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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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BunnyFreak said...

Stunningly elegant card.

Gina at Gigi's Creative Designs said...

Oh I just LOVE THIS...I LOVE Teresa Collins and all of her lines. You did an amazing job!!
Very handsome and beautiful at the same time...Thank you for sharing!

Kathy said...

Beautiful card! I love all the different layers! Theresa Collins cartridges are on the top of my wish list! Thanks!

Crhiga said...

Lovely card!!! TFS!!!

Carol
crhiga at hawaiiantel dot net

Scrapper69 said...

Oh WOW! This turned out BEAUTIFUL! I love the colors and all the special details you added to it...
Very Elegant and fitting for a new parent! :o)
Theresa

Denise Gifford said...

Thanks for sharing such a beautiful New Baby card!

Have a wonderful day.

Denise Gifford

CRAZY4CHRIST said...

So pretty!! Love all the button details!! Thanks for sharing!!
sierrababy08 at hotmail dot com

Brigitte said...

WOW, this card is just so elegant and perfect!!! Fantastic job!!!
brigitteetleschats at hotmail dot com

Saskia said...

Supercute card, I just love it!

Rebecca Geile said...

So elaborate and beautiful.

Lucy said...

Do you actually send these cards to someone? They are just too gorgeous. I hope they are appreciated :)

sandra(misty) said...

Beautiful card now that's another cart I need to go with my new imagine why did I look

BAHGL said...

WOW!!
Great nontraditional baby card! I LOVE it!

JenBenLola said...

So cute. The carriage is adorable! :) JenBrierley2 at gmail dot com

Sabina said...

Hello,
really elegant cards. I like the diffrent look.
Sabina

Kimberli said...

Beautiful card, I love all the details!

Brenda moore said...

Not an imagine owner, but this project does tempt me to buy one.

wimarinemom2006 said...

What an elegant baby card. I just love the paper you used. You people always have the best ideas.

Barb A. said...

Awesome card! Thanks for sharing your ideas and your talents with us.

scrapbooknut67114 at gmail dot com

Bonita said...

This is so absolutely, darn cute. Great imagination. Thanks

dm.brinker said...

Super card for new parents. Love the buttons. All the layering makes it great. Thanks for sharing all your good ideas.

- - Sheryl - - said...

wow what a beautiful card - does not look homemade!

Barbara Adcock said...

This card is too cute! So sophisticated. Where do you come up with all these different ideas?

T said...

Very Pretty! I love the shape of the card along with everything else of course!

lin said...

That is a wonderful card !

Lisa J. said...

Very Very Cute!!!!

gshrader said...

Beautiful card!
Thanks for sharing
gayle_shrader at yahoo dot com

Rachel said...

This is a BEAUTIFUL card! So much dimension and texture, I love it! Thanks so much for sharing with us! :)

Short Scrapper said...

Beautifully elegant and sofisticated - WOW!

kimisue said...

Such a stinking cute card! Love it!

Stephanie A said...

There is so much going on with this card! I love it!

Anonymous said...

love all the layering on the card, great job.

Tami B. said...

Really pretty and sophisticated.

Daily Cropper said...

The more I see of this cartridge the more I have to have it! Beautiful card!

Josie0602 said...

This is so beautiful! I love layers on cards and this one is just great!

Dawn, RI said...

I love Susans card, will have to rethink the purchase of this cart.
Dawn RI
abosoffit@hotmail.com

Nancy said...

Love this card. It is so sophisticated. I am trying to get an imagine so I can do these amazing cards. Thanks for the ideas.

Jeannene said...

Love the blend of all the blues!! Beautiful card.

michele said...

WOW! I loved this card :)

Shirley said...

A work of Art.

Amy said...

Classy and elegant baby boy card- looks so hip and chic! Love it!
:)Amy
amyscraftingspace.blogspot.com

Debbie (from Sugar Land) said...

Beautiful card - thanks for sharing!

ctibbmn said...

Wow! That's a lot of things on one card. I don't think I could put that many elements on a card and still make them look good. Nice!!

ctibbmn at yahoo dot com

JanG said...

Such a sophisticated baby card--beautiful. TGJGJGJG@AOL.COM

gwood said...

Great baby boy card. Love it!

snappy scrappy said...

So pretty!! Lee-Ann :)

Amy said...

Very cool card!

Beth said...

This is just beautiful!

Yvonne said...

That is an awesome card.

Marissa said...

Beautiful! Great Job!

rissaflor@yahoo.com

Beverly said...

That is a fantastic card! I love everything about it - the papers, all the detail, and that carriage is adorable! So elegant - nicely done!

Mandy said...

Very nice catd.

Nadia's World said...

Gorgeous card! TFS!!

NIcole T.

betty_green said...

