New Baby Congratulations Message Try-fold Card

Hello there and welcome to Renee’s Corner. Today’s card is for a new baby congratulations message. There are  so many interesting elements to it which I am sure you will like. So let’s go…

  • Type of project: Greeting card
  • Occasion: New Baby Congratulations Message
  • Style: Tri-fold Card
  • Techniques used: Paper folding, Stamping, Colouring, Die- cutting, Mix and Match Stamps, Ink Distressing
  • Decoration: Inked Stars, Yellow cardstock edging
  • Main colour: Yellow, Blue, Green and Gold
  • Equipment used: Sizzix Die cutting Machine


Its fun to Mix and Match your Stamps

The Stamps and Dies I used for this New Baby Congratulations card are from Art Impressions (AI). Because I have made a number of cards just using the” Welcome Little One” TryFold card stamps, I decided to combine it with the Garden Window stamps which are also from AI and I love how seamlessly they worked together.

With white card stock, I made the try-fold and stamped the window image on the front. Then I coloured it using Spectrum Noir Markers. Using the dies that come with the set, I cut the middle out to allow the curtains to show through.  Using a pencil I traced the inside of the cut out so I can place the curtains strategically.  I added the greeting “Welcome Little One” to the front. The image was stamped again on scrap paper and coloured again and I simply cut around the flowers and super imposed the image on the print in the front with double sided tape. This gave it a fuller look.

The next fold

On the next fold, I stamped the curtains and coloured them. The inside was also cut out to let the baby show through. I added the word “Congratulations” . For decoration I stencilled stars using Rangers Distress Inks in two colours.

Inside Fold

On the inside I placed the precious image of the Baby Boy which my customer requested.  I also coloured the imagevwith Spectrum noir and added stars with a stencil and distressed inks.

The Complete Look

One of the design ideas I had was to make the card into a house. So I added a roof to the front and mirrored it on the back. I edged everything with yellow card stock.