A friend of mine is excitedly awating the birth of her first baby. Or, since this is posting about a month after I made the card, is maybe celebrating the birth of her son. (I often post-date my posts so that they publish after the recipient has gotten what I made them).
Anyway, after seeing this awesome tutorial on shape cards (which I saw when it was posted on the Fantabulous Cricut Challenge Blog), I thought a shape card would be a super cute way to go for her baby shower card. Unfortunately, I couldn't make it to the baby shower (it was the same day as my sister's graduation), but I wanted to let her know how excited I was/am for her to finally be entering this season of life.
I used the baby carriage from Simply Charmed for this card. I cut the shadow on kraft cardstock. It was cut at 4 1/2 inches. The stroller itself is cut from a sheet of sample cardstock that I got when I made an order from Custom Crops, so I don't have any information about it other than that it is cute. The rest of the paper is from scraps. If you are very familiar with Simply Charmed, you'll notice that I used the baby girl's face on the baby boy's stroller. I just liked the girl's face better, because her eyes are open and it cut cleaner that way.
As in the tutorial, I cut the two shadows the same size and direction, then scored the top of the one that is the inside of the card. I folded it back, covered it with adhesive (I used my glue glider pro) and stuck them together.
Inside, I stamped the "bundle of joy" stamp from Pink by Design's Scripted Year set. It's a little crooked because I stamped it before I decided where to adhere the front of the card, so I stamped it straight at the time but crooked for the way the card opens. Oh, well. I used a blue stamp pad that I was given by a friend to compliment the blue on the front.
I am SO enamored with kraft right now. I want to use it as my base for everything.