If you love creating handmade baby cards, you will LOVE today’s project!
Handmade baby cards are one of my favorite things to send because who doesn’t love a new baby? When I worked with Rubbernecker to design this Kids Toys set we made sure the toys could be used for babies and toddlers to give you lots of opportunities to use them for all kinds of cards for the smaller set. We also made sure to add all the details that take these die cut toys to the next level.
The Card Base and Frame
- Cut an A2 sized card base using white cardstock.
- Use aqua cardstock to cut the scallop layer.
- Place the scalloped layer on the cutting platform, line up the window die and run through the machine to cut the window opening.
- Turn the two sections face down and attach them together using double stick tape.
- Cut a second window frame using yellow cardstock and attach it overtop the aqua window frame using double stick tape. Note: The yellow frame was an afterthought and was attached after the card was finished. The aqua scallop and window frames were a little too much of one color and didn’t allow the toys to show up well. The yellow frame brightened up the card.
- Apply strips of mounting tape to the back of the frame and attach it to the card base.
The Baby Word
- Use aqua cardstock to cut the upper case B and lower case a, b and y.
- Apply tiny pop dots to the back of the letters.
- Center the baby letters and attach to the card base leaving enough room on both sides for a toy.
- Cut the plane using beige and brown cardstock and attach the sections together using glossy accents.
- Cut the bear using beige and cream cardstock and attach the sections together using glossy accents. Note: The bear looked to pale and uninteresting so I dabbed on a little brown ink with a mini applicator to add color around the borders.
- Use beige and brown cardstock to cut the rocking horse and attach the sections together using glossy accents.
- Use several pastel colors of cardstock to cut the circle stacking rings and attach them together using glossy accents.
- Cut the duck using yellow cardstock, apply touches of orange to the body and beak using a mini applicator and attach the pieces together using glossy accents.
- Use pieces of mounting tape to attach all of the toys to the card base.
Here are all the things I used for this version of handmade baby cards:
I like to make a stack of these handmade baby cards so I can do all my fun detail work at once, put them together in a variety of ways and then have one to send as soon we hear the stork did his job!