Special Edition...

Most of us know someone who is either getting ready to have a baby or just had a baby.  I know I do!!!
A good friend of ours and my niece are both expecting!!! With this in mind, I was inspired to create a baby themed card for the recent Cricut Hello Thursday edition on May 3.  The carts released that day are super cute and one of my newest favorites was released...Pretty Pennants.  It is perfect for banners of all sizes, but I always enjoy a challenge and trying to think outside the box.  So I went outside the banner and used it to create a card!  I used the Cricut Craft Room (you could also use your Gypsy) to create the card base .  I doubled the image and then welded them together. This is a great technique to use any time you want to create a card when a cartridge doesn't come with the card option and it's perfect to use when creating shaped cards.

I cut the stork image out several times from white cardstock and layered it to give it more dimension.  I really wanted it to be the focal point of my card.  I then had fun playing with a Viva Decor Pearl Pen.  I coated the entire stork with the pearl pen.  IRL the stork is so shiny...I wish you could see it! I then inked the baby bundle, bill and legs and adhered them to the card.  I embellished it with some ribbon, tulle, twine and buttons.  I then completed it by adding a SRM sticker as the sentiment!

So now who has babies on the brain?!



  1. This is soooo cute!! I love what you did with the stork and love the color combo. My sister is due with a baby boy at the end of June, so I totally have baby on the brain!

  2. This is just a beautiful baby card - perfect in every way!


Every time you smile at someone, it is an action of love, a gift to that person, a beautiful thing. ~Mother Teresa