Wednesday, September 21, 2011

...TE sEpteMbeR BlaSt frOm the PasT...

This month's theme was BirThDay or BirtH ~ the day a baby is born :)

The sketch usual..awesome! Sankari's sketches always are! This one had a LOT of elements on it...I was a little intimidated...

Here's my take on it...a ReaLLy bright and cheery baby prize...

I used this sweet Cuppie Baby Cakes set...and paper pieced everything :) I'm not sure what possessed me to want to use the American Crafts MarGaRiTa paper...mmmm....MargAriTas and babies don't usually go together...well...I guess too many MaRgaRiTas might impair your judgement and....noooo...we won't go there :)

Any way...

here's a close up of my Cuppie in her AdOrabLe polka dot

I knew that I wanted to make a package...the angled strips on the top and bottom of the sketch just ScReAmEd present packaging to I decorated a clear card box. Then I needed something baby-ish to put inside...but it was nap time and I wasn't going any where :) I pulled out a new cloth diaper and added a little something...

I just cut a heart out of felt and used my pinking shears to make a shadow in the Hawaiian Shores felt...then hand stitched it on...rustic is cute right?!?  And then...Ta-dA!...A burp cloth...cute enough to leave the house, not so labor intensive that you don't want to let your little sweetie spit up on it!

Then I folded it up and it fit perfectly in my card box..woo-hoo! I love it when things work out!

I think this is just right for a neighbor or co-worker gift...just a thoughtful little something that only cost a buck or it's totally even if they don't like it, they can let their baby cheese up on it and it won't even hurt your feelings! :) It'll just be doing it's job!

I also made a BiRthDay VersIOn of the sketch...but it's NOT my favorite...

it was one of those...cute in your head...and then...well...not so much...not ~hide it under that really tall pile on the desk~ ugly...but just not quite right...

I did like the embossing on the front panel behind the cake though...

I like the bright on the black...maybe it needed to be an OvEr the HiLL card :)

Here's the links for the rest of the BlAsT from the PaSt hoPPers...EnJoY all of their AmaZinG CReaTioNs!! and thanks for LoOkinG!! :)



  1. Totally cute idea for the box lining!!

  2. Oh my goodness, you went all out! What amazing creations, Jen :D

  3. Love the bright colors - the diaper gift is a neat idea...I always used those for burp towels :)

  4. Great gift idea! Very sweet card.
    Alison H

  5. I love the birthday one ... with the yellow dots. I think it's awesome!!!

  6. Oh My Goodness - you have made so many beautiful creations and I ADORE your heart stitched gorgeous creation - so beautiful - love the bday card and the baby card - sooo sweet!

  7. Wonderful projects!! The stitched heart creation is clever!!

  8. Super sweet projects!!! I especially LOVE the polka dotty baby carriage in the first one, the sweet little embellished burp cloth you made, and the touches of sparkle in the last one!!!

  9. amazing projects!!! i love them all :)


  10. Wonderful projects! Love the heart!

  11. Such cute cards! My favorite is the baby card, I love how you interpreted the sketch and your final result!

    Chris L.

  12. What beautiful cards and the heart stitched diaper is soooo cute...great idea for a baby gift!!!!

  13. Oh these are GREAT! I love the adorable bright colors! What a great gift!

  14. I like the bright colors and the sparkle of your baby card, and thank you for taking the time to make so many projects for us to see on the hop today!

  15. These are lovely!! Great detail to each one, wonderful job!

  16. Jen, these are adorable! How cute is that baby Cuppie?! Perfectly perfect in every way. XOXO

  17. wao Jen those are really cute!!!
    Perfect gift !!