By Card Making & Scrapbooking Contributor
Is there a baby in your future? Whether you need a card to make the announcement or say congratulations, this card is perfect for the occasion. It’s a great card for a little girl or boy or even to keep everyone guessing what the baby will be before it arrives just by the colors you choose to create it.
The card base is created using a piece of card stock that has been cut to 4 ¼” x 11” using a paper trimmer and then folded in half to create a 4 ¼” x 5 ½” base. Get a crisp fold by using a scoring board to create the fold. Cut another piece of patterned paper that measures 3 ¾” x 4 ¾” and attach it to the card base using a tape runner. The Bundle of Joy by Doodlebug was the piece used for this project.
Cut the onsie out using a pair of scissors. The Martha Stewart Precision Craft scissors were used because they are a small pair of scissors which work well to get into the small areas. Lay this piece aside.
Fold the piece in half and place just the edge of it slightly into a circle punch. A 1” punch is shown in the picture.
Once the piece is punched out, you will have the bib which will look like this. Lay this aside until later.
Punch the letters from card stock using the Martha Stewart Alphabet Punch set. You will need enough to spell the words, “Oh Baby” and a single letter “B” to place on the bib.
Cut 2 pieces of card stock….one that measures 1 ½” x 2” and one that measures 1 ¼” x 1 ¾”. Layer the smaller piece on top of the larger one using a tape runner. Adhere the “Oh, Baby” letters onto it and then place it in the right hand bottom corner of the card. Also, place the letter “B” on the bib to finish it off.
Add some tape to the back of the onsie and attach it over the top of the twine.
Now, add some tape to the back of the bib and hang it over the twine.
Celebrate the joy of a new baby by giving this card to the special parents or use it to announce you the joy of your own. Make more than one and use them for invitations for a baby shower. No matter how it is used, this card will bring joy to everyone.