Sunday, July 19, 2009

Baby Boy

So, I was telling you that I still had my sewing machine out....Well, I've been wanting to play around with using fabric on my cards for ages now - and I finally tried it! An aside here, hubby bought me a new sewing machine for Christmas about four years ago and I must admit it hasn't seen a great deal of fabric, mostly scrapbook layouts (a few at most) and a few hems of pants, maybe a couple of baby I can now asure him that his money was not wasted.
So, I picked up this cute fabric for 25 cents at a yardsale a few weeks back and vowed to use it soon on a card. Those little stars screamed baby boy to me, so a Baby Boy card it was. I pretty much just pretended as though the fabric was patterned paper and went from there. The chipboard letters are from Maya Road (I think) and were the perfect size for this. The star brads have been in my stash forever so were not in the original packaging, but I'm pretty sure they are from DCWV. The last photo is of the inside of the card and the sentiment is from Three Bugs in a Rug. I cut some small strips of fabric and used them like ribbon. The one on the outside has a blue safety pin on it, just for fun but it doesn't really show in the photo.
I had so much fun playing with this that now I can't wait to go through the three big rubbermaid bins of fabric downstairs and dream about all the fun stuff I can make!!! Ya know, it's kinda like discovering big bins of patterned paper that you forgot you bought! ( But of course, I would never forget what I bought, not me...) Thanks for stopping by, hope your weekend was great!


  1. This is the cutest baby card ever!

  2. This is a perfect boy card!! You do some GREAT work!

    Thanks for stopping by my blog--I love to see new faces--especially those with GREAT talent. :)

  3. Hooray! I'm so happy MADE inspired you to pull out the sewing machine! Those sorts of stories make me happy :). The card looks great!
    (keep sewing :) )

  4. This is sooo awesome Shanna Banana!! :) LOVE everything about it. Looks simple but it carries a big punch with those special touches like the onesie and stamped blue twill and that red star--that's HOT! heehee...LOVE it ALL! DOH!! I completely forgot!! I need a boy card for my cousin...she just had her first baby about 2 weeks ago. I better get started!!

  5. Super sweet card, Shanna! I love the sentiment and the little charm--too cute!


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