Let the Little Children Come

I haven’t had much opportunity to participate in sketch challenges (SCS 225) lately, but it was easy on my mind to jump on this one and complete a couple of quick cards while I’m working on some other things in the background.  This has sure been my month for baby cards and I couldn’t be more pleased to add a couple more to my stash.  Kelley at Our Daily Bread Designs hit the nail on the head when she designed this set because the sentiments can be used on the front of a card or easily used on the inside of the card – I love that versatility.  So this card is another of the April releases from Our Daily Bread Designs called Children of God.   When I was making this card, I couldn’t quite decide how I wanted to use the Spellbinders Nestabilities so I made two cards, using the templates both ways.  On this card I used Spellbinders Classic Scalloped Circles Large and Spellbinders Large Classic Inverted Scalloped Circles.  This frame shape was cut using both templates at the same time – the inverted scalloped circles was offset to make the frame look squiggly like ric-rac.  I love that look!

Here is the second card made at the same sitting . . .

This card is similar to the other and I have used the same Spellbinders templates except they are stacked instead of cut as a frame and I matched the inverted scallop to the extended scallop instead of offsetting them for the ric rac look.

For my bow, it is simply one length of ribbon that I coiled into three stacked figure eights.  I added a dab of Zip Dry Glue (I love that schtuff) each time the ribbon crossed the center then I added the tails after everything was done.  It’s a new bow for me . . .  I’ll bet that you see it again!

Now on to some housekeeping . . . I received quite a few emails asking where I got the paper for this card. 

I also received questions about the children stamp.  Alas the children were not stamped, they are printed on the paper.  I purchased the paper from Michaels about three weeks ago and it is manufactured by Me And My Big Ideas.  I did go to the MAMBI website and they show lots of paper, but not the pad that has this sheet featuring silhouetted images. 

On the back of the pad it says PADX-15 Baby Girl and also have the number 5935.  It also carries a bar code – 73807 95369.  Here are pictures of the sheet before I cut it and of the cover of the pad so that if you are looking at the store – you’ll know what you are looking for.









Card Recipes:
Let the Little Children Come
Stamps: Our Daily Bread Designs – Children of God
Paper:  Me and My Big Ideas – Baby Boy
Ink:  Memento – Paris Dusk
Accessories:  Spellbinders Classic Scalloped Circles Large, Spellbinders Large Classic Inverted Scalloped Circles, Ribbon, Buttons, Pearls

It’s a Boy
Stamps:  Inkadinkado
Paper:  Me and My Big Ideas – Baby Boy
Ink:  Black Brilliance
Accessories:  Spellbinders Classic Scalloped Circles Large, Spellbinders Large Classic Inverted Scalloped Circles, Ribbon, Buttons, Pearls

Here’s hoping your day is a glorious one!!  I’m looking forward to another morning :)

  • DonnaApril 24, 2009 - 4:57 am

    hi there, first I want to say I love your blog! It is my favorite style of card making! Second I am a bow girl and this bow is deliscious. I hope you will not mind if I start using it from time to time. It is just beautiful! Thanks for all your inspiration. ~DonnaReplyCancel

  • JanineApril 24, 2009 - 6:01 am

    Hi Becca!! Hope you are well… These cards are fabulous!! Have a wonderful weekend.ReplyCancel

  • MarionApril 24, 2009 - 6:34 am

    Beautiful cards Becca, love the bows,you always manage to come up with something new!
    Marion UKReplyCancel

  • freidaApril 24, 2009 - 6:35 am

    WOW! This is so AWESOME! I love how you did the nesties…hoping I can figure them out and try this technique. ;) The bow is amazing! Would love to get my hands on these papers! Becca, you inspire me more and more with your creativity!


  • Sylvia HarveyApril 24, 2009 - 7:05 am

    Every time I think it can’t get any better, it does! Only you could have dreamed of using nesties in that way. LOVE that bow! You continue to AMAZE me. I am inspired by every card you post.ReplyCancel

  • Susan BugalskiApril 24, 2009 - 7:17 am

    WOW – again! Love the design, love the paper, love the bow, love the layering, and love the Nestie tricks.


  • Debbie PeysenApril 24, 2009 - 7:26 am

    Good Morning Becca,

    I love these cards especially the card with the blue circle that looks like ric-rac. I spent a few minutes trying to figure out how you got the ric rac to lay so good with the pearls. When I read the directions I was really surprised it was not ric rac.

    Thanks for all the beautiful cards you share with us.

    debbie peysenReplyCancel

  • HeatherApril 24, 2009 - 7:47 am

    Hi Becca! It was so great to open your site and see a new card there! That tells me you are A-OK…phew! I began to get concerned there for a day or so :) These cards are beautiful and that bow …. wow! I never wanted to get the inverted nesties because the shape didn’t appeal to me, but now I think I shall have to invest in them in order to make ric rac frames so easily :) Keep the ideas coming so I can keep up my “shopping therapy” LOLReplyCancel

  • Elaine AllenApril 24, 2009 - 8:08 am

    Becca –

    What beautiful cards. They are so sweet! Have a wonderful weekend.

    Elaine AllenReplyCancel

  • JudyApril 24, 2009 - 8:24 am

    I’m like Heather (comment above). I see a new Nestie shape and think “That’s one I can live without” then you make a wonderful card with that shape and suddenly it’s on my Gotta Have It list. The ric-rac technique is awesome and so the inverted scallop has made it to the Gotta Have It list.ReplyCancel

  • DianeApril 24, 2009 - 8:29 am

    Beautiful cards as always. Love your new bow technique.

    Have a wonderful weekend!

