Tuesday, January 5, 2010

Help Me Please!

Okay, I made these baby cards because there are a few challenges out there for "new beginnings" and I'm making some cards for a friend of mine and wanted to include new baby cards since she has some friends who might be having babies in the next year or so AND I got the Stretch Your Imagination cartridge for Christmas and noticed there was a baby die cut and I wanted to give that a try. Here's my problem and why I need your help...my babies look weird. What can I do to make them look better? Do you cut them on blackout and then just draw a face on? How do I make them look more "real" or at least not so weird! I'm entering them into several challenges even though I'm not particularly happy with the cards, hoping that many people will see them and offer suggestions. Thank you for your input/comments/criticism. I appreciate all of it.
For a Baby Boy:
For a Baby Girl:
I used paper scraps for both of these cards and some new ribbon I found in the big box of goodies that Alison sent me! Thanks Alison!
Cupcake Craft Challenge: new baby
Secret Crafter: new beginnings
Papertake Weekly: new beginnings
Pollycraft: Winter Birthday


  1. Lori, I honestly think the babies are adorable as they are. I'm afraid that if I tried to draw a face on them they would probably look like baby clowns or baby Jokers or something..... scary thought. :)
    Anyhoo, LOVE the ribbons, especially the purple one!
    Both are beautiful cards!


  2. What cute cards. I love the adorable babies and I think they look fine. Gorgeous colour schemes. Thanks for joining us at cupcake craft challenge this week. Hugs, Denise x

  3. Lori..I think they are way cute too.. If I were going to 'add' anything.. i would maybe add some buttons or puffy paint for buttons.. maybe chalk the outline of the baby really light with a light brown chalk.. maybe a little pink (very little ) for the cheeks.. if you don't have any you can use your own eye shadow or blush.. i would also take a very light brown and draw a few little lines for hair and then chalk over it... I would just try to add a few 3d elements that's what makes things come to life.. don't be afraid to add on top of things.. when I am creating a card.. I always think.. Okay what can I change from the "norm" or the way "they" wanted this to look.. and that my friend is how some of the best creations happen :) Hope this helped.. :) I still think they are way cute :) :) hugs

  4. Lori, I think they are adorable just the way they are!!!

  5. I love them just the way they are too!! I actually got that same cartridge for Christmas too LOL. LOVING the ribbon bows :)

  6. Hi Lori aww they are adorable, I love the cute babies and that gorgeous ribbon, thanks for joining us at PTW hugS Jill xx

  7. Awwww..these are sooo cute!
    Thanks for joining us at the SCSC!
    Helen x

  8. Cute cards :-) Have a nice day :-)

  9. Lori, I like your cards they are great...
    I think I would add just a little chalk
    to highlight their faces...

  10. I don't think they look wierd, I really like them. the only thing I would add feature wise would be a spot of chalk for the cheeks -but I'm rubbish with it so don't take my advise!!

    Fab to see you at Cupcake Crafts

  11. okk first wat the heck is a giraffe card? theres like noo suchh thingg as a giraffe card!! i take my giraffes serously i amm 9 (turning 10 this year) and i luvv giraffes!! youu gott mee scareed tht somthing happened to a giraffe and youu needed help andd you put tht on giraffe.com andd soo i camee too yur website and it was just baby cards!and you sed youu needed help with a puple on when you need helpp onn a bluee onee 2!!!!!!!!! like really i am srry but yeaaaaaa and i knoww youu dnt even knoww mee but when i see some thing about giraffes i acctully look at it i like knoww every thing about the animal giraffes there my favv animalss and i am not talkingg about yur baby cards i am talking about myy FAVORITE animal....please wright back i really take my (ANIMAL!!!!!)giraffess serouslyy.....soo please wright bckk no harmm=)

  12. Two gorgeous cards. Thanks for joining us at CCC.

    Liza x

  13. Aww, so sweet!
    Thanks so much for joining in the fun at the Pollycraft Monday Challenge :0)
    Love Becky xx

  14. Gorgeous baby cards, sweet images and colours.

  15. Awww these is are so adorable Lori. Love the ribbon and large bow detail.

    Thanks for joining as at Pollycraft challenges.


    Joanne xx

  16. Beautiful baby cards for our challenge at Cupcake, SCSC & PTW this week, thanks for playing along with us :) Donna x

  17. Aw super cute cards, love the colours and the ribbon looks fab.
    Thanks for joining us at Pollycraft & good luck.
    Hugs Emma x