Sunday, February 7, 2010

Baby Gift all wrapped up

Happy Sunday!  We are having a snowstorm over here!  Quite a bit and snow and it is still snowing!  Today there is a baby shower for my good friend Jen who just had her first baby, a girl!  I am not 100% sure if I will be able to go as it is out of town about a half hour drive and the weather isn't the greatest.  But I really want to go!  I don't want to miss this!  This is the gift and how I wrapped it:


I have always wanted to try and stamp my own paper for gifts and a few weeks ago I saw this paper on sale so I picked it up!  I had wanted to do a bag but Michael's didn't have any in stock.  I stamped the paper first (didn't measure right and stamped so much more than needed) with brown, white and the dark pink ink with the Sassafras stamp set. (Oh I found the white ink pad my son lost for me, it was with my paper not dried out or anything either!) I wanted to use full image stamps.  I tried wrapping some ribbon around but it just didn't look that good, it cut off the images and such. I like it but am unsure.  What do you think?  It doesn't look all cheap with the kraft paper does it?


I made the card/tag after.  I popped the giraffe with foam squares and stamped the Kraft paper with HA's cling dots and used the sentiment "so happy for you" sideways (love how it looks!)  I used that sentiment since I did give her a more traditional baby card when I visited her in the hospital (hmm I don't think I shared that one yet!)  and I think the sentiment is fitting.  I am also going to enter this card/tag into Lucy's Polka Dot challenge as I used polka dots not only on the kraft but in the ribbon too!  Lucy is so amazing!  So talented and so kind!  I really wanted to take part in her challenge, and have yet another idea too!

Well I better go and decide if I will brave the weather!

Products used:  HA Cling Dots, HA sentiment, SU scalloped punch, Bazill carstock, Colorbox pigment brown and white ink, Memento RoseBud ink, michael's ribbon.

8 comments:

Lucy Abrams said...

You are so sweet - and so is this. Love that image, and all the yummy dots. :)

Virginia L. said...

Fabulous job on making your own wrapping paper, Anita!! Love your design and colors and I'm sure your friend will cherish this as it is straight from your heart! Sorry that you missed my challenge, hopefully there will be a next time :) xoxo

jenandbrett8 said...

Love the stamped paper, it shows a lot of time and love went into it. I stamped some kraft paper for my sons birthday, (I didn't have wrapping paper big enough), with lots of blues and greens and he really liked it as I had made it, he is 23.

Alice Wertz said...

this is so sweet, Anita!! I love the wrapping paper that you stamped! wonderful personal touch!! and that little tag is too cute!

Sanne said...

How cute is this! love your homemade wrapping....and that giraffe is too cute!

Courtney Baker said...

Gorgeous1 that giraffe is just too cute!

LaChris said...

Wau...its adorable!!!

~kelly marie~ said...

Eeeek! This is absolutely adorable! I love it!

 

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