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Saturday, June 18, 2011

Baby Boy Card with Baby Boutique


Happy Saturday, this is Susan and it is the third Saturday of the month and that means it is my day to share a project with you!  Back in March I attended the Cricut Circle Crop in Atlanta, GA and was introduced to Theresa Collins AND her fabulous Imagine cartridge - Baby Boutique!  Theresa came to the Atlanta Crop and shared a make and take using this great cartridge - and I was hooked!  I had to wait a couple of months for the cartridge to become available, but at long last I was able to purchase the cartridge! 

I love all of the subtle blues, pinks and black color combinations.  The printable paper is lovely as are the tags, frames, and other art on this cartridge.  Oh and there is a wonderful framed alphabet!  Now that Baby Boutique has been added to my library, I have decided to share it with all of you.



I began by printing three 9 x9 rounded corner squares - one of the preloaded shapes available on the Cricut Imagine - Using two prints and a solid blue from the cartridge.  I chose the baby boy word print as my base card.  I added black cardstock behind the subtle print top matting.



Next, I cut the elements for the front of the card - a large Welcome frame, a Baby tag, and the adorable carriage.  I cut all three elements using the layers feature on the Imagine.  Even though all of the layers print on the base image, I still like the texture and feel of the layers. 


This is a close up of the carriage.  I added a strip of ribbon across the bottom of the carriage bonnet as well as floss accented buttons to the bonnet and wheels.  I used pop dots to affix the carriage to the frame.


The Baby tag was cut in three layers and I did make a pattern change on the middle layer.  Again I used pop dots to affix the tag to the frame and I also added a coordinating floss trimmed button.


I added a tiny strip of ribbon and another button to the bottom of the Welcome banner.  The Welcome banner has a light, light pink background but I did not find it distracting so I left it.  I made a color edit to the frame under Welcome.  I felt that the frame was a bit too lavendar in color so I used a medium blue Copic marker and went over the lavendar. I was much happier with the final color.


Using the light blue cardstock that I printed on the Imagine, I used an Anna Griffin stamp and stamped the word "Congratulations" in black staz on ink and trimmed the light blue cardstock to fit inside the card. 


I added a vertical strip of Stampin' Up ribbon to the top matting of the card.  I thought the ribbon added nice but subtle texture to the card. 


Thanks for visiting Everyday Cricut today.  Please be sure to leave a comment to be included in Melanie's and Joy's weekly giveaway - the Ornamental Iron Cartridge!!  I will see you next month - or you can visit me at my blog, Busy with the Cricky.

Ohhhh - and Happy Father's Day to all of you marvelous dads out there!!!! 

Be sure and check out Joy's and Melanie's personal blogs for more creative goodness at Obsessed with Scrapbooking and Courtney Lane Designs! Have a great day!
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239 comments:

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Denise-Scrapmouse said...

Beautifully adorable baby card! Thanks for sharing.

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Joy said...

What an awesome care, I especially like how you used the buttons.

Frann said...

That's a really nice card--so elegant and gorgeous colors.

Kris said...

Lovely!

Kris in Alaska
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Chrissy's Creations said...

I love all the layers of this beautiful card. Hugs. Christine

Angie said...

This is such a strikingly beautiful card!!

Susan from SC said...

Absolutely gorgeous card!! Love the colors!

kmgamma said...

classy, classy card. So many great and different ideas.

Kelly said...

Gosh. I love this card. It is so fancy and elegant. Wish I can have this cartridge. TFS...

Pam said...

This is so nice. I love the baby
buggy. Well done!

Donna said...

Very nice and classic looking card.

Donna Sue said...

Simply fabulous...love it!

kim said...

Gorgeous card- I think I need to get Baby Boutique. Just got an Imagine and love it!

Sara said...

I'm just starting to use my cricut and get into the blogs out there. I hope to have a shot at winning the 'pack your bags' cartridge because I'll be visiting London this fall
(a 10 year goal finally happening!) and it'd be a great way to scrapbook the experience.

Sara said...

Also, love the baby boy card - a close cousin of mine just had twin boys and I'm going to use this sample to make her a congrats card - thanks for sharing!

gina said...

this card is sooo cute,you did a great job. i have to make one for my sister who is due in november, hope mine turns out as good as yours. tfs

Susan said...

I love the Victorian style!

Gregsgirl's crafty corner said...

I love it so gorgeous with the blues, perfect for a baby boy card!

Shanna said...

This card is amazing I wish you guys give me so much inspiration and ideas thank you for sharing

rlang221 said...

Wonderful card. I love Teresa Collins and this cartridge.

The Slaugh Family said...

This is perfect! Can't wait to make this for a dear friend who's expecting a little boy this summer!

Queenie said...

Very sophisticated card. I like it alot and am considering getting the cartridge.

Anonymous said...

WOW what a beautiful card and so elegant, I love the colors, I'm a blue girl I just love blue and love the paper used for this project. Madie

Sara said...

What an elegant baby boy card! Absolutely stunning!

Mari Harpham said...

This is lovely. Such an elegant baby card.

I may have to rethink getting an Imagine machine.

Princess Mema said...

Super cute card...thanks for sharing your talent and ideas!

Kathy R said...

I just love this card. I am going to use the idea in my 8 grandchildrens scrapbooks also. You are an excellant designer. Thank you for the idea. wkrupp2009@hotmail.com

Patty said...

That is so beautiful. I especially like the rounded corners. I am a new follower.

valarasr4 said...

Very Gorgeous!!! I can't wait to get my hands on this cartridge!!! I will scraplift this card no doubt!!! TFS

Sheila said...

Wow, I love those papers! That is a gotta have cartridge.

Just A Pac Rat said...

Beautiful and elegant cards! TFS

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jordanbev5 said...

I love the elements you chose for this card! I also like the tip of using the copic markers to adjust the colors as needed. Beautiful card! I think it would make a great album cover as well!! TFS! Love your work! You are an inspiration!
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boopie said...

Such creativity! Beautiful!

Lagene said...

This is so adorable!

Stacey said...

Beautiful card!!!!

Sabrina said...

such a cute card....i love all of the patterns that were used together!!!

Tammy said...

I love The Teresa Collins cartridge soo much I might have to get an Imagine just for this cartridge!!! tee hee hee

belinda said...

Very inspiring...can't wait to use some of the ideas on a baby shower card.

Amanda said...

This card is so intricate; it's beautiful and creative!!! Whoever is having a boy and is receiving this card is a lucky mom!!!

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