Saturday, October 20, 2007

Hey, Baby!

A couple from church is having a baby soon, and the gal supervises a group of volunteers. We decided to go in together to give them a cash gift, and I went to Target to get them gift cards. Of course, they're not all that cute, so I made something better to present them.

This first one is a remake of something I posted quite awhile ago. I had a blank template of this gift card holder sitting around and thought I'd make good use of it. I also received some new stamps yesterday in the mail. I WON the Fun and Fast Notes set by entering a contest, and one of the reasons I chose it was because it had images that celebrated multiple occasions, and those images had accompanying sentiments. The baby carriage and the words "happy new baby" are from this set, and the word "congratulations" is from this set as well, although it goes with another image that you'll see in a minute. I like Regal Rose and Rose Red together, and I kept the outside simple. Unfortunately, the card I made to go inside this gift card holder was sealed in before I remembered to take a picture of it!

This second card is a stand alone--and it's not as big as it looks. It measures just 3" wide by 4" long when folded. The star image appealed to me because it had 3 stars inside each other. I thought the outside one could represent the Papa, so I colored it Bashful Blue. The second star could represent the Mama, so it was colored with Regal Rose. The baby girl--Mary Peyton--is represented by the smallest flowery star in the center. It was glitterfied and layered with some strips of coordinating paper, and it was done.

I think these projects illustrate that the name of the stamp set--Fun and Fast--is appropriate. Now we'll have to see if the couple is at church in the morning. She's dialated to 4cm already, and she's a week early. I hope she's there so I can present her with these little things. If not, she's better off because she'll finally get to meet her daughter!


Charmaine (CharmWarm on SCS) said...

What a sweet gift! I'm sure she'll LOVE it!

chelemom said...

Wonderful! The little card is sooo dang cute!