Monday 27 March 2017

Baby Jack

The last three posts have been about wedding cards made for a friend's son and his bride but the card in this post was created to mark the arrival of Niall and Steph's baby son.  Back in January they were thrilled to announce the arrival of Jack, the first member of the next generation of this branch of the Campbell family and I made this keepsake to mark his birth.

Lots of different makes of dies were used to put this accordion card together.

Sizzix Bigz dies were used to cut the base card, the layers and the frames for each section of the card. The patterned papers used for the layers and frames were printed from the Cuddly Buddly download - A Patchwork of Papers Blue.  
Quickutz dies were used to cut the rabbits and the cardboard buttons.
Spellbinders labels 1 dies match the outline shape of the Bigz layer and frame die so they were used to cut smaller frames and the boards the rabbits are holding.  Spellbinder star dies were used to cut the star embellishments and a Spellbinder oval die cut was used as the body for the rabbits.
Marianne dies were used to cut the baby feet and the letters to spell BABY JACK.

Encore Metallic blue ink was sponged around the edges of some die cut pieces and along with ribbon, heart buttons and a little coral pink chalk added to the cheeks of the rabbits this finished off the card.

The next photograph shows most of the die cut pieces ready for assembling and the following one shows the decorated base card and the embellishments ready to attach.

The depth of the card meant that a box was needed to protect it and to complete the project a matching gift tag was made for the present.

The little photograph of Jack was taken as he was about to head home from the hospital and it looks as though he's waving goodbye to the nurses.  He's growing fast and is a delight to his mum and dad.

Thanks for reading today
Liz xxx

I'd like to enter this card in the following challenges


  1. What a great card! It's very original!

  2. Fabulous, made with love, card/gift for the new arrival. I like that you made a matching gift box and tag for it, too. Thanks for sharing with us at Making Memories Crafting !

  3. lovely card thank you for joining us at the Scrappers Delight challenge this month
    Jane DT x

  4. A beautiful accordion card and some fantastic dies, what a fabulous keepsake, thanks for joining us at Crafty Catz this week, Jac x

  5. Beautiful accordion card. Thanks for joining us at The Corrosive C.
    Gaby DT

  6. Hello Liz... it’s so lovely to see you have shared one of your lovely cards with us. Thank you for entering your beautiful baby card into our ‘B is for…’ Challenge. It looks like a lot of love has gone into creating your card for the new parents... Good luck in the draw and hope you will come back again soon.
    [Diane Louise, Team Leader for Crafty Friends Challenge Blog]

  7. oh c'est magnifique j'aime beaucoup les couleurs c'est un joli faire part. Merci pour ta participation sur Scrapper's Delight

  8. Oh my goodness, such a gorgeous baby card! Thank you for joining us at Making Memories Crafting!
    ~Sherry DT x

  9. very nice. thank you for joining us at Crafty friends challenge.
    Greetings Geesje (DT)