Celebrate baby’s first Christmas with Dorothy Wood’s adorable festive cards for little ones
Ideas for baby’s first Christmas cards
1 Score lines on a 140x320mm piece of white card at 40, 80 and 200mm. Fold to create a stepper base. Cover the front with a 130x116 piece of blue patterned paper and the step with a 130x38mm piece of floral paper. Add a 140x20mm piece of patterned paper strip across the top. 2 Stamp the image onto white card in grey. Colour using watercolour pencils and blend with a waterbrush. Trim and attach to the step as shown. 3 Cut patterned paper triangles and ink the edges in blue. Attach green cord across the top of the base and position the triangles, as shown. Draw ‘1st’ onto white card, colour, trim and attach. 4 Stamp a sentiment and trim. Ink edges in blue, layer onto purple patterned paper and attach to base with sticky fixers. Punch white snowflakes and attach to base. Add clear glitter glue to finish.
Cute as a button
1 Attach a 100x80mm piece of berry paper to the bottom of a 105x150mm Kraft base. Add a 105x10mm strip of red patterned paper across the centre, then wrap green cord along the bottom of the strip. 2 Stamp a sentiment onto green patterned paper and trim. Layer onto berry paper and red patterned paper, and attach as shown. Add a red button. Using the template on p88, cut out a stocking in green patterned paper and white card. Assemble as shown. 3 Die-cut a head and body from pale pink card, a jacket and hat from red patterned paper, a fur rim and pompom from white card, and a scarf from green patterned paper. Assemble as shown and attach to the top of the stocking. 4 Die-cut a red patterned paper ‘2018’ and attach to the stocking. Stamp a sentiment underneath in black as shown. Attach a green cord loop to the top of hat and attach the stocking to the base with sticky fixers. Apply clear glitter glue to the stocking and hat to finish.
1 Draw a semi-circle onto a 150x105mm grey pearlescent base card and cut along the line to create a rocker base as shown. 2 Die-cut 110mm scalloped circles from grey star paper and grey pearlescent card. Cut one scalloped circle in half and attach to the bottom of the other. Add a 90mm scalloped circle die-cut from wood-effect paper on top and attach to the base. 3 Die-cut a rocking horse from blue patterned paper and grey patterned paper. Trim details from the grey die-cut and add to the blue die-cut as shown. Attach to a 70mm circle grey pearlescent card die-cut and add to the centre of the base with sticky fixers. 4 Die-cut trees and parcels from blue and grey patterned paper. Layer and add to the base as shown. Print a sentiment onto white card, layer onto blue patterned paper and attach to base with sticky fixers. Add dashed lines to sentiment and wood-effect scalloped circle with a brown fineline pen to finish.