Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Baby Card with Color Ready Seam Binding Ribbon

I got this really cute baby card idea from my upline, Naomi.  

First I used the Cricut Art Philosophy cartridge (Z1686, $99) to cut the scallop card (at 4 1/2") and Heavenly Blue circle (at 4").  (By the way, Heavenly Blue is one of the retiring colors at the end of July.)

Then I ran the blue circle through my Cuttlebug.  It's like a pasta machine for paper.  You stick the paper in (sandwiched between some plates) on one side, and turn the handle, and out pops something different on the other end.  (I used the green background so you could see the scallops on the card.)

In this case, I used the Embossing Folder to press the circles and flowers into the paper.  You can also cut with it (it's a low-tech (die) cutting system)...but very effective.  I got my Cuttlebug online years ago - they're really reasonable.

You could use any stamp for the center of the bib.  I used blush ink and New Arrival (C1501, $13.95).  The mat is Sunkiss Yellow (retiring color).

I used a circle punch to punch out the hole at the top of the card, blush brads to connect the pieces together, and two 7" pieces of Color Ready Seam Binding Ribbon (Z1732, $6.95) on the top.

I really like the Color Ready Seam Binding Ribbon.  It's cool because you can color it any shade you want.  I used rubbing alcohol and reinker.  Check out Connie McFarlane's video on different ways to color the Color Ready Seam Binding Ribbon.

Love it!

Hope you had fun looking.  :)  Hopefully you will get a chance to play with the Ribbon, soon, too!  To start shopping, click here!