Recently Paula and I both celebrated the happy events of a new baby niece for her and a new baby great granddaughter for me. In fact its my first great granddaughter after having 5 great grandsons. We went looking for cards to welcome the new arrivals, and after looking at the quality of the commercial cards available we decided to make our own.
We found a lovely card on YouTube by TheTara148 and decided to make our cards using the same paper that she used, which is the super cute Panda Paws, by Nitwit Collections. The Panda Paws collection is available in a pink version for a baby girl and a blue version for a baby boy. TheTara148 tutorial is available here.
So lets take a look at how our cards turned out
This is the front cover.
I love everything about this pack and the beauty of it is that as it is a digital download, you can use the papers and elements over and over again We used some lace and flowers that we had on hand in our stash.
Inside the Card
We didn’t have the same die as was used in the tutorial so we made our frame using our Sizzix Big Shot and a nested, lace rectangle frame die cut. I really like how the frame turned out. We embossed the larger frame with a flourish background that we purchased from Scrap Dragon here in Australia, but you can use whatever you have on hand.
All the elements came from the paper pack and we mounted them onto white cardstock.
The center section has two flaps that are held together with a magnet. We used embellishments from the pack and mounted them on cardstock. The panda images are so cute.
Opening the flaps reveals a waterfall where the parents can add photos.
There is a pocket added to each of the inside flaps so that you can add some tags. We wrote sentiments on a tag and popped it into the top pocket and added some tags to the pocket on the bottom flap..
We have added a photo on the first photo mat, holding it in place with a paperclip as a temporary measure. This is just to show where photos can be added. There are 4 waterfall pages, which gives 8 photo mats.
On the back flap, Paula made a chart where we could add the girls details. I have covered it with a blank chart for privacy reasons, but the actual chart looks really nice with a ribbon embellishment across the top. You can see it partially hidden by the blank chart.
On the back we added this cute panda and floral paper and a ‘Handmade by’ tag. The tag is from the pack and we added the Panda bear and sentiment in Photoshop.
We made a boxes to post the cards in as they are too large for a standard envelope and we wanted to make sure the cards were protected in the mail. Here is how we decorated the boxes using paper from the pack and adding an enlarged image of the cute Panda to the top of the box.