Congrats Baby Card
By: Jenny Barnett Rohrs for Consumer Crafts
Did you hear the news? We have a baby on the way! Share your card making skills as well as the great news with this fantastic card from Jenny Barnett for Consumer Crafts. Spread the word with class.
- KC623132 K and Company paper pad, Cut N Paste
- GX-VCRMS-12 Vintage Collection Retro Mod Core’Dinations cardstock (my favorite!)
- PV29-0222 Cricut New Arrival Cartridge
- PV29-0300 Cricut Expression electronic die cutting machine
- AMT62181 Mono Aqua Liquid Glue
- RITIM19527 Vintage Photo Distress ink pad
- GD12296 1/2 inch Glue Dots 3D
- Measure and cut a piece of Cut ‘N Paste cardstock 6 1/4 inches by 4 3/4 inches. Adhere to the front of your card blank with glue and then distress the edges with your Distress ink pad to make it look more vintage-y.
- Then, using scissors, cut some of the baby block printed paper. Also distress the edges and then layer it on top of the patterned paper.
- Next, cut your baby rattle using the New Arrival cart & your Cricut. Size the image to 4 inches and cut the rattle and layers from your patterned cardstock.
- Then cut a shadow image (also 4 inches, it will resize it for you) from red Core’Dinations cardstock. Layer all the pieces and adhere using the liquid glue. When it’s set, flip it over and attach 3-D glue dots to make it pop off of the page!
- Mount your rattle embellishment to the lower left side of the card front.
- Cut “Congratulations” from red cardstock (the textured side), then flip the paper over and cut the shadow image from the plain side. This, my friends, is why we love 2-sided cardstock! Adhere the layers together and then mount to the upper right side of the card front.
- To finish off the inside of the card, I simply cut another piece of patterned paper the same size as the front and glued it down after inking the edges to distress them. I cut one extra baby block, inked up those edges, too, and attached it in the lower left hand corner. (I chose the “girl” block because this card is going to a baby girl.)
- Then I cut a few leftover pieces of patterned paper and layered them, doing my distressing mojo to them as well. Lastly, I used some of the leftover layers and embellishments from the baby rattle layers to add a bit of interest. You can skip this step entirely, if you wish.