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Baby Shower Card Using Sign Language Stamps

Baby Shower Card Using Sign Language Stamps is what we have for you today. I needed to create a non gender baby shower card and what better way to do that then use our awesome Sign Language Alphabet Stamps?

Before I begin, I want to apologize if I have not responded to emails you have sent. I just found out that my email has not been working properly for over TWO MONTHS. No not kidding. Fortunately, I did not miss any orders and check my orders regularly but I didn’t realize I wasn’t receiving all of my emails. If you didn’t receive a message back from me, please send me one again. This is embarrassing to say the least… The good news is, I figured it out before it was three months…. yeah.. gotta think half full not half empty…. Now, onto the card…

Supplies for the Baby Shower Card Using Sign Language Stamps Project

A Creative Journey with Melissa Sign Language Alphabet Stamp Set

Acrylic Stamp Block

Card Base

Patterned Paper

Colored Paper to stamp image on

Adhesive

Scissors

Twine

3-D Adhesive

Pennant punch or you can cut them with scissors

Ink

To begin, take out the paper you are going to stamp your sentiments. I used scraps so in doing so, they were a bit small for me to hold on to in order to make sure it is placed in the punch correctly.

This is where I use a post it note as an extender to ensure I can place the paper in the punch in the perfect spot.

Take out your A Creative Journey with Melissa Sign Language Alphabet Stamp Set. Take off the letters you need to spell out the word baby.

 

Place your letter on your acrylic block.

Ink your sign language alphabet letter.

Stamp your letter on your punched out pennant paper. Repeat this for the word and set aside your papers.

Take out your card  base and your patterned paper. Place adhesive on the back of your patterned paper and place on top of your card base as shown above.

Using your twine, make a bow on both ends of the twine. Double check to make sure you have enough room for the sentiment and that it is not too long for the card base.

NOTE:I used the “rabbit ear” typing method as it seems to create a better bow.

On both corners of the decorative paper, place a small amount of adhesive as shown above. I use dotted tape runner adhesive instead of glue dots because the glue dots tend to be more of a 3-D effect and that is not what I am looking for here.

Place your bow on either side of the card base as shown above, ensuring there is enough room for the letters you are placing on the banner.

Trim off any excess twine from your creation.

Place your sentiment on the twine to create the banner look.

Your banner card is complete!

For this weeks giveaway we are giving away the A Creative Journey with Melissa Sign Language Alphabet Stamp Set  which is the perfect stamp set for any crafters tool box.

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For the explosion Mini Book Part 4 giveaway we are giving away the A Creative Journey with Melissa Sign Language Alphabet Stamp Set

Winner is Donna G!

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Explosion Mini Book Part 4

Explosion Mini Book Part 4 is what we have for you today. I wanted to thank you for your patience with me. Thank you all for your well wishes, thoughts, prayers, and cards. I went back to my day job and hit the ground running after my surgery and I think I over did it. I was wiped out last weekend so I wasn’t able to post. The good news? I am baaaaackkkk! If you haven’t seen the previous posts for the first three parts of this project, be sure to check out part 1 HERE, part 2 HERE and part 3 HERE. I am so excited to show you how to put this Explosion Mini Book together!   Are you ready? Let’s get started!

Supplies Needed for the Explosion Mini Book Part 4 Project

Front and back cover for your Explosion Mini Book Part 4 Project

Super strong adhesive

Ribbon

Strong adhesive

Inside pages of your Explosion Mini Book Part 4 Project

First, you will want to take out your front cover, your ribbon and your super strong adhesive.

In the middle of the cover (or wherever you want to place the ribbon to tie up your book) place your super strong adhesive as shown above.

Whichever ribbon you choose to use, make sure you “finish the edges” so that they don’t fray.

I used this little tool for my ribbon on my Explosion Mini Book Part 4 that I bought at the Daiso store but more on that later.

Take out your ribbon and fold it in half. Using that middle fold, place that in the center of your cover which will allow the same amount of ribbon on both sides. Place the ribbon on the adhesive. Add adhesive to both of the covers of your Explosion Mini Book Part 4 and set them aside.

