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How to Make a Card for a New Baby

Updated on March 11, 2016
New Baby Greeting Card in Shades of Green
New Baby Greeting Card in Shades of Green | Source

Do You Want to Make a Card to Welcome a New Baby?

This page gives you step by step instructions for making a greeting card to welcome a new baby. You will find detailed instructions, a video demonstration and a supply list.

What better way to say "Welcome to the World" than by making your own new baby greeting cards? Make your own special card to give at a baby shower or to accompany a gift. Maybe you just want to make a great card to mail to the proud parents. Either way, if you've never made a card before, you'll be surprised at how easy it is.

If you are into scrapbooking or rubber stamping, you're probably already making your own greeting cards and are looking for inspiration and new designs.

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Supplies for Making Your New Baby Cards

What you'll need

Making your own baby cards requires some basic supplies. Some you may want to purchase at a craft store or online. Other items you may find around the house.

Depending on the type of card you plan to make, you will need cardstock in baby friendly colors, scrapbook paper with a suitable design, glues and adhesives and a cutting tool.

Items such as buttons, ribbons, lace, stickers, glitter, beads and so forth are good embellishments or trim.

Pens with colored inks are good for writing sentiments or greetings. Alternatively, print your sentiments from your computer and attach with glue.

Place your baby card in pre-purchased envelopes, which you can decorate to match your card. Alternatively, you can often find envelope templates on the Internet if you want to make your own.

How to Make a New Baby Greeting Card - step by step tutorial for making a baby card

If a picture is worth a thousand words, how many words is this video worth?

Video Demo: Making the Card

A New Baby Card with Baby Carriage
A New Baby Card with Baby Carriage | Source

Supply List for the New Baby Card Shown in the Video

These are the supplies you will need to make the Baby Card.

  • a strip of cream colored card stock, 12 inches by 6 inches
  • a 3-inch square of cream colored card stock
  • a 5-5/8 inch square of scrapbook paper
  • 4 circles cut from scrapbook paper, 1 1/2 inches in diameter
  • 2 circles cut from scrapbook paper, 1 inch in diameter
  • 1/2 of a 2 1/2 inch circle of scrapbook paper
  • 1/4 of a 2 1/2 inch circle of scrapbook paper
  • a 5 inch strip of wide satin ribbon, cream colored
  • strip of narrow green ribbon
  • 2 green buttons
  • alphabets to spell BABY, cut from punches, die cuts or by hand
  • optional: vellum for the inside and a sentiment sticker

Creative Card Making for Scrapbookers (Memory Makers)
Creative Card Making for Scrapbookers (Memory Makers)

For scrapbookers looking to expand their craft, this guide is the perfect find, opening up new avenues to spark their creative drive. They'll find: * Ways to use scrapbooking supplies to create amazing handcrafted cards for every occasion, from a new baby to the holidays * A diverse spectrum of cards, appealing to a wide audience of tastes * Projects utilizing common scrapbooking techniques, such as paper tearing, embossing, embellishing, and more * Lists of necessary tools and materials for easy organization and planning With 200 fun examples, along with step-by-step instructions for re-creating them, this book will have scrapbookers growing their skills and passions in new and exciting ways.

 

© 2008 June Campbell

Baby Card Comments - Make your own cards? Tell us about it.

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      aleereviews 4 years ago

      No, but you gave me some great ideas :)

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      June Campbell 7 years ago from North Vancouver, BC, Canada

      @Senora M: Well, making cards is not about saving money; its about creating something that expresses your creativity. And as for your cards looking "goofy", we tend to be our own worst critics. Perhaps other people think your cards are lovely.

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      Senora M 7 years ago

      Sometimes I make cards. I usually don't though because I can get them for $.50 at the $1 store and it saves a lot of time! Plus I sometimes think mine look goofy and not "full" enough.

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      Joan4 9 years ago

      Oh I love hand made cards! And yes, a new baby is the best reason of all!

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      DianeStafford 9 years ago

      lovely clear instructions for making the baby card, good lens and video how to :-)

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      gods_grace_notes 10 years ago

      Babies are the BEST reason for cardmaking! Thanks for sharing, and welcome to Connie's Craftaholics Club!

      Connie

      : )

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