As I mentioned in a previous post, busy month for us with celebrations, including a baby shower and a couple of other babies being born to people we know. I was surfing some blogs recently and saw this cute idea for a baby carriage card at MaggieMadeCards. (I've tried the website, but it says it's currently not available, sorry.) I'm trying to utilize my Cricut so I can learn all the wonderful things it is capable of doing. When I saw this card I figured it would be a good project to hone my Cricut Design Studio skills. When all done, I had created my own little cut file!
The first card I did was for my son's boss whose wife had delivered a baby boy. I chose to make it with bright primary colors, blue and red since it was a boy. I didn't get pictures of it before he gave it to the boss, but I had made a second one so he had a couple of options to pick from. For this one I chose a burgundy colored paper for the carriage and a gold colored card stock to accent it. I wanted something a little different than the traditional boy/girl blue/pink options. I embossed the bottom piece of the carriage insert with a bubbles or circle embossing folder and used a texture plate with squares on it for the smaller piece on the top of the carriage. I chose three small brown buttons and laced them with some brown and tan bakers twine I had and threaded it through the buttons. I chose an ivory oval and stamped special delivery on it and used pop dots to give it some dimension. For the inside I used another half circle of the gold card stock and stamped a lovely baby sentiment on it.
This idea can be done is so many different colors (think pro sports teams) and even some patterned paper for the inserts which would make a wonderful option!
Go on...Imagine, Create, and Enjoy!