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Handmade Baby Cards

Baby card making ideas - baby bear

Creating handmade baby cards is a very personal way to express your joy for a new baby and their parents.

In a world where everything seems digital and instant, making your own card is a unique gift.

It's the personal touch that's so hard to find these days.

From onesies, rattles, to tiny shoes, the world of baby-related things is full of cute motifs to decorate your card.  

So, have fun!

Grab your scissors and colourful papers. Let your imagination run wild as you create one-of-a-kind baby cards. They're sure to put a smile on everyone's face!

Colours for Your Baby Cards

The colour palette you choose can influence the look and feel of your card.

From playful primary colours to soft pastels there's an endless array to choose from.

Babies are fascinated by colours, and using a bright palette can capture their attention and stimulate their visual senses.

Imagine a baby card with a rainbow of colours!

Consider the gender of the baby. Traditionally, blue has been associated with boys, while pink has been associated with girls.

However, in recent years, more people are embracing gender-neutral colours, such as yellow, green, and lavender.  

These colours are a great option if you're unsure about the baby's gender or if you simply want to break away from traditional gender norms.

Bright and bold colours add a fun and playful touch to baby cards. Vibrant red, electric blue, and sunny orange create a cheerful and fun design.

Simple white creates an elegant design. You can add textures with embossed areas to create dimension and interest.

When choosing your colours consider the mood and style you want to achieve as this will influence your colour choices.

Hello Baby Digital Card Kit

Baby card making ideas - Hello Baby

If you're eager to start creating your baby cards but unsure where to begin check out my digital card making kit "Hello Baby".

It's easy to create with a kit. All you need is scissors, glue and inspiration!

All the cards on this page have been created with my digital card kit. The ephemera items were cut with my Brother Scan N'cut machine.

The only addition item I used were Anitas Straight Line Border Stickers from Amazon.  They are cheap to buy (£1.00), easy to use and add that extra something to your handmade cards.  For the price they are amazing!

Ideas for Handmade Baby Cards

Gender Colour Themed Cards - Design your baby card in pink or blue colour themes if you know the baby’s gender.

Handmade baby cards using boy gender colours

Stork Delivery Card - Design a card featuring a cute paper stork carrying a bundle.

You could add small details, such as clouds and a moon for an atmospheric night time effect as the stork flys through the sky carrying it's little bundle.

Balloons and Banners - Nothing screams celebration more than balloons and banners.  Add colourful balloons, banners, and confetti on your handmade baby cards.  You can hand-cut the shapes from patterned paper. Or, you can use stickers and embellishments.

Baby card making ideas - banners

Baby Hearts - Pretty baby hearts can be added to your cards either in the traditional red or in blue or pink.  Or just add one big heart or make a heart shaped card.

The heart card below used the Inlaid die cutting technique.

Baby card making ideas - baby heart

Baby Footprints - You can opt for realistic hand-drawn footprints. Or, you can use a stamp or cut out ephemera.

Baby card making ideas - baby footprints

Baby Clothes Line - Create a mini clothesline of baby essentials. Use small cutouts of onesies, bibs, socks, and diapers and glue them on a skinny ribbon across the front of your card.

Baby card making ideas - a washing line with baby items

Fingerprint Art Card - This is a fun idea that could also involve siblings in the card-making process. Use ink pads in baby-soft colours and guide little fingers to leave prints on the cards.  You can turn the fingerprints into cute animals, lady bugs or flowers.

Cute Animals - Who can resist the charm of adorable animals?  Add cute animals into your handmade baby cards from cuddly teddy bears to playful elephants.

Baby card making ideas - cute bunny

Baby Knick Knacks - Display a collection of baby items such as cut out a bib, building blocks, or a stroller out of coloured paper.

Here I have mounted the "knick Knacks" onto die cut squares.

Baby card making ideas - baby Items

Dreamy night sky theme - Add a touch of magic by incorporating a shooting star or a sleepy moon face. This enchanting theme will leave the parents and the baby feeling a sense of peace and wonder.

Scrapbook Card - Create a scrapbook-style card that includes sentimental mementos or memories, or design a Gate fold card with a surprise inside.

Baby Showers

If you're crafting for a baby shower, tailor your card design to match the theme of the shower.

This creates a coordinated look. It also offers a chance to play with unique designs and patterns, depending on the party theme.

Baby card making ideas - baby shower

Personalising your Baby Cards

Crafting your own baby card allows you to add personal touches. It gives you the flexibility to customise everything to your liking.

Think about a message that will resonates with the new parents. 

You can include an inside joke, a shared memory,  a snippet from a favourite song or film, or the baby's birth details. This will make the card even more memorable.

For those who like poetry, write a short poem or use a quote from a famous poet or author.

If you're more prose-prone, a personal note inside the card will make it extra special.

New parents will appreciate the effort you put into crafting a unique card. So, don't be surprised if the parents treasure your card as a keepsake.


Baby Quotes

Here's a list of baby quotes you might like to use in your card making or art journals...

  • "A baby is born with a need to be loved - and never outgrows it." - Frank A. Clark
  • "Every child begins the world anew, fresh and divine and beautiful." - Henry David Thoreau
  • "Every child born into the world is a new thought of God, an ever-fresh and radiant possibility." - Kate Douglas Wiggin
  • “Making the decision to have a child - it’s momentous. It is to decide forever to have your heart go walking outside your body.” - Elizabeth Stone
  • "Children are not things to be molded, but are people to be unfolded." - Jess Lair
  • "A baby is God's opinion that the world should go on." - Carl Sandburg
  • “Babies are such a nice way to start people.”- Don Herold
  • "Every baby born into the world is a finer one than the last." - Charles Dickens
  • "A baby fills a hole in your heart that you never knew was there." - Unknown
  • "Parenthood...It's about guiding the next generation and forgiving the last." - Peter Krause

And Finally....

You now have a bundle of fun and creative ideas for homemade baby cards.

I do hope these suggestions inspire you to create something special!

So, try your hand at creating DIY baby cards.


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