Baby Cards

by admin on July 29, 2011

It seems like everyone I know is having a baby this summer!  I have three gifts to send off to happy new parents this week, so I thought it would be efficient to do some assembly-line-style card making.

You will need a circle cutter, circle punches in 2-1/2″,  3/4″, and 1/4″ diameters, scissors, double-stick tape, chalk, 6-1/2″ square envelopes, and paper in the colors of your choice.  I cut 12 x 12″ heavyweight scrapbook paper in half, creating 6 x 12″ strips- one of these will be the base of your card.

Using a circle cutter, make a 4-3/4″ circle for the baby head, then out of the same paper, punch one 3/4″ circle- this will be cut in half to make both ears.

Using a 2-1/2″ circle punch, punch along the edge of a piece of paper, creating a semi-circle, slightly less than half- this will be the mouth.

Punch another 3/4″ circle for the hair.

Two 1/4″ circles will be the eyes,

and a small white rectangle will be your baby’s tooth.

All of these shapes can be hand-cut, but if you choose to make multiples, using craft punches will save you time.

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Fold a 6 x 12

2 Fold a 6 x 12″ strip in half, creating a 6″ square card. Cut one of your 3/4″ circles in half, creating two baby ears. Back with double-stick tape and tuck just under side of head.

Attach your mouth and eyes using double-stick tape or a glue pen.

3 Attach your mouth and eyes using double-stick tape or a glue pen.

Use scissors to trim one of your 3/4

4 Use scissors to trim one of your 3/4″ circles into a curl, cutting wider get to the end.

Tuck the the wider end of the curl behind your baby's head, attaching with double-stick tape.  Attach the tooth with double-stick or a glue pen.

5 Tuck the the wider end of the curl behind your baby’s head, attaching with double-stick tape. Attach the tooth with double-stick or a glue pen.

Use chalk to give your baby rosy cheeks- blend with your finger or a cotton ball.

6 Use chalk to give your baby rosy cheeks- blend with your finger or a cotton ball.

The Crafts Dept.


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