Monday, February 8, 2010

Swap for Team Meeting

We had a Stampin' Up Team Meeting in Mt. Juliet, TN Thursday night. It was a lot of fun and I learned several new things. We made a little box and set of 8 cards to go in it. We also had a card swap so I will have cards to show over the next week but tonight I thought I would share the card I made and a few tips for making it.
I decided to go with a baby card and used the Big Shot Scalloped Circle die for the blanket. I cut one from a scrap of paper and numbered each scallop and used some basic algebra to figure out where to fold it. To keep the blanket edge from overlapping too far it needed to be 8 scallops wide at the top. That would make the center fold at the bottom at 19. I used this scrap paper as a folding guide since I was making 16 of them.

The stripe on the back of this paper is one of my favorites from the Sweet Pea paper pad but isn't exactly what I wanted for the baby blanket so I cut some of the scraps to cover what would show on each side of the baby's head.

I used the 1 3/4" circle punch for the baby's head and drew in his face with Stampin' Write markers. I used the Sponge Daubers to add some color to his cheeks and added a little tuft of hair.

For the hair I used Very Vanilla 5/8" ribbon and cut down each side about an inch and frayed out the threads so I had a soft length of fibers.

I folded this into 3 layers and adhered it to the back of the baby's head.

This was a fairly easy card design and I just love the happy little guy!


Stampindragon said...

Cute card!

Cindy Ferenz
Proud Parent of 2 Soldiers

Christine Blain said...

What a great project! That little bubba is too cute; LOVE the way you did his hair!