I used a variety of papers from the Vintage Baby collection (Die Cuts, Die Cuts-bs, Ephemera, Expecting, Our Little Miracle and Flowers for Mom), I also did a little fussy cutting from Vintage Spring Basics (5th of May) and Coffee In the Arbour (Butterflies are Free).
The bottom part of the card has an area for you to write in your own personal thoughts. I added some fussy cut blossoms attached with foam adhesive dots so that the window part of the card has something to prop against.
Here is a picture of the card with it's folded shut. To make the card I cut out the framed baby design from the Vintage Baby Ephemera paper, also cutting out the area behind the baby inside the frame with an exacto-knife. I then laid the card cut out on the brown gingham paper (backside of the Die Cuts paper) and cut a piece slightly larger in wide to the frame piece...and kept the length of the strip the full 12 inches. I then cut a second piece of the gingham paper to frame the baby frame piece, making sure there is about a 1/4 inch edge. I then made a fold crease in the long strip at the 6" mark and at the 3" mark. I cut out the center of the upper part of the 6" rectangle and also out of the matting piece I cut for behind the baby frame.
I then put the card together by attaching the gingham matting paper to the upper 3" of the long card strip and then sandwiching the transparent plastic piece between the matting and the actual baby frame piece. Now you have a cute peek-a-boo window on your easel card. The last steps are just adding a few decorations. I cut out a second baby image from another piece of the Ephemera paper and added it with foam pop dots, I thought it gave the card that extra pop. I also fussy cut some flowers from the Vintage Spring Basics paper and butterflies from the Coffee In the Garden collection and added them as decorations to my card front. A few seed beads for my flower centers and bingo, your unique baby card is done! The cool thing? Maja also has a beautiful baby boy framed image in this collection so you can make the card for either sex.
It's hard to show in a photo the effect of the see through window so I thought I'd post an extra pic from the other angle, but believe me, in real life the effect is quite striking. I had a lot of fun creating this special baby card and think you'd enjoy it too!
Don't know where to find Maja Design papers in North America? An awesome source is The Scrapbook Diaries.
I based this card on this months Moodboard challenge at Maja Design, I chose to work with the pinks and browns....here is a pic of the Moodboard for February....
You can win a wonderful Maja Design paper collection if you play along using this months board as your inspiration for your project using Maja Design papers. The winner is announced on the last Monday of every month.....This month that would be Monday February 29th....so you still have time to play and possibly win a lovely Maja prize! You can find the challenge rule HERE.
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