Sunday, August 27, 2017

New Baby - A Borrowed Bit of Heaven Cards

I was inspired to make these cards when I saw the "New Baby" challenge at Scrap and Craft.  They made me think of a Cricut Artiste cut I had never tried with a cute little diaper shape. They also made me think how important it is to pray for new mothers and fathers as well as new babies. I found some amazing resources for mothers of babies and young children including 14 Scriptures to Pray Over Your Unborn Baby at The Purposeful Mom. I know some new moms would be pleased to have some of these resources included with a card or gift.

I made three baby girl cards using part of my large stash of retired CTMH Lucy patterned paper. I was only going to make one, but it went together so quickly using this Cricut cut that I had to make more!

I made a set of blue gingham diaper cards, too. Instead of having lace, they have white ricrac.

Here's a look at the inside sentiment and back of the envelope.

The main sentiment is from a new CTMH stamp set for many occasions, Many Congratulations.  I also stamped a couple of  small verses on the lace bow on front. and at the bottom the inside card. They say, "BABY a borrowed bit of heaven" and "A baby fills a hole in your heart you never knew was there." Both of those are from a retired CTMH stamp set, New Arrival. I also decorated the back of each envelope with two baby footprints and the sentiment, "An entire world of possibilities waiting to be discovered," both from one of my oldest retired CTMH baby stamp sets, Baby Impressions.

I made my card large enough to fit a 5.25" x 7.25" envelope. Here is my cut file in Cricut Design Space if you'd like to use it.

Thank you for visiting. May God bless you and your crafting for the little ones in your life.

I'm sharing these cards with the following challenges:

Alphabet Challenge - L for Lovely Lace
Crafty Calendar August Challenge - Shaped card
Inkspirational Challenge #142 - Oldie but Goodie (very old stamps on envelope)
Scrap and Craft Challenge #6 - New Baby
Southern Girls - Retro Challenge - smash your stash
Word Art Wednesday #296-297 - anything goes, (positive and uplifting scripture art available)


Marina said...

Cute and unusual baby cards.Thank you for joining us at Inkspirational Challenges.

Randi Th. said...

Sweet baby cards. Thank you so much for sharing with Scrap and Craft. God luck!! :)
Hugs, Randi DT

Wendy Nicola Jackson said...

What fun and fabulous baby cards! Love the two versions and the sweet detailing on the envelope and insert. Lovely verses. Thanks for sharing your gorgeous creations with us at Southern Girls this fortnight for our 'Retro~Use Old Stash' challenge. I love what you did. Hugs, Wends xoxo SGC DT