Friday, April 10, 2015

Angel Baby Card

©Michele Emerson-Roberts 2015

A close neighbor friend is expecting a new addition to their family. Knowing it will be a little girl gave me the perfect opportunity to use one of the Arnold Grummer’s Cotton Press Angel molds for a “welcome to the world little one” card to include with the baby gift. I will be framing the card for them later as an extra bonus. It will be a beautiful addition to her room.


  • Any of the Arnold Grummer™ paper making kits
  • AG Cotton Press Angel casting mold
  • Scraps of white and pale grey blue paper (think junk mail, etc.)  Note - I matched the paint color they used in the baby’s room for the card background layer.
  • Microwave, heat tool or a sunny window
  • Blender, cello sponges and soft towels
  • Westcott® Personal paper cutter, scissors
  • Scor-Pal™
  • Spellbinders Grand Calibur™ Machine
  • Die: Spellbinders S5-198 Tapestry
  • Beacon QuickGrip™ & ZipDry™ Adhesive, & double sided tape, foam tape or foam dots
  • 24” of 1 ½” sheer Iridescent White ribbon
  • Clear Iridescent glitter
  • White card stock scored and folded to make a 5 x 7” card
  • ½ sheet of white card stock for the die cut or create sheets of handmade paper to use for the card and die cut
  • Envelope for 5 x 7” card
  • Pastels, chalks or powdered eye makeup and applicators (cotton swabs)


  1. Follow the directions found in any of the Arnold Grummer™ paper making kits to create white slurry.
  2. Create one (or more to use later) of the angle castings.
  3. Dry the casting in the microwave, with a heat tool or in a sunny window.
  4. Create pale blue grey slurry (or color of your choice), then create one sheet of heavy weight paper.
  5. When the sheet of pale blue grey paper is dry cut it to 4 ½ x 6 ½” (save the scrap for a future project)
  6. When the casting is dry, use the chalks to very lightly add color to the angel’s cheeks, mouth, eyes, hair and flowers.
  7. Apply a thin coat of ZipDry™ adhesive to the angle’s wings.
  8. Sprinkle the clear iridescent glitter onto the wings, and set aside to dry.
  9. Cut the Tapestry die from the ½ sheet of card stock.

Assemble the card:

  1. Layer and attach the Tapestry die cut to the pale blue gray paper with small pieces of foam tape or dots.
  2. Cut the ribbon in half.
  3. On the left side of the layers, attach the two pieces of ribbon to the back of the layers with Quick Grip™ adhesive.
  4. Allow the adhesive to dry.
  5. Tie a multi loop bow.
  6. Attach the layers to the center of the folded card with small pieces of foam tape or dots.
  7. Attach the angel casting to the right side of the card with QuickGrip™ adhesive.
I added the message “Welcome to the world little one” to the inside of the card.

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