Begin making this baby boy card by folding a sheet of A4 white card stock in half. I tend to use a hammered card stock as it has a slight raised texture to it giving a more professional look.
I also use a bone tool and score board when folding the card as this ensures a clean, crisp fold and avoids the risk of perforating the card when scoring. For those who are card making beginners a card folder is basically a wooden or plastic board which has grooves in it where you place a piece of card and run a bone tool down the groove creating a fold in the card.
Find a length of blue baby boy themed ribbon in your craft supplies. Here I have used blue gingham ribbon.
Use a pencil and ruler to mark out even spaces down the left hand side of the card. Make sure the slits are slightly wider than the ribbon you are going to use.
Using a scalpel cut the slits out. Always make sure you have a cutting mat underneath to avoid damaging your table. Pass the ribbon in and out of the slits.
Where the ribbon is showing tie a second small piece through it and cut the ends at a slight angle. You will need to cover the inside of the card so that it looks neat and tidy.
Place some baby themed toppers of your choice onto a small square of blue spotty paper. Mat and layer this onto a solid blue card stock and cut out using a scalpel and metal edge ruler leaving a small border.
Cut another piece of blue card to fit in the centre of the card base. Here I have used a bazzill cardstock because it has a woven texture so is nicer than plain card.
Then find a sheet of blue spotty paper and cut slightly smaller than the solid blue bazzill card. Using a small sponge and blue ink pad gently press the sponge into the ink and brush it all around the edge of the spotty paper.
Make sure you do not press too hard as this will make the ink too dark. Having a light brush of ink around the edge gives the edges of the cards a softer look.
Finally place the topper on top using 3d foam to make it slightly prominent.
This baby boy card idea can easily be changed to suit a baby girl by changing the ribbon and paper from blue to pink.