Welsh New Baby Cards

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
Finished Cards

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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.

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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.

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The card from the front

Angled view to try and show dimension.

The Insert

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My next post will be some crochet and loom knitting items I made to send the new baby.

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Welsh New Baby And Birthday Card

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An Update, A Few Musings, And Two Cards

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Hi Everybody! If you don’t want to read all my ramblings and just want to see my creations then I don’t mind if you whiz past the first part of this post.  The cards are near the end!

Following on from my last post –

Well, I’m still plowing my way through the photos of the items I crafted last year but didn’t put up on my blog.  I’m also in the process of crochetting another wooly hat for another nephew.  Hopefully I’ll be able to show you that before long.

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MUSINGS:

I have to admit that, while I can appreciate the work that goes into them, and the tallent of the crafter, one type of card just isn’t my style and that’s “dark” cards generally. I prefer my cards bright and cheerful, or nice and pastel.  Something to make me smile or chear me up.  But of course that’s me, not everybod.

I know that there are those recipients who are into that sort of thing and that the cardmaker is spot on with their creation, but what does a crafter do with cards of this type if, say they are really into this type of card themselves, or ar on a design team that wants this type of card, but actually have nobody to give them to afterwords?  Do you keep them in a box forever?  Do you give them to charities?  Do you box them up and give them as a boxed set gift to somebody?  Do you find some way to display them yourself – say in a picture frame or something?

The same goes for any other style of card of course.  What do all you crafters out there do with all the cards and other creations you make?  Do you manage to sell some cards.  I read online lately that somebody on the TV had quoted a really large price for a hand made card that had been personalised, and that she was actually getting that sort of money.  I didn’t manage to actually see what size and standard of card was involved, but I doubt whether it was of any better standard than some of the stunning creations I’ve seen online over the last year.

So then I got to thinking about whether those I’ve read sell their cards for £1, £1.50 or even £2.50, and still not getting sales, are under priceing their cards (I’m sure they can’t be covering the cost of everything they’ve used yet alone the cost of their time to make them), and does having the balls to charge £10 + for a card make those with no sense think that the card must be better in some way than a card that the maker is charging much less for?

Does the fact that some people just want to have the space and are practically giving their cards away for realy cheap prices make it harder for others to charge realistic prices for their creations?

For all my thinking I haven’t worked out the answer to any of the questions I’ve thought of while being incapacitated.  Anybody out there getting a steady stream of card sales for reasonable prices?

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CARDS:

I’ve got two cards to show you today.

Both were made using the same butterfly die – not quite sure which company’s die it was – that’s one big problem with not having the health or energy to blog soon after making cards – I just can’t remember exactly what I used to make my creations, or where I got the items from to link to them.  Thinking back to who they were for – these cards must have been made between Christmas and the New Year.

Both were also made using the same type of cardstock and backing paper – It was a paper with a wide variety of colours going across it and by cutting out of different areas I got a different affect.

I do remember that the two greetings dies came from Tattered Lace – because Tattered Lace are the only Welsh greetings dies I’ve got.

Babi Newydd – New Baby card

Babi Newydd 01 02 Babi Newydd 01 03

Penblwydd Hapus – Happy Birthday card

Penblwydd Hapus 02 01

Penblwydd Hapus 02 03

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