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Expectant Mommy ~ A Preggy Card


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Design by: 1CraftyLady (13 Projects)
Project skill level: advanced
Project time: 1 hour to 2 hours
Project tags: Feminine Modern Trendy Baby Baby Cards Celebration Cards Family Cards Cards Congratulations Cards Playful

A first-time Mommy deserves a very special card of congrats. For this card of congratulations, I wanted to keep it fun. I love the image of the "preggy" young woman, swinging along happily. The heartfelt sentiment is one I created by welding together various word components.

CRICUT ®: WHAT WAS USED

OTHER MATERIALS NEEDED

  • DCWV Linen Closet
  • DCWV Nana
  • DCWV Nana
  • White cardstock Staples
  • Letraset ProMarkers
  • Zig 2 Way Glue
  • Scotch Scrapbooker
  • My Big Ideas Icons

STEP-BY-STEP How-TO INSTRUCTIONS

CARD BASE

Use 4-1/2" x 6-1/4" white card or cut your own at 6-1/4" x 9" and fold in half.
Cut rectangle out of soft amber, embossed dots from Nana's Kids stack. Adhere to card front.
MOMMY'S OUTFIT

Place <mommy-s> for outfit on mat. Place cardstock/paper of various colors and prints on the mat. Now HIDE all parts you do't want to cut at once. (e.g., to cut pants -- hide hair, top, hat, purse, shoes). Continue cutting in this manner, hiding parts you don't want cut out of THAT color. For the shoes, I opted to paint them on rather than fuss with the tiny shoe pieces.
SKIN & HAIR

I painted Mommy's skin with "Putty", a flesh-toned ProMarker. For cheeks and lips I used Light Pink. I decided to paint the hair rather than use the cut layer. This little mommy has the same colored hair as my recipient. I know she liked that.
PURSE

I cut the purse twice: once from white cardstock, and once from purple print paper. This is easily done by hiding all the other outfit pieces you don't want to cut. Ink the underside of the purse's handle, and the bottom edge, just for more definition. The purse clasp is a crystal flower stick-on.
MOMMY

Place <mommy> blackout on the Gypsy mat. Then place a shadow <mommy> on the mat. Size up the shadow until you are satisfied that there is a wide enough border around the image. Cut mommy from white cardstock, and shadow from teal pearlized CS.
SENTIMENT PHRASE

Cut the following from teal CS:
Capital "S"size W0.52 H0.75 and lowercase "o" size W0.56 H0.75, both from Allphalicious. "Happy" from A Child's Year pg. 71, monogram, W2.69 H3.50. Hide the oval frame. "For You" from New Arrival pg. 126 size W1.41 H1.74. Weld all parts except "you". This will be placed close to the phrase on the card front when it's glued down. Add a heart-shaped crystal in the center of the "o" in "you".
FINISHING TOUCHES

For mat behind mommy, cut a rectangle 3.5" x 4.5" from birdie cardstock also from Nana's Nursery Baby Boy. Punch corners if desired. I used a Creative Memories corner punch. Adhere birdie mat to top left corner of card.

Dress Mommy. Glue down mommy's outfit over the white CS piece on which you painted face, arms and feet. Position purse so that handle is under her hand. Attach mommy and purse using adhesive pop dots. Glue down the Sentiment phrase in lower right-hand corner. That's it. You're done!

Step 1

CARD BASE

Use 4-1/2" x 6-1/4" white card or cut your own at 6-1/4" x 9" and fold in half.
Cut rectangle out of soft amber, embossed dots from Nana's Kids stack. Adhere to card front.

Step 2

MOMMY'S OUTFIT

Place <mommy-s> for outfit on mat. Place cardstock/paper of various colors and prints on the mat. Now HIDE all parts you do't want to cut at once. (e.g., to cut pants -- hide hair, top, hat, purse, shoes). Continue cutting in this manner, hiding parts you don't want cut out of THAT color. For the shoes, I opted to paint them on rather than fuss with the tiny shoe pieces.

Step 3

SKIN & HAIR

I painted Mommy's skin with "Putty", a flesh-toned ProMarker. For cheeks and lips I used Light Pink. I decided to paint the hair rather than use the cut layer. This little mommy has the same colored hair as my recipient. I know she liked that.

Step 4

PURSE

I cut the purse twice: once from white cardstock, and once from purple print paper. This is easily done by hiding all the other outfit pieces you don't want to cut. Ink the underside of the purse's handle, and the bottom edge, just for more definition. The purse clasp is a crystal flower stick-on.

Step 5

MOMMY

Place <mommy> blackout on the Gypsy mat. Then place a shadow <mommy> on the mat. Size up the shadow until you are satisfied that there is a wide enough border around the image. Cut mommy from white cardstock, and shadow from teal pearlized CS.

Step 6

SENTIMENT PHRASE

Cut the following from teal CS:
Capital "S"size W0.52 H0.75 and lowercase "o" size W0.56 H0.75, both from Allphalicious. "Happy" from A Child's Year pg. 71, monogram, W2.69 H3.50. Hide the oval frame. "For You" from New Arrival pg. 126 size W1.41 H1.74. Weld all parts except "you". This will be placed close to the phrase on the card front when it's glued down. Add a heart-shaped crystal in the center of the "o" in "you".

Step 7

FINISHING TOUCHES

For mat behind mommy, cut a rectangle 3.5" x 4.5" from birdie cardstock also from Nana's Nursery Baby Boy. Punch corners if desired. I used a Creative Memories corner punch. Adhere birdie mat to top left corner of card.

Dress Mommy. Glue down mommy's outfit over the white CS piece on which you painted face, arms and feet. Position purse so that handle is under her hand. Attach mommy and purse using adhesive pop dots. Glue down the Sentiment phrase in lower right-hand corner. That's it. You're done!

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