Saturday 2 March 2013

Concertina Baby Card

A very dear friend has just had her third son and I wanted to make a special and personal card to celebrate.  I decided on a concertina card made from three small square card blanks which can be tied up with a ribbon.
I used a sweet Forever Friends stamp set, colouring the images with Promarkers after stamping with Rich Cocoa Memento for a soft look.
The papers are Marianne Eline's Nursery, to which I've added kraft card, inking all the edges with either Walnut Stain or Tea Dye Distress Inks.  The patterned lettering is from the same paper pack.
I used various peel offs and stickers to personalize the card.  You can see he's a big strapping lad at 9lb 7oz and he's not her biggest baby!  The mini envelope contains the handwritten message to the proud parents and I used a Tim Holtz die to make the clock face set at the time of birth.  I wanted to include the baby's name but he hasn't got one yet and I wanted to get the card finished!
I'm entering this card in the following challenges -
Chocolate , Coffee & Cards - #33 - buttons and bows
Patty's Creations - #62 - fancy folds
Dutch Dare - #206 - for the boys
Deep Ocean - #46 - for a boy
Artistic Inspirations - #30 - fancy folds
Forever Friends - #56 - bears
Melonheadz - for a child
Divas By Design - anything goes


  1. Wow, this is fantastic. That's a very special keepsake. Love it.

    Hugs Helen xx

  2. Wendy this is so gorgeous, xxx

  3. Hi Wendy!
    This is adoreable, such a beautiful keepsake :)

  4. What a fantastic card - surely a keepsake.

  5. Oh this is so special
    Have a good weekend
    Hugs Kelly

  6. This is a fantastic baby card that will be cherished. SO glad you hared it with us for the fancy folds challenge at Pattie's Creations.

  7. Wow, this is so beautiful Wendy and will make a beautiful keepsake. Your friend will love it :) Donna ♥ x

  8. Wow Wendy, This is stunning and thank you for joining the challenge at Forever Friends "BEARS" good luck and hope to see you again next time DT Member Sandra H xx

  9. Adorable and so gorgeous Wendy...a beautiful keepsake.
    Wendy xx

  10. Fantastic Wendy, what a lot of work but so worth it, it's gorgeous, Kate x

  11. So adorable- love it and I am sure it will be treasured! Thanks for joining us at Dutch Dare Card Challenge!

  12. This is just a fabulous card. Beautiful coloring. Thanks for joining us at the Dutch Dare.

  13. oh wow so stunning wendy.really fabulous design and i love the sweet ff bear :D

    xx coops xx

  14. what a stunning project, it...thanks for sharing with us at Melonheadz Friends!
    xxx Margreet

  15. Wow! Fantastic card, gorgeous and such a beautiful keepsake on the birth of a baby :) Thanks for joining us at Artistic Inspirations this week xx -Paula DT

  16. Beautiful card, layout and keepsake thanks for joining us at CC&CC, good luck cheers Sue N x

  17. What an adorable baby card! I love this type of a fold too. The colors are so pretty and that image is beautiful. Thanks for joining us at Pattie's Creations Design Challenge.
    Pattie ♥
    at Pattie's Creations Design Challenge!

  18. Hi Wendy, awww this is just adorable! Such sweet images and a gorgeous card itself.

    Thanks for joining in with us this week at Dives by Design.


  19. Such a cute baby card! Thanks for playing in our 'Fancy Folds' Challenge #62!
    Sandi ♥
    DT Coordinator for Pattie's Creations Challenge!
    and Pattie's shop
    Home of Pattieboop and Allie!

  20. Such a beautiful, adorable cards and keepstakes..
    Thanks for joining us at CC&CC.

  21. Lovely soft colours & clever design,
    Thanks for playing at Deep Ocean & good luck!

  22. Such a gorgeous card.
    Thanks for playing at DDCC

  23. Gorgeous creation Wendy, the images are adorable and your attention to detail is fab!

    Thanks for joining our Fortnightly Challenge at Forever Friends Challenge Blog, good luck and hope to see you again soon :)

    Tanya xx


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