Baby Carriage Card
(Kincardine, Ontario, Canada)
Baby Carriage Card
This is a super simple card to make - but with a huge wow factor for a new mama and her baby!
It's not my original idea - I've seen it done a ton of times! This is my take on it though - I hope you like it!
I am a Stampin' Up! demonstrator so I use all Stampin' Up! products when creating my projects - but don't you worry - you can adapt this to whatever paper crafting projects you've got hanging around!
Cut a piece of Rose Red Cardstock to 5" X 10". Score the cardstock in half at 5" and use a bone folder to create a really crisp fold.
Using your Stampin' Up! Scallop Die place your card base on the scallop with the spine of the card lined up so that you can see 4 scallops of the die blade. This way when you run it through your Big Shot you'll have a card with a spine rather than two single scallop circles (although I've seen beautiful variations of this card using the non-spine technique too!)
Once you've run your card through the big shot open up your scallop card and place one of the sallops in your Square Lattice embossing folder. Make sure you line the edge of the embossed design with the spine of your card so that the embossed image is covering the whole card front. Once again send this through your big shot!
To cut the opening for your carriage all you have to do is cut a horizontal line from the right hand side of the card (about half way between the top and bottom) to the middle of the card. Then count up 5 scallops from your horizontal cut and start cutting a diagonal line from the 5th scallop to the centre of your card. You should be cutting a trianle out! Make sure you do this for both the card front and the card back
Use your Eyelet Border Punch and a scrap piece of Chocolate Chip Cardstock. Punch a strip of the Eyelet Border and line it up with the straight edges you cut to make the carriage opening. Use your paper snips to round the edges of your borders so that they alight with the scallop edge of the card.
To cover up the area where the two Eyelet Boarder pieces meet (at the centre of the card) simply take a felt flower embellishement and glue it down! How simple!
To create your wheels just punch out 2 Chocolate Chip 1" Circles, 2 Rose Red 1/2" Circles and 2 DSP (or Pretty in Pink) Circles using the Itty Bitty Circle Punch. Adhere them together - smallest on the top to largest on the bottom. Then just adhere these to the bottom of your scallop card and you've got some pretty darn cute wheels!
For step by step instructions with pictures to follow check out www.stampstampstampin.com - it also goes on to show you how to dress up the inside of your card if you like too!