Our local fire chief has just welcomed his first grandchild into his family and, as a member of the Fire Auxiliary who just happens to create lovely hand stamped cards, I was tasked with making a welcome baby boy card.
This card is definitely larger than most cards I create at 8-1/2″ x 5-1/2″ finished. The size is to allow plenty of space for fire auxiliary members and fire fighters to sign and leave a little message. I simply used a whole sheet of 8-1/2″ x 11″ card card stock (Pool Party), scored it at 5-1/2″ and folded it in half. Normally I would be cutting my card stock at 5-1/2″ and then scoring that piece at 4-1/4″.
I used the Twinkle Twinkle Designer Series Paper for my background as well as for selecting my card stock colors. My sponging of the edges of the Whisper White card stock is not as dark as I wished. Therefore it’s difficult to see that that image is a dresser. Usually, when I make a ‘dresser’ baby card, I use a 4-1/4″ x 11″ piece of Whisper White card stock. I’ll post one in a few days.
Card front: Pool Party: 8-1/2″ x 11″, scored at 5-1/2″
DSP layer: 5-1/4″ x 8-1/4″
Dresser: Whisper White:
Drawers: Pool Party: 3-11/16″ x 1-11/16″
Other: miscellaneous Whisper White scraps according to your image needs
Base of dresser……”legs”: I used a retired Thinlit since I couldn’t locate the retired punch I usually use! But….you could definitely use either the Pretty Label Punch or Everyday Label Punch. Just punch about half way up the punch (holding it horizontally) centered at the base of the card to create the ‘legs’ of the dresser. (The two images below are for an 11″ x 4-1/2″ card, regular A2 size. You’ll see the finished cards later this week.)
TIP for the envelope: I used the 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″ envelope measurement for the Designer Series Paper [DSP]. Cut DSP to 11″ square. Position the DSP at 4-1/2″ for the first punch and score line. Use caution with your scoring as you reach the end of the board.
Questions? As always, just send me an email or leave a comment and I’ll answer just as soon as possible. Click on any of the supply images to be taken directly to my Stampin’ Up! online store. I’ll be back at the end of the week with a standard A-2 sized card…..the one that’ll fit into a Stampin’ Up! Medium Envelope. In the meantime, please enjoy this welcome baby boy card that was created especially for little Raiden and his family.