Monday, October 18, 2010

Fun Baby Bib Embellishment

Recently I've had a large need for baby gifts and cards, and I wanted each item to be unique, but I ran out of ideas after the 8th one. I decided I wanted to cut out a baby bib, but I didn't like any of the options on my Cricut cardtridges, so I made my own. The neat thing is that with the steps I took, I can make the size and color of the items match my project needs exactly.


Here is a picture of one of the bib I made for a paper bag album for a friend that gave birth to a beautiful baby girl named Brecken Lee.



Supplies

  • oval cut out in pattern paper or cardstock (however large you want the bib to be)
  • circle punch (proportionate to the oval--used to make the "neck" hole
  • ribbon for "ties"
  • border punch
  • crimper
  • coordinating 1 1/2" wide x 11 or 12" long cardstock for "ruffle"
Instructions:

  • Use your border punch to along the length edge of the paper


  • Run the strip of cardstock through your crimper to make it pliable. You may also want to crumple the paper to make it "softer"


  • Trace and cut or use punches (oval for the bib and circle for the neck) to make the bib the size you desire.

  • Apply adhesive around the edge of the back paper that makes the main portion of the bib, leaving the neck free from adhesive
  • Begin shaping the ruffle by placing the cardstock around the bib as desired.


  • Once the ruffle is in place (I had to cut another small piece to finish with the look I liked), this is what you'll have.



  • Now it's time to place the ribbon for tying.

  • And here is the final result. It matches my project perfectly!

Let me know what you think and what you come up with!

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