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Easy to Make Card for a New Baby with your Cricut Machine and Stamping Punch
With the arrival of Spring my thoughts turn to new growth around me outside and to the new baby that will be born soon to my daughter's best friend.
A new baby card is so much fun to make with a Cricut personal cutting machine because there are so many Cricut Cartridges available with the new baby theme. Really cut cutouts featuring everything you can imagine having to do with a new baby.
The Cricut cartridge I used is called "Nursery Rhymes". In this cartridge you will find shapes and sentiments having to do with all of the traditional nursery rhymes along with alphabet letters and sentiments having to do with babies and their arrival. A few months ago I created a mobile for my granddaughter's room using the Cricut Nursery Rhyme cartridge. I used the Cat and the Fiddle, Cow Jumped over the Moon theme and it came out great!
In addition, I used the Stampin'Up! punch called Large Border Lace Ribbon for an added touch under the Cricut cutouts. These punches cut a quick lacy border for a scrapbook layout or homemade card.
I love making homemade cards using my Cricut machine because I can customize them to be special for just that person. I can use the colors of a new baby's nursery theme and special touches such as the baby's initials can be used, as I have done with this card.
Cricut machine cartridge: Nursery Rhymes
Cricut machine blade depth: #3
Cricut machine speed: medium
Cricut machine pressure: Maximum
Scrapbooking paper: medium weight.
- If you use a light weight paper or you find that your intricate cutouts are tearing a bit try this....flip your paper with the underneath side show up on the Cricut sticky mat and use the Flip key on the Cricut machine. Usually the cutouts will turn out better that way.
Step by Step
For my card sized 5 1/2" x 4 1/4" I cut a piece of scrapbook cardstock to be 5 1/4" x 4" on my Cricut paper cutter.
- This handy tool comes with the Cricut Essentials kit and I would never want to be without it. It is like a standard paper cutter but sized for scrapbook cardstock.
Adhere the background cardstock to the base card.
If you have the Stampin'Up! punch, punch out 3 strips of the lacy border. I cut them off at each end to make sure they fit on the card.
Adhere the 3 strips to the cardstock background on your card.
Welcome Little One sentiment
Cut one <TeaFrTwo>, pg 64, size 1 1/4" using the Font and base keyboard key. This will cut out the top layer of the "Welcome Little One" sentiment. I chose a plaid scrapbook cardstock and cut it using the Flip feature.
Cut one <TeaFrTwo>, pg 64, size 1 1/4"using the Font Shadow Blackout and base keyboard key. This will cut out the bottom layer of the sentiment.
Adhere the top layer to the bottom layer of the sentiment.
Adhere the finished sentiment cutout layers to the top of your background cardstock on the card.
Cut one <WlcmBaby>, pg 63, size 1 3/4" using the base keyboard key. This will cut out the top layer of the two storks cutout. I used the same plaid cardstock and the Flip feature.
Cut one <WlcmBaby>, pg 63, size 1 3/4"using the Base Shadow Blackout and base keyboard key. This will cut out the bottom layer of the storks cutout. I used blue cardstock.
Adhere the finished stork cutout layers to the card.
Initials (or name if desired)
If you know the baby's initials or just want to use his or her first name you can cut them out in a size 1 1/2".
Cut out a top layer using the Font, and base keyboard key
- Each letter is featured in the Nursery Rhyme booklet with small or capital letters available.
Cut out a bottom layer using the Font Shadow Blackout and base keyboard key.
By using the Shift key you can access the capital version of the letter.
Adhere the initials or name layers together
Adhere them to the bottom of your card.