Saturday, July 2, 2011

More baby items...

Hello!  Eva is probably working hard this week on her secret final project for the TGF Royalty Contest!  So in the meantime, I thought I should actually post the baby card and boxes that I made.  I'm such a crafting slug this summer (well, actually most of the time).  I almost forgot to take pictures of these before I gave them away.

But I love our blog!  Eva does all the hard work making all these awesome projects, and I say, "oh cute, let me try that!"  Of course it doesn't turn out looking as cute as Eva's, and it's way more work than I thought, and at some point I just say, good enough for me.
Remember Eva's cute teachers' gifts?  I thought those were the cutest gift baskets so I wanted to make some baby ones.  This was actually the third and last basket I made.  I think I was running out of steam and ran out of ideas on how to decorate it.  I borrowed the color and pattern inspiration from Becky Oehlers who had a sample in the handout included with the template.  The tag is made from the Wonky Rectangles Nestability (thanks, Eva!), PTI limitless layers, and the boy baby from TGF.  I hand cut the banner...which is why the tails look I finally caved and bought the PTI banner dies.
So this is the girl version of the basket.  I actually made the first trial basket out of thinner cardstock and it turned out to be kind of flimsy, so I ended up giving it to my daughter to just play with.  So I tried PTI cardstock for this basket and it totally feels a lot sturdier.  You will probably see me using this girl baby paper over and over again, I have a bunch leftover from when I was made my daughter's first birthday favors.  The tag is the heart doily die from Cheery Lynn with a teddy bear from the TGF baby set.
And here is the a totally not matching color.  But again, remember Eva's cute pop up card?  I thought that was neat too.  I didn't realize there were so many little pieces in the pop up mechanism, I was getting a little confused as to what was the background and what was popping up, and what would it look like laying flat.  So I just stuck to simple rectangles.
 And here it is standing up, I guess the pink rectangle now looks asymmetric, oh well.

Happy 4th of July to everyone!  Have a nice holiday weekend!  I hope I don't melt in this heat!


eva said...

these baskets and card are so cute! they all take some amount of work but so worth it in the end. yeah, i'm working on my tgf project. i'm just hoping i finish in time!

Lorraine said...

OMG, these are so adorable! I love the baskets and the pop-up card!