This theater style new baby card is a difficult one to make. You can make it for a boy or girl or try it as a gender reveal card. I have several versions, trying to figure out for 6 or 7 weeks how to teach it. Be sure to read the whole tutorial before you start making this Theater Style New Baby Card.
This card may be difficult but it is well worth it in the end! It is very impressive and the new parents will play with it for a long time and be amazed that you took the time to make this theater card for them and their baby. The only simple thing about this card is that it fits in an A7 envelope for mailing.
You will need:
The paper for the base card of this theater style new baby card needs to be 110 lb weight or heavier. It has to stand up to a lot of movement. The other parts can be any weight.
This card would look great in pink or blue if you know the sex of the baby. Or do it in a neutral color if you don’t. If you want to make a gender reveal card, make the outside a neutral color then change the medium blue color to pink or blue. Patterns would work for just about any part of this card but don’t use too many.
Cutting the New Baby Card
Cut the card base of this theater style card and the Cricut will do the writing. I used a white gel pen on the dark blue and a black gel pen on the medium blue inside. Did you know that you can use any pen in your Cricut? You can see the trick here. I used my own fill in font CMV Zebra on this card. If you want to know more about my fill in fonts see this post.
Cut out the whole card before you start assembling it.
Assembling the Theater Style New Baby Card
After all the pieces are cut, begin by re-creasing all the folds. Then start putting the embellishments on the card, but don’t glue the card together yet. Glue the curtains and the rattle pieces on, but do not glue the medium blue piece with the baby shoes to the other pieces of card yet. Also glue the frame on the “stage” front of the card.
Take the long thin rectangles and bend them around the pieces with the curtains. Try to give them a little extra room to slide. Then take the long pieces and glue the folded over tabs to the back of the “stage” front of the card about 0.25 inches from the edge. Glue just the folded over pieces. Leave the rest of it open. This will provide a loop for the “curtains” to slide through (first pic below).
Next take the two curtain pieces and fold them in a Z with the curtains on top and in opposite directions. Center them closed on the large back rectangle. Glue only the back section to the large back rectangle. Be sure they are centered together horizontally and vertically. And glue the medium blue rectangle with the writing and baby shoes over the seam (second pic above).
Now slip the “curtains” through the loops on the front of the card and try to make the “curtains” slide open. If they slide then you are done.
As I said, I tried this card several times before I got it right. You might want to start by gently taking the parts together and then solidly gluing them when you are sure you know how they go together.
And your Theater Style New Baby Card is done! Remember, it fits in an A7 envelope for mailing.