  • LisaApril 24, 2009 - 9:18 am

    What an incredible little bow…thanks for explaining it or I would’ve been scratching my head all day!!!ReplyCancel

  • Debmom4caApril 24, 2009 - 9:18 am

    You did a great job of using the Spellbinders dies in different ways. Many of my stamping friends think the die cut machines are restrictive but you are showing us that they are quite versitile.ReplyCancel

  • MayleeApril 24, 2009 - 9:51 am

    Woweee! Love how you use those new Spellbinder dies! Beautiful cards as always!ReplyCancel

  • Shirley LeeApril 24, 2009 - 9:53 am

    Becca, you just keep coming up with new ideas. Love the way you made the bow, so soft and lovely. And you call this card a quick one! Anyway, both cards are adorable and so creative. You should do a tutorial on how to use the Nesties because you come up with such creative ways to use them. I’ve had a hard time getting the circle cut out in the middle. Your sample just looks perfect.
    Shirley L.
    Roseville, CAReplyCancel

  • SueApril 24, 2009 - 10:07 am

    I was just directed to your blog by a customer of mine searching for the paper that you did the beautiful pink card from. The stack from Me & My Big Ideas is also sold at all Archiver’s stores across the country. I have fallen in love with your work. Can’t wait to see more!

  • Paola NormanApril 24, 2009 - 12:06 pm

    Beautiful as always.ReplyCancel

  • Lisa D. Atha (inspired by purple)April 24, 2009 - 12:56 pm


    Wow, what adorable cards. I love what you did with your Nesties today, very creative. I will have to start experimenting more with the ones that I have. Thanks as always for the inspiration. Love them!

    Lisa A.ReplyCancel

  • Marilyn C.April 24, 2009 - 1:44 pm

    I love your blog. You have the most amazing and beautiful cards of any that I have seen. I love the scripture sentiments .

    THANK YOU for sharing your talents and sharing the instructions on how to and the materials that you use.

    I have one set of oval nesties, hoping to get a few more sets to enhance my cards.

    Thanks again

    Marilyn C.ReplyCancel

  • MélyaneApril 24, 2009 - 4:01 pm

    Beautiful card Becca!! I love all the ideas you bring with card making!
    Thanks for sharing with us!! I love visiting your blog!ReplyCancel

  • LibbyApril 24, 2009 - 6:31 pm

    Becca, these cards are just wonderful. I love your blog and thanks for being such a sharing person. Check out my blog for an award I have left youReplyCancel

  • JenApril 24, 2009 - 8:44 pm

    I know I say it every time…. Such wonderful creations. I guess I need to go find the Me and My Big Ideas papers to add to my collection. LOLReplyCancel

  • Amy ShefferApril 24, 2009 - 9:36 pm

    Oooooo Becca, I LOVE that bow! Great job on the sketch and TFS the two different looks with the Nesties!ReplyCancel

  • MissGApril 25, 2009 - 11:48 am

    Og how beautiful “Let the little children come” thanks for information on the the paper for it. The bow are just WOW.

    And for “It’s a boy” Ahhhhhh

    Thank you so very much for sharing And caring!

    Miss GReplyCancel

  • Shirl MartinApril 25, 2009 - 12:59 pm

    Thanks for the info regarding the paper. Love the use of the die cut to look like rickrack, very cool oh talented one.ReplyCancel

  • Mary L.April 25, 2009 - 2:07 pm

    Hi Becca, Love the cards as always. I,too, was not sold on the inverted things until I saw this. I went out today & got mine. ;^) lol
    mary l.ReplyCancel

  • ConniecrafterApril 25, 2009 - 3:27 pm

    Oh are they ever cute, love the ric rac frame, and your lovely bows!ReplyCancel

  • Deb SaaranenApril 25, 2009 - 4:20 pm

    Becca: these are just simply beautiful! I always love your designs– they’re so gorgeous!ReplyCancel

  • Heather MApril 25, 2009 - 7:29 pm

    My, but don’t you have the best ideas! Better than that, is that you know what to do with them – share them with us- ‘grin’!
    I love to save the best for last. Sitting down with my cuppa, enjoying
    – and taking in!- all I see on your blog. It’s soo relaxing!
    You are truly blessed – and we truly appreciate you!ReplyCancel

  • Cindy HaffnerApril 25, 2009 - 9:13 pm

    Becca this is amazing in blue, thanks for the inspiration.ReplyCancel

  • Charlene Austin (Willow01)April 25, 2009 - 10:05 pm

    Awwww…..Beck, as soon as I see your cards I just smile!! These are the cutest little baby cards ever!ReplyCancel

  • lacyquilterApril 25, 2009 - 10:41 pm

    Oooo, I just love the rick rack circle you made with the nesties.ReplyCancel

  • SueBApril 26, 2009 - 7:03 am

    Wow – that card and the paper’s awesome – TFS!ReplyCancel

  • MarianApril 26, 2009 - 7:28 am

    Beautiful, and just in time for another baby shower!
    I have a “book” of Me and My Big Ideas paper and it’s beautiful! (My stash is really growing since your post about stash’s).
    Now I want the inverted scallop nestie…er…need the inverted scallop :)ReplyCancel

  • Michelle (sf9erfan)May 2, 2009 - 5:57 pm

    OH MY HEAVENS! These baby cards are PERFECTION! I sooo love those bows with the buttons. Thanks for the tip of Zip Dry glue. I soo struggle gluing my bows with Crafters Pick! Hugs,ReplyCancel

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  • JudyAugust 5, 2009 - 3:14 pm

    Becca, I love your work. The Lord has blest you with a wonderful talent. I was wondering if you could do a tutorial on this beautiful bow. I would really appreciate it. I just keep on learning from you.
    Thank you, JudyReplyCancel