Sunday, May 25, 2014

Baby Boy Shower Card in a Box

Hi there my crafty friends! Today I have another Card in a Box that I made for an employee at my hubbies work. She is having her first baby and we couldn't be happier for her:) This card was a lot of fun to make and I thought it turned out super cute! Let me show you what I did....

First off I used a medium blue cardstock for the box. I went through all my paper stacks and decided to use this Debbie Mumm baby paper. The pattern has different shades of blue strips with different colored stitching. It is so cute. I thought about using an additional pattern but went with a lighter shade of blue cardstock instead, and used my Cuttlebug and Swiss Dots folder.

I used 3 Cricut cartridges for this design. First I cut the airplane and banner from the New Arrival cartridge. I used peach and green for the cut. The green coordinates with some of the stitching in the paper on the sides of the box.  I used 2 stamp sets to stamp It's a Boy! on the banner. They were from Pink By Design and Joys Life Stamps.  The clouds were from the Zooballoo cartridge. I love those clouds. I inked them with a skyblue colored chalk pad. I inked all the other cuts with the Tim Holtz Tea Dye Distress Ink.  

The adorable baby is from the Baby Steps Cartridge. He is the baby that is on the moon but I decided to use the airplane instead. The baby is cut at 2.25". Interestingly enough the cut size for this does not include the moon even though the moon is part of the main image. Usually the size you choose on the Cricut is for the height on the main image. But on my expression the 2.25 inch is exactly what the baby cuts out as so when you choose 2.25 inches the entire cut is almost 4 inches when you use the moon cut. I hope that makes sense. Anyway, I cut the teddy at 2 inches and the ducky at 2 inches (which is a cut that goes on a baby pin). I chose a green and blue plaid paper for the onesie, hat and teddy diaper.  I added a little stitching on the bears face. 

I used a vellum sentiment for the front flap and used some 3D stickers that I bought on HSN a couple years ago.  I did add the buttons to the wheels on the car and the pacifier to give it a little more dimension. I finished it off with a white ribbon and this is how it looks folded down flat.

I hope you like my card. It was so fun making it!  I will participate in the following challenges:

Thanks so much for stopping by. I hope you have a wonderful and crafty day :)


sue k said...

Very CUTE card, I want to try this technique myself. Thank you for joining us this week at HIMCR.


Arlene said...

Such wonderful detail. I have never put together a box like this and really love what you did here - all the work and time.

Arlene said...

Meant to add that I'm so glad you joined us at Die Cut Divas.

eunice said...

Awww...this has got to be one of the sweetest "box in a card" type cards I've come across...absolutely ADORABLE! Lovin' all the little details and especially the cute little airplane. I'll bet your hubby's co-worker was thrilled beyond words to receive this little treasure!

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