This lovely baby boy Christening card can easily be made for a baby girl by keeping the cream card blank and pale yellow handmade mulberry paper but changing the ribbon, brad, Fun Flock and pearlised card colours used to pink/lilac.
What you will need to make the card as pictured above:
- Woodware super scalloped square craft punch
- Woodware large teddy bear craft punch
- Woodware large pram craft punch
- Woodware large square craft punch
- A6 Gatefold pale cream card blank
- Handmade mulberry paper – pale yellow
- Pearlised baby blue card
- Satin 5mm ribbon – light blue
- Woodware mini round brads – pastel
- Stampendous fun flock – snow cone blue
- Engagement/Christening peel off sheet – gold
- Alphabet upper case peel off sheet – gold
- Plain Cream Paper Inserts for A6 Cards
- Craft Glue
- Sticky Foam Pads
- Double Sided Sticky Tape
Directions to make:
Using the various craft punches punch out the following shapes: 2 x super scalloped squares from the pale yellow handmade mulberry paper, 3 large squares from the pearlised blue card, 1 x large teddy bear from the pearlised blue card and 1 x large pram from the pearlised blue card.
Using sticky foam pads stick a scalloped square on either side of the top of the gatefold card blank.
Apply glue to the whole of the surface area on both the pram and teddy bear punched shapes, then sprinkle the snow cone blue fun flock generously over the adhesive and tap off any excess. Set aside to allow the adhesive to dry, then brush away excess flock. Do this over a piece of paper and then replace the excess flock back into the jar to save on wastage. Once the shapes are dry use sticky foam pads to stick the teddy bear to the left hand scalloped square and the pram to the right hand scalloped square.
Cut two 14cm lengths of the light blue ribbon. At the centre of the card blank make two holes on either side of the centre opening the first approximately 6mm in on both sides and the second about 10mm further in from the first hole. Fold the end of one piece of the ribbon over to avoid fraying and attach it to the card blank with a pastel yellow and pastel green brad pushed through the two holes on the left hand flap, attach the other piece of ribbon to the right hand flap in the same way. See close up pictures below showing the front and bach of the brads fastening one of the pieces of ribbon. Once attached the two pieces of ribbon are tied into a bow
Remove A, B and C letters from the gold alphabet peel off sheet and stick one letter to each of the three pearlised blue punched squares. Next use sticky foam pads to stick these squares to the bottom left hand side of the card blank as shown in the finished card picture above to look like stacked ABC building blocks.
Remove the ‘On Your Baby’s Christening’ wording from the gold Engagement/Christening peel off sheet and stick them to the bottom right hand side of the card blank as shown in the picture.
Finally fold and stick a cream paper insert into the inside of the card blank using double sided sticky tape. As well as sticking the insert to the back of the inside of the card blank, ensure the insert is stuck down on the insides of the flaps to hide the folded down brad prongs.
Card Idea by Janine