Inside & Out: Baby
January 11, 2010
May you touch fireflies and stars,
dance with fairies,
and talk to the man on the moon.
May you grow up with love,
surrounded by people who care.
Welcome to the world,
It's been waiting for you.
Isn't that just the sweetest sentiment? It reminds me of fairytales and bedtime stories...of the brand newness of a little baby bundle...so fresh and new and sweet. And it's found in the new Inside and Out: Baby set from Papertrey Ink.
Nichole assigned the design team to create a card, inside and out, using the new sentiment set combined with any other Papertrey set, old or new. I combined it with Out on a Limb. I let the sentiment inspire me and used my stamps and some soft inking to create a scene reminscent of what you might find in an old fashioned bedtime story book or baby book.
There's even a little bundle hanging from the branch....cut with my Cricut using the Designer's Calendar cartridge. I stamped the blossoms on the branch twice, using Sweet Blush and Hibiscus Burst inks. I tossed in a few tiny butterflies from Butterfly Kisses. The edges are inked with Aqua Mist for a sweet and soft look. The whole piece is adhered to a vintage book page.
That sweet sentiment is used on the inside and I repeated the stamping from the front. This is a great way to coordinate the inside with the outside, without any extra thought, or taking out any more supplies. Notice the inside of the front cover is lined with vintage text print. I often line the fronts of my cards to hide any stitching or brads, etc.
I created a gift wrap to go along with the card. I used the Take Along Tote template and it is the perfect size to hold a favorite board book...more about that in a bit.
I used basically the same stamped scene and added some vintage sheet music, text paper and punched butterflies.
And just a peek at what's inside...one of my favorite books to read to my children....one of those that makes you tear up each and everytime you read it. So perfect for a new mom...
Now be sure to hop around to all of the other DT gals to see how they used this new baby sentiment set!
Stamps: Inside and Out: Baby, Out on a Limb,Butterfly Kisses
Ink: Dark Chocolate, Aqua Mist, Sweet Blush, Hibiscus Burst, Lemon Tart
Cardstock: Rustic Cream,Kraft, Sweet Blush
Other: Papertrey patterned papers, Take Along Tote template, Rustic Cream button twine,Sweet Blush Grosgrain,Sweet Blush buttons, glitter, Fiskars Apron Lace border punch, butterfly punch, scallop scissors, Creative Memories oval cutter