Saturday, March 9, 2013

Diaper Pin Card

Hi you all, and welcome to my blog. Today I'm the designer over at Card A Day Blog for the final day of the baby theme. Ever in a hurry and need a card quickly, you know those times when you totally forgot about a function that your suppose to attend till it pops up on your calendar. Below is a card for that situation:

If you have a Cricut, come along and see how I made this adorable baby gift card

The trick with using the Wild Card cartridge when you want the matching envelope is to make the envelope first.
You load the paper you want to use for the envelope and choose “set paper size”.
I used light yellow paper in 12 X 12 size. Then, I choose the special “fit to page” option. This calculates and cuts the largest possible envelope for this size paper.
When you hit the “cut” button, watch the display closely to see the size. It will only show once, and it’s quick! In this case, it was 5″. This is now the size you must manually program for everything on this card.

The envelope has a cute little peek-a-boo diaper pin on the flap, and I am going to add a yellow liner that will show through when the flap is closed. I added my paper and selected the “liner” option at 5″. Sure enough, it fits right in and looks as cute as I had hoped.
Now, onto the card…

Make The Diaper Pin Shaped Baby Gift Card
Again choosing 5″, I cut the card out of yellow cardstock.
Once the card is folded, it’s obvious the top part (the actual pin part) is kind of flimsy and needs a backing. Fortunately, Cricut has thought of this and created the “blackout” feature — which means it will be the exact same size as the original object.
A liner, like I cut for the envelope, will be slightly smaller than the object — since it is designed to fit inside the object. So I used white cardstock to create a blackout copy of my card. I only needed the top section (to cover the diaper pin part), so I cut it in half. It fits perfectly and provides the stability the card needs.
The “liner” feature also has an option for detail on the pin closure, so I used purple patterned paper with with baby theme items on it. It fits right over the head of the pin. I used the Hannah Montana cartridge to cut B-A-B-Y in the base font at 1″.

For the inside of the card, I used the “Baby Blessings” phrase from Wild Card on page 76. Since this phrase is not directly connected to the diaper pin card, I have to choose the size I want. 5″ won’t necessarily work. So I selected “real dial size” and then 2″. And my phrase is exactly 2″!

This is a really cute card for a baby gift, and if it is for after the baby is born you could personalize it with the Baby's name.
Thanks for stopping by and seeing the view from my little corner of the world.....


  1. That is just too cute, Tina. Thanks for sharing...:-)

  2. What a cute idea! Have never seen a card like this it!!