Sunday, July 4, 2010

A Moment to Treasure...

Last week, I made a birthday card for our Aunt Karen, and over the weekend I finished her gift. Karen is going to be a grandmother for the first time this fall, when her daughter Katy is due. I thought I would make her a little keepsake to house a special moment, one of many, many to come.
For this project, I decided to create a photo holder out of one meant for a gift card. I love to re-purpose items from around the house, and this would make a perfect frame. Also, the Friday Challenge is called "Inside Out" in which sentiment stamps should be used both, well, inside as well as out!
I began with the outside, choosing some pretty designer paper and matching card stock for the background. Next, I carefully cut out this sweet bird from the designer paper after first adhering it to some card stock for stability. I stamped my sentiment in Groovy Guava and then die cut it onto an elegant label, sponging around the die like a stencil, and then gluing the bird down. I ruffled some stitched grosgrain and then popped the focus element over that, adding just a few sparkly rhinestones along the bottom.
For the inside, I carried over the designer paper, cutting out a different bird image for consistency. The sentiment for the inside would be perfect for a photo of Karen's grandchild, the first in the family since my own little boy was born. As we don't yet have a pic of the new baby, I thought I'd substitute a photo of my son when he was just a wee one, though of course Karen will replace that come November, when her daughter's bundle of joy arrives!
BEAN NOTES: JustRite Stampers Cherish the Memories Nested Sentiments and Seeds of Kindness Borders and Centers Stamps; Stampin' Up Groovy Guava Classic Dye Ink; Making Memories Chloe's Closet Designer Paper; Spellbinders Nestabilities; Big Shot; Clear Rhinestones (generic); Foam Tape
HAPPY BEANS: SU Groovy Guava Stitched Grosgrain Ribbon; Photograph

14 comments:

Courtney said...

i'm not sure which is more adorable - your project or your little one (:

Belinda said...

So adorable! What a great way to store a baby photo!

Ann Schach said...

Gorgeous! Love this DSP with the sweet little birds!

Mary Fish said...

What a lovely keepsake! Hugs, M

Carol's Ink Spot said...

This is precious! Such a great gift to give. Beautifully put together.

Pam~ said...

What a fabulous idea and it is so cute!

Kazan Clark said...

beautiful - absolutely beautiful!

Tanya said...

This is so pretty! A wonderful gift, your aunt will love it.

Carla Bazhenow said...

Your Aunt will so love this keepsake. So beautiful!!! Hugs,

Eva said...

Regina, this is sooo beautiful! I just love it! Congrats on winning, too!!!! Hugs...

Sheri said...

Congrats on the honorable mention! Very cute!

Diane said...

Adorable ... I'm sure she will love it.

Martha said...

What a wonderful gift! Beautiful colors I'm sure she will love it!

Amanda Sevall said...

So pretty and what a great idea!! :)