Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Thank you cards

Every new mother needs a few cards to acknowledge the blessings she receives from those around her when she bring a new baby into the world.  Oh, joy!!
I made these as a gift for my cousin and his partner who just had a baby in May.  Handmade cards are an appropriate gift for most every occasion.
I used plaid decorative paper on the top of these cards and overlapped the bottom edge with a rectangle of brown that has been border punched on both sides with the SU scallop border punch.  I added a blue ribbon and a star die cut attached with a white button brad.  I also added dots of white in each scallop with a white gel pen.  These fit in #8 envelopes.


Baby Card

 A new baby was born into the family in May and I am just getting to sending a card and gift.
This card was part of the All Occasion Class I taught earlier this month and I used green cardstock so it could be customized for a boy or a girl by just colouring the image appropriately.  I love this cute little buggy digital image which I downloaded from WP clipart.  I watercoloured the laser printed image, distressed the green layer and added it over the white seambinding using 3D foam tape.  I used the Swiss Dot embossing folder on the green background and mounted everything to a white card front.  The little colour printed greeting is punched on both ends with the SU eyelet border punch.
Babies are such a great way of starting people!!  Always worth celebrating a new addition!!