Monday, May 14, 2012

Announcing Baby

Well, now, since I made beautiful announcements for baby #2, I couldn't just buy something easy and generic for baby #3, could I? Nope. You know I'd hear about it...(in 20 years)!
 They were done and mailed several weeks back, I just haven't gotten around to sharing them here. When I make large numbers of a card, I don't like to make them all the same. First of all, it takes too much of each particular supply item that I'm using, and second, I just get bored.
 Back in December, I chose and ordered several papers that I really loved. Then I designed the basic template for the card and used different combinations of the papers to create several different looks.
  Here are my bright and cheerful versions. Isn't that bold stripe paper fabulous?

The others are more understated but I love how each paper combo creates a different feeling. I don't know if you can tell from the pictures, but it's a tri-fold card. The vertical stripes with scalloped edges on the right hand side are a flap that unfolds to the right. Then the large square front with the cut-out unfolds to the left to reveal the inside of the card.
To make the frame shaped seal, I cut out the shape on the Cricut with CTMH's Art Philosophy cricut cartridge. Then I used the coordinating stamp set 'New Arrival'. It has an adorable tiger in the middle and the words say "Our Tiny Treasure". The Art Philosophy collection makes it so easy to have stamped die-cuts! It's so much less work than having to cut the shapes out myself.
I finished them off with Durables Studs in round or square. These are adhesive backed instead of being brads, so I didn't have to poke a bunch of holes and there's no show through on the inside.
 These were really fun to make. I'm so glad I finally got around to sharing them with you!

1 comment:

Alison said...

Absolutely love these!..think the last two are my VERY favourite, but it's hard to choose!
Alison xx