Jun 5, 2008

Craft Alert!!: Baby Shower Thank You Cards

Since I am interested a bit in crafts, once in a while I will be posting a project that I am working on. I figure that since not everyone will be interested in reading about it, I will post the project with the title Craft Alert!! so that you are fore warned. If you don't want to read, just pass on by. So without further ado....

I have so many friends having babies this year. So I have been doing a few baby gifts and trying out a few techniques that I have seen on other blogs. This post is a baby card set that I have put together for a baby shower this weekend.

These are pre-scored white card bases that I actually bought in a pack of 100 (plus envies) at a Wal-Mart in Virginia, for (of course) cheap. Quite a score for a project like this. I used another favorite stamp set from Paper Trey Ink called Bitty Baby Blessings. I used the paper piecing technique that I saw used by many of their designers and on other blogs around. Basically you stamp the image on patterned paper, and cut it out. I then cut 3 x 3 card stock in summer sunrise and lemon tart (also PT) glued the stamped image on it and added grommets to the corners.

I then altered a clear plastic box that PT uses to package their stamp sets to create a personalized box for the gift receiver. Is that green enough for ya or what?!
Here is my finished project:

On the back I stamped with PT Simple Alphabet. I would post a pic of it, but can't seem to get my computer to download it.
So that's it. Off to the baby shower!

Deets: (all PTI unless otherwise noted)
Stamps: Bitty Baby Blessings, Sentiment: Faux Ribbon
Paper: Bitty Baby Blessings, Lemon Tart, Summer Sunrise, Kraft.
Ink: StayzOn Jet Black.
Accessories: Summer Sunrise and Lemon Tart Ribbon, Purple Grommets (costco set).


Anonymous said...

Very cute!! I especially love the father's day gift you did for Pok :)
Sure wish we lived closer and then you could motivate me to get some of these done too!! And share supplies--I love those stamps. I have long admired Paper Trey Ink...just haven't shelled out the dough...maybe if I actually used what I already have...
Keep up the wonderful inspiration!


The McGrawnicles by Ann said...

LOVE it!!!! I am truly inspired. I need to reorganize my stamping stuff so I can access it better. Once that happens, there will be no stopping me! Keep up the craftin'!


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