Saturday, October 3, 2020

Bitty Baby Pop-up

Hi Crafty Friends,

It’s challenge time with the “Crazies” over on the Crazy 4 Challenges blog. Being a brand new month it is time to introduce our new challenge hostess which is Rebecca Ednie.

Let’s make a baby card. Apparently we are expecting a baby explosion after the quarantine months so we are likely to need them! As a fall bonus, use fall colours or woodland creatures on your card.Here is a quick video to see my card in action.

I have made a fair number of animals using either the Bitty Ball Pop-up or Surprise Ball Pop-up die sets, but I haven't made any people as yet. So for today's challenge I decided to create a baby using the Bitty Ball Pop-up, the inspiration of the baby is from Boel Ask from the Karen Burniston Peeps Facebook Group.

Here is a quick video to see my card in action.

To create the baby I used the Bitty Ball Pop-up die set for both the top and bottom parts of the baby. 

Last month for the Karen Burniston Designer Challenge, Karen created a card which was a gatefold card with a clear front. I used her tutorial to make my card today, although as I only used the Bitty Ball for my card I was able to make it slightly smaller. You can see the directions on how to make this style of card on Karen's blog here

For the base of the card I added the "Congrats" which is  from Word Set 8 - Congrats and the "Baby Boy" words down each side using the Alphabet die set.

I added a scallop border around the baby's hat using one of the borders from the Border Blends - Party die set.

For the pacifier I used the smallest label from the Katherine Label pop up, a small circle from another die set and the ring from the Treasure charms.

The curl of hair is a swirl from the cupcake pop-up die set.

I used a die set from Marianne Designs for the babies feet, however as I didn't have a hand die I stamped a hand stamp on paper and then used this to hand cut a pair of hands. 

The bib, bear on bib and rattle are all from Divinity Designs Baby Blessings die set.

The eyes and nose were all created using circles from various die sets.

Here is a look at my card when it is closed ready to put in an envelope. As I used a brad with a bead for the elastic closure, this is too bulky to go into a normal envelope. But it is fine for hand delivery or in a padded envelope.

Don't forget to check out the rest of the “Crazies” cards over on the Crazy 4 Challenges blog and also their individual blogs for more details.

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Karen Aicken said...

Had to laugh at your comment about a 'baby explosion'. We are hearing from our kids and their friends that this quarantine/stay at home is perfect birth control! Ahahahaha. Cute card.

Benwah said...

Do you have baby design instructions please