Homemade Cards-A Special Touch

A Homemade Card, like ones I make with my Cricut Machine, gives recipients a special feeling, they know I planned ahead for their special occasion and took the time and care to create a greeting card just for them. I have sent out many of the cards featured in this blog and I get wonderful thank you's back, expressing how nice it was to receive a beautiful and homemade card.

Saturday, February 19, 2011

Easy to Make New Baby Card

With Spring approaching, thoughts turn to new things, new beginnings.  And of course, as with any season, new little ones being born.  
This is a very easy homemade card to make using a Cricut Create Personal Cutter Machine.  

Here is what you need:
Cricut Personal Cutter

Cartridge: Simply Charmed

Cartridge: Heritage (if you prefer an old fashioned type of baby carriage)

1 Piece of patterned 12"x12" scrapbooking cardstock.
2 Pieces of coordinating solid color 12"x12" scrapbooking cardstock.

 Optional: A Coordinating Pen and Ribbon Embellishment.

Basic Settings:
Speed: Medium
Blade Depth: 2
Pressure: High

Cut 1 of the Printed Cardstock, 3 3/4" x 5"
Cut 2 of a Carriage (Simply: page 28, Heritage: page 38) One in Shadow and One Normal
Cut the Phrase from Simply Charmed, page 29, Real Dial Size, 1"
With a coordinating pen, little dots on the phrase and around carriage border.  From Simply Charmed, Cut 1 or 2 of Baby Bottle(s) and Pacifier(s), page 29
Use adhesive to affix cutouts to card body.  One the carriage pieces are put on, the carriage takes on a 3D affect.  A baby themed stamp on the carriage can be added.  Add a decorative ribbon and you are done.

Note: The paper, pen, and ribbon seen in this project were all purchased in a craft store in the scrapbooking section.  I hope to feature projects using specific brands at one point.

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