“Hello Baby” Card

A handmade, personalised card is always extra special to receive and to treasure especially for a new baby. 

Skill Level

BEGINNER

Time to Make

90 minutes plus drying time for glue and paint.

Adult Supervision Needed

Yes

How to Make

  1. Cut a piece of pale yellow board card 18cms x 25cms using a craft knife.
  2. On the wrong side of the card lightly draw the centre line (12.5cms in from edge) with a pencil. Draw 2 more lines 6.25cms from each edge. Score the 2 lines then fold into and line up with the centreline. Rub out the pencil on the scored and central lines.
  3. On each folded panel, in pencil draw a 0.5cm border all around. Using a red felt pen go over the pencil lines.
  4. Using the green pearlised card cut a strip 3.5cm x 15cms and divide into 5, 3cm squares. With the pastel green felt cut a strip 3.5cm x 12cms and divide into 4, 3cm squares. These are the blocks. Corner punch each corner.
  5. Layout the blocks on the card panels – 5 on the left and 4 on the right, evenly. Stick down with glue stick for the card and super tacky glue for the glue.
  6. Mix the red metallic paint with a little of the silver in a paint tray. Paint the wooden letters for the blocks and name and allow to dry. Apply a second coat if needed.
  7. Stick the letters onto the blocks using the super tacky glue.
  8. Using patterned paper cut out 2 big hearts and 2 small hearts. These will make the butterfly wings. On the top right of the centre panel draw a small oblong for the body of the butterfly and then 2 antennae on top.
  9. Stick down the big hearts first aligning with the body then, the small ones below overlapping the big hearts a little.
  10. Open up the card and position the letters of the name centrally going down the card. Glue down and allow to dry.

Top Tip

You can adapt this card to suit gender by simply changing the colours on the lettering, blocks or main card. You could even replace the butterfly for a teddy bear.

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