Sunday, April 3, 2011

Baby Cards!

A friend of mine at work is having twins! So I made him a baby card with my Cricut. Unfortunately it's not pictured here because it's at work waiting to be signed by people. But I had so much fun making it that I made several other baby cards (just so I'd have some on hand--not that I need them very often!). The first one I got the idea for somewhere--she had used punch art to make the rubber duck. I used Wild Card for the duck and Life's a Beach for the waves. The stamp is from the SU Sale-a-Bration set Punch Bunch. I colored it with markers: Pumpkin Pie, Ballet Blue, and Summer Sun. The duck is cut out of SS CS and his bill is colored with the PP marker. Card base is PTI white.
Then I made this one! I just love giraffes, and I had this retired SU paper called Cutie Pie, still one of my all time favorites! It's almost gone, boo-hoo! The giraffe is cut from Create-a-Critter, the sent is from Wild Card (I think). I used Nesties for the Bashful Blue panel. I wish I had embossed the panel but oh, well. I plan to make a girl version of this card--I'll do it then. This is a 3 x 6 card; I really like that size for a change of pace from A2's. Card base is PTI white.
I saved the best (IMO) for last. I have a confession to make--I bought a Gypsy! I am embarrased at spending the money but it was on sale for a really good price and I couldn't pass it up! The Cricut users community has lately been rocked by the news that Provo Craft has won its lawsuit against Make the Cut and is currently suing SCAL (which I use). If I don't update my SCAL, I can still use it with my Cricut. BUT I do like a lot of the images on Cricut cartridges, and of course I can't use them with SCAL. So I got the Gypsy, and I must say, I love it! I can sit in front of the TV and design a project without wasting a scrap of CS (in theory anyway--more on that later LOL!) But at first I couldn't figure out quite what to do with it. So I started sniffing around for some tutorials, and THIS is what I found. And I was hooked. This is so much fun! Frame and saying are from Gypsy Wanderings, which comes preloaded on the Gypsy, and the bottle and block are from Wrap it Up. Here I've used Bitty Baby Blessings DP from PTI. Lavender and yellow CS are also PTI, Certainly Celery and Pumpkin Pie are SU. I inked the edges of the sent with Perfect Plum ink (SU).
Thanks for stopping by today. I hope everyone has a great day!


Karen said...

I saw your cards on the Cricut site and wanted to come and let you know how simply ADORABLE they are. Love 'em! You will love your Gypsy too. I got mine as a birthday gift, and thought now WHAT am I going to do with THIS. I love it and use it constantly. Enjoy your new toy!
Cheers, Karen

Jen A said...

Such sweet baby cards! Love the cut outs with the bottom one. Very cool!

Chris said...

omg, these are too freakin cute!! that giraffe is my fave!!

Angela said...

These are gorgeous, Amy! All so beautiful and those baby cards!

Banu said...

Congrats on the Gypsy Acquisition Amy. Loved these cards. The last one is just stunning.