Tuesday, February 19, 2008

A Gift for Baby

Hello! I have a baby boy gift I want to share with you. This is a frame and card I made for my neighbor. When I was trying to decide on paper to use, I realized that Cutie Pie would be perfect. I had never really thought about it as "boy" paper, but it has a nautical look to it, don't you think? I paired it with the chipboard stars on the frame, and I really love it! The frame is an unfinished wood frame I purchased at Michaels for about $2. Altering frames is becoming one of my favorite things to do -- just apply paper, sand the edges, and embellish!

Here's a closeup of the card. Year After Year and Holidays and Wishes are stamp sets that have been way too neglected, but they're so perfect for those "occasion cards," and the images are fun for coloring or paper piecing. Here I watercolored the elephant with an Aquapainter and inks. I am loving the new SU! striped grosgrain -- it ties so nicely and feels so soft. It's lots of fun to work with!

Here's a closeup of the frame detail. Curvy Verses is another set I dusted off for this project, and I'm making a mental note to use it more often! Here's a challenge to you as well: use those stamp sets, paper, and supplies that need a little attention -- it may get those creative juices flowing in a whole new direction! That's it for me today. I still have two kids home sick, and this morning it hit my husband, too -- looks like I'm the only one left!!! I REALLY want spring to get here fast so I can open my windows and air out the house!!! Thanks for stopping by today -- I hope your day is a good one! :)
(All supplies Stampin' Up! unless otherwise noted)
Stamps: Curvy Verses, Year After Year, Holidays and Wishes Ink: Basic Black, Bashful Blue, Certainly Celery, Purely Pomegranate Cardstock: Bashful Blue, Certainly Celery, Whisper White Paper: Cutie Pie Other: On Board Accents, sanding block, Giga Scalloped Square Punch (Marvy Uchida), Bashful Blue striped grosgrain, Certainly Celery grosgrain, Soft Subtles brads, Aquapainter, 1/4" circle punch, stamping sponge, stampin' dimensionals

17 comments:

JaneAnn said...

ABSOLUTELY ADORABLE!

Kirsten said...

So cute! I LOVE that little card, and the stars on your frame! I'm in a big star kick,lately! Hugs!

Keri Lee Sereika said...

Ok now that is just adorable!!! I love the fresh colors you chose for it Christine!

Jennifer Ofiana said...

This is so adorable!! Love the Cutie Pie paper for a boy!!

Anonymous said...

What a GREAT idea!!! I have to visit my local Michael's soon. Maybe I could make some of these for Easter with some kind of egg or flower chipboard??? Thanks so much for sharing!!
Amanda
stitchnaway@carolina.rr.com

joslyn said...

cute cute! i love that frame what a great gift.

beate said...

Christina, this is out of the world cute! I LOVE it!
(Can't wait for tomorrow!!!)
Hugs and smiles

Carole (TruCarMa) said...

100% adorable, Christina! I love it!!

jenstamps said...

These are adorable! I love the paper!

zielona said...

Beautiful!!

Nancy Riley said...

ADORABLE!!!!!! The Cutie Pie DP is perfect for a baby boy! Your neighbor is going to love the gift!

shel9999 said...

Oh my gosh, is this ever cute! What a lucky neighbor!!

Julia Stainton said...

I love this Christina! You always have such a great style!!!

Beedubya said...

OMG! I was JUST saying to a friend of mine that I totally regretted buying Year After Year and then, whammo!, I see this project. Love it. Excuse me while I go get my feather duster...

Maureen Merritt said...

I love this set!! Your neighbor will love it.
Congratulations on you splitcoast tutorial!

Maricar said...

OMW this set is absolutely darling.

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Great stuff. It is really adorable.
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