Thursday, January 20, 2011

Boy Card for a Baby Shower

Crafty Grandma and I have been invited to a baby shower. I bought the gifts this week, but forgot to buy a card. Oh well, time to crack out the scrapbook and stamping supplies, and make one. I made a "New Baby Girl" card a few months ago, so I knew I could handle making another card. 

Remember, I'm more of a scrapbooker than a card maker.  I like my cards to be simple.  I picked out some cute blue paper, and some white paper.  (The invite said the baby was a boy...I hope they're right, since I made this boy card!) 
I'm going to write a message in here, so it won't look so nekkid afterward. I just love those cute little baby hands and feet!

Pretty cute, huh? I had thought about adding something else to the front of the card.  I know that card-makers add things like buttons and ribbons to their cards to embellish them.  

However, when I try to add those things, I get frustrated because they come out crooked and don't look right. I still may add a sticker to the front of the card, but Handy Man says it's ok.  (What the heck does he know?) Ha ha.

I even used a couple of cute stamps to decorate the envelope. 
Have you tried to make any cards?  How did you do?  


Jayna Rae said...

I like that this is simple and sweet. PERFECTO!

Christina A-BEAR said...

The simplicity of the card makes it darling! I have yet to venture into card making, but I love to see others!
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Teresa Choplin @ tchoplin2009(at)gmail(dot)com said...

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Jessica said...

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Johnnie said...

It's adorable! I know what you mean about embellishing the front. I think it looks great. Handyman was right!
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jenn said...

I like the front as is too, very simple and clean. I like to make cards but don't do it nearly often enough, usually end up waiting till the last minute and stopping off at a shop to buy one anyway, Ha!

Here from PP, have fun at the shower.

Ginger said...

So cute! Visiting from FF&JB. Come visit me sometime at SSB!


Meg said...

I think it looks perfect. Less is more and all that. I love the stamps, they are adorable. Great job!

Christina @ The Tattered Tag said...

Simply sweet! Boys aren't fussy, I know I have 3 of them. :) Please consider linking up to my blog bash K.I.S.S.=Keep It Simple Sunday, it's open til Tues. evening.

Christina @ The Tattered Tag said...

Thanks for linking up at my blog bash K.I.S.S=Keep It Simple Sunday, I appreciate your creativity. Happy to be a new follower also. :)

maleahbliss said...

Awe! So sweet! I love the hand/foot prints! :)
I'd love for you to link up to my new linky party, Tute {Yourself} Tuesday!
It will remain open until Wednesday Evening.

Becky@Beyond The Picket Fence said...

Sweet--I stamped announcement cards for my first 2. Thanks so much for linking up to Beyond the Picket Fence.

Kristen @ said...

cute cute cute! I like simple cards too!! Would love for you to come link up to Handmade Tuesdays @ Ladybug Blessings

oh & p.s I have a giveaway going on right now for an inspirational dog print :)

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