Congratulations Baby Set - Spellbinders for Drive By Crafts

by - May 11, 2018


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Hello, friends! I'm back today with a couple of congratulations cards for either baby girl or baby boy. I love that the Spellbinders Build-a-Panda set comes with two different body orientations, sitting and standing, so that you can add some interest and individuality to each panda. The little bow included also comes in handy to drive home the feeling of a boy or girl as you can see with these two cards.


I decided to use a circle die to make these circular cards so that the could be used as gift tags or cards. It's very simple to make. Using an A2 sized base that's been scored and folded down the center, place a circle die so that the die is slightly hanging off the edge of the fold. Once ran through your die cutting machine, it will leave a folded circle that can double as a card or gift tag if you punch a small hole in the top for a ribbon. For the girly panda, I kept it very sweet and simple by blending just a bit of Distress Oxide in Tattered Rose just behind where she was going to sit.


For the boy card, I wanted to add a pattern but didn't want it to be too uniform. I know my son is a little all over the place and scattered so I wanted the pattern to reflect a "boys will be boys" mentality while staying sweet. To do this I used some painters tape and created a line pattern, then blended Distress Oxide in Salty Ocean to the open spaces between the tape. I then pulled the tape off and reapplied, making sure to place them over the existing lines and create new, thicker lines as to create a pattern.

Finally I added some Nuvo Jewel drops in Rosewater and Sea Breeze to the coordinating cards. 

Putting these panda's together was really a fun treat. My 4 year old daughter enjoyed helping me assemble them, and I always love when I can get her involved. I hope you enjoyed learning a bit about how I created these cards/tags. Thank you for stopping by! I'll see you soon!

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2 comments

  1. So cute! Love how you added the stripes and the pink 'glow'.

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    1. Thank you Ardyth! I needed a little something behind her and the Tattered Rose DO worked great!

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