April 9, 2016

Baby Block Card

Hi all!

My sweet baby great-nephew is now over a week old and doing well! The newborn photo shoot has been completed and the Beckers are learning the rhythm of a family of 5.

Due to not knowing the gender of our newcomer, I hadn't worked on a card prior to Ezra's birth, but now have one ready for the post - I still need to pick up a gift card to include!

Have you ever made a block card? They really are quite easy to cut and assemble. The time consuming part is figuring out the embellishments!

For the base I used a piece of vintage 12x12 pre-embossed paper. I brought out my trusty brayer and Soft Sky ink pad to add color. Using a vintage alphabet set, I stamped the letters in Soft Sky onto Whisper White card stock, punched them out with my 1 1/4" square and mounted them on pieces of 1 3/8" square Marina Mist.

The punch art teddy used the following punches:
Body: 1 3/4"  and 1 1/4" circle
Head: large oval, retired small oval
Nose: 3/4" circle repunched with the retired small oval
Arms: retired small oval
Ears: 3/4" and 1/2" circle
Feet: 1" circle, heart from Itty Bitty punch pack
Heart: owl punch
Eyes: heart from the Itty Bitty punch pack - I cut it in half and shaped it a bit
I used Soft Suede and Crumb Cake card stock.

I think he looks like a happy little bear, don't you?

So we have a cute front, but what about the other side of this card?

For this side, I brought out my Something for Baby stamp set and coordinating framelits. My color combo included Soft Sky, Marina Mist, Whisper White, So Saffron and a few scraps of retired Certainly Celery. The numbers were created using the File Tab framelits. To top it off, I found some thick white baker's twine in my stash and used it to create a pom-pom.

I cut a piece of Whisper White to attach to the bottom of the card, stamped and signed it and attached it to the card. There's an opening on the side of the card where I can tuck in the gift card.

So, do you think my nephew and his wife will like this card? Leave a comment below - I'd love to hear your thoughts!

Thanks for stopping.


  1. Hi Sue, Love your sweet card and I'm sure it will be spotlighted for the original idea and for being so cute! You say it is a card but are the blocks 3D? I'm not sure I understand how you made them but I do love them but the bear takes the cake!! He is so cute! Thanks for sharing.

    1. Thank you for your comment Evelyn! The card is 3D, but folds down to fit a 5 x 7 envelope that I made with the envelope punch board. Here's a tutorial done by Dawn Griffith: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hkK9r2taoms

  2. Sue, Your card is adorable. I love the bear done with the punch art. I don't know if any new mom that wouldn't love this card.

    1. Thanks Pam, my niece did like it!

    2. Wow, Sue!! I didn't realize it was 3-D until I saw the back!! Just adorable!! Thanks for leaving the link to Dawn's directions in your comments. I mainly looked up your card because I love punch art, but the fold is something I'll have to try!

    3. Do give this a try Cheryl - it's so much fun!!!