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For our dear friends’ daughter.
The baptism gown the M family uses is actually three gowns layered. It’s been in my family for four generations and I absolutely love the tradition in it. I wanted to create a card that reminded me of a baptism gown, mainly the bottom edges. I went with circles for the texture because my friend D loves polka dots. The simplicity of the whole card turned out just right.
Here is this year’s card for Mr. M. All the decorations are stickers and the inside message is a rub-on transfer.
Quick, easy, and straight to the point. I didn’t have a lot of time so I stuck with coordinating papers, didn’t bother inking, and embellished with a quick stamp.
Inked in pale pink, dried, dry-embossed, flowers lightly inked in red, edges distressed and inked. Words: Printed, edges distressed, inked, 3-D adhesive. Picture: Printed, glued to card. Tutu: Two sheets of tissue paper were inked, clustered, adhered, then brushed with pearlescent powder.
This was for a handmade ballerina outfit sent to my daughter by my aunt.
Inked for background color, dry-embossed, then inked again for added depth. “30” was printed from the computer, punched, inked, distressed, and applied on 3-D adhesive.
A thank you card for the hostess (no, not all were homemade!), themed with bees as was my shower. I’m also planning another post soon… Great gift ideas for a baby shower!
This was a fun idea that came into my head for the upcoming Hallmark holiday. Generally, I don’t do anything out of the ordinary, but I figured there are some people out there who would love a little snail mail from my daughter.
Supplies: In addition to what you see, I used 3-D heart stickers and ultra fine point Sharpie markers in Valentine’s colors. Also, instead of using fancy adhesives, a glue stick would have worked just fine. My favorite thing about this project is that most of the supplies were from the dollar section of Target! Also, I love the Value pack of plain cards and envelopes from Michaels, purchased with a 40% off coupon of course!
Step 1: Be sure to have a wet cloth ready! Use a sponge brush to paint the bottom of baby’s foot. Quickly roll it onto plain white paper. Do this for as many cards as you will make leaving <span style=”font-style:italic;”>plenty</span> of space.
Step 2: Do the same to the opposite foot. Line up the heel of baby’s foot with the heel on paper and make a “V” shape while rolling the second foot. Let the heart feet dry and move on to the cards.
Step 3: Stamp the inside of your cards. Then write simple Valentine’s notes inside.
Step 4: Cut craft paper to fit the outside of your cards and attach to the cover. Embelish with two thin horizontal strips.
Step 5: When heart feet are dry, cut them out in heart-shapes! I am terrible at free-handing anything so I folded mine first to make the hearts somewhat symmetrical. Be sure to look at both sides while cutting so all toes make the final cut!
Step 6: Adhere the paper hearts to the front of the cards. Add a 3-D sticker as the finishing touch!
Step 7: Stuff those envelopes and, if your child is old enough, seal with a lipstick kiss!