Sunday, 19 March 2017

A non card welcome

I have something a little different to share today - a way to welcome a new baby without a card.  New parents get so many cards that I thought this was an interesting way to welcome the baby that will stand out from the crowd of cards.

I made a very simple 3D rattle using the new die from MFT along with a couple of shaker pouches which the die has been designed to fit.  

It's very easy to create - I simply die cut the rattle die 4 times - twice from 300gsm card for stability and twice from pretty paper for decoration.  Take 2 pouches, fill one with sequins - I used the new ombre blue ones from Hero Arts - these are much bigger packs of sequins than the Neat and Tangled ones so you could fill a lot of rattles with one pack!  I used a little strong wet glue on the rim of the other pouch then stuck them together.  I glued and sandwiched the 4 layers of rattles together around the pouches and then set them aside to dry - you need to leave them a good while as the wet glue in the plastic needs drying time so I went with the bulldog clip approach to drying for a good fix.

Once dry I added the welcome word using the Lil' Inker Designs die (die cut from white and coloured on both sides with copics to get the shade I wanted) and tied on a mini tag (MFT pierced tag die) with a little blue ribbon.   You could use a stamp to add the name but I went with freehand calligraphy.


  • We are expecting to get the Concord and 9th release this week - it was delayed as some of the products were delayed in manufacture but our order is now complete and in transit.
  • We have lots of other orders placed but no firm shipment dates yet fixed so we will update as they arrive - as always your best place for up to the minute news is our Facebook page



  1. Tara, I realy could need(to be in dire need of sth.) this sweet rattle, because my optional daughter will have her Baby (Boy) in the next days! I wait since 1 week for her call to accompany her to the Hospital for the birth :D

    1. How exciting! Best wishes to her and I hope you get to make friends with her new baby boy really soon x

    2. Congrats - hope he arrives soon!

  2. So clever and will certainly stand and so unique x

  3. Adorable! Such a cute and fab gift to welcome a new baby <3


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