Oh BABY! It’s Shaping Up!

Hello friends!  Hope that you’ve enjoyed a fantastic weekend whatever it was you were doing!  It’s been SO freezing over my way and I’ve been covering up with electric blankets!  Brr!

Today I’d like to share with you a couple of shaped baby cards made with a newly released and adorable Pairables set from Digi Doodle Studios along with a few other fun products from their store…


Check out these shaped baby style cards I made with these ADORABLE little baby images from the Precious Babies Pairables set!  You may remember not too long ago the other baby card I made on THIS POST with the other new set called Little Ones Pairables.  (I’ve mainly used the “Precious Babies” set for these cards, but I did take the sentiment from the “Little Ones” set to use on the Baby Boy Bib card.)


I wanted to share a close-up look at the coloring I’ve done with these two sweet little baby images.  I’ve used Copic markers to color them with and then just used a white gel pen for hightlights on the cheeks as well as creating polka-dots for the baby girl’s dress on the yellow portions.

It’s hard to tell in the photos, but I covered the baby bottle with a glitter brush pen.

The baby girl was cut out with a circle die and layered over another die cut scallop circle from pink cardstock.  I’ve used my scissors to fussy cut out the baby boy and pop him over the design with foam dots.


For this baby onsie shaped design, it’s actually REALLY simple to do!  It’s just a matter of measuring in, cutting and then circle die-cutting where you need to put the neck hole and leg holes is all!  It is a standard sized A2 top folding card and will easily fit inside a standard A2 sized envelope for mailing which I love!

The pink gingham paper that covers the entire front panel of this card comes from the Digi Doodle Studios Bundles of Joy Digi Paper Pack.

I’ve used the same ribbon for behind the circle panel as well as for the “ruffles” around the neck area.  I just folded up the ribbon to give it that look and attached it along the neck hole line.  I’ve attached a couple of pink ribbon bows on each side as well.

For the arm and leg hole areas, I’ve just used scallop style die cuts and sized them over the ‘openings’ and trimmed them down to fit.

I’ve taken the printed out sentiment from this same Pairables set and trimmed it down to attach along the side of the onsie, used some foam tape to pop up the baby girl image panel and added some pearls to the bottom of the onsie card.


For this baby boy bib card, it’s just as simple!  You could use ANY circle die cut you have, but I didn’t happen to have a size that I was looking for, so this scallop circle design was cut from my Cricut machine.  It cut out the light blue and the dark blue layer behind it.  I ended up cutting out an additional dark blue panel to create my full shaped card design.  (This card measures exact size as above for regular A2 sized envelopes!)

The next step was using a circle die to die cut through all of these scallop circle layers for the neck opening on the bib.  I’ve used a score board to score a line on the top layer only (as the bottom was the back/inside of the card and didn’t need score lines.) and added the ribbon before securing the top two ends (behind the buttons) to the back of the card panel so that it opens like a regular top folding card.  (I also added an additional light blue circle panel to the inside for a message.)  The ribbon is secure and doesn’t interfere with the opening of the card.

I’ve used another circle die to cut a piece of paper from the Digi Doodle Studios Baby boy Digi Paper pack.  Obviously this was also cut out for the bib neck line as well.  I tied a bow with white twine on the buttons before gluing them down on the top ends of the bib.  I printed out the sentiment from the DDS Little Ones set and cut it out with the same circle die that I’ve used for the papers and trimmed it down into a strip and added another dark blue layer behind that to attach to the front of the bib.  I popped up the baby boy and the wood block with foam dots over the card and added some blue pearls along the side.

**These cards were really fun to decorate and not really that hard to create!  If you need to see a video on the steps to recreate, just leave me a comment below!  Speaking of video, I will have a couple of them coming soon for some interactive fun…so stay tuned!

Thanks so much for joining me here today and I’ll see you again soon!

Here are the Digi Doodle Studio products I’ve used on my projects today, please click on photos below to view/purchase in the store:





Challenges I’d like to enter:

  1.  Daring Cardmakers – Something ‘NEW’
  2. Arty Divas – Anything Goes #13
  3. Through the Craft Room Door – Anything Goes
  4. A Bit More Time to Craft – Anything Goes
  5. The Creative Crafters – Anything Goes
  6. Cute Card Thursday – What’s New?
  7. As You Like It – Anything Goes

22 thoughts on “Oh BABY! It’s Shaping Up!

  1. You are so remarkable, Vicki! This beyond-darling keepsakes are the sweetest baby cards I’ve every seen! And look at the TWO tiny buttons on the bib EACH with their own tee-tiny bow. The lovely pleated lace-ribbon on your onesie is a labor of love. SO SO SO GORGEOUS, and these will be deeply appreciated. hugs, de


  2. You’ve cranked the precious value up to a thousand, Vicki!! What amazing creations to welcome Baby!!! Masterful work!


  3. Vicki, you have done such a beautiful job creating these two cards. The images are darling and colored up to perfection. All your details are so gorgeous. These keepsake cards would be going straight to the baby book as a treasure forever. Awersome cards.



  4. What darling of cards both of them. Loving the shapes and what amazing and fabulous designs. Great Digi’s and great cards Viki….Stay warm and cosy x.


  5. Your baby cards are both adorable, and I love the onesie with the cute bows znc ribbon! The blue bib is such fun, what a great pair of baby cards sure to bring smiles to some lucky parents!


  6. Wow! you never cease to amaze me! These two cards are so adorable I can’t wipe the smile off my face!! I love them both equally!! and as usual, your coloring skills are second to none! Tremendous work my friend!!


  7. OMGoodness, Vicki, I’ve never seen anything so adorable as these two cards! I love every single thing you did to embellish them from the ribbon flounce on the onesie to the border on the bib. Fabulous paper choices and perfect pinks/blues for boy and girl. Love, love, LOVE them!


  8. Oh my goodness, these are too cute! Love the shaped cards and the wonderful coloring! It is freezing here too, I am under my blanket right now!


  9. These are simply darling – both the girl and the boy. #1 the coloring is fantastic, #2 -design is awesome, #3 all the little extra eye candy is pleasing, #4 great tips on how to make the bib and onesie. I could go on and on – what awesome keepsakes.


  10. So cute! What a fabulous project for our Anything Goes theme, thanks so much for sharing your make with us for this AYLI challenge. Hope to see you at the next one too! Squirrel Xx


  11. What great designs for our Anything Goes theme. I’m loving those sweet, beautifully colored images! They are just perfect for your shaped cards. Thanks so much for sharing it with us. Hope you share with us again this week!


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