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Friday, July 22, 2011

E is for EMERSON... Baby Paper Bag Card

Here is the 
Paper Bag Baby Card 
I made for my friend, JD (see her blog HERE), 
who is a former Design Team member 
on my Challenge blog, Paper Playtime.

 Bottom Flap:
Poem reads:  A cute little baby boy, To cuddle & squeeze, To pamper & play with, And bounce on your knees.

Poem reads: A baby's one thing the whole world adores, The best part of all is Emerson's all your's!

Pull out TAG: 

*Fibers & Ribbons on tag from stash.

Card base is actually a *YELLOW PAPER BAG that came in a pack of 12 from Michael's. The paper bag dimensions are 4 5/8" x 2 7/8" x 8 5/8".

I folded the bag in half so that the opening (top) was on the left.
The bottom flap is on the right and folds back & forth for an extra fun fold on this "card".

All solid papers from Walmart's cardstock packs.
All pattern papers from DCWV "Baby Boy Stack" (1/2 the stack has glittered sheets.).

*Buttons & hemp from stash.

The 2 poems were Googled, customized, and printed on white cardstock from Walmart.
I used my software "PrintMaster" to open up a Business Card document for the correct printing size.  
I printed the poem using Minya Nouvelle @ 12 pts. 
Both of the digi art cliparts are from DJ Inkers (I love their digis / clip art!).
The poems measure 3 1/2" x 2". Perfect for this size Paper Bag Card sections.

Everything is inked around the edges with ColorBox chalk ink.

3 BIRDS ON PARADE Cricut cartridge

Baby Bird page 32 cut @ 4"
(on keypad overlay Row 1, Column 5)

"Simple Adorable" phrase page 32 cut @ 2" with Shadow Feature
(on keypad overlay Row 1, Column 5)

" E " page 40 cut @ 2" with Shadow Feature
(on keypad overlay Row 2, Column 3)

*LACY LABELS Cricut cartridge

"Scallop 3" cut @ 4 1/2" with Shadow Feature
on keypad overlay Row 5, Column 4)

Measurements of mats on Paper Bag Card sections:
2 1/2" x 4 pattern cardstock
2 3/4" x 4 1/4" brown cardstock

3/4" x 4" pattern cardstock
1" x 4 1/4" brown cardstock

Bottom Flap:
2 1/4" x 4" pattern cardstock
2 1/2" x 4 1/4" brown cardstock

3/4" x 4" pattern cardstock
1" x 4 1/4" brown cardstock

2 1/2" x 4" pattern cardstock
2 3/4" x 4 1/4" brown cardstock

3 7/8" x 4" pattern cardstock
4 1/8" x 4 1/4" brown cardstock

These are fun!  If you haven't given it a try yet, go make one right now! 
:) Janis


  1. that is soooooo cute. I love it. I only wish that I had someone having a baby to make it for. Thanks for sharing.

  2. Great card!! I love the colors! I really have to try your paper bag cards! :)

    hugs, Cheryl

  3. Janis,When I seen this Card,I thought that's Cute. Then I seen that little baby Bird!!!! Oh,My Goodness he is Adorable!!!!! I need that Cartridge. Thanks for Sharing! :0)

  4. I so love this card!! You need to do a video tutorial on how to make your paper bag cards!! Hint Hint!!


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