I’m Mou Saha, member of the CK’s 2009 Dream Team of designers. I have been blogging for almost two years now, but I’m still nervous posting here today :) So, I’ll stop talking and do what I do best – create! Come join me in making a simple baby card and tag.
It’s almost spring and that means many new beginnings. For my projects, I chose floral patterned papers and the theme is babies. Today, I’m going back to the basic supplies such as templates, punches, letter stickers, etc. I also want to show you that it is very easy to translate generic supplies to create themed projects.
Let’s start with the card:
- 1. Trim an 8.5″ x 6.25″ piece from the Raining paper or blue cardstock. Fold in half to make a 4.25″ x 6.25″ card.
- 2. Trim a cream cardstock to 4″ x 6″ inches.
- 3. Take the template with the baby bottle and place it over the Morning paper and trace the bottle shape with a pencil.
- 4. Cut the bottle out with a craft knife or scissors.
- 5. Spell out your sentiment with letter stickers
- 6. Attach the bottle at about the center of the cream cardstock above the sentiment with the adhesive tape runner.
- 7. If you wish, you can further personalize the card with a handwritten (or stamped) message below the sentiment.
- 8. Sew a small white button toward the top left side of the bottle.
- 9. Attach the finished cardstock piece to the blue card base.
For the tag:
- 1. Trim a 2.5″ x 5.5″ piece from the cream cardstock and a 2.75″ x 6.25″ piece from the Raining paper or blue cardstock.
- 2. Follow the same steps as the card with a baby carriage template.
- 3. Sew buttons to make the wheels.
- 4. Stamp To: and From: using alphabet stamps. I used one of the dollar alphabet sets from Michaels.
- 5. For an added touch, you can use a border punch at the bottom of the cream cardstock.
- 6. Punch a hole at the top, pass a ribbon through and tie into a bow.
Supplies: Cardstock: Bazzill Basics Paper; Patterned papers: Piggy Tales (Raining, Morning – It’s Raining, It’s Pouring Collection); Letter stickers (Piggy Tales); Templates: 3M (Scotch Designer Templates); Punches: Fiskars; Stamps: Studio G; Ink: Ranger Industries; Buttons, ribbon: Michaels; Embroidery floss: DMC; Pen: American Crafts; Adhesive: 3M; Others: needle, pencil and craft knife/scissors.
I hope you enjoy making this set and that it inspires you to create in your own style.
I’ll leave you with my favorite creativity quote:
“Creativity is inventing, experimenting, growing, taking risks, breaking rules, making mistakes and having fun.” – Mary Lou Cook.