Hello Paper crafters! Today I am sharing projects that are just perfect for a baby shower / gift!
I went a little shabby with this ensemble. Aren't these so cute!! I used the Diaper Card with Pin, the Baby Shoes, and A7 Fancy Frame Window with Clear and Simple's "Little One" stamp set. And I just hopped over and found another baby set called "Rock-a-Bye". It has the cutest little rocking horse!
This "Diaper Card" die comes in 2 pieces, pre-cut and pre-scored, the actual diaper and the diaper pin. When you order make sure you note that you get to select different colors for each one. It does not come with the inside card. I decided to make mine a mock baby shower invite. I covered it with old book paper and inked it up with some brown ink. I love the lace along the legs. The button is part of the Clear and Simple "Little One" stamp set.
This is the A7 Fancy Frame Window Card. It's so much fun to design the inside of the card creatively as well with just a little part peeking through the window.
I used one of the words from the "Little Ones" stamp set to create my background border. I used the old book paper again. I fan folded it to create the border. The buttons are from the stamp set and I colored them with chalk. The paper for the buttons is Jenni Bowlin.
See the little heart. You can't tell from the photo, but it is made of velvet paper!! Yes, Creative Cuts and More sells velvet paper. It's so cool. I just used my Spellbinders die to cut it out and inked the edges.
And here's the inside.
Tutorial for Shoes
They come in your choice of card stock and color.
I guess you can see, that I like running mine through the Big Shot with my polka dot embossing folder. Here are some photo's of how to do that.
Then you just turn the die around in the folder. Here is the tricky part. There is about a 1/4" area along the end of the folder that doesn't emboss. When you emboss the 2nd half of the shoe, that strip will flatten out a few of your dots on the other end. So, try to roll the foler through up to that point and then bring it back out. *** Do not roll it all the way through.*** I didn't know this when I made the first pair, so I used my stylus to re-indent the dots that were flattened when I did the second half.
Next I add a little ink around the edges and lightly over the shoe.
Wrap the shoe around as shown and adhere. I highly recommend the Killer Red Tacky Tape for this project. Next I bend the little tabs at the score line so that they are ready to be adhered. There are some longer ones and I cut them into 3 tabs. The kit comes with outer and inner soles. Lay the top of the shoe on top of the outer sole as best you can. I'm sure there are some people who can do this perfectly. I'm not one of them, teehee. If there is and sole extending from the shoe I just trim it off. Now if I had adhered the shoe top to the outer sole perfectly, then I'm sure the inner sole would have fit perfectly. But mine didn't. So I turned the shoe over to look at the shape and trimmed my inner sole to fit just inside the shoe. When I go to insert it, I pinch it up a little (squeeze the sides of the inner sole to make it concave a little). This makes it easier to slide it into the shoe.
You can check out more of my baby creations HERE.