A Crafts Community For Craft Ideas & DIY Projects - Craftster.org
Help | About | Press | Advertise | Cookie Policy | Terms | Site Map
Welcome, Guest
News from Internet Brands:
Closing the Craftster Community on December 19, 2019.
Read the details here.
Total Members: 323,619
Currently Running With Scissors:
205 Guests and 0 Users
Home Craftster Community Crafting Articles Craft Tutorials Crafting Calendar City Guides
  Show Images
Pages: [1]
1  my niece and great-niece's new baby cards in Paper Crafts: Completed Projects: General by [email protected] on: May 23, 2010 12:29:25 AM
two of my nieces are expecting their first babies - one in June and the other in July, i think - one's a boy and the other, a girl.

so i made a pop up card for each one, gender appropriate, with the same thing on the front of both.

(this is my first post so these are links to pictures of the cards)

front of cards

(that one's a bit blurry!)

i used scrapbook paper for the grass on the front and the cloud is a semi-transparent vellum type sticker. the house is a section of an old windmill paper model that i enlarged, copied, and enhanced with colored pencils.

i used three different Jolee's sticker packages for each: the stork and baby stuff on the front, the baby stroller and other paraphernalia inside, and the mobile that is in the crib.

girl card

on the inside, i used double-sided scrapbook paper for the walls, using one side for wall paper on the bottom half of the wall, and the other side to look like paint above the chair-rail. i used fancy scissors of various patterns to cut the strips of card stock to use as the chair-rail, window trim, and valance. the window has a clear plastic (backing from the Jolee stickers) over a tree sticker that i laid down before gluing the wallpaper paper in place - i planned for the window space and cut out the square and used it to place the tree. the little curtain and skirt around the cribs are just some scrap fabric trim i had.

girl card, left side

boy card, left side

i cut out the dressers from the same card stock and used "button" stickers for the drawer knobs. i didn't know what to do with the little jumper that was included in the sticker package, so i made a little clothes hanger from beading wire and used another button sticker as a sort of hanging knob and hung the little clothing sticker beside the crib.

girl card, right side

boy card, right side

the crib is just a simple box pop up that i cut to look like a crib. inside the crib, i made another little box to glue the mobile sticker to, so that it would be suspended when the card is opened, since the little animals are able to swing freely on little strings, just like a real mobile.

the mobile is a bit over-sized in comparison to everything else, but i liked the idea too much to give it up, once i got going on the design.  

in the end, the cards were a bit thick, more than usual, although they did fold like they were supposed to. i made box-ish envelopes for them, using some of the wallpaper paper on the outside of the envelopes as an accent. to close the cards, i made two card stock circles that i fastened to the envelope and flap with little brads, tying a bit of string behind the bottom disk, to wrap around both like a legal envelope. i forgot to take pictures of the envelopes.  Sad
Report to moderator  THIS ROCKS  
Pages: [1]

only results with images
include swap threads
advanced search
Crafting Ideas
Crafting How-Tos
Crafting Ideas
Crafting Topics

Latest Blog Articles
Tute Tuesday: Christmas Crack
Meal Prep Monday: Black Eyed Pea and Squash Soup
Craftster Featured Projects - Dedicated to the People Who Made It

Craftster heartily thanks the following peeps...

Follow Craftster...

Powered by MySQL Powered by PHP Powered by SMF 1.1.11 | SMF © 2006-2009, Simple Machines LLC
SimplePortal 2.3.5 © 2008-2012, SimplePortal
Valid XHTML 1.0! Valid CSS!

Help | About | Press | Advertise | Privacy Policy | Cookie Policy | Terms | Site Map | Do not sell my personal information

Copyright ©2003-2017, Craftster.org, © 2009-2018 MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands