Sentimental Saturday – Baby Girl Card



Hi! Brenda here from Random Thoughts of a Scrapbooker. For today’s Sentimental Saturday post, I’ve made a baby girl card in anticipation of the birth of my granddaughter.

This is an A2 size card and measures 4 1/4″ x 5 1/2″. The base was cut from an 8 1/2″ x 11″ ivory cardstock. I cut the cardstock in half, which gives me two bases. The pink layer is cut at 4″ x 5 1/4″. The background behind the stork was cut at 4″ using the oblong and shadow cuts on the Elegant Edges cartridge (page 33). The patterned paper was something I had in my stash. Baby Girl phrase and shadow were cut using the Tiny Treasurers cartridge (page 68). I then used pink glitter on the baby girl phrase to help it pop more. The stork and baby were cut at 3 1/2″ using the Tiny Treasures cartridge (pages 54 and 55).

Here is a screenshot of my Gypsy showing the stork and baby cuts, as well as a picture of my papers on my Cricut mat.


I completed the front of the card with four pink buttons from a Cute As A Button kit I bought from HSN. I also added Queen and Co. twine to the top of the blanket.

For the inside of the card, I cut the pink cardstock at 3 1/4″ x 4 1/2″, the patterned paper cut at 2 3/4″ x 4″ and the white cardstock at 2 1/4″ x 3 1/2″. I added a Queen and Co. heart gem. The sentiment is from the Close To My Heart New Arrival stamp set.

All solid cardstock is Recollections cardstock.

I hope you like my baby girl card. Please visit my blog at to see more of my projects. I’d love to have you visit.

Designed by:  Brenda Halstead

Cricut Machine and Tools:  Expression 2 Anniversary Edition and Gypsy

Cricut Cartridges:  Tiny Treasures and Elegant Edges

Other Supplies: Queen and Co. twine, Queen and Co. heart gem


My Photogenic Nephew

This layout is of my nephew when he was 2 years old.

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I am way behind in my scrapbooking because I only started this hobby about 3 years ago. My oldest is now 35, my daughter is 25, and my nephew and niece are both nearly 20 so I have a lot of catching up to do.

This shouldn’t be a problem because I have plenty of supplies and enjoy this hobby immensely!

For this layout, I cut rectangles and distressed all the edges. Then I turned down two corners and held them in place with brads from my stash.

The camera is a MFT die.

I cut the word “My” in the title with the Type Candy cartridge, joining the letters together in Cricut Craft Room. The word “nephew” was cut with the Tiny Treasures cartridge. I used some Making Memories felt letters for the word “photogenic”.

I stitched around the edges of the layout with some straight and zig zag stitches.

Below is a video that describes the layout in detail:

Here is a cartridge review video on the Tiny Treasures cartridge:

Designed by: Karin Adamczyk
Cricut Machines & Tools Used: Cricut Mini, Cricut Craft Room, sewing machine
Cricut Cartridges Used: Type Candy, Tiny Treasures
Other Supplies Used: Lime Twist collection by My Minds Eye, decorative brads, button, twine and vellum