A truly beautiful card, thanks for sharing!!!!!

Kim L. said...

What a nice and unique baby card! Great use of all the different elements from the cartridge too.

kkay214 said...

This great is awesome.I love it.

kkay2140204@yahoo.com

GiGi said...

This card is just precious! I love the frame and baby carriage!

Rose said...

This card is soooooooo beautiful,A great card for a baby's first page of a baby's scrapbook!I love all of your add details & tips from the foss accents buttons to the copic markers!Oh how I wish for a Imagine!TSMFS

KTbirdiegirl said...

Very pretty and so sophisticated. You did a great job. TFS.
Kathryn

Carrie K said...

Wonderful card!! I am really loving the TC carts. Nice change from all the cutesy stuff we have been getting!!

Kelly Braund said...

Can't wait to get this cartridge, love her stuff! And the black and white cartridge- ahhh!

Eva said...

Beautiful...What a lovely card!!!

Neva said...

Sweet card. Layers make a card such fun.

rebecca said...

so cute!

mamawcindy said...

I think this is the prettiest Baby Boy Card I have ever seen. You always do such an Amazing job!! :0)

surfnfroggie said...

Susan you baby boy card is so elegant! What a wonderfully detailed card too. Thanks for sharing it. Looking forward to see what you do for next time!
surfnfroggie

LaurieD said...

This card is just BEAUTIFUL! I love it!

Meems said...

Ohhhh, so many beautiful cards and ideas and so little time. I can hardly wait to retire.

Theresa said...

What an amazing Card, versitile as well! I am making a baby girl card and can use this just change colors! Thanks Beautiful

Theresa
tacalo@live.com

Megan H. said...

Beautiful card. Thanks for sharing all your talent.
Megan H.
mhcards at embarqmail dot com

Deniece said...

Your card made me wish I needed a baby boy card today! It is beautiful.

Em'smom said...

Love Love Love it!
Lori
lori dot harrison at csus.edu

Peg said...

Very nice card.

Linda S. said...

Beautiful card. Thanks for sharing all the great ideas.

Joan Smith said...

Really a nice card....love your use of the buttons....your talent abounds

Anonymous said...

Beautiful card.

Houses Built of Cards said...

What a BEAUTIFUL and ELEGANT card!!! LOVE it!!!

housesbuiltofcards@gmail.com
www.housesbuiltofcards.blogspot.com

CSeeger said...

TFS this lovely card, I love all the details.

MarilynDH said...

Oh my goodness, this card is amazing!

DebJoAl said...

Adorable baby boy card! Still considrering an Imagine, but don't use my Expression enough to justify buying one!

craftymom205 said...

Beautiful baby card.

craftymom205 at yahoo dot com

Evette K. said...

Wonderful cards. would LOVE to have the new cartridge!!! I have been a follower for awhile now. ekciampo@yahoo.com

TheLastOfNine said...

Your card is beautiful!! I have been wanting this cartridge since I first saw it.
Gloria

Carolyn said...

So very pretty!!

RelayDawn said...

Blue and brown, my favorite colors..too cute!

Tiffany said...

I love it! It is absolutely adorable!!! TFS

tiffanymarierice@yahoo.com
http://sparkledmemories.blogspot.com/

Leathers said...

This card is very beautiful! Thanks so much for sharing.

Chris said...

Wow what a cute card!!! It is very elegant.

Connie said...

HOW ADORABLE. I am going to a baby shower for 2 co-workers..both having boys...I will have to copy this card. Thank you.

Sandra said...

Absolutely stunning thank you for sharing it truely is beautiful..:) Sandra H

Jean said...

Gorgeous!

JustJules said...

Wonderfully beautiful card! Love all the layers! TFS!

Terry said...

Oh my gosh, this is such a beautiful card. Will have to look into getting this cart. What a refreshing change from the "cutesy" look. This seems like a more practical baby cartridge.

Lady Fair said...

Fabulous, absolutely fabulous! I love everything about this card. I just may have to add this to my growing cart wish list! lflinesatcomcastdotnet

carmen said...

Beautiful card :)

Patti said...

What a pretty, pretty baby card.

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Ruth said...

This card is fabulous! I wasn't sure I would like this cartridge, but seeing what you've done makes me want to add it to my wish list now. Thanks for sharing.

Ruth

Anonymous said...

I JUST LOVE ALL THE THINGS YOU SHOW US HOW TO MAKE. WONDERFUL JOB YOU ARE DOING.
MY SON AND NEPHEW DO WELDING AND MAKE ALL KINDS OF NEAT ITEMS. SO THE CARTRIDGE GIVE AWAY IS RIGHT UP MINE AND MY SISTERS ALLEY.
THANKS FOR A CHANCE TO WIN.
BUBBYG1@COMCAST.NET

Carolee said...

