Wednesday, 22 April 2015

Baby Love!

Seasons and themes come and go in the creative universe, one day you are decorating a hat with spring flowers and before you know it your putting the finishing touches to your Christmas cards!

The one constant throughout the year is babies! Here at Sizzix central we are welcoming back Helen from her maternity leave and at the same time we will be waving goodbye to Hannah as she starts her very own.

Sizzix is always here to offer a helping hand and this week we are giving you the opportunity to download a fabulous range of baby papers for free (love that word!) all you need to do to find out more is click on this link.

We don't really have a current range of specific baby dies so I have been forced to improvise once more, which can only mean my good friends Framelits circles and Scalloped circles sets.

I started with a circle die and a slightly larger scalloped circle die before die-cutting a blue and a pink spotty circle from the free papers. Next, I die cut two shades of yellow card using the scalloped circle before matting them together with the circles. I used a craft knife to cut away a segment from the blue spotty circle and I used a smaller circle die to cut an aperture in the pink spotty circle before decorating both with suitable ribbon.

I cut two rectangles of white card (11 x 16 cm) and attached rectangles of striped paper before rounding off the corners with a punch. Next, I cut two rectangles of the patterned paper before trimming one end into a chevron. I trimmed the 'Baby Girl' border motif from the embellishments paper before cutting the name 'UNA' from the alphabet supplied using a craft knife.

That's all the work done now comes the fun bit which is putting it all together of course!

As you can see I allowed the 'Baby Girl' border over hang the ends of the rectangle before trimming as shown. Next, I attached the two banners before mounting the assembled bib using adhesive foam pads. The letters which were cut out earlier were attached to white card before cutting around each letter to leave a slight border. The letters where then attached to the card using the foam pads.

 You are probably wondering what happened to the other die-cut shape, well, it became the pram on the boys card below with a little help from a couple of threaded buttons.

So simple yet so effective! have fun!

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