Sunday, July 11, 2010

Baby Buggy Announcement

Today, I have one of my May Spellbinders projects to share!

I put together this cute baby buggy for an announcement by cutting parts from several different die templates.


Can you guess some of the die templates? 
Circles should be easy to pick out in the wheels and the hood.
The body is part of an oval.
Can you guess the spokes on the wheels?
A snowflake with tips cut off!

I started with Spellbinders S4-112 Classic Ovals LG #5 for the body of the buggy.  I added a strip cut with S4-239 Classic Scalloped Borderabilities Petite (w/o holes), a strip of contrasting paper and a tiny boy to trim the top edge.  All papers are from My Mind's Eye Quite Contrary collection. 
  Next, I cut part of S4-116 Standard Circles SM #5 for the hood.  To  this I added a scalloped strip cut with the narrow die template from  S4-239 Classic Scalloped Borderabilities Petite. I added tiny pink rick rack and a sheer ribbon bow.   The little star shape at the top came from the center of a snowflake die template that has been retired.  I suggest the little flower from Flourish Accent as a replacement (see in photo below).

For the handle and trim, I cut 2 pieces with S4-198 Flourish Accent: one cut/embossed just as is from the die template; 2nd one cut, removed and embossed on non-cutting side of the die template to get a reverse image.  That piece is the handle.  I cut apart the other piece to add opposite the handle.  The photo  shows the cuts.
For the wheels, I started with # 2 and 3 die templates of S4-116 Standard Circles SM to cut/emboss the tires.  The spokes are from a snowflake, S4-085 Snowflake Wonder.  I trimmed the ends and glued them to the back of the wheels.  I added a small brad colored with Copic RV 06 for hubs.
I assembled the buggy on a piece of lime paper cut with S5-019 Labels Eight #6.  The wheels and hood are fastened with Foam Squares by Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L.  I added a folded piece of ribbon from Creative Impressions to announce "It's a girl!"

On the back, I cut 2 sizes of Labels Eight of different paper patterns.  I added a lined text area for all the birth info and trimmed it with a scalloped strip, coordinating paper and a tiny bow. 
This card could just as easily be made for a little boy with different paper colors.  I'd replace the bows with stars or even just a big brad. 
The buggy could be added to the front of a folded card for a "congrats" wish. 
It would make a great embellishment on a baby's scrapbook page, too!

I hope I've inspired you to think of other ways
to use your Spellbinders die templates! 
Be creative...step outside the box!  Let your imagination run wild!

Have you added July 14 to your calendar? 
 It's my day for the Spellbinders Blog Frenzy!!!

The Frenzy actually starts on July 13 and runs for 8 days. 
Be sure to check it out to see some of the great new Spellbinders die templates
 coming out at CHA!
And best of all, you could win some of those die templates!!! 
The rules are on the Spellbinders blog here.

Have a creative day!
-judy

2 comments:

Holly - Wild Wyoming Girl said...

Wow! Judy this amazing! I love how you think outside the box. You are always inspiring me.

jknapp00 said...

Love your project! My grandma did tatting and crochet as well and, although I did not learn from her, I have taught myself to do both.