It's the first group post for the May 2014 Papertrey Ink countdown! Today the team is brining you a whole lot of inspiration for creating baby cards and gifts. We're introducing two new stamps and coordinating dies, all centered around welcoming those new little bundles of joy. There is also a new set of stitching dies -- Baby Booties! You won't believe how adorable they are! Erin put so much thought and attention to detail into these dies! All of the products I mention as "new" in today's post will be available for purchase from the Papertrey Ink site beginning at 10pm EST on May 15th, 2014.
So let's get on to the projects. Let's talk about the new Bootie Dies. ADORABLE. I seriously couldn't stop talking to myself as I was making these! They are just the cutest things...and Erin did all of the work for you! All you have to do is choose which style you want to make and set to work diecutting it...stitch it up and you're done. So fun. And a great on-th-go crafting project...they'd be great to cut several pair and take them along on a road trip this summer. I chose to use the little scallop detail along with the bow detail to make a sweet little girly pair. I used Aqua Mist, Harvest Gold, Lavender Moon, and Vintage Cream felt.
There are so many personalization options by mixing the main Bootie Dies with the Baby Bootie: Patches dies or the Baby Bootie: Details dies. OR you could combine the booties with any of the other previously released stitching dies for tons and tons of options. I added a little surprise to the bottoms of my booties...you know how it is when little babies are in their infant carriers...all you see is the bottoms of their little feet. I decided to stitch a message on the soles of my booties using the Quick Stitch Sentiments dies. :-) I added a tiny flower and leaf, which were cut using The Best is Yet to Be dies.
Of course if you're going to give such a sweet handmade gift, you need an equally sweet way (handmade of course) way to package it up. I created a little shoe box. It's a super simple design and I created a template for you in case you'd like to make one too. You can download the pdf HERE.
A few assembly details for the box. There are two parts - the base and the lid. You can use two different papers or the same paper for both the base and the lid - totally up to you. The 4" x 2" scored section of the lid gets adhered to one side of the box. The 4" x 1 1/2" scored section of the lid can be diecut with a die of your choice if you want a decorative edge. I used a Mat Stack 6 die like this to cut my scalloped edge:
Here are the two sections of the box before the lid is adhered to the base.
You can choose how you would like the create a closure for the box. You could use a magnetic disc, cut a slit for the flap to tuck into, or do like I did and create a band to go around it. My band is 1 1/2" wide. I accented it with an adorable diaper pin from a new set being released this month called Sweet Cheeks.
And of course, we need a handmade card to along with it, right? I used the new Sweet Cheeks stamp set and dies to create this coordinating card.
The Sweet Cheeks set features these cut diaper pins along with several different animal heads to embellish them with. Of course the animals can be used without the pins for all differenet types of projects. I combined them here with the Outline Alphabet set. I punched holes in the letters so I could actually put the pins though the front panel of my card.
Supplies not linked, but availalbe on May 15th from Papertrey Ink: Baby Booties dies, Baby Booties: Details dies, Sweet Cheeks stamp set and coordinating dies
Thanks so much for stopping by to see my projects today! I appreciate your visit! To see more of all of these new products, be sure to hop around to the other DT girls. I especially want to point you to Erin's blog where she is showing several different of versions of the booties -- she also has several videos for you, detailing all of the aspects of the bootie dies. You won't want to miss it!