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How often do you need a cute, quick, and creative baby gift? Always, if you are like most everyone!
This weekend we have made it easy for you by featuring some very cute baby gifts from Becky Givans, Lea Lawson, and Amber Goble.
Amber Goble made an adorable baby girl gift set. First she started by stamping an image onto her onesie in a light and washable ink. She then used regular sewing thread and stitched over the image to make little personalized onesies. Simply wash and the ink disappears, leaving a cute stitched image. And remember, you can use this technique for sewing on any project and look like an expert!
She then made a small box to package the onesies in, using her Cuttlebug to embellish the packaging. She then used her Cuttlebug and Spellbinders Nestabilities to make a flower and carried this image thru all of her gifts, the embellished box, family mini album, and card.
She used the Swiss Dots embossing folder on her creations. Go to her blog The Country Scrapper to check out a step-by-step tutorial on this gift set.
The amazing and talented Becky Givans made the cutest baby gift set! Her set consists of onesies that have been altered by using her Cricut and fabric!
Who knew onesies could be so stylish? She also made this adorable baby wreath using a baby teething ring wrapped with baby washcloths and embellished with pacifiers and ribbon. Plus, the box her onesie is packaged in is perfect for displaying the altered fabric. And check out the amazing gift tag made with her Cricut. Go to Becky's blog for more details on her project.
Lea Lawson focused on the gift wrap for her project. When you go to a baby shower, the gifts are normally always tailored towards the baby to come, but the packaging seems to be too. Lea tends to make and decorate her own packaging to fit the style of the mom-to-be, even though the contents on the inside are for the baby. It is a nice change and the packaging always stands out at the shower.
Lea embossed the scallop edged pink cardstock with the Swiss Dots folder, and then layered the striped paper and dotted ribbon to it. Then she attached it to the front of the bag using a hot glue gun. (Hot glue guns are your FRIEND when it comes to decorating packaging, promise!) After that she embellished it with a felt flower, a bow, a cut out flower from paper, a button, twine, and a jewel.
Then Lea made a matching card with the same product and used the Swiss Dots embossing folder to tie it all together. With a large bow like that on the card, it really won't fit in an envelope. But, that is okay! The card is so pretty, that just tuck it in the tissue paper so it can be seen. It makes for even more pretty decoration on the package itself!!
Making your own packaging is not only more personal, but it also saves money! All she had to purchase was the $1.29 white bag at Michael's craft store, and everything else came from her scrapbooking room. A really gorgeous gift bag will cost you from $4-6 these days, and a card that is supposed to look handmade costs about the same! Doing something like this will save you at least $8. So, break out your Cuttlebug and your scrapbooking product, and get to town decorating your own gifts and bags! :)
What pretty and cost efficient baby projects! And remember, boy or girl all you have to do is alter these gifts slightly to fit your need. Hope these inspire you for your next new arrival's gifts!
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$10 Gift Certificate from Acbailey.com,
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Grand Prizes for the month of MAY
The month of May we will be giving out an Epson Artisan 700 All-in-One Printer with 3 month supply of ink Cartridges. Participate in any of the Challenges all month long to be entered in the drawing.
Runner up will receive a Cricut Expression, with 1 extra cartridge in addition to the 2 that come with Cricut Expression, and a caddy from Scrapcessories. Participate in any of the Challenges all month long to be entered in the drawing.
Have a great day!