Friday, March 25, 2011

Baby Shower Fun

Given my age now, bay showers are not an event I go to very often. So, I was delighted when I received and invite for one. things were made a little easier by the fact the Mum-to-be knew the sex of the bubba (a girl)....so the creative cogs went into overdrive. The only thing I knew that I coukd not avoid was the inevitable....PINK!!!

So, to deal with this first....I altered the tones a little and used Pale Plum, Rose Red and Sahara Sand. This is what the shower gift looked like all together....


Given that all the gifts are for the baby, I made a suitcase with chocolates for Skye (Mum to be). Being female and pregnant...I thought chocolate was a fairly safe bet.

The card I was especially proud of as I had the pram image bouncing around in my head for a while. Here's a close up of the card....



I managed to carry the theme of the scallop border punch right throught the whole card, even fluking a similar shape on the tag with the sentiment.

The pram is made with a Nestabilities Scallop Circle with a 1/4 cut away and then embossed with the Swiss Dots Cuttlebug folder. The Scallop Trim around the edge of the circle I learnt from Andrea Buckland here. It is a great technique, but does take a bit of practice. I HAVE to make mention of the pram spokes. You know those purchases...the impulse ones for rainy days....well these were one of them. Target were THROWING a bucketload of scrapbooking stuff out and there were 16 of this style of brad....for 25 cents!!!! Could not go past that at all!! A little bit of time down the track...and how perfect do they look??? They even sparkle!!

In putting the suitcase together, I used the same DP as the card, as well as Pale Plum and Rose Red. The wee pink flower brads finished off the handle just right.






Now I know you are all in total shock and disbleief that I have co-ordinated a pink gift set, but rest assured, things will return to their normal hues and tones from the next post onwards. Thanks for enduring a detailed post.

Stuff Used:
CS: (SU) Pale Plum (ret), Rose Red, Whisper White, Sahara Sand, My Memories Scrapbook Paper # 140699
Ink: (SU) Rose Red
Stamps: (SU) Teeny Tiny Sentiments
Punches: (SU) Scallop Border Trim Punch and Word Window Punch, Carla Craft 1" and 3/4" circle punches and CP2 Spiral punch (Pram Handle), CM 1 1/4" circle punch (suitcase)
Other Bits: Nestabilities Classic Circles, Scallop Circles and Fancy Tags, Cuttlebug Swiss Dots Embossing folder, Vintage Plum and small white roses fm stash, Flower and wheel spoke brads fm stash, pink 1/2 pearls fm Bizzy Becs.

Lynda xx

11 comments:

Andrea L - EnchantINK said...

So much sweet eye candy here ... I had to look at this over and over to take in all the gorgeous detail! Glad to see your "bargain buy" was perfect for this project. Skye is going to love love love this. You certainly haven't lost your mojo during your enforced stamping holiday! Hugs xxaxx

Andrea L - EnchantINK said...

Darn it! I left a lovely long comment ... and it has disappeared!
Take 2 ...
Lots of sweet eye candy here ... Skye is going to love love love it! What a super "bargain buy"! Your mojo certainly hasn't gone on holiday ... while you haven't been able to stamp!

Patrice said...

Woohoo you rock Lynda! You've done a fabbo job of this gift set. Love it all. I want to make one of those little suitcases now!

xox

Leonie Schroder said...

Gorgeous stuff Lynda and I love that little bag - too cute!

Kez said...

Such a gorgeous gift to give and your pinkness rocks! Hope it doesn't take you too long to recover!!! LOL. Love the girlified suitcase and the perfectness of your bargain buy brads. hugs :)

Helen Williams said...

Stunning gift set Lynda, you did so well coping with the all pink.

Cheryl said...

WOW what a GORGEOUS baby set,cute and so pretty......love the little pram!!! Hmmmmm I'm thinking your getting to like the colour PINK.....lol.....BTW I have had many of those little purchases myself and still waiting to use most of it...lol....xx

chrissieah said...

how funny - I just posted a baby shower card too! Like you I don't go to too many showers either but I guess becoming a great aunt was a good enough excuse to be invited to this one! Your card is so cute and very creative!

Jenny Hayward said...

This is such a cute set Lynda. Love it!! Well Done. You are excelling yourself. I love the pram on the card (I must add that to my CASE file). I want to try one of those suitcases too. You have put together such a sweet set. I'm sure Skye would have loved them. TFS
Jenny xxx

Sonia G said...

This is too cute and just the right amount of pink! Lol!

BTW - I've left a surprise for you over at my blog...

Cheers
Sonia

Debbie Pamment said...

What a sweet little set - and such a special gift for anyone! Just gorgeous!
xXx