So, it's been way too long... Since I have done any productive crafty work and I am so happy to share this one with you. I had a baby shower to go to this weekend and was hoping to sew some things. That requires a sewing machine (check), sewing supplies (sorta check) and a supply of fabric (uhhh, where are those boxes???) So, rather than go buy more of what I already have *somewhere* I opted for a stampin' project, even though I had to punt on a few things. I think it turned out really sweet.
It's a gift pack set of blank cards set up to be used as either announcements, thank you cards or other baby related goodness. The package is a wooden box stained with ink and embellished with decorative paper. A sample of the cards inside decorates the top slide out piece. Inside are 22 cards and the whole thing is wrapped in a belly band (which also hold the envelopes on the back).
The stamp set used is Stampin' Up's "Bundled in Love" and the paper is "Delicate Dots" Designer Series from the Sale-A-Bration catalog (which you can still get until March 31st - contact me if you'd like info).
The card is made of four layers. The bottom is a 4.25 x 5.5" piece of Certainly Celery card stock, next is 4 x 5.25" piece of the Delicate Dots designer paper, then a Top Note die cut Whisper White card stock and last a Top Note die cut piece of vellum. They are secured together by two punched holes at the top with a piece of ribbon laced through to look like a bow. The sentiment is stamped on the top vellum layer so a picture of the baby can be attached underneath. And since all the layers float freely they can be used to write thank you's or baby stats for an announcement. (The box art does not have the vellum layer and the ribbon is glued on).
Once the cards have all been sent out the wooden box is the perfect little storage container for baby memorabilia, photos and whatnot.
It was an absolute joy to put this together and I hope the soon-to-be-Mom enjoys it and will be able to put it to good use. Now, I am looking for excuses to make some more! =) What other occasions could this type of box be used for... hmmmmm.