Friday, April 15, 2011

Baby Bootie Tutorial

I figured I better get this posted tonight since I have a busy weekend ahead.  Here is the tutorial for the baby bootie shower favours below.  The pictures are pretty self-explanatory.  They are very simple and easy to make.  I got everything I needed for them in the dollar store.

Supplies:  Jumbo cotton balls (2 per bootie), plastic shot size cups (2 per bootie), cocktail size napkins, ribbon in a matching colour, and scissors.  
**For the ribbon, you will need approximately a 12"-14" length per bootie, depending on type of ribbon.  Wider ribbons will take a little longer piece.

Spread out the napkin and set one cup and 2 cotton balls on top in the centre.
 Bring up the back corner and tuck it into the cup.
 Bring up the front corner around the cotton balls and tuck it into the cup.
 Snip off a little bit of each tip, but not too much.  This helps it be less bulky when tucked into the cup.  The top cup fits better by doing this.
 Bring up the left side and tuck it into the cup.
 Bring up the right side and tuck it into the cup, smoothing it out as you tuck it in.
 Place the second cup in the bootie, leaving a little bit at the top the width of your ribbon.
Tie your ribbon around the top of the cup with a bow.  Fill the cup with candies or items of your choice.

If you make these, please comment and post a link for me to see what you did! 

Baby Shower Favours - And Lots of Them!

Finally, the last item I worked on for my niece's baby shower, and it's not a card!  It's the favours which were baby booties.  I made them out of napkins, plastic cups, ribbon, and cotton balls, then filled them with rainbow mints.  I had to make 120 of them so it is a good thing they were very cheap and easy to make.  They really didn't take alot of work at all.  I will post a tutorial tomorrow if I can.  We decorated with a spring/ducky theme so we used lots of colours!

This is half of what I made!

Thursday, April 7, 2011

Baby Shower Card

This is the card I made to go with my niece's baby shower gift.  Image is from TPC Studio and sentiment is from Kolette Hall.  Swiss dots CB embossing folder was also used.  The square was made with my Marchy Uchida punch.

Wednesday, April 6, 2011

130 Thank You's!

Are you starting to see why I have been so busy and unable to post for awhile?  This is just part of what I've been working on since the end of January!  Some really cute baby shower favours and a tutorial for them will be posted as soon as I get the next chance.  

This is 130 baby shower thank you cards:

Baby Shower Thank You

This is the thank you card that I made for my niece to give after her baby shower.  Actually this is one of 130 thank you cards I made for my niece!  Because I had to make so many, I kept the design clean and simple.  The image is from TPC Studio, and is cut and embossed with a circle Spellbinder die so the yellow ring looks raised up.  I had no idea how hard it would be to find a yellow ink!  This is a little dark for my liking, but it was all that I could find.  Here in Canada our choices are pretty limited unfortunately.  There is a double embossed line across the card and under the ducky.  The border was punched with the MS lace border punch and the sentiment was done with a Penny Black stamp.  TFL

Saturday, April 2, 2011

Baby oh Baby!

I finally can start posting what I have been working on for the past couple of months!  I have been a busy girl and have lots of exciting things to post, including my first tutorial.  

First:  It's a Miracle!
My niece was diagnosed about a year and a half ago with breast cancer, and before she started her treatments the doctors informed her that the chemotherapy would destroy her eggs, and any future hopes of having a family.  She and her fiance took steps to try and save some eggs before the treatments began, but it just wasn't meant to be.  Sometimes God has miracles in mind instead, and 5 months after my niece's last chemo treatment she and her fiance defied the odds and found out they were expecting their first child!!!  She is due next month and everything seems to be going extremely well with her pregnancy.  Tomorrow we are having a humongous baby shower for her.  It's going to be a wonderful celebration of life as both my niece and her baby are cancer survivors!  I was given the special honours of making the invitations, thank you cards, and favours for the shower.  I've had so much fun making them, and I can finally share them with you.

Here is the invitation:
Front and Back Views (Sorry but I had to delete some private information.) 
The back pocket contains a map with directions, and a card with her registry informaiton.
The theme for the shower is duckies with all the spring colours. 

Black Magic Technique

I finally had a chance to try the black magic technique.  I stamped the butterfly with white ink, dried it with my heat gun, then coloured it with pencil crayons.  I outlined it a little too much with the white gel pen because it just wasn't working right, but for my first attempt I guess it will have to do.  Image is from Studio G, sentiment is a CB die cut.  TFL!