For That Baby Shower Greeting Card, Make This Cute and Funny Diaper Card

Get card making instructions for this 3-D funny baby shower card. Plus, get humorous card message for inside

Wondering why this baby shower greeting card looks like a diaper?

Because, in making creative cards, one cool method is to focus on the theme. And that’s exactly the key to putting this baby shower card together.

Baby shower greeting card with diaper shape

This simple card is easy to make. And that simplicity actually makes it cute and elegant.

Bottom line, the hardest part of making the baby shower greeting card is transforming it for a boy or a girl. And there’s a solution for that in the tips and tricks section below.

It's a breeze to transform this cool card into a funny one

The diaper theme makes it easy to add humor inside the card. Hence, transforming the project into a funny baby shower greeting card.

For instance, write:

...Now, let the
diaper changing begin!

Congratulations once more!

Tools and Materials

  • 4.5” x 11” white cardstock paper

  • 4” x 5” powder blue canvas textured cardstock paper - lighter blue paper

  • 4” x 5” pastel blue cardstock paper - darker blue paper

  • First 3.5” x 4.5” white foam board

  • Second 3.5” x 4.5” white foam board

  • Blue Lagoon ink pad - light blue color

  • Blue Iris ink pad - dark blue color

  • Drawing pencil

  • Eraser

  • Scissors

  • Rubber stamps

  • Mounting blocks for rubber stamps

  • Sliding paper trimmer

  • Metal ruler

  • Scoring stick

  • Circle template

  • Circle cutter (hole cutter)

  • Cutting mat

  • Craft cutting knife

  • Glue

Step by Step Instructions

  1. On the powder blue cardstock paper, use the pencil and ruler to mark off 2” from the left and right of all the corners. This helps to align the paper with the grid lines of the cutting mat.

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  3. Place the cardstock on a cutting mat. You might have to tape it down so it doesn’t move.

  4. Using a 4” diameter cutting circle, cut out both circular sections that represent the inner part of the diaper leg openings.

  5. Erase the pencil marks.

  6. On the first foam board, use circle template and pencil to draw 2” radius curves at the bottom left and right.

  7. Place this foam board on the cutting mat and use the craft knife to cut out these quadrants from the bottom left and right corners

  8. Cool Time Saving Tricks

    Baby shower greeting card quick trick
    It’s easier to trace these foam curves from the previously cut cardstock.

    If the foam board is thick, it’s best to cut from both top face and bottom face.

    Hence, to guide the cut, draw the curves on the top and bottom faces.

  9. On the powder blue cardstock, use the light blue ink pad and rubber stamp to print “Congratulations” slightly to the left of the paper. This is about ¾” from top and left and makes room for the other later words.

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  11. Using the dark blue ink and rubber stamps, print “It’s a Boy” on the right, slanting diagonally at about a 45 degree angle.

  12. Turn the powder blue cardstock piece face down, and glue the matching cutout foam piece in the middle of the paper. Therefore, giving the foam a margin of about ¼” from all the edges.

  13. On the pastel blue cardstock paper, just as before, use the pencil and ruler to mark off 2” from the left and right of all the corners. This helps to align the paper with the cutting mat grid lines.

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  15. Place the cardstock on a cutting mat. You might have to tape it down so it doesn’t move.

  16. Using a 4” diameter cutting circle, cut out both circular sections that represent the outer part of the diaper leg openings. Note that this is a direct opposite to the first cutout above.

  17. Clean off any pencil marks.

  18. On the second foam board, use circle template and pencil to draw 2” radius curves at the bottom left and right. Again, this is a direct opposite to what’s on the first foam board above.

  19. Place this foam board on the cutting mat and use the craft knife to cut out these curves from the bottom left and right corners.

  20. Turn the pastel blue cardstock piece face down, and glue the matching cutout foam piece to the center of the paper. Hence, the foam piece has a margin of about ¼” from all the edges.

  21. Score the white cardstock in the middle and fold it into a 4.5” x 5.5” card.

  22. Next, use the pencil and ruler to mark off 2.25” from the left and right of all the corners. This helps to align the paper with the grid lines of the cutting mat.

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  24. Place the folded and marked white cardstock on a cutting mat. You might have to tape it down so it doesn’t move.

  25. Using a 4.5” diameter cutting circle, cut out both circular sections that represent the outer part of the leg openings. Note that this shape is similar to the last cut out.

  26. Erase the pencil marks on the baby shower greeting card.

  27. Glue the foam of the pastel blue cardstock on top of the white cardstock. Align it such that the blue cardstock has a ¼” border around the white cardstock.

  28. Finally, glue the foam of the powder blue cardstock on top of the pastel blue cardstock. So that the straight edges of this powder blue cardstock aligns directly on top of the pastel blue cardstock.

So now, you have the simple and elegant baby shower greeting card in your hands.

One other cool thing about this card is that it also works as a baby birth announcement card.

Other Tips and Tricks

  • Don’t have different shades of blue ink pads? Then use what you have. The card will still turn out great with only one shade of ink.

  • As a rule of thumb, for a baby shower greeting card, blue stands for a boy and pink stands for a girl. Therefore, the above diaper shaped baby shower greeting card is for a boy.

  • Hence, to create one for a girl, simply use different shades of light pink cardstock and different shades of pink rubber stamping ink pads.


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