Monday, April 28, 2014

Welcome Baby

Today's card is a fun baby card, with a twist!

The card is a 5"x5" twisted easel card.  I used black card stock to construct the card base.  I cut blue mats at 4 7/8"x4 7/8," and polka dot mats at 4 3/4"x4 3/4."  I used the "ZooBalloo" Cricut cartridge to cut the waves.  These are found on page 131 of the handbook.  The smallest set of waves was cut at 3/4" and two sets were welded together, then trimmed to fit the card.  The second set was cut at 5" wide, to fit the card.  That made them just over 1" tall.  The third set was cut at 1 1/2" and the final set was cut at 2."  All the waves were inked around the edges with Salty Ocean Distress Ink.  I adhered the first three sets of waves together, then used foam tape to pop them up in the middle, while adhering the edges to the card.  The final layer was adhered to the card.  

The whale was cut from the "Tiny Treasures" Cricut cartridge.  It is on page 38 of the handbook.  The whale was cut at 3."  I added some waterfall Stickles to the spurt of water and black enamel to his eye.  I finished off the front of the card with some cloudy blue gems in the top corners.

The blue and polka dot mats are the same for the inside as the outside.  I then cut another piece of blue card stock at 4"x4" and some white card stock at 3 7/8"x3 7/8."  I used a stamp from the "Big Sentiments 2" stamp set by My Craft Spot for the sentiment.  I then finished off the card with my "stopper," which is a large cloudy blue gem.

I made this for the following challenges:

My Craft Spot: black, white, & one other color

The Friday Mashup: fun fold project with some polka dots 


  1. Such a sweet card! The glitter is a fabulous touch!

    Thanks so much for playing along with us at My Craft Spot!

    Small Bits of Paper

  2. Your easel baby card is the cutest! Awesome colors and adorable whale!
    Thanks so much for joining us in the challenge at My Craft Spot!
    Sherrie K

  3. Love this style of card, I need to try it! so cute and fun! Thanks for playing along with us at My Craft Spot. Hope to see you next week!


  4. Paula, I love everything about this card! It is just adorable! Thanks for the inspiration and joining us this week at the Friday Mashup.

  5. Paula, love your fun fold with Polka Dots- love the color combo on the card. That whale is so fun! TFS with the Friday Mashup this week:)

  6. Too, too cute! I love the pretty waves and that adorable little whale - how sweet! We are so happy that you could join our Black & White Plus One Color Challenge this week at My Craft Spot!

  7. Super cute card, Paula! I love your waves and that cute whale! Thanks for joining the fun at My Craft Spot!