Jul 08 2009

Buttons and Bows for Baby Boys

Today I have a Buttons and Bows card for a baby boy! And even with buttons and bows it does look boyish enough — for a newborn anyway! The card is quite simple, using a Cuttlebug embossing folder for the background and machine stitching on the focal image.


I made this for our newest great-nephew, Eli Andrew, who came into the world on July 1. We hope to see him this weekend! The image is from the Baby Boy Cotton Scraps, cut with Fiskars Pinking Sheers, matted onto cardstock which is stitched at the sewing machine. The Taupe Silk Ribbon is a good match to the SU Close to Cocoa cardstock and the bow is made with the Bow Easy.


A fun and quick way to prepare a focal image panel at the sewing machine. It is elevated on foam mounting tape. The button is threaded with Ivory Jute String.

Stamps: None

Paper: SU Soft Sky, Close to Cocoa; PTI Vintage Cream

Ink: ColorBox Chalk Creamy Brown

Accessories:Baby Boy Cotton Scraps, 1.25″ and 1/4″ Silk Taupe Ribbon, Bow Easy, Ivory String, Cuttlebug and Embossing Folder, Pinking Shears,Button, Sewing Machine and Thread, Aleene’s Fast Grab Tacky Glue, Mounting Tape, Glue Glider (from Joan’s Garden).

Shopping: The Stamp Simply Ribbon Store has the Cotton Scraps, Pinking Shears, Silk Ribbon, String and Bow Easy.

I’m so glad you stopped in again today! Next up is our Stamp Simply Challenge for the week, and this week proves to be a fun one, so please do try to check back in late Thursday night or Friday if you can!!! Thanks much — and have a GREAT day!

21 responses so far

21 Responses to “Buttons and Bows for Baby Boys”

  1. Sue Kment says:

    I have a question for you…you make this beautiful card with this lovely bow on it…how do you give/send/present your card without the ribbon being trashed in the mail…? It is sooooo pretty!

  2. GORGEOUS Sharon! Love the colors for a boy -I never go with taupe/cocoa but honestly, it is sheer perfection! Love this! I hope you see your grand-nephew and get to see his amazing little toes and fingers!! Ahhhh, a baby!!! Hugs,

  3. Beautiful and gentle and sweet… truly a gorgeous card, Sharon. The bow is nothing short of spectacular!!

  4. Anne P says:

    Hello Sharon,
    Just had to stop and tell you how much I love your card – and the colours! I wouldn’t have thought of using those colours for a baby card but they work beautifully!
    Hugs, Anne.

  5. Carol C says:

    Absolutely gorgeous, love the colors, the Cotton Scraps, the ribbon is beautiful and the sewing is wonderful.

  6. Lisa Brown says:

    Beautiful card, Sharon! Love the colors and the bow is a knock out!

  7. Carol L says:

    Breathtakingly beautiful!! I never would think to use cocoa for a baby’s card, but it looks perfect!!

  8. Jerri Kay says:

    This is so adorable Sharon, love the embossing you chose for this card, absolutely perfect! Oh how precious, a new baby boy! Congrats to your niece!

  9. Kathie says:

    This is an adorable baby boy card!! TFS

  10. Charlene says:

    Simply Gorgeous…ahem…as usual! Love the colors and that bow!! I’ve got the Bow Easy but mine don’t look like that. 🙂 Must be that great ribbon.

  11. Deb Saaranen says:

    Congratulations on your new nephew! What an precious design! I love the beautiful khaki color and machine stitching!

  12. Carol says:

    Which embossing folder did you use? Divine swirls? It looks like some numbers are on it, so I was confused! Beautiful and different card for a baby by using browns.

  13. Debbie Fisher says:

    This is precious! Very sweet baby card!

  14. Debbie from Buffalo, NY says:

    Greetings from Buffalo, NY! This is a great card Sharon! I think it’s suitable for any newborn…and what a great use of the numbers Cuttlebug folder! I would’ve never thought of that! Thanks for sharing! Debbie

  15. Pat (mspfd) says:

    This is the sweetest baby card. Incredible creation.

  16. Oh Sharon, how do I adore your card? Let me count the ways! This is absolutely marvelous! I adore your crazy sewing – it’s so neat and tidy.

  17. Curt OBrien says:

    This card is just fabulous! It is certainly not traditional, but boy does it carry it off well! What a great card. Best, Curt

  18. Lizette says:

    I just love all your cards.! You are an inspiration to me. Thank you for saring them with us.

  19. Rose Ann says:

    This is so very sweet, Sharon!! I love your gorgeous bow, and fabulous stitching!!

  20. Heather says:

    Lovely Sharon, the blue and brown is a beautiful colour combination and the image is gorgeous.

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