Monday, March 5, 2012

Hello, Baby!

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The theme for the week is babies and the celebration of their birth. They are sweet, innocent,
adorable, little poop machines and we can’t help but coo and make silly noises whenever one is nearby. I feel the same way about the four-legged furbaby variety as well.

For this card, I simply cut an 8.5x11 piece of CTMH ivory cardstock in half lengthwise, which give me an A2 size card. I used a Martha Stewart border punch on the sides of the pink paper and attached it to the card base. Since I didn’t have anywhere to hide my “ribbon bits,” I just trimmed the brown grosgrain off even with the edges of the card base. To stop the ribbon from unraveling
or coming loose, I put Scor-Tape on the edge of the card base to adhere the ribbon.

Next, I just kind of “eyeballed” it and cut two rectangles out of ivory and pink pattern paper and green patterned paper. I matted those with Chocolate cardstock from Close To My Heart. I tucked those two pieces in underneath my brown grosgrain ribbon.

For the sentiment, I used the SU Teeny, Tiny Wishes set. It’s an expensive set, but it’s worth every penny. I find myself going to this one over and over again. It’s quite handy to have, especially when you’re making cards in a hurry sometimes. I stamped “hello, baby” in dark brown chalk ink onto a scrap of the pink background paper. I then used the decorative label punch and punched only a portion of it out so I could make the little tab. I then tucked that in behind my brown grosgrain ribbon.

I tied a double bow with my handy-dandy peg bow maker and
attached it with glue dots.
For the inside...

I basically cleaned my desk off. I took all the little pieces I had left and used them to decorate the inside. I used the same border punch on the inside of the card, just punching the top and
bottom of the green pattern paper instead of the left and right sides. I stamped the verse on a leftover piece of pink with dark brown chalk ink.

I hope you enjoyed your visit. Until next time, Scrap Sassy!

Happy Birthday, Julia!
Your goodie box will be there by the end of the week!

1 comment:

  1. Cute easy card, good idea. Simple and sweet, nicely done on the inside beside the outside.