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Make A Handmade Card for Grandchild with a Baseball Theme


Take a look at this precious card for a grandchild made with the Suit and Tie Dies. The “tie die” was used to make a baseball bat!  
Here are the supplies needed with some instructions so that you can make your own. 

Product List

Card Base: Bumble Bee 4-1/4 x 11
Front Layer Crumb Cake 4 x 5-1/4
Inside layer: Basic White 4 x 5-1/4
Scrap Crumb Cake card stock to cut out ties
Scrap Basic White card stock to cut out baseball

Fold card base in half and burnish your score line using your bone folder.
Ink up the top inside of the folder with the Early Espresso ink, place layer piece crumb cake card stock and run through stamp and cut machine.
Place your layer piece to the base using liquid glue or adhesive of your choice.
Cut out 5 ties using the die from the Suit and Tie Dies. Place the end of each tie into the Detailed Trio Punch to round the ends. There will be to little edges that need to cut off using your snips.
Using the Early Espresso watercolor pencil color a “dirt line on each bat handle and down the length of the bats.
Using the Water painters go over the dirt marks to cause the dirty wood look.
Using Early Espresso Ink stamp the sentiments for A Grand Kid stamp set and place dimensionals on the back of each bat.
Layer the bats onto the card.
Cut out two baseballs using the smallest circle from the layering circle dies and Basic white cardstock.
Use one circle to trace the half circles onto the ball. Trace using the real red watercolor pencil. Add dirt to the ball in the same way you did to the bats.
Place a dimensional to the back of the baseball and add it to the card.
Stamp the inside Basic white liner piece of cardstock with a sentiment from the Handsomely Suited stamp set and Early Espresso ink.
Adhere the liner to the inside of the card using liquid glue.

This is such a cute card to make for children or grandchildren and I hope you’ve been inspired to create your own!

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