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Simple Baby Card Ideas
for a New Baby Girl

New Baby Card 102


It is sometimes difficult to think of baby card ideas because I always feel pressured by all the beautiful handmade cards that I see on-line.

Instead of going all out for this card - I wanted to keep it as simple as possible.

The results? A super simple and super cute new baby card!

I found the BABY stamp at the dollar store, as well as the patterned paper. The thick white canvas "ribbon" that I used to stamp the BABY message on was found at Joann's fabric store - they were selling bags of leftover ribbon (all kinds!) for a buck!

How could I resist such bargains?

The buttons I already had on hand for when I created my one of my other baby card ideas.

So really, making this card was a cinch and it didn't pinch my wallet!

PS: This can also be made for a baby boy, just choose different colors.

I wanted to go overboard on the lavender, purple, lilac -- whatever you call it, so this card in particular may be more suitable for a girl.




Material Needed:

  • Cardstock for the actual card, I just used some white cardstock that I had on hand.

  • Patterned paper

  • BABY rubber stamp (or an alphabet set that you can use to write out BABY)

  • Inkpad or Brush markers (I used a purple brush marker for this card to match the pattern and the buttons)

  • Thick canvas strip for stamping the message

  • 4 little buttons that match your patterned paper

  • Craft knife (or paper trimmer)

  • Scissors

  • Ruler

  • Bone folder

  • Glue


Step-by-Step Instructions:

  1. Cut and fold your cardstock to the desired size.

  2. Cut your patterned paper to fit onto the entire front of the card.

  3. Glue your patterned paper onto the front of the card.

  4. Stamp your BABY message onto the piece of canvas

  5. Trim around the canvas.

  6. Glue a button at the corners of the canvas around your message.


    Here's a close up picture of the stamped canvas:


  7. Glue canvas onto the middle of your card.

  8. Viola! All Done!




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