Tuesday, November 4, 2014

Hello Love Baby Card + Keepsake Gift Bag (Part One)

Baby Shower Keepsake Gift Bag + Baby Card | Stampingville #papercrafts #StampinUp #babyshower

I spent some time last week preparing a baby shower gift for a dear friend of mine who will be having a little girl in about 8 weeks. With the baby shower behind us now, I can share the details of the baby card and gift bag I created for the occasion.

Let's start with the Keepsake Gift Bag. This was a very large bag and in serious need of some dressing up, not to mention a big yucky logo to cover!  After deciding on an overall design to use for both the card and bag, I was ready to begin the transformation.

DIY Baby Shower Keepsake Gift Bag | Stampingville #papercrafts #gifts #StampinUp

Stampin' Details:

  • All patterned paper is from the Stampin' Up! Lullaby Designer Series Paper collection. The prints used for this project  - Crisp Cantaloupe, Coastal Cabana, and Baked Brown Sugar - coordinate with the baby's nursery color scheme.
  • The Hello Love stamp set (hostess-only item) is perfect for showers! Several greetings are suitable for engagements, weddings, and baby on the way, along with tiny hearts showering down from sweet clouds.

Hello Love: Welcome Baby | Stampingville #rubberstamping #papercrafts #StampinUp

  • The cloud image is stamped directly on a Tea Lace Paper Doily. Stamped again on Whisper White cardstock, the clouds are hand-cut and popped up using Dimensionals.
  • For added dimension, tiny hearts are punched using the Hearts Border Punch and adhered directly to the doily.
  • The large die-cut scallop circle is paper-pierced at each scallop for extra detail. (The large scallop circle is included in the Circles Collection Framelits Dies.)

Baby Shower Keepsake Gift Bag (tiny banner) | Stampingville #papercrafts #babyshower #StampinUp

  • The Petite Pennants Builder Punch creates pennants and banners in a snap. The small heart punched from Dazzling Diamonds Glimmer Paper adds girly bling!

It's a girl! Baby shower keepsake gift bag | Stampingville #papercrafts #babyshower #StampinUp

  • It's a girl! The Stampin' Up! A Dozen Thoughts stamp set allows for personalizing cards and gifts or announcing the arrival of new little boy or girl. 
  • The banner strip was stamped and heat embossed using White Embossing Powder. (And another smidge of bling!)

Cute idea! Pin the card to the gift bag using a mini-clothespin | Stampingville #papercrafts #babyshower #StampinUp

  • I couldn't resist attaching the card/envelope to the bag with a sweet mini-clothespin. It's cute, but it's functional too - that card would've been lost in that great big bag and the sea of tissue paper surrounding the gift.

Baby shower keepsake gift bag becomes a scrapbook page or frame-able art | Stampingville #papercrafts #scrapbooking #babyshower #StampinUp

  • Surprise! This bag becomes a keepsake to frame or include in a scrapbook album. Because the largest piece of patterned paper is 12" x 12", all mommy has to do is cut it from the bag, add a photo of baby and it's ready to go. 

I loved how this gift bag turned out (and Mommy-to-be loved it too!) Tomorrow, I'll feature the coordinating baby shower card I created to go along with this keepsake bag.

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