Saturday, April 2, 2011

Congratulations on your new baby girl gift set

Whew! That was alot of projects I hadn't posted in awhile...flashback from the past and now on to the present!

My younger sister gave birth to a beautiful baby girl in early February and named her Mikayla. I thought using Angel Landing's digital stamp sets called Alphabet Train and Toys on Wheels would be the perfect way to welcome the new baby.

The frame was bought at Walmart. I love using these frames - they are the perfect size! The frame came with its own matting, but I chose to create my own by using a cereal box (cut to size) and decorated it with patterned paper and used my square nesties to make the frames. One of the hardest part was to measure how far apart the frames should be and cut out the squares in the middle - it was hard to keep it in place!

The tedious part of this project was figuring out the size of the letters as well as cutting each and every one of them out. It was also difficult to attach the hemp twine underneath the wheels and figuring out spacing - as you can see, the letters came out a little crooked - oh well!!! I guess it kind of looks like it is being dragged so I guess it looks ok. The letters were colored with prismacolor pencils blended with baby oil and popped up. I also used a small piece of cotton ball for the bunny's tale on both the frame and the card.

Inspiration for the card was based on Card Patterns Sketch 106. I just used a scrap piece of scalloped square from the frame, cut out a circle in the middle and placed patterned paper in its place. I did some stitching on the patterned paper (although I still need practice sewing - LOL). I think the card turned out so adorable, don't ya think?

This project was inspired by this one that I created for the Angel's Landing DT.

Thank you for visiting!

Stamps: Digital Stamps from Angels Landing - Toys on Wheels, Alphabet Train
Paper: K&C Small Wonders Girl Pack, Kraft/Vanilla Cardstock
Ink: Tim Holtz Distress Ink Antique Linen
Accessories: White Satin Ribbon, Prima Flower, Button, Hemp Twine, Cotton Ball. Square/Circle Nesties, Sewing Machine, Prismacolor Pencils blended with Baby Oil