Wednesday, May 18, 2016

Green and pink baby cards for a baby gift

 I made these for a new mom expecting a baby any day.  Things get busy once you bring the baby home and it is nice to have cards on hand to acknowledge gifts and thoughtful things that those around you do to help out.    These are 3.5" x 6.25" and fit in a #8 envelope which I bought a while back for another purpose.  I cut two out of an 8.5" x 11" piece of white cardstock.  The joint is under the pink border.
I embossed all of the fronts with the swiss dot embossing folder (CB), added green to the bottom of the fronts using a small piece of regular tape.  I added a full length of double sided tape over the joint and positioned the large pink scalloped border (SX) over that which holds all the pieces together and keeps the inside neat and tidy.  I used two images  - the two little owls and the pink rattle - from Pixabay which I colour printed on white, cut them apart then layered them in a coordinating colour before adding them to my card fronts.  I made almost a dozen of these and changed up the layout and the orientation to give the cards a bit of a variety!!  After they were finished, I thought they needed a "bit of something" so I added some dots and dashes on the pink scallops with a white gel pen.  That was better!!  I hope she enjoys them and finds them useful!!