Beautiful design; all those layers make a very impressive card.

IRW Dana said...

THis is the most gorgeous baby boy card I've ever seen. LOVE IT!!
papermemories4u@ yahoo.com

Tana said...

This is amazing!!!

CARDS by SUSAN said...

Stunning card! Just BEAUTIFUL! Thanks for doing it in blue, too!
thansk for sharing
Susan

cdaily28 said...

Very cute card I love it!

Melissa said...

I really like this card... let me refrase... I love this card!!!

kelley k from stanwood said...

That Baby Boy card is a work of art, a step above "carfty". Nice work. I would love that ornamental cartidge!

Deanna said...

Great card. This is a cartridge on my have to have list.

Lisa said...

How beautiful and classy! My sister is having a baby this fall and I want to make a baby card now, but she's not finding out the gender until he's born!

Vanessa said...

What a beautiful card! TFS

Wendy said...

Beautiful card, Susan! And I love the shades of blue.

Wendy T.

motherloves3 said...

What a beautiful card, love it.

Sheree said...

That's just the cutest card ever!! Love the papers and design...well done!

lori robinett said...

Absolutely perfect! My best friend's daughter is having a baby boy any day now. She loves elegant things, but I was having a tough time coming up w/ elegant + boy. This is exactly what I need!

mlharrell54 said...

Loved the layering on the card, makes it pop.

scrap-n-away said...

What a beautiful card. I love Teresa Collins....can't wait to get her new cartridges!

Star Ark Creativity said...

I like the Baby Boy Card it is very cute and that cartridge does have some cute items on it. Thank you for sharing.
Have a great weekend :)
Delama

Angie P. said...

Oh! I just love this card! It has that antique look to it, which I love! Love the baby buggy! Very Nice Job!

sweetlilscrapper said...

beautiful!!

sweetlilscrapper.blogspot.com
sweetlilscrapper at hotmail dot ca

Anonymous said...

Cute and so elegant.

canana3

SeaTF said...

the card is beautiful.

Linda said...

Wow what a beautiful baby card. Love the blues and black together. So Beautiful
Thank you
Linda in Stanwood

Jennie said...

What a BEAUIFUL card! So pretty!
jhilligus@yahoo.com

scrapdiva said...

what a beautiful cards love the colors

Lisa R. said...

Wow, totally cool ! Love the elegance and layering. TFS joy4umetoo at hotmail dot com

Cathy said...

What an amazing card, I love all the details you added. You are such an inspiration to me. Thank you for sharing!

Donna said...

I love these colors together. Beautiful card!

Thanks for sharing.
Donna
DonnaCMC at optonline.net

Sandra said...

Very beautiful card. Thanks for sharing.

Linda said...

So just a darling card!!!

xxsquigglesxx said...

This is so cute! Thanks for sharing!

Jennifer said...

Gorgeous card. Wish I had the Imagine!

SuperPat said...

I love the baby carriage, it is simply adorable.

pdela-torre said...

Stunning card! Might have to get this cart! TFS!
Pam D
pdela-torre@wavecable.com

Keyifa said...

The card was perfect. Makes me want an Imagine even more!



aallayah at hotmail dot com

Peggy said...

Wow!!!! That is a fabulous card for a baby boy.Love it! {{Hugs}}
Peggy
Stampnmore at aol dot com

Cassandra said...

This is soooo beautiful!! I can't wait until I get this cartridge!!!

Nancy Curtis said...

Susan, your baby boy card is too fabulous for words to describe!!! I love it.

Jolanda said...

what a lovely, elegant baby card!!

Donna said...

Great talent. Love this design it gives me so many ideas of my own.

Kris Dietz said...

What a beautiful card. I didn't think I liked this cart when I first saw it but now I think I need to get it. TFS.

Kris
dietzrobles at yahoo dot com

Kim. said...

Gorgeous card Susan, love the way you used the colours and cuts.
Kim xXx

Shari said...

Beautiful card. I knew without reading anything that you were using Teresa Collins, her style is unique and you used her cuts so beautifully.

Phyllis C said...

love the card

kim.mom said...

GORGEOUS!!!! I can't wait to get that cartridge!

sleigh said...

WOW! What a beautiful and classy card! TFS :)

pcrusberg said...

Wow, such a pretty, elegent card. Just lovely.

Debbie said...

this is so gorgeous , you did a wonderful job
upnurse at aol dot com

StefanieH said...

Your card is beautiful, love all the details. TFS :)

Anonymous said...

What a BEAUTIFUL card!

Mrodriguez860@hotmail.com

Karen said...

What a beautiful card!!! I wish I had it right now I am going to a baby shower for a little boy and that card it the bomb!!!! I may just have to break down and buy an Imagine I just can't keep up with the regular carts and if I have to buy for both I may really push my budget over the edge :)
Have a happy crafting day!!
Karen dkolopez@msn.com

Ruby said...

