The inspiration for this Baby Rocker Card was something Crafters Companion did. It is a cute design concept and I am amazed I haven’t seen it before. The first thing I thought of when I saw a rocker was a rocking horse and that lead me to make a baby card.
Once made and set up it rocks back and forth on the curve at the bottom. Once flattened it fits best into an A9 envelope or you could make your own by following the instructions here.
You will need:
- Cardstock for the base
- Various Cardstock scraps
- Glue (The price changes frequently, best price in the fall.)
- Download File
Paper Selection for the Baby Rocker Card
I chose pastels for this card. I tried to make it both pink and blue so that it is good for a boy or a girl but if you already know, it can be easy made one color or the other. Just change the pink or blue to another darker shade of the color you need. Patterns work for this card as you can see that the yellow parts are patterned, Just make sure they are subtle and the pen shows up. And don’t use too many different patterns. That gets confusing.
None of the papers have to be two sided but the card looks more “finished” if the yellow [a[er for the base card is two sided.
Cutting the Baby Rocker Card
Cut the card base and the Cricut will do the writing. I used a black marker for the text and pink and blue markers for all the drawings. Did you know that you can use any pen in your Cricut? You can see the trick here. I used a great Access writing font called Alyssa Stencil Script so if you need to change the writing (maybe baby makes 4 or 5) it is easy.
If you are using the SVG files be sure to follow all the instructions in the docx files in the zip file. The card will not cut the proper size or write properly if you don’t.
Assembling the Baby Rocker Card
This card isn’t hard. First. re-crease the folds on the base card. There are two in the middle and they give the card some stability to rock.
Then the embellishments must be assembled and attached to the card. Look at the pictures to assemble the card. The rocking horses are assemble with the pink layer first, then the yellow layer, And finally attach the blue pieces in the hole for the ear, on top of the rocker and lined up for the saddle.
A copy of the green overlay and the rocking horse go on each side of the card. Make sure to keep the glue on the horses below the line of the top of the rocker.
I just attacked mine to the top of the gift, but you may want to mail it. To mail the card, fold one of the score lines flat and raise the back horse slightly so the card lies flat.
And your Baby Rocker Card is done! See that wasn’t too hard. It fits into an A9 envelope for mailing.