Baby Blessings

Who doesn't like making baby cards? I made one very similar to this for my niece Terri when she had her new baby girl Holli just before Christmas. I used DCWV Nana's Nursery (boy & girl stacks) for these cards. I used 4 different designs of paper,matting and layering them. I cut a scalloped circle to hold the pram which was cut twice- once from silver mirri and once from polka dot paper. The silver outline pram was then stuck onto the dotty pram. I wrapped ribbon around the panel and added a flower trimmed bow with a brad. Three miniature buttons and a sentiment finish it off. I don't know whether you can make it out but the scalloped border beneath the flower has been punched and embossed with a Martha Stewart border punch but a Fiskar's punch would suffice or even scalloped scissors!
Carts used:
Scalloped circle & pram- Graphically Speaking
Sentiment-Wild Card
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Vicki's 18th card

Happy New Year everyone!!! Back to the old grindstone and getting out of the Christmas card rut! My kids keep me really busy with birthday cards. Here is another for No1 son to give to his friend Vicki for her birthday. No1 son has not had an 18th party yet simply due to the fact that he is one of the eldest in his class (he'll be nearly 19 when he leaves school!) and nearly all of his friends are still 17 and of course they cannot drink (legally at any rate) so he has informed me that when the last one is 18 they are going to rock the south coast with one humdinger of a mass 18th party! Well....we'll see!!!!
Anyway, back to the card. I've upped the size for my cards and am now making 8x6. They give you a larger canvas to work on and with the new Cricut cartridges getting more and more intricate you need to cut at larger sizes. For this card I used a freebie paper from Crafts Beautiful, matted onto lime green card. '18' was cut from a contrast paper from the same free booklet and shadowed with lime green again. 'Vicki' was cut from lime green card, run through the Xyron X and flocked with papermania Spring collection glitter flocking powder (don't say that when you've had a pop or two!)'happy birthday' and 'th' were cut from pink paper (I find paper better to cut with for smaller letters) and the whole thing arranged as you can see. When I was happy with the placement I stuck it all down. The '18' and 'Vicki' are raised on foam pads. Some prima flowers with glittered brads finish it off. Don't spend a fortune on glittered brads- simply cover the head of a brad with an appropriate sized glue dot,mould it around then dip the sticky head into a pot of glitter or flock and hey presto! Glittered brads!
Hope you like it!!
Carts used:
'18','Vicki', 'happy birthday' & 'th'- Plantin Schoolbook (Base camp would do just as well)
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