Beautiful Card Designs Made Easy

March 03, 2015

Tuesday Tutorial - Belly Band 1

Hi Everybody,

Have you bought one of the Belly Band dies from Spellbinders and now don't know what to do with it ??

Well hopefully this little tutorial will show you one way to use it.

I have done my card in pink and white

And on the small  Labels  I have stamped and embossed my sentiment and added it to the card

From #7 5x7 Matting Basics A cut two in white for the base and join these two pieces together as a Hinged Card Style

From #7 5x7 Matting Basics B cut one in pink  (#1 is always the smallest die)

Hand cut a piece of patterned card slightly smaller than the pink layer .. so that there is just a thin border around the edge

To this piece of card I have added #4 from Belly Band One

This will create an opening in the card for you and on each of the sides there will be a slot in the card

This is for you to thread some ribbon through and secure it on the back
Once you have glued the ribbon in place you need to add some glue  only to the areas that I have shaded ... don't stick the central part to the card as you need this open for the next step.

Layer this onto the pink layer and than all can be added to the base card

And you should now have the card looking like this with the channel still there for you to use

I have added some brown card to show you what I mean
So for the next part I have cut a solid base and a filigree panel from  Radiant Rectangles

If you don't have this particular die then use any of the rectangles that you have that will cut the solid piece too

Glue both of these pieces together

Once they are dry slot this card into the channel on the base card and decorate as you wish.

I added my card at a jaunty angle but you can add yours straight if you prefer.

It will be held in place by the Belly Band but you can add a little glue if you prefer.

Pretty card suitable for any occasion and leave off the flowers and ribbons for any male cards you make

The other ingredients for the card are Pearls from Want2Scrap
Ribbon from Mei Flower
Flowers from Wild Orchid Crafts
Glitter from Glitter Magic

Reminder ...

And just in case you missed it here is a reminder of the tutorial that was on Spellbinders Blog last week...  Especially For You  ... so two for the price of one today

More tomorrow ...

Hugs xx


  1. Hi Christina, up until now I haven't heard of a belly band die! What a nifty idea....lovely card and thanks for the tutorial. xx

  2. Good morning Christina,
    I love this idea on your really pretty card, must have a go.
    Thank you for the Tutorial.
    Have a good day

    Patricia x

  3. So gorgeous Christina, xxx

  4. Morning Christina,
    Lovely card, and a very detailed tutorial, thank you.

  5. WOW ! Fab card and Tutorial Christina, Thank you .

    Elaine H X

  6. Lovely card today.Thanks for the tutorial.

  7. Morning Christina what a beautiful card I love the colours and the design is wonderful.
    Debs xx
    {Debs Cards– my personal blog}

  8. Thank you for a great tutorial Christina and your card is lovely.

  9. Very pretty card, and I love the one over on the Spellbinders blog too.
    Busy lady!
    Janice W

  10. Good morning Christina, a very pretty pink card, but the idea can be swopped to suit any reciprient, to be honest I didn't know how the belly band dies worked so thank you. X Ros

  11. Hi Christina,
    Wow that's a lovely card, it's a great idea thank you for sharing.
    Di B x

  12. First time I've seen these dies- another to add to wish list. Beautiful card. Thanks as always Christina xx

  13. Good Morning Christina. A very Pretty and Cheerful Card this morning. Thank you for all the time and effort you put into your Tuesday Tutorials. Like Janelle, I never heard of this die and probably wouldn't have if it weren't for you. Thank You. Enjoy a Beautiful Day. (If this comes up more than once, I'm so sorry. Had a little technical difficulty this morning.)

  14. wow i haven't seen that die before but i love it. beautiful card.

  15. Very pretty card and good use of the belly band die.
    Thanks for the tutorial and I like how you the other cardstock was behind the belly band too.
    Well done Christina

  16. Gorgeous card Christina, wonderful colors and wonderful tutorial, thanks :).

  17. love the pink and white - I also haven't heard of this die - thank you for the tutorial x

  18. Hi Christina what a beautiful card love the colours and love the dies a really different looking card.
    Kind regards
    Anne Owens

  19. This is absolutely beautiful. Dianne Crowe

  20. Hi Christina
    I'm afraid this card isn't for me, but hey, we can't like them all can we?

    Margaret xxx

  21. Christina your card is so pretty x

  22. Hi Christina, beautiful card, love the freshness of the pink card stock you have used, thanks for the tutorial.
    Regards Liz.

  23. Absolutely gorgeous!
    Sherrie K

  24. Stunning card Christina, I love your card on the Spellbinders site, your tutorials are so, so helpful and clear with your photos, thank you x x x


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