Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Baby, You Rock!...

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Today is the Taylored Expressions Blast From the Past Blog Hop, and I have a fun baby gift set to share. I was inspired by one of my absolute favorite TE sets, You're My Hero, which always reminds me of my own little guy, who loves to play his "guitar" (a pint-sized ukulele). This is a card and a gift card holder for the "rockin'" bundle of joy. If you've hopped in from Pattie Goldman's fab blog, I'm glad you stopped by...enjoy!

First up is the baby card, which I did in some fun "non-traditional" colors. Here are the details:

  1. Make card from card stock; round corner.
  2. Stamp background and sentiment.
  3. Stamp guitar body and neck on card stock. Color with glitter and metallic pens. Fussy cut and assemble; adhere with foam tape.
  4. Affix letters to spell "baby,".
  5. Tie bow and adhere.

  • Stamps: You're My Hero (Taylored Expressions)
  • Dye Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black (Tsukineko)
  • Card Stock: Concord Crush, River Rock, Peach Parfait, Pear Pizazz (Stampin' Up!); Solar White (Neenah)
  • Specialty Ink: Encore! Bronze Metallic (Tsukineko)
  • Fibers: Purple Satin Ribbon (Kate's Paperie)
  • Stickers: Glitter Alphabet (Pink Paislee)
  • Tool: Corner Chomper (We-R-Memory Keepers)

To match my baby card, I couldn't resist this rocked out gift card holder, which is a template available from Taylored Expressions. I made sure to match the colors up and, do you see that little pacifier hung from the ribbon? I created that from some punches in just a few quick steps.

  1. Print template, trace onto card stock; trim pieces.
  2. Adhere flames to body.
  3. Apply liquid dimensionals.
  4. Draw strings and frets with metallic pen. Adhere gemstones.
  5. Punch ovals for pacifier. Assemble with glue and attach with ribbon. Tie bow.
  6. Punch border on inner pocket piece.
  7. Assemble.
  • Card Stock: Crushed Concord, River Rock, Peach Parfait, Pear Pizazz (Stampin' Up!)
  • Specialty Paper: Green Glittered Card Stock (The Paper Co.)
  • Fibers: Purple Crinkled Crepe Satin (Taylored Expressions)
  • Accents: Clear Gemstones (Hero Arts); Terra Cotta Liquid Dimensionals (Adirondack)
  • Color Medium: Silver Metallic Pen (Sakura); Cool Gray Multiliner (Copic)'
I hope you liked my baby project! Now, hop on over to the uber-talented Jen Tapler's blog for a terrific project! Thanks for stopping by, and if you missed any of today's Blast from the Past, just following the link list below. Enabler Alert!: TE is offering a special Blast from the Past sale to get revved up for next month's Hop, which will be a look back at past Christmas sets. So, from now through Sunday, September 26, select sets will be 20% off. Those sets are:
Christmas Blessings
Season's Sweetings
Home Sweet Home
Holiday Wonder
Wings of Joy
Tag Treats

Have a rockin' day!


Pattie said...

OMGoodness Regina, you have certainly created a work of art in this little set! (jaw on lap) I am in awe of your talent! Fabulous!

Diane - oliver.mdiane@comcast.net said...

What a cute project. Never would have thought to use a guitar for baby, but now that I see it, it's terrific!

Lea L. said...

What a FUN project!! I love that it is rocker themed for babies!! The non-traditional colors are fabulous too!! I really love the card...so clean and graphic!


Kim said...

That guitar is awesome, love it!

Lynn Put said...

What a fun idea! This fantastic! I love all the cool details!

Mary Fish said...

So clever and original. You Rock! Hugs, M

Taylor said...

Sooo cute, Regina! I love the pacifier you created with punches...so clever! And the card is fabulous...especially love the glittered letters!

Cassie said...

Wowza, what an awesome project, Regina!

Julia Aston said...

What a fun project Regina! the card is super by itself and that guitar is just over the top - what a great gift card holder!!

Punkydoodle Papers said...

Oh my gosh! This is AMAZING! Wow Regina!

Unknown said...

This is SO adorable Regina!! Love the colors and the guitar gift card holder is incredible!!

Purrfect Paper Creations said...

What fun projects--I love the baby card and the gift holder--great nontraditional colors, you are so creative!

Chris L.

Joan Ervin said...

OMG!!! This is gorgeous set....WOW!!!! Your baby card is sooo cool and I can't get over how awesome the guitar gift card holder is...you do amazing work, Regina!!!

Terri Trotter Earley said...

It dosen't get any cutier than this guitar!

It's a good life!
Terri E.

Tracy said...

Get out Regina!!!!!!!!! You are my new stamping idol!!!! This is the cutest thing I've seen. I'm so glad I stopped by. I wouldn't have died if I missed this. LOL!


Ashley Newell said...

This is FABULOUS! I am totally in love with your work!

Jodi Collins said...

OH my word! This totally ROCKS Regina! LOVE the colors on this!!!

Ann Schach said...

Over-the-top fabulous! You are so creative!

FibreJunky said...

That is the most awesome baby project I've ever seen!

Monika/Buzsy said...

What a fabulous gift set! I LOVE the colors and the matching gift card holder! Such a great idea. :o)

Patti MacLeith said...

Oh. How. Cute!

Natalie said...

Oh my goodness, girl!! You rocked this one! Fantastic cards, thanks for sharing your technique, that is fabulous!!

Radha said...

We know what music means!
Love that guitar!!!
SO cool!

Melissa Sauls said...

Wow, this is totally A-Mazing!! I love how you embellished the guitar...both!! Still picking my jaw up off the ground!

Sandy Ang said...

Your guitar gift-holder is so original and amazing !

Rose said...

Wow, Regina! I LOVE Your guitar GC holder! How cool is that?!! So awesome!!