1. Aww, the cutest card to welcome Atticus into the world!

    Le Stylo Rouge

  2. This is the cutest baby card ever!! Love the elephant and that baby sentiment is so adorable! And such a great sketch!

    I try to resist buying new stamps as well, and you are so right, many look like stamp sets from the past so it's not that hard to resist most of the times. The set you used here I amost put onto my wishlist, but then realized it didn't come with any baby themed sentiments and I barely have any of those.

    1. Thanks Ellie! Isn't it weird that this set came with so many different sentiments, but not a baby one? The images clearly are perfect for baby cards.

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  4. That’s the cutest card! I can’t believe you made it!

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  6. This is such a cute card! I love the scalloped edges and the little leaves.


  7. congrats on the new grandbaby! The card is beautiful too. Thanks for linking up with us at #OMGHWW


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