Baby 'Gender Reveal' Card - Girl or Boy?

by Joanne James7. July 2014 08:00

It's Monday and the start of a busy week for me, beginning with sports day for both James juniors today. So a nice early post is in order and today I'm sharing a card inspired by the colours over at Color Throwdown this week:

I thought these colour would make a fun baby card, but which way to go - girl or boy? In the end I decided to have some fun and use a little of both - take a look and see what I mean:

I decided to create a fun 'gender reveal' card that could be handed out to guests at a baby shower or similar, when the baby's gender has been kept a secret but it's time for the big reveal. I used Very Vanilla as my card base and created mats in Tempting Turquoise, Strawberry Slush and Very Vanilla, then punched 4 squares using my retired 1 1/4" square punch (you could cut these by hand), 2 blue and 2 pink, and attached one of the cute images from the 'Something for Baby' set, stamped in alternating pink and blue, and cut out with the co-ordinating framelits and mounted on dimensionals on the coloured squares. I then took one of the baby sentiments from the 'A Dozen Thoughts' stamp sets and partially inked it up so that the start of the sentiment was on the front, with the final 'reveal' on the inside. So what did I choose for my card - well, here's the inside where the truth is out:

I made mine for a little girl, adding in the leading dots and the exclamation mark with my Strawberry Slush marker pen. You could just as easily create a similar card with alternate wording for a boy - cute, eh?!

We are making a card similar to this one in my monthly card class which is being held this week, which is featuring lots of products from the new Stampin' Up! 2014-15 Annual Catalogue. If you live in Northampton and are interested in attending card, home decor or Project Life classes, do get in touch - new faces are always welcome!

Right, I'm off to avoid being attacked by a javelin or alternative sporting object! Back tomorrow with another project; until then, happy stampin'!

 

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Sherrie M.
Sherrie M. United States
7/7/2014 3:12:47 PM #

Such a great idea Joanne! What a cute card. Gender reveal parties are all the rage now so your cards are right on point.

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Joanne James
Joanne James
7/7/2014 9:23:24 PM #

Thanks Sherrie - glad you like my fun take on the colour challenge!

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Tammy Hershberger
Tammy HershbergerUnited States
7/7/2014 6:54:26 PM #

Super cute... great idea to make a baby card with these colors!  Thanks for joining us for the Throwdown.

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Joanne James
Joanne James
7/7/2014 9:33:40 PM #

Glad you like my card Tammy - not quite what you might expect with these colours, since it's not often 'pink or blue' becomes 'pink and blue', but I like the result!

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Pauline A
Pauline AUnited Kingdom
7/7/2014 10:22:05 PM #

Joanne, this is so cute, love it x

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Joanne James
Joanne James
7/8/2014 10:55:00 PM #

Thanks Pauline - glad you like it! xx

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Leonie
LeonieAustralia
7/8/2014 4:57:20 AM #

Fabulous idea, I love it.
Those colours work very well together.

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Joanne James
Joanne James
7/8/2014 10:55:48 PM #

Thanks Leonie - I liked these colours together too and thought them perfect for a bright baby card, a nice change from traditional pastels!

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Joan Ervin
Joan ErvinUnited States
7/8/2014 5:49:52 AM #

This is sooo cute...what a precious baby card!!!!! All the little stamped images are absolutely adorable!!! Thanks for joining us for the Color Throwdown Challenge!!!!

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Joanne James
Joanne James
7/8/2014 11:07:34 PM #

So nice of you to say Joan - so glad you like my fun baby card, loved the colour palette this week!

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