I made this little soft toy robot for a friend’s first baby and I was inspired to make the card to match. I’ve added some images showing how to make the toy robot below.
The robot was simply made of 6 sewn cubes. For each cube stitch together 6 squares on the reverse leaving one side open for stuffing. Turn right side out and stuff. Close the open seam with a hidden stitch.
Make 4 small cubes for the arms and legs one large cube for the head and a medium cube (slightly smaller than the head) for the body. Attach the arms legs and head to the body. First securely sew the body to the head. For the arms attached them along one edge so they can move but for the legs attach along the 4 top edges so they remained in place.
Finally embroider on a cute face and some buttons.
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It seems there are a lot of new babies on the way. Here’s a simple new baby card I made.
I used some new gel stamps that I picked up from Paperchase for the spotty borders.
I coloured the stamps with some stamping pens that I found in TKMaxx. You can get some good craft bargains from there. I also used the spotty border stamp to create the pattern on the box. For the balloons I just cut out the shapes and mounted them with adhesive squares for some relief. The strings are stamped on using the same set of gel stamps. The congratulations lettering this time is from a set of stickers from HobbyCraft.
A cute little card I made to give to my Sister when she moved house. On the theme of “Home is where the Heart is” I used Emma Bridgewater heart paper and cut out a simple house placed on top of it. I tiled the roof with hearts cut using a heart punch and used some silver alphabet stickers for the lettering.
This card was made to give to my friends when they got engaged last year. The background paper a gift from Japan that I was given by my sister after she returned from a trip there. The hearts were cut using a heart shaped punch. The text is a sticker from a set bought at hobby craft.
Here is my first post with something I have made. A card for my sister’s birthday in 2011. The gift is from a birthday transfer sheet and the Sister text from a set of family stickers from hobby craft.