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Custom Design Baby Boy Card

The other day, one of my friends asked me to make her a custom order. I made a card from her in the past and she loved it so I was so happy to be able to make another one for her. A friend of hers had a baby and she wanted a baby card. No problem!

The story is a mix of emotions because this family went through a terrible tragedy almost two years ago. And in one of those Six Degrees of Kevin Bacon type stories, I was introduced to this family but not only my friend from work, but a friend from high school as well. I actually donated cards to a fundraiser for Hayden’s Heart a little over a year ago since the story is such an amazing one. I can’t imagine what the family went through and for them to be able to turn the tragedy around and help other families facing a similar heart affliction is absolutely amazing. (You can read all about their story at  www.haydensheart.org or https://www.facebook.com/haydensheartfoundation)

I wanted to make an extra special card for them. So, my friend Marie and I talked about concepts and I told her I had something I thought would work! I used the Baby Steps Cricut cartridge to cut out the baby boy sleeping on the moon. I used the Rock Princess Cricut cartridge to cut out the phrase Little Angel with a halo. I showed her the cutout and she asked if it was possible to add a whisp of orange hair to the baby. I used the hair from another cut from Baby Steps and just glued it under his hat. The “Little Angel” phrase was cut out in orange as an homage to Hayden – kind of like he was looking down on his brother from heaven!

To create the background piece, I used some dark blue card stock for the night sky. I took my Martha Stewart stars punch that is square and allows you to punch the design at any place on the paper to create a star filled sky. Then I took a piece of white card stock and sprayed it with some clear shimmer mist so that when I placed it behind the starry background, the stars would sparkle! (You can see this better in person – it was tough to capture in the photograph.) 

All the layers were glued together and placed on a 5 x 7 card base. The inside reads “Welcome Sweet Baby Boy” from a Simon Says Stamp exclusive stamp set. It was stamped in Hero Arts Shadow ink in Navy. (I didn’t get a picture of the inside before I sent it). 

Here is what the card looks like:

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Get Well and Pet Sympathy Cards

A couple of weeks ago I received a custom order request from a friend that I went to grad school with. She asked me for a pet sympathy card. I didn’t think that there would be a market for those type of cards, but to my surprise, I was wrong! My last sale was in fact the same card I made for her! So I have to say thanks to Kara for the idea!

Here is the original card:

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And here is the card I made for the Etsy sale – I emailed the customer to tell her that I could customize the dog to the colors of her friends’ pet and she chose tan and white:

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The colors are slightly different. I don’t like to make two of the exact same card – I like to make each card unique. I also added a collar and a tag with the letter “Z” for the dog’s name.

The next card I made is for my coworker. She had surgery on Thursday. I know its going to be a long road to recovery for her. She came down last week to get cards that I was donating to Hayden’s Heart fundraiser this past weekend and she liked the Thanks a Latte card that I made. So, I wanted to use that image in the card for her. But how do you turn a coffee card into a get well soon card?

Well, this might be a stretch, but I used the sentiment “How’ve you bean?” on the front and get well soon on the inside. I had to think long and hard about how to make it work and I think I might have succeeded. We’ll see once she gets it!

Here are the images from the card:

IMG_2377 IMG_2378 IMG_2379The coffee cup was cut at 5 1/2 inches and the newspaper was cut at 3 1/2 inches.

Hope you like the cards! Thanks for stopping by. As always, feel free to leave a comment and subscribe. Also, if you want to see more about the cards, check out my YouTube channel – my username is chelebelle1120.