Tuesday, December 15, 2015

Global Design Project #GDP015 Theme Challenge

I was asked by my lovely husband if I could make a baby card for one of his work colleagues as they are the proud parents of a new born baby boy! I thought this would be a great card for the theme "Let's Celebrate" over at Global Design Challenge as what is nicer than to celebrate the birth of a baby. I wanted to do something special so had come across a similar pram card while looking at tutorials and thought I would give one of these pram cards a go - I was very pleased how it came out and would love to make some more. They would be great to sell at a market in color theme's or as a invite to a baby shower.

 lets celebrate



Products made to make this card:
Cardstock: Marina Mist, Shimmery White
DSP: Subtles 12 x 12 Paper Stack
Stamp Set: Petite Pairs
Framelits: Circles Collection
Punches: 1" Circle, 3/4" Circle, Washi Label
Stamp Pad: Marina Mist
Ribbon: Whisper White Organza 5/8"
Enamel Dots: Home for Christmas
Dimensionals
Bone Folder
Tear and Tape
Multi Purpose Liquid Glue
Glue Dots
Big Shot



  1. Cut your cardstock for the base card - 11" x 5.5" and score at 5.5".
  2. Cut base using large scalloped circle from the Circle Collection ( when placing it through the Bigshot overlap the top of the die so this will form a hinge)
  3. With a ruler find the centre of your card and draw the top right quarter (this is going to be cut away to form the pram) Cut the top quarter out of the card. Refer to my card.
  4. Cut a corresponding piece of DSP that measures 12" x 2-3/8", using a decorative border punch of your choice punch down one side then score every 1/2".
  5. You will only need about 3/4 of this strip to make the decorative top of your pram. To see how much you will need using your bone folder make sure you crease each mountain fold very well. Then place the first end at the cut away edge, holding it tightly in place pull the folded piece around and cut off where you are happy your flat edge will be glued.
  6. Then using your tear and tape apply it to where the pram top will be glued making sure you put enough down in that area so when you place your pram top the mountain folds will catch the glue and this will enable no movement once you remove your hand. Press down to ensure it is well adhered.
  7. Cut a white piece of cardstock and punch one side with your decorative border punch, adhere this to your card referring to my picture.
  8. Make a bow and adhere it with glue dots to the corner section of the pram top, this will help hide any uneven edges or spaces.
  9. Cut out your wheels using the circle punches and glue the 3/4" pieces to the 1" pieces, you can add pearls, rhinestones etc.. to the centre of the wheels if desired. You will find once you have added your wheels the card will stand very nicely.
  10. I also cut a piece out for the inside of the card using the corresponding DSP and added a sentiment on the front of my card.
  11. TIP: When gluing your wheels on the card firstly glue your wheels on the front of the card, turn the card over then it will be a lot easier to see where you need to glue them on the back of your card and make sure you only put a piece of sticky strip at the top of the wheel.
  12. Do any final embellishing - your card is completed.


Happy Crafting!!

18 comments:

  1. This card is a celebration of its very own, Angela! I'm sure your husband's coworker will cherish this card forever. Thank you so much for playing along with this week's Celebrate Theme at the Global Design Project.

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    1. Thank you Brian - loved doing this one. Angexx

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  2. This card is really a gift as well as a greeting. The white enamel dots are a wonderful finishing touch. Thank you so much for taking time to post your very creative art with us this week at Word Art Wednesday in our 213th FF AG challenge! Advent Blessings, Carole

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    1. Thank you Carole for your lovely comments. Angexx

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  3. Great card! Thanks for sharing how you made it, I'll be trying it out soon.

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    1. Thank you Roselee - it is a fun card to make. Angexx

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  4. Super darling little baby buggy.. Great work.

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  5. How better to celebrate a new baby than with a pram shaped card! So cute!! Thanks for playing at Global Design Project this week.

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    1. Thankyou so much Paula for stopping by - I do appreciate all comments. Angexx

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  6. Awww I love baby cards and this one is very special Angela. Thank you so much for playing along with this week's Global Design Project challenge!

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    1. Thankyou Kylie, I do appreciate you leaving a comment. Angexx

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  7. This is such a precious baby trinket, and any new mother would be ablsolutely delighted to have and save a treasure like this. Thanks so much for sharing your amazing creation with us, and please stop by again soon.
    Karen
    Word Art Wednesday

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    1. Thank you Karen, for your lovely comments. I will try and put another entry in very soon. Angexx

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  8. Angela I love your style and this card is stinkin cute out a smile on my face. :) TFS x hugs from Scotland

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    1. Thank you very much Bibi, it means a lot coming from you. I love your projects you do. Thank you for taking the time to stop by. Angexx

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  9. Too cute, Angela. I love all the handmade work you put into this. It shows your love for crafting. Thanks for celebrating with Global Design Project.

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    1. Thank you Shawn, I do appreciate the time you take to leave a comment. Angexx

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