I recently attended a baby shower for my cousins who are expecting a little baby boy in December and I thought it would be fun to make a pop up box card for the occasion.
During the last Daily Marker 30 day coloring challenge, I had colored up the cute animal images from Lawn Fawn's Wild for You stamp set. When I colored them I already had a baby card in mind, so they were all set to build a card around.
I had used Canson watercolor paper and stamped the images using Versafine black ink. I colored them in with Prima Watercolor Confections, the pastel dreams palette. Then I used a Scan 'N Cut to cut them out, leaving a small white border.
I got some card stock together that I thought went well with the precolored images. For the solid colors, I used 65 lb. Recollections cardstock and the heart patterned paper was from an old Amy Tangerine collection.
I used Lawn Fawn's scalloped box card pop-up die to form the box card out of the yellow cardstock. I also used the stitched dies in the set to decorate the inside and outside of the box with the patterned paper. I cut out the insert pieces from a pastel aqua color and glued on the animal diecuts.
Once I had the animals I wanted attached to the inserts, I had an empty space in the back. I chose the group of balloons from Lawn Fawn's Bicycle Built for You stamp set, stamped them out, and colored them with coordinating colors to fill the space.
I wanted to add something a little extra to the panel behind the animals, so I took Lil' Inker Designs Stitched Cloud cover up die and ran that through my die cut machine with some light blue cardstock. I then used the same stitched rectangle as before to make the sky panel, and attached it to the card.
I used the sentiment "Welcome little one" from Lawn Fawn's Little Bundle set and stamped it with Versafine black ink to the inside front panel of the card. Then I added the tiny mouse next to the sentiment and the alligator to another panel. In hindsight, I would have stamped the sentiment before attaching the panel (lol), but I didn't realize until it was too late.
Once I had all of my pre-colored images on the card, I still felt like it was a little plain. I decided to add some alphabet blocks to the decorate the outside of the card. To make the blocks, I started with the smallest outside in stitched square from Lawn Fawn and Hello Bluebird's Charlie Alpha dies.
After making a couple, I thought the squares were a little too big. I went to my stash to see if I had something smaller and ended up using the inside of the square frame from Lawn Fawn's mini picture frames.
I first cut out the squares and then centered the letter dies the best I could. I ran the same letter dies through with white cardstock as well. I used the colored blocks with the white letters and added some of the colored letters to the last panel on the inside of the card.
Once everything was attached, I took some of the colored cardstock scraps and cut out some hearts using the die included with the scalloped box die, and added them around the sentiment.
This card was so much fun to make and I think it turned out so cute. 😄
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