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Easy to Make New Baby Card with a Cricut

Updated on April 3, 2012

My daughter's best friend is having a baby in a couple of weeks so one of the things I wanted to do for her was to make a homemade card using my Cricut personal cutting machine, the Cricut Stamping cartridge, and one of the beautiful pieces of cardstock in my inventory.

The new baby is going to be a boy so i designed the card with that in mind. I chose a colorful background piece of cardstock for the base piece. Using quality cardstock when cutting out shapes with a Cricut machine makes the project come out so much better.

One type of cardstock to avoid will have a label "white core" on the front of the package. This means the color is only on the top of the paper and when you cut out a shape with the Cricut personal cutting machine, the top layer can be laid back a bit exposing the white core which will cause your cutout to look frayed on the edges.

Details

Cricut Machine Cartridge: Stamping

  • This cartridge is one of the "solutions" series. There is no large book but just a pamphlet showing the use of three layers for each cutout, Base Keyboard Key, Shadow, and Blackout.

Cricut Machine Blade Depth: #2

Cricut Machine Pressure: Maximum

Cricut Machine Speed: Medium

Cardstock

Scrapbooking Glue Pen

  • I use a pen from Stampin'Up! which distributes the glue thru a spongey end so that you can either dot or draw a line of glue, large or small.

Card and cardstock base
Card and cardstock base
cardstock base adhered to card
cardstock base adhered to card
Baby carriage layers
Baby carriage layers
Baby carriage layers adhered
Baby carriage layers adhered
Sentiment layers
Sentiment layers
Sentiment layers adhered
Sentiment layers adhered
Baby Rattle layers
Baby Rattle layers
Baby Rattle layers adhered
Baby Rattle layers adhered
Layers adhered to cardstock base
Layers adhered to cardstock base

Step by Step

For a homemade greeting card sized at 5 1/2" x 4 1/4" you will want to cut out a background piece of cardstock to be 5 1/4" x 4". I chose a blue patterned piece of cardstock for the white base card I used.

Adhere the cardstock background to the base card using the glue pen. I use a cloth to smooth the surface of the card without getting fingerprints on the cardstock.


Carriage

Cut one <Carriage>, size 2 1/4" using the base keyboard key and Shift. This will cut out the top layer of the carriage. I used white cardstock.

Cut one <Carriage>, size 2 1/4" using the Blackout, Shift, and base keyboard key. This will cut out the middle layer of the carriage. This layer peaks through the cutouts in the top layer. I chose green cardstock.

Cut one <Carriage>, size 2 1/4" using the Shadow, Shift, and base keyboard key. This will cut out the bottom layer of the carriage. This layer's edges show from the bottom of the cutouts. I chose blue cardstock.

Adhere the middle (blackout) layer to the bottom (shadow) layer of the carriage cutouts.

Adhere the top layer to the other two. This finishes off the carriage layers. You can choose to accent the top layer with a scrapbooking pen if you chose too.


Sentiment

Cut one <OhBaby>, size 2" using the base keyboard key. This will cut out the top layer of the sentiment "Oh Baby". I chose green cardstock.

Cut one <OhBaby>, size 2" using the Blackout and base keyboard key. This will cut out the middle layer of the sentiment "Oh Baby". This layer peaks through the top layers cutouts. I chose blue cardstock.

Cut one <ohBaby>, size 2" using the Shadow and base keyboard key. This will cut out the bottom layer of the sentiment "Oh Baby". This layer's edges show from the bottom of the cutouts. I chose white cardstock.

Adhere the middle (blackout) layer to the bottom (shadow) layer.

Adhere the top layer to the other two.


Rattle

Cut one <Rattle>, size 1" using the Shift and base keyboard key. This will cut out the top layer of the rattle. I used white cardstock.

Cut one <Rattle>, size 1" using the Shift, Blackout, and base keyboard key. This will cut out the middle layer of the rattle. This layer shows through the top layer's cutouts. I chose blue cardstock.

Cut one <Rattle>, size 1" using the Shift, Shadow and base keyboard key. This will cut the bottom layer of the rattle. This layer's edges show from the bottom of the cutouts.

Adhere the middle (Blackout) layer to the bottom (Shadow) layer.

Adhere the top layer to the other two.


Finishing

Arrange the finished cutout layers on your cardstock background.

Adhere each layer to the cardstock.

Finished!

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    • Jamie Brock profile image

      Jamie Brock 6 years ago from Texas

      Thank you for getting back to me on that...and what you said makes perfect sense. I try to save money when possible so I was wondering if I really should keep investing in deep cut blades when I really don't have to be using them. I'll give the regular blade a try and just adjust the blade depth like you said. Thanks!

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      MimiKat33 6 years ago from Northeastern NY State, USA

      I use the blades that I got with my Cricut Create. I try to keep a sharp blade in the machine always. I have found the regular blades to do everything I need; most of the time I just adjust the blade depth if a particularly heavy cardstock. Hope this helps.

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      Jamie Brock 6 years ago from Texas

      Love this card! Thank you so much for sharing the tutorial :) I have a small question...When cutting card stock, do you use the regular Cricut blades or the deep cut blades? Voting up and useful!

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      RTalloni 6 years ago from the short journey

      Cute, cute card--thanks for sharing your how to!

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