Saturday, May 10, 2014

*Little One* baby gift ensemble

 I took a break from Mother's Day cards to work on a baby gift for a shower today! I'm not able to go, but I wanted to get the gift over there before the shower. It seems like if you wait, it takes forever to get it delivered.  I wanted something simple, yet thoughtful. I just used supplies I had on hand but I think it turned out nicely. The card is 2 3/4 inch by 2 3/4 inch. I wanted something small to tuck inside the gift. I don't know the mom-to-be and didn't have a lot to write other than best wishes. Tiny cards like this are the perfect solution when you are short on time and words! LOL! You all know how much I love using this tiny carriage. I love paper piecing it and adding some bling here and there!

 I made a simple box out of cardstock and embellished it with some old SU! pattern paper I have had forever. I think it is called "Tea Party". It is cute and I love using it! I used quite a variety of stamp sets for this gift, but they are all from PTI.  The onesie and coordinating diecut are from "Bitty Baby Blessings" I think.  The "little one" sentiment is from the Boutique Borders: Baby stamp set. I told you I love them!

You can see here that I adhered the doily to the box, but the rest is a belly band to go around the box. I love having a lot of detail on my boxes and 3-D items, but I have always found the recipient never likes "messing it up" or so I have been told! LOL! A belly band is the perfect solution!

 This box is the perfect size to fit the handmade goodies inside.  I made 2 headbands, a onesie and a bracelet. Hopefully these are all thing the mom-to-be will enjoy.

 Here is one of my trademark headbands that I make for most of my baby girl gifts. I had someone ask me about the felt that I use in the card I made for my daughter's teacher. I think it was the garden one. I use felt from PTI and My Favorite Things. It is way better quality than the kind you get at the craft store. It is wool felt and I love the quality. The pink I used here is Bubble Gum from My Favorite Things. The die-cut I used is from PTI.
 Here is headband number 2 and I used yellow and purple felt from PTI and Bubblegum pink felt from My Favorite Things. The rolled roses are a die-cut from My Favorite things as well. I clustered them and added some half back pearls to the center with hot glue. I put these on a smaller elastic.
 I wanted to make a handmade bracelet but was disappointed in my bead selection. I know I have more, somewhere or I lent them to someone. Who knows, so I had to make do. I love this stamp set that I used for the packaging. It is Boutique Accessories from PTI. I make handmade stuff all the time and this is only the 2nd time I have used the set. I love it and need to use it more. It gives your handmade items such a great feel. It takes this simple bracelet up a notch.

This is the plain white onesie that I decorated. I used the same diecut for the fabric flower as I did for the pink headband. I like putting together a cohesive gift. I was a little disappointed when I stamped the sentiment because the last E was darker than the rest. I had already put the flower and button on, so it had to do. I hope you enjoy this little gift ensemble and Thanks for fluttering by!


KimCreate said...

A beautiful gift for a baby girl. The Mom should love it. I espicially love the box and belly band.

Jenny said...

The mommy to be is goin to love this! Totally precious!

Cynthia said...

Nice to see you posting your lovely items and your baby ensembles are to DIE for! As always!!! :)

harrahx2 said...

Oh my word, you are hard on yourself! That is a perfect gift and the box is as sweet as can be! I love the little carriage card. A perfect combination!