Sunday, May 3, 2009

Baby Gift Tutorial

Hi girlies! I can't believe how much fun the Spa Weekend has been so far! And what a great blog hop, I LOVED stopping by everyone's blogs to see their favorite flowers and how they relax. And thanks for all the wonderful comments...I've loved reading what inspires all of you! Can't wait to pick my blog candy winner on MONDAY!
I hope you've stopped by Cuttlebug Challenge this morning and saw the awesome Baby Gift Tutorial that I got to be a part of....with the amazingly talented Becky Givans and Lea Lawson. I just wanted to add some details for my project so you know how I made it.
The onesies were by far my favorite part of this baby gift set. I used Inkadinkadoo stamps and Martha Stewart light yellow ink. I stamped the image onto the onesie and then took needle and thread and stitched the stamp outline. And then I threw it in the wash (on gentle, with my fingers crossed that it would turn out perfect) and taadaa, it did! It looks like a custom onesie...this would also be a great way to monogram things, like towels, bags, etc. The sky's the limit.

Next step was making the little onesie gift box. I simply took a piece of 12x12 cardstock and decided how big of a box I wanted. It is a 5x3 inch. I kept an extra 2 inches on each side for the sides of my box so it's really a 9x7in. I then scored the box where I wanted my sides to fold up to make it seamless and used my hot glue gun to secure the sides. I used a piece of transparency for my top. I then used my Cuttlebug and Nestabilities to cut out the cute flower using DCWV & Colorbok paper, Swiss Dots folder, and Melissa Frances sticker.

I wanted to carry the flower theme thru the gift to give it a neat look. So I made a mini album out of a Clear Scraps album. I used the same technique for the flower, added some Martha Stewart Ribbon and a Melissa Frances Rub-On & frame.

And for the card, yep same technique again with Melissa Frances Coupons, Frame, and MS Ribbon.


So easy and fun.
Hope you've enjoyed the Cuttlebug Spa Weekend!

19 comments:

LollyChops said...

This is really fantastic! I have a few onesies to give away and would love to package them in this way! Thanks for the great tut!

Terrie B x said...

Amber this is so` beautiufl` TFS:)♥

Mrs J said...

These are just the cutest ever Amber! Such an adorable gift idea and I love that you've carried the theme through to the box, the album and the card! Beautiful and so thoughtful!
Wow, it's been such a great weekend don't you think?!
Hugs Mrs Jx

cottagerca said...

wow, tender loving care went into this project.
ava

kreativeimagination said...

I love the way you personalized your gift. It dosen't cost much. The recepient (mother) would be so happy to know that it was all handmade. I really have to try this technique.thanks!

Linda said...

This is adorable beyond belief!!! You are so creative and talented!! :)

Sharon said...

This is a great idea. The onsie idea is so aborable. Thanks for sharing

Patricia St Martin said...

Love what you did, really nice.

valerie said...

really luv what u did so creative.glad to have found your blog.

Beth said...

Oh Amber this is so adorable I just love them you did good GF and the card is so sweet.
Hugs
Beth

lisa808 said...

Cute!

Annette said...

What a cute set, I just love it! The onesies are so adorable and I love how you packaged them!!

Christina said...

I definitely have to try this since I give out onesies to expecting mothers all the time. Thanks for the awesome idea!

Tammie said...

WOW...you are totally the bomb! What a beautiful gift! You have far surpassed me as a crafter. I am so proud.

Heidi Van Laar said...

OMGoodness! This is such a perfect and wonderful way to give a personalized gift! I ADORE this!

(-: Heidi

Beth Norman said...

Thank you for the nice compliment on my blog. Your baby set inspired me to create a congratulations set for a niece who just found out she is pregnant. I'm on the lookout to find the right ink pad to do onsies as you inspired me to give it a go. You are so talented.

Rach H said...

What an ADORABLE project!!!

Thank you for sharing!!

LORi said...

Absolutely 100% ADORABLE!!!!!

Sheene said...

love how you did this gift set! it's such an eye candy! :) my brother just had a precious little daughter and this will be the perfect gift! love your blog! will follow from now on!

hugs from the Philippines,
sheene

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