How to Make a Card for a New Baby
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
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
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.
Links to Hand Made Baby Cards
- Handmade cards~baby on Pinterest | 526 Pins
Handmade cards ideas for Baby and Children. Birth Announcements, Birthday Cards, Welcome Baby. | See more about baby cards, baby boy cards and baby girl cards.
- Onesie Baby Card
This Onesie Baby card is made with layered card stock. It's dry embossed and trimmed with rick rack and buttons. The sentiment is a stamped image placed on a scalloped circle.
© 2008 June Campbell