Monday, November 22, 2010

Winnie The Pooh New Baby Card

This week we are celebrating the arrival of the newest member of our family. We wanted to send a card to the new parents expressing our heartfelt congratulations. Since Melissa loves Winnie The Pooh I decided to use him as theme for the card.

Directions for Winnie The Pooh Baby Card:

Cricut Pooh and Friends Cartridge
Cuttlebug Swiss Dots Embossing Folder
Yellow, red, black, blue, white, peach and parchment card stock
Blue patterned ribbon
Martha Stewart Doily Border Punch
Martha Stewart Flocking Powder-blue
My Minds Eye Home Glitter Stack-blue dotted paper
Spellbinders Nestabilities Lables Nine
Tim Holtz Tea Dye Distress Ink
Greeting Card Program

1. Use the parchment card stock and agreeting card program to print the verse on the inside of the card. Use the Half-fold card option.

2. Cut out the largest Spellbinders Label out of the blue dotted paper using either the Sizzix, Cuttlebug or similar die cutting machine. Distress the edges of the label with the tea dye distress ink.

3. Using the Cricut Pooh and Friends cartridge. Cut the sleeping Winnie The Pooh (Pooh 4) at 1 1/2 inches out of black card stock. Press the Layers 1 and 2 key and cut Pooh's body out of yellow card stock. Press the Layers 1 and 2 and the Shift keys and cut Pooh's shirt out of red card stock. Press the Layers 3 and 4 key and cut Pooh's night cap out of blue card stock. Press the Layers 3 and 4 and Shift keys and cut the hat's tassel out of white card stock. Load yellow card stock into the Cricut and set the size dial to 1 inch then press the Icon and Shift keys to cut the stars. Assemble Pooh. Cover Pooh's night cap with glue. Sprinkle blue flocking powder over the entire surface of the night cap and shake off the excess. Set aside to dry.

4. Cut a piece of peach card stock approximately 4 1/4 inches wide by 5 3/4 inches long and emboss using the Cuttlebug Swiss Dots embossing folder. Lightly sand the raised dots to highlight them.

5. Cut a piece of blue dotted paper approximately 1/4 inch larger (on all sides) than the dimensions of the embossed peach card stock. Glue the embossed peach card stock on top of the blue dotted paper.

6. Glue Pooh to the blue dotted label. Glue the blue dotted label to the embossed peach card stock. Position the three stars just above the top of the label and glue in place.

7. Cut two small pieces of blue print ribbon and place them diagonally across the upper left and lower right corners of the layered card panel. Glue them in place. Tie a small bow and glue it to the ribbon in the upper left corner.

8. Center the layered card panel on the front of the half-fold card.

9. Punch a border out of parchment card stock using the Martha Stewart Doily Punch. Glue the doily border just under the right edge of the card.

10. Dip a small sponge in the tea dye distress ink and dab the ink randomly over the parchment card stock portion of the card. Highlight the edges of the doily border with the tea dye distress ink. Lightly apply smoky blue chalk to the tea dye distressed card. Use blue chalk to shade the area under Pooh. Highlight Pooh's back, arms and legs with a light orange chalk.