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Hi Friends 🙂

I have been asked numerous times over the last week or so about how I make the bows on my cards.   I keep forgetting to let my secret out, but I think now it a good time.   I have two words: Bow Easy.    If you are not familiar with the Bow Easy, I cannot recommend it enough.   I use to struggle to make bows until Sharon at Stamp Simply sent me one.   At first I was a little scared of it as it is a weird looking contraption.   Along with the Bow Easy, she sent me several links for tutorials.   I broke down and watched one video and that was all it took.   Now I make perfect bows, every time!    Go get one, if you don’t have one already!!

I can’t express too many times that having the perfect designer paper for a project or card is important to most of us.   Many times I let the colors of a project be dictated by the paper I have on hand.   I would rather it be the other way around!   So, for today’s Technique Lover’s Challenge, we are making our own designer paper.

For my card, I took the baby stamp and randomly stamped it on white cardstock.   Then I took a ruler and BOO1 copic and drew diagonal lines.   I used the same BOO1 copic and made tiny dots as well.   Then I colored the babies with raw silk copic and the BOOOO and BOOO1 copic.


I created a crossover with the designer paper (which is adorned with scalloped eyelet border punch) and used lift tape around the edges to create a pocket.


The insert is simply my image stamped and colored with the bow popped up.   I stamped the sentiment “It’s a boy” below the image and matted it on black.


Here are my deets:

Stamps: Artful Inkables‘ Newborn Blessings

Colors: Basic Black, GP White, Bashful Blue

Ink: Versafine Black Onyx, copics, bashful blue

Accessories: Ribbon(From Sharon Johnson’s Stamp Simply Ribbon Store), circle punches, embroidery floss, candy dots, swiss dots, corner rounder, eyelet border punch, dimensionals


Thanks for stopping by!   I hope you’ll pop on over to the TLC forum on to play along!   Blessings all.



8 Responses to “~ Welcome Little One ~”

  1. on 15 Mar 2010 at 04:48Pam Varnell

    Absolutely gorgeous Holly. Love the bow and that cute image.

  2. on 15 Mar 2010 at 07:14Dee

    So Sweet! Love the idea of making your own background paper. I understand perfectly about the designer paper dictating what colors we use – you are so clever!!!

  3. on 15 Mar 2010 at 20:21Crafty Math Chick

    This looks terrific Holly! I love the light blue/brown combination (they are my alma mater colors). I have a Bow Easy, but haven’t taken it out of the package and don’t know exactly how to use it yet (blushing).

    Hope your Aunt is doing okay.


  4. on 16 Mar 2010 at 18:17Vicki

    YOur BOW is Fabulous!!! Gorgeous Card!!!


  5. on 17 Mar 2010 at 09:11Sharon (notimetostamp)

    Is THIS darling!!! I totally love this baby card — those babies are SO, SO cute and your bow is JUST scrumptious!!! Sweet, sweet card that will evoke tons of *oohs and aahs* as my DH would jokingly say!!! LOL!! But it truly will!!! Love it!!!

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