A few months ago, one of our nieces had twins. She had sent the sweetest little pictures that I had fully intended to make into a card for her earlier. I wanted her to be able to remove the photo and attach it to the fridge if she'd like, so I created a little vellum pocket card. These would make great birth announcements for a few special people if you have a family birth coming up!
I started with a regular A-2 card base with a horizontal orientation, and a mat layer from the Bitty Baby Blessings patterned paper (1). I used a strip from the same paper pack to create an animal ribbon, and I stamped the baby carriage from Bitty Baby Blessings on a small pattern for paper piecing the main image. For the vellum layer, I used my Spellbinders Nestability Classic Scalloped Rectangle die to cut and emboss, and a plain rectangle die to cut the small dotted layer. I sewed the small dots to the vellum. Note: if you do not sew on cards, you can create a vellum pocket that is about 1/2" larger than you want on three of the four sides, then score and fold 1/2" under on those three sides. You would then use a super sticky tape on the little 1/2" fold-under to attach the pocket to the card front.
Next (2) I cut a patterned daisy layer using a smaller sized classic rectangle Nestability die and matted that layer in PaperTrey's Summer Sunshine cardstock. I trimmed my photo and stitched it in place. If these were birth announcements, the back of the Summer Sunshine layer would be a great place to attach the babies' vital statistics. I used a Stampin' Up pewter hardware piece at the top of the photo layer, with Lemon Tart stitched grosgrain and a Foof-a-La button. On the vellum pocket, I used a 1" circle punch to clip out a notch for the hardware to rest in.
Here is a finished view of the card front with the photo in its pocket. For mailing, the ribbon and button fold down easily. I used Copic markers in E00 for the twins' faces, and w-1 for a faint shadow to ground the wheels on the baby carriage. The "Double the Love" tag is a Spellbinders Labels Trio die that has been trimmed on one end. I used a silver paint pen to edge the oval and to color the center of the carriage wheels.
If you want the picture to be magnetic, you could adhere a sheet of magnetic ink jet paper to the back of the Summer Sunshine layer. Thanks for visiting today!