Cardiau Cymraeg I’r Babi Newydd
Welsh New Baby Cards
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My nephew and his partner welcomed a new baby to the family the begining of this month, so that meant that a baby card each from Mam and I were needed. We also decided to send one, very simple, card between us to my sister and brother-in-law to congratulate them on becoming grandparents.
You can see all 3 cards in this post.
What I Did
I started by takeing the Jiggy digital stamp into MS Publisher and resizing it, makeing a 2nd copy and putting a frame around one copy. On the same working area I also put a yellow mat with green border, a green paper ribbon with yellow border, and a greeting panel with a green border. The greeting is “Llongyfarchiadau Ar Enedigaeth Eich Cymro Bach Newydd”, which is Welsh for “Congratulations On The Birth Of Your New Little Welsh Man”.
After printing off the sheet I coloured in the framed image as well as some parts of the 2nd one to use as decoupage layers. Everything was then cut out.
I scored and folded in half a card before sticking on the pieces, some with fingerlift tape and some with foam tape. A plain insert with a peeloff greeting was put inside.
For the 3nd card I cropped out one of the little bottle cards, made it bigger and added a greeting “Llongyfarchiadau Ar Enedigaeth Eich Wyr”, which is Welsh for “Congratulations On The Birth Of Your Grandson”. I then printed the page out.
It was then cut out, scored and folded in half, a little bow from the same sheet was added, together with a few gems.
I made the insert by folding a sheet of paper in half, putting it inside the card and drawing around it. I then cut it out around 3mm inside the drawn line, makeing sure not to cut along the fold line. This was then stuck inside. A peel-off greeting was added inside.
For the 3rd card I took the printable download of the baby on pastel shawl and re-sized it to what I wanted before printing it off. I also printed out the corresponding insert onto paper.
I cut out the topper and trimmed the insert. The topper was matted onto dark blue cardstock and trimmed, and this was stuck to a light blue cardstock and trimmed. I also made a panel for the greeting from the same two blue cardstocks.
The base card was made by scoreing a sheet of the Super Smooth Cardstock and folding in half. I used foam tape to stick on the matted and layered topper, and also the greetings panel. Peeloff greetings were added to the front and the insert which was stuck inside. I finished off with a few motiffs from the peeloff sheet.
What I Used
- 350gsm Super Smooth White Cardstock – several A4 sheets
- 120gsm Good Quality Paper for Inserts
- Jiggy’s Hatchday Stamp – digital stamp by Janette Padley
- Mini Baby Bottle – Folded Cards – Green and Blue – printable download by Julene Harris
- New baby on pastel shawl insert with two oval spaces – printable download by Susan Alison
- A4 new baby on pastel shawl for boy or girl – printable download by Susan Alison
- Chameleon Colouring Pencils
- Fingerlift Tape
- Foam Tape
- Sticky back gems
- 2 Shades of Blue Cardstock
- Peel off greetings, etc.
For some reason the camera’s colours were coming out different in different photos, but here are the best photos of this card. The writing is in the same red as the frame round the baby Welsh dragon but looks different.
Two different angled photos of the card.
Front view of card.
Angled view to try and show diemsnion on bow and gems, but I don’t think I took it at enough of an angle.
The card from the front
Angled view to try and show dimension.
My next post will be some crochet and loom knitting items I made to send the new baby.
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