NOTE: When measuring the amount of ribbon to use, I used approximately seven widths of the cover. This will allow plenty of ribbon to go around my creation once filled with decor and pictures as well as tie a nice bow. It will depend on the size of the cover so be sure to take that into account.

Take out the three pages for your Explosion Mini Book Part 4.

Place adhesive on the square areas (the part that is not folded as a triangle) of your folded green paper as shown above. Make sure you place your adhesive on the side where the paper is a hill (poking up as shown.) This will help with folding the complete project later.

Pull our your red paper and take your middle paper adhesive side up and turn it upside down so the adhesive side is facing your table now.

Before you place your middle piece of paper adhesive side down on the square as shown above, make sure you fold it to ensure it will fold completely so it will work once it is in your explosion book. This is the front of your pages connected.

This is the back of the pages connected.

Add your second square with adhesive to your third page as shown above.  making sure it folds properly.

Make sure the edges aren’t overlapping and that it folds properly.

This is what the front pages look like once they are put together for your Explosion Mini Book Part 4.

Now we are going to place the front cover on the left side square of the paper as shown above and

we are going to add the back cover to the right side square as shown above.

Use your bone folder and press the folds to ensure there is a very crisp crease on all of the areas of the pages.

This is the back of the pages of your Explosion Mini Book Part 4 project.

Here, I am going to slowly unfold the pages so that you can see what it looks like.

As you can see it looks complicated but once this unfolds, you are going to be amazed at how easy it is to fold it back up.

Here are your unfolded pages! YOU DID IT! Now, to add the covers…

I added one more piece of adhesive on top of the ribbon to ensure it’s adhesion onto the inside pages.

Take your folded inside papers and place the outside unfolded square piece on top of your ribbon. Press firmly on your paper to ensure adhesion to the front cover.

Take your back cover and place it centered on the top of the inside square as shown above. Press firmly to ensure adhesion to the paper and the back cover.

Now as a side note, I told you I would show you my ribbon tool. I bought this at Daiso a few years ago however it seems to work pretty well. 

If you look at the top of the upper area of the ribbon sealer tool, you will see a line on the tool which actually heats up! Be careful, you will burn yourself… lesson learned!

Take your ribbon and place it on top of the heated area. You will want to hold it for a few seconds to ensure that the ribbon does seal so it won’t unravel.

Here you can see the hole where it sealed. Worked great!

You need to repeat it so that it is sealed across the whole piece of ribbon for your Explosion Mini Book Part 4. Now you need to make sure you tie a pretty bow around your Explosion Mini Book Part 4! You did it!

For this weeks giveaway, we are giving away one of our most popular stamp sets the A Creative Journey with Melissa Sign Language Alphabet Stamp Set.

It would be a perfect addition to your awesome new Explosion Mini Book Part 4 Project!

For last weeks giveaway, we are giving away $15 credit to our store!

The winner is Holly S!

Please be sure that you  send me a message letting me know which post you won on and your contact info and I can send your code for your store credit to you!

Winners, please send me an message HERE and I will get your prize out to you!

For all of our giveaways including this one, in order for you to qualify for an entry to win, you would need to be a follower on YouTube, subscribe to our mailing list/blog posts (found on our blog page) and you may also comment on this blog post for an additional entry to win! When you subscribe, you will receive an e-mail on Mondays with our latest blog post. BE SURE TO READ IT to check to see if you are a winner EVERY WEEK. If you do not contact me within two weeks of the announcement of winning, you will forfeit your prize. NO EXCEPTIONS. Thank you for your understanding.

NOTE: If you are subscribed with two different names and I am unable to match you with your subscription to the blog and the YouTube Channel, you will be ineligible to win as I can’t decipher if you are a matching subscriber to both. Thank you for your understanding.

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As always, we appreciate your visit and we hope you enjoyed going on A Creative Journey with Melissa. 

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