Thursday, October 9, 2008

Baby Gift

I finished it! My neighbour, Andrea, was booked in for a C-section to have her twin girls yesterday. I offered to make birthday announcements for her as a gift. This is what I came up with.

The folder was designed by Alisa Tilsner for UStamp. I used Blush Blossom for the folder and 2 stamp the images on. The sentiment is from For a Friend (Hostess set) and the flower is from Priceless. The images are layered on Regal Rose and Pretty in Pink. The DSP is from a retired SU pack, Loves Me. The ribbon is Regal Rose wide grosgrain.

Here's the inside.














I made postcards (or card fronts) instead of full cards to save time and cardstock. There are 2 designs with 2 variations and a total of 16 cards.
The base for the cards is Regal Rose. I made the medallions to match the one on the front of the folder. I printed the space for details (x2!) onto vellum - I didn't have a stamp to do the job so I usesd my computer.
For the first design (on the right) I layered the vellum over more of the DSP and used silver eyelets to keep them together. The variation of this one uses silver brads instead of eyelets.

The second design (on the left) I stamped the swirl from Priceless in whisper white craft ink randomly over Pretty in Pink cardstock. The vellum was then layered over this an attached with silver brads. The variation uses silver eyelets.

Next time I'll make the cards before the folder so I can alter the folder to make sure all the cards fit easily (it is a tight fit on this one).
I know there is a lot of pink in this project. That was deliberate - Andrea has 2 older boys so I wanted to celebrate the fact that she was having girls.
That's it for now. I have to go and finish getting ready for work. See you later.

11 comments:

Judy said...

Sharon this is so lovely and what a wonderful gift for a new baby.

Anne said...

What a thoughtful gift Sharon :). I need to make a card for twins by the end of this month but no one knows their sex yet... hmm

kareNstampZ said...

what a cool gift - all stunning

Valems said...

Beautiful! What a great gift!

Natasha said...

Nice!!! I have an announcement stamp you can borrow if you make these again.
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Susie said...

This is soooo cute!!! mmmm I might have to case this one!!

Debby said...

Sharon this is wonderful! Nicely done and so thoughtful! i Absolutely love it!

StampMom said...

Sharon,
I didn't see any other way to contact you via e-mail so I'm posting the shipping info for International shipping for my StampMom designs here: http://www.cafepress.com/cp/info/help/shipping.aspx#1

Thanks for your interest!!

Monique said...

Gorgeous set, love it a lot! Gives me an idea of what I can do for my adoption announcements, thanks for sharing.

n8tvtexan said...

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Leslie said...

What an adorable gift and great idea!!! How cute. Glad you made it back from your Girl Guide weekend!Take a nice cool bath, a great sleep and get back to creating!!! LOL!
Hugs,Leslie