Itty Bitty Baby Shoes Card Folio for Really Reasonable Ribbon
Hello, Friends! Something about these Itty Bitty Baby Shoes makes me say “awwwww” every time I look at them. Honestly, is there anything more “aww” inspiring than sweet little baby shoes? Today we’re taking another look at Echo Park’s Welcome Baby Girl Collection paired up with gorgeous Really Reasonable Ribbon.
We usually think pink when it comes to baby girl cards, don’t we? But I find that the coral shades in this paper collection are fresh and fun. I’ve paired them up with Watermelon Taffeta Ribbon and Funky Flowers Printed Grosgrain Ribbon from the RRR shop. The deeper shades keep this pastel paper collection from washing out and add a vibrant pop of color to the card design.
TIP: Create a quick and easy belly band with layered ribbon.
- First, adhere 1/2″ Scor-Tape across the middle of your card front BEFORE you attach it to the base.
- Next, attach a length of Watermelon Taffeta Ribbon over the tape. Leave the ends long enough to wrap around the card panel for neat and tidy edges.
- Now apply 1/4″ Scor-Tape in the center of the Watermelon Taffeta. Repeat the above process using the Funky Flowers Coral Rose Printed Grosgrain Ribbon.
The Bow Cluster
Taffeta ribbon ties crisp, gorgeous bows! As a bonus, it’s also very easy to work with. Tie a double-loop bow with Watermelon Taffeta Ribbon. Add a bit of sparkle and shine with an Iridescent Metallic String bow. I love this stuff so much that I buy it by the spool! Then finish the bow cluster simply with a creamy white posy. Done and done!
Itty Bitty Baby Shoes
Die cut baby shoes add so much fun to this card design. Cut the layers from scraps of the Echo Park Solids that match this paper collection. Then layer the tops and the soles with 1/8″ foam strips between to create lots of dimension. Bitty flowers are the perfect finishing touch.
NOTE: This die is now retired, but if search for Marianne Design Creatable LR0304 you can find a few on ebay.
A Peek Inside
Ribbon takes a starring role inside this sweet card as well. It’s such an easy way to add a stylish closure to this little flap folio. Simply attach 1/4″ Scor-Tape to the back of the folio panel. Then adhere a length of ribbon over the tape, wrap it around the base and tie a bow.
Because the bow is not attached on the front of the folio, it’s easy to add a picture here.
You’ll find a little side car pocket on the left and lots of room for journaling and photos inside the flap folio.
Do I ever make a card without a pocket? Hmmmmmm….not very often! I blame this on my mother, of course. She never allowed me to have pockets in my clothes because she felt they were not lady like. If a garment had pockets, she would actually stitch them closed. So I guess my love for card pockets comes from that childhood memory.
This little pocket holds a mini note card/gift card wallet and a Baby Milestones Journaling card.
My thought process behind this card design was to create a keepsake card with room for those precious early days with baby. You could actually add this card to a baby book. How fun would that be?
I hope I’ve shared some tips, tricks and ideas that you can use in your next card making adventure. If so, I’d love to hear from you in the comment section below.
There’s a linked supply list below the signature.
Thanks for stopping by!
- Really Reasonable Ribbon
- Echo Park Welcome Baby Girl Collection
- Little Birdie Flowers
- Moon Light Bouquet
- Beaded Fancies (Moon Light is out of stock at the moment)