Saturday, 2 June 2012

Quick and easy baby cards

I have come to a conclusion... I have far too many cards. I need to get rid of them! I'll send some over to St Lukes (if you're not joining in this challenge, give them a try - great challenges, a month between each so loads of time to enter, and if you send your cards in then it's for a great cause). I send a lot to friends and family, but there are still too many! I've tried to persuade my family that they want them.. we'll see! With this in mind, I figured that I should try to make 'useful' cards for a while... ones that have a purpose that makes them easy to send!

My card stash has a lack of baby cards, so I figured I'd make some... and ended up with 4. So quick and easy, lots of fun to make and I think they're cute.

(just noticed the pink one is stamped a lot higher!! They were done by eye rather than with any particular measurements).

It's nice to use some of these card blanks too... I bought them really cheap, and when I've tried to use them I find them very garish! They work well with this sort of clean, simple layout though - which I'm really glad of. Not sure what I'll use the "sick" colour one for though... it's not shown here, but there's really no other way to describe the colour. Ha!

Hope you're all enjoying the start of your jubilee weekend.. I'm spending the whole day crafting - bliss!

Entering into the following challenges:
Craft Your Passion - for a baby
Secret Crafter - anything goes


  1. Very pretty cards! I've never had to do a 'baby' card and I think I might have to think long and hard about that one! Sick coloured card?? Think it needs inking to hide the offending colour!
    The metal tape comes on a roll and was in a package with a clear front and a card back. I eventually found it in B&Q amongst the insulation materials. I'm told it's used to join pieces of insulation (silver sheets) together. Sorry to be rather vague but I didn't keep the packaging and can't remember it very clearly! I think it may have said something about being a general purpose tape but it WASN'T with all the other tapes. Happy searching and have a good weekend!

  2. Lovely cards, such a sweet design :o) Hugs, Lisa x

  3. Hi M

    I have loads of cards too but donate them to good causes to help raise funds, my Mum sometimes asks if l have a card to send to her friends etc.

    Lovely cards btw, simple and elegant.

    Have a great weekend xx

  4. Clean, simple but with an great effect.
    Thank you for playing with us at Craft your Passion.
    LG Michelle

  5. what a gorgeous piece, thank you so much for joining us this week for our Anything Goes Challenge a the Secret Crafter
    Hugs Kate xx

  6. Baby feet are so cute! Love them. x

  7. What a great creation
    Thanks for joining us at Secret crafter Saturday challenge and good luck!


  8. Just love those cute baby feet, brilliant CAS designs :0)
    Jenny x

  9. I like this CAS design M. It would look great on a white card base too for a 'clean' look which I think is lovely for a baby card.

    If you're finding yourself with excess cards it's a good idea to send cards to charities that can sell them to raise money and I know that St Lukes are very grateful for them and have regular sales. I make lots of thank you cards and notecards as well because you're more likely to send them if you have them made - and people love getting them! Vicky x