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.
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.