Monday, February 18, 2013

Buttons and Bows Baby Card

It's been a REALLY long time since I've created a baby card. When I saw the challenge on The Paper Players to create a baby card with buttons and bows I thought it sounded fun!  I have the new Chantilly textiles and have been anxious to do something with one of the fabrics.  So, I pulled out the Buttercup pattern paper from the Chantilly paper pack and the pear print fabric from the textiles.

Using the sketch from Retro Sketches I created this 6x6 card:

Chantilly Paper (X7163B)
Chantilly Textile (Z1819)
Color Ready Seam Binding Ribbon (Z1732)
Stamp: New Arrival (C1501)
Clear Buttons (retired)
Pear Ink
Black Ink
Art Philosophy Cricut Cartridge

I used the pear fabric on the edge of the buttercup pattern paper.  For those of you that don't like to sew, I didn't use my sewing machine!  I wanted to show how easy it is to add fabric without sewing!
First I cut a strip of fabric 3/4" wide.  Next, I used my ATG tape to add adhesive near the edge of the buttercup pattern.  

I placed the printed side of the fabric face down on top of the adhesive keeping the edges even.  See photo above.  When I got to a corner, I just turned the fabric keeping the edge even.

After I went all the way around my square, I turned it over and applied adhesive to edge on the back.  Turning the square back face up, I folded the fabric down and around the edge on the back where the adhesive is.   I just had to work the corners a little bit to get it smooth.  So NO-SEW easy!

Here is the sketch I used from Retro Sketches:

The Paper Players


  1. WOW - love the fabric Gina! Beautiful card, too - thanks so much for playing with us at RetroSketches this week!

  2. What a sweet baby card! I love the elephant image and appreciate your tip on how to use fabric without sewing. Thanks for joining us at the Paper Players!

  3. What a clever idea with the fabric! Nice and bright colors! Thank you so much for joining us at the Paper Players this week!


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