Monday, April 4, 2016

Baby Announcement

Hi all, today is my first post I am doing for the DiesRUs Design team!!! I am so excited to share my project with you today!

Our Youth Pastor and his wife just had their first baby, so I made this little desk top photo display and announcement for them. Since I haven't given it to them yet, I didn't get their permission to use the photo of their son so I used a picture of our daughter that is 26 years old. They have a picture of their son in a baseball uniform laying next to a baseball bat which gave me the inspiration for this project.  They are St. Louis Cardinal Fans so I just had to use my Poppystamps Cheery Cardinals on top of his name Memory Box - Parker Upper Alphabet. Instead of putting two pictures on the base, I made a tag with his stats using Poppystamps Pinpoint Main Street tags. For the letters on the tag I used Die-versions Editor in Chief font for the numbers I used Die-Versions Peppermint Font .

That is just what I love about this craft is how we can personalize a project.  You could use this same idea on a plaque or Scrapbook page.

Editing to my post, I gave this to the couple today and Momma gave me permission to share the picture of little Owen with this:

Here is a view from the side

Items also used:
Tim Holtz -- Idea-ology, Memo pins
Crate Paper -- Little boy blue paper
Hole Reinforcements, colored red with markers
Offray ribbon

For the base I started out with a 12 x 4 inch piece of cardstock. On the 12 " length of the cardstock score at 1 3/4, 3 1/2, 5 1/2, 6 1/2, 8 1/2 and 10 1/4. All will be mountain folds except 1 3/4 and 10 1/4. In picture below I am showing how I curved the Memo pins so that they can be added to the middle piece.

Here they are attached and taped down, if I do this again I would use more scor tape (heavy duty tape) to tape on either side of the pins. I cute a piece of cardstock to go over the pins to hide the underside.

The last picture is to give you an idea of how I folded the bottom together, I also used scor tape to keep it together better.

The DiesRUs blog has 12 design team members with more inspiration on using dies, so head on over and check out what the other ladies in the group are sharing.  Then you will want to stop by DiesRUs and check out their wide selection of dies they have, I know I have a long wish list of fun dies I can't wait to play with. They are also on Facebook so you won't miss a card!

I am also sharing my project with the Memory Box, anything but a card challenge .

Thanks so much again for stopping by today, Hope your week is off to a great start!!



Alex said...

Aw, that is just so darned cute! A very different sort of birth congratulations card, being 3-d. I bet they will keep that for decades.
Your little daughter was darling, ..not so little now!
Blessings, Connie.

Heidi MyLittleStampingBlog said...

This is a great project! Love your idea for a baby keepsake and your baby is cute too!

Christine said...

Such a clever idea, Connie & it looks great! I'm sure they will be thrilled to display their newborns photo in it!
Thanks for sharing !

CherylQuilts said...

Oh, Connie, what a precious gift to your youth pastor and his wife on the celebration of their first child - a precious little boy, Owen! Blessings to them. And what a wonderful way to start your DiesRUs Design Team post! I love this 3-D gift, and thanks for the wonderful tutorial! How precious! Hugs, sweet friend, and I look forward to seeing more wonderful posts as a new DT member! Hugs!

Leslie Miller said...

Congrats on a first post well done, Connie! This is such a nice little gift and will be so appreciated. All those letters and numbers dies sure came in handy for this!

Linda Walker said...

So clever are you! This is the cutest thing! What a thoughtful gift to make!

Roosterhead Designs said...

Hi there Connie~ The post is fabulous! I know the new parents must be thrilled. It's a bright and beautiful 'frame.' So glad you shared w/us! and I'm thankful you showed us the 'folding' particulars~ Bless you, Karen O

Daniela said...

My beloved friend,
what a stunning gift for your Youth Pastor and his wife, that, I'm sure, will be overjoyed by the birth of their first child, your thoughts are always filled with so much love, my darling Connie, blessed be !

Hope your week is off to a great start, I wish you wonderful days to come, sweetie,
always thinking of you with love and joy


Debbie said...

This is a great tutorial Connie and the project turned out beautiful!! I still have my card on my desk, your projects and cards should always be on display!!!!!

Lowcarb team member said...

That looks so good - and I'm sure the Youth Pastor and his wife will be thrilled. Congratulations to them ...

All the best Jan

Darlene said...

WOW what a fabulous and adorable creation! I have no doubt you will bring smiles to their faces with this lovely and thoughtful gift! Congrats on your new design team assignment ... we are so thrilled to have you on the team! Looking forward to seeing more fabulous projects ... you are so talented!

Sherry @ Thrift My House said...

Awww this is precious! How sweet of you to make this for them. Great job as always :)

Haddock said...

Like the way the card is folded.

April said...

What a neat project! I know your youth pastor and wife will love this! TFS

Shaz in Oz.CalligraphyCards said...

wonderful work there Connie, very clever idea and matches the baseball picture just perfectly!!

A huge congrats on your DT post and you've fulfilled it very ably for first time around :D
Thanks so much for sharing.
Happy WOYWW! Shaz in Oz.x # 36

{Shaz in Oz – Calligraphy Cards}

Oliva Ohlson said...

So stinking cute!!! I love it!!!