Monday, March 17, 2014

Baby Rattle Welcome

I  wanted to make a baby card for a young couple who recently had a baby girl - they are not 'pink and frilly folk' when it comes to their daughter(s), so this unconventionally coloured, rattle shaped card was the result.

I CASE'd this card made by my bloggy  friend Bridget - she was pleased when I asked if I could copy the concept.

The image is one from Clearly Vintage that I sized to fit, printed and cut with a Spellbinders Oval die.  It was mounted onto a Floral Oval Spellbinders die cut that I had sponged with Victorian Velvet distress ink.

The bow was tied onto the shank of the rattle - it is a double sided ribbon, but I managed to get it to do what I wanted and keep the pink side outermost throughout.

The base of the card is cur from the second smallest die in the floral ovals set, and sponged with the same ink.

This is the card opened - I cut a pair of ovals with one edge just inside the die to form a hinge.  The handle of the rattle was gently curved using a saucer for a guide, and then sponged.

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May your day be blessed


  1. WOW, such a beautiful babycard!
    Thanks for joining us at Card and Scrap.
    Hugs, Gunn:)

  2. WOW what a lovely card Maxine - I remember seeing the original one by Bridget and you have CASed it beautifully but made it your own. LOve the image too! Well done my friend! :)

  3. Stunning idea Maxine. It is a really special card that's for sure.

  4. Not sure if my comments went on Maxine so will do it again.
    I think your baby rattle is fabulous. I love the shading around the frames and the vintage photo is gorgeous.
    Hugs maz

  5. Beautiful. Thank you for sharing it with me!

  6. Wow! I love this original and lovely card! What a great idea . Thanks for joining us at Hobbycutz Challenges this week.

  7. What a beautiful baby card. Thanks for playing along with us at OSAAT Challenges. Have a wonderful day and good luck! Hugs, Sujin

  8. A wonderful card, beautifully made. I bet they love it. Thanks for joining us at OSAAT. Hazel x

  9. All of the comments above and GORGEOUS! If this was not made for someone in particular I would tell you to frame it and hang it where everyone could see and admire it. It is a masterpiece.


  10. Wow! What a great job you did on this one...It is truly a keepsake card! I'm sure that they will love it.

  11. You have the best ideas, This is such an original and a beautiful work of art and I thank God you've shared your talent with us this week at Word Art Wednesday. Blessings, Carole

  12. This is so clever and such a lovely card for the young couple. Love the vintage image. Thanks for joining us at Sugar Creek Hollow.

  13. What an amazing card. Love the vintage look of it...and the rattle shape too. I'm sure the recipients will love the card.

    Thanks for playing along with us this week at One Stitch at a Time. Good luck.

    Lynn, OSAAT DT

  14. How fun is this- I know this will be CASE'd as more people see it- so fun! Now, I bet this ends up in a baby book!!! Awesome Maxine!

  15. Beautiful! Thanks for sharing with us at Digi Galore xx Stacey S xx

  16. It's gorgeous, love the vintage image!
    Thanks so much for playing along in my March wordplay saturday challenge.

  17. Such a wonderful creation with great colors. Thanks for joining us at Word Art Wednesday at our last week's Challenge. Hope you join us again this week. Leaving you with some inspiration from Psalm 120:1 which says, "I call on the LORD in my distress, and He answers me." Hugs and blessings...

    JO ANN

  18. So very sweet Rattle ! Thank you for joining us at Card and scrap.
    Hjørdis DT

  19. Wow, what a sweet card. Great idea! Thank you so much for joining OSAAT this week. Hope to see you again! ~Anne Lise ~

  20. A perfect card for a new little one whose parents will be delighted to receive your beautiful card. Thank you for joining us at OSAAT. Jennie x

  21. What an innovative use of the dies, Maxine! An unusual and very pretty card.


  22. this is beautiful
    Thanks for joining us this month over at LEJ Designs challenge blog.
    Good Luck with the challenge
    Marie (DT for LEJ Designs)

  23. what a very special keepsake..thanks for joining us at DigiGalore.


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