Monday, April 11, 2011

Gift Bag for Baby C!

Hello there, I am finally back with a project...sorry it has been awhile, I'm still a bit slow at creating!

To celebrate the arrival of our precious Granddaughter C, we had a welcome dinner for family & friends last week.

I had previously ordered a cute little photo book from Shutterfly showcasing C's birth and her first time meeting her family and luckily it had arrived the day before the dinner celebration.

I wanted to make the gift even more personal by making a gift bag for the book so here is what I created:

I was pretty happy on how it turned out, even though it was fairly simple...I just love the new Baby Steps Cricut Cartridge, and that is what I used for the baby on this bag.

Here is a picture of the other items I used to make this gift bag:

Supplies/Tools List:

Cricut Cartridge: Baby Steps (p. 24) - Moon Baby, 3"
Cricut Cartridge: Kate's ABC's (p.29) - "Sweet", 1-1/2"
Paper Images Plain White Gift Bag (from Big Lots)
Pink Satin & Lace Trim (Unknown Brand, from my sewing stash)
DCWV Mariposa Collection Card Stack 6.5" x 4.5" (#MS-003-00054)
Misc. Card Stock from my Stash
Recollections Foam Adhesive Mini Circles
Glue Dots, Glue Lines
Copic Sketch Marker, #RV32 Shadow Pink
Fun Expressions Stamp Pad, Pigment Ink (various colors), #65/80170 (Oriental Trading)
Studio G Stamp Pad, Dk. Yellow/Gold #VP0017
Zip Dry Paper Glue
Elmer's Craft Bond Glue
Thermo-Web Super Stik - Permanent Glue Stick
Zig 2-way Glue, Squeeze & Roll Pen
Spongit Stick, Sm. Circle/Teardrop, #4439 (Loew Cornell)

Moon Baby was cut out at 3" and all pieces were inked on the edges for depth, with the exception of the face & hands, because I made the mistake of gluing the layers before I inked and I didn't want to mess up the face, so I just left the ink off of that area.

Instead of using the die cut cheeks, I used the Shadow Pink  (#RV32) Copic Marker to fill in the baby's rosy cheeks.

The word "Sweet" was cut at 1-1/2" from the Kate's ABC's cartridge using glittered cardstock from my DCWV Mariposa stack.

I placed the ribbon around the entire upper edge of the bag using Glue Dots Glue Lines, which worked fabulously! (No mess and it stayed secure!)

To give the die-cut a bit of dimension I used pop dots (Recollections Foam Adhesive Mini Circles) to raise it up slightly.

All finished and ready to wrap up for the dinner party!

I took the gift to the dinner and C's little Sis B opened it up:

She was very excited about the book more than the bag...which is of course to be expected and fine by GiGi (Grandma!).

She did tell me though...that she thought the baby on the bag was so cute!

Her Mommy (K) liked it too and they both posed for this pretty picture for me.

Okay, so I know I'm getting a bit off the "crafty" track here...but I just have to show you this precious picture of my awesome Husband with his new GrandGirl Princess!

Brings tears of happiness to my eyes!

Hope you all enjoyed my project and will come by again soon!
Leave a comment if you'd like...I'd love hearing from you!


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Anonymous said...

WOW stunning gifts and gift bag they are adorable!! you can see the love you have put into creating them!! and i must say baby looks stunning i bet your so proud!

Hugs June

Christy/Tiddly Inks Digitals said...

Darling gift bag, but the baby is precious. :)