Love love this elegant card. I have fallen in love with the cartridge. Another to add to my wish list.

Heather said...

This is an awesome card! Love all the buttons!

Kay's Krafts said...

Love this, it is a beautiful card!

Luria said...

Very pretty card Love the colors for a boy. Great Job and thanks for sharing.

Luria

Cynthia B. said...

I have never seen such an elegant baby boy card! So beautiful- thanks for sharing!

tina said...

Very nice card.

Donnas Den said...

Fab card. Lovely for a baby boy.

Donna xx

BuzzyBee said...

Real pretty card.

barbsmith2536 said...

Lovely! All the elements together make this card great. There is so much to look at.

Barb from Toronto, Canada
http://barbsmithdesigns.blogspot.com

Kaycee said...

That may be the most elegant baby card I have ever seen! I love it!!! Keep up the awesome work!

VickyY said...

Love your card. Beautiful! Hope to get the Imagine someday.

Lara said...

This is amazing! So pretty. I have the cart, but had to tell you how much I love this card. You always inspire me! Thank you! Lara

racqyteer said...

I love the all boy paper! looks great!

Ceci White said...

Quite an elaborate card!

cal8007 said...

I can see why you would be hooked = the images are so beautiful. I would never make a card for a baby with black cardstock, but the combination is awesome!

TFS
Carmen L
cal8007 at aol dot com

Carole said...

Too cute! I love the paper choice. This card looks old fashioned but really sophisticated! Nice job!

Anonymous said...

Very lovely!

pawprintspetsits @ yahoo...

alwayscharlie said...

Cute card and it has so much detail!

Karen said...

What a beautiful card. Love that baby buggy!

Susan K said...

What a wonderful card - Thanks for the many ideas.

Anonymous said...

love the card, enter me to win

snoopygirl said...

this is too adorable, seems that everyone's having boys this year.

Aman said...

Wow! Love it!

amanbains1 at gmail dot com

Jackie "B" said...

What a beautiful card. So elegant. I love everything about it. Thanks for sharing

LisaRosan said...

Wow. Pretty amazing card. Beautiful!

Marcia said...

THis is absolutely georgous. You are very talented.

anet said...

Love the card! Thanks so much!

Alicia said...

Beautiful card!

gardener said...

What an absolutely sweet baby boy card.

Isabel Z said...

Absolutely stunning! This is one of the prettiest baby cards that I have seen and I love its uniqueness.

Darla said...

This is gorgeous!!!! TFS

Rachel Miller said...

Such a stunningly Elegant and beautiful card!! I think I am gonna snatch this one and make it for my daughter who's baby is due January 1st!! TFS

Rachel Miller
http://rachelspapercrafts.blogspot.com
rachelspapercrafts {at} ymail {dot} com

Kelly Massman said...

Such an elegant baby card!! Love it!

JANLYNN said...

Such an elegant card to welcome a very licky little boy.

Janet said...

What a beautiful and elegant card. I just love all the layers and details.

Peg Toth said...

This card is simply beautiful! Anyone would be delighted to get this. It's a real keepsake! Thanks so much for sharing.

bozena said...

This car is gorgeous!!! Superb job!!!

Christine said...

This card is very intricate - lots of details, but very well explained step by step. I would like to try something similar next time I need a baby card!

Carol said...

What an elegant, keepsake Baby card! Thanks for the inspiration.

Carol B
ciaoitalia2007(at)gmail(dot)com

SallyP said...

You really made good use of the cartridge! I really liked the way you layered and used pop dots!

JUDITH said...

What a cute card. You have some really great ideas that I want to try out.

Thea said...

This card is so beautiful, it makes me want to get an Imagine.

Sylvia said...

I think the card is very elegant. I love it. Thanks for a chance to win.

Anonymous said...

What a great card. Will have to wait for great grandkids for a card like that. All my grandkids are out of that stage. TFS

SherriC. said...

Oh My Gosh Susan!!!!!
this is just adorable!!!!!
TFS!!!!

Linda Beeson said...

Wow! What a royal baby card! I love how many Cricut images were used together.

R said...

Wow! Gorgeous!

rhaun64@gmaildotcom

Anniebee said...

What a fabulous card! I love Teresa Collins's designs and how exciting to get to meet her in person! Great job on this!

Anniebee
anniebeescraftroom at gmail dot com

Esther said...

Wow, this card is so darling~~~

Angela said...

Fancy! Thanks for guesting.

jc_s217 said...

Beautiful beautiful beautiful!!!

Jamie said...

very beautiful card!

Jamie
oohlalapaperie at gmail dot com
oohlalapaperie.blogspot.com

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