Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Baby Diaper Shower Invite / Baby Shoes Favor




Hello Paper crafters!  Today I am sharing projects that are just perfect for a baby shower / gift!
I went a little shabby with this ensemble.  Aren't these so cute!!  I used the Diaper Card with Pin, the Baby Shoes, and A7 Fancy Frame Window with Clear and Simple's "Little One" stamp set.  And I just hopped over and found another baby set called "Rock-a-Bye".  It has the cutest little rocking horse!

 

This "Diaper Card" die comes in 2 pieces, pre-cut and pre-scored, the actual diaper and the diaper pin.  When you order make sure you note that you get to select different colors for each one.  It does not come with the inside card.  I decided to make mine a mock baby shower invite.  I covered it with old book paper and inked it up with some brown ink.  I love the lace along the legs.  The button is part of the Clear and Simple "Little One" stamp set.


This is the A7 Fancy Frame Window Card.  It's so much fun to design the inside of the card creatively as well with just a little part peeking through the window.
I used one of the words from the "Little Ones" stamp set to create my background border.  I used the old book paper again.  I fan folded it to create the border.  The buttons are from the stamp set and I colored them with chalk.  The paper for the buttons is Jenni Bowlin. 


See the little heart.  You can't tell from the photo, but it is made of velvet paper!!  Yes, Creative Cuts and More sells velvet paper.  It's so cool.  I just used my Spellbinders die to cut it out and inked the edges.


And here's the inside.


Tutorial for Shoes
They come in your choice of card stock and color.
I guess you can see, that I like running mine through the Big Shot with my polka dot embossing folder.  Here are some photo's of how to do that.


Then you just turn the die around in the folder.  Here is the tricky part.  There is about a 1/4" area along the end of the folder that doesn't emboss.  When you emboss the 2nd half of the shoe, that strip will flatten out a few of your dots on the other end.  So, try to roll the foler through up to that point and then bring it back out. *** Do not roll it all the way through.***  I didn't know this when I made the first pair, so I used my stylus to re-indent the dots that were flattened when I did the second half.

Next I add a little ink around the edges and lightly over the shoe.


Wrap the shoe around as shown and adhere.  I highly recommend the Killer Red Tacky Tape for this project.  Next I bend the little tabs at the score line so that they are ready to be adhered.  There are some longer ones and I cut them into 3 tabs.  The kit comes with outer and inner soles.  Lay the top of the shoe on top of the outer sole as best you can.  I'm sure there are some people who can do this perfectly.  I'm not one of them, teehee.  If there is and sole extending from the shoe I just trim it off.  Now if I had adhered the shoe top to the outer sole perfectly, then I'm sure the inner sole would have fit perfectly.  But mine didn't.  So I turned the shoe over to look at the shape and trimmed my inner sole to fit just inside the shoe.  When I go to insert it, I pinch it up a little (squeeze the sides of the inner sole to make it concave a little).   This makes it easier to slide it into the shoe. 

You can check out more of my baby creations HERE.

38 comments:

Diane - Rubber 'n Rafters said...

These little shoes are So cute.
As i told Jennifer I was going to attempt to make the shoes for a baby shower, but think I better practice on a smaller scale first.

Steph Zerbe said...

Mel, you totally rocked this challenge. That is the single cutest diaper invite I have ever seen. Love the old book paper and the simple button stamp is perfection! I love how you made the Little One set act as a background in the card. And that card.... I'm speechless. It's fab-u-lous! I can't wait to see what you come up with next. Thanks for the tutorial too... I could keep going with the compliments! LOL.

Chrissy D said...

Melisa - ADORABLE GIRL, beautiful work - I echo everything Steph said! Way to go!

Tiff said...

I adore the fringe you added to the shoes! SUPER CUTE!

Basement Stamper said...

I'm in love-love baby creations and this one is no exception. I love that you went shabby chic on it. Beautiful creations.

chrissy o said...

ooooh thats so cute and bright
hugs chrissy o xx

Lisa Somerville said...

How cute, such a wonderful vintage feel - love the little booties!

Susie said...

Totally sweet. Love all of your creations.

Lillian Child said...

Seriously! That baby shower card is the cutest thing I've seen in a very long time. And paired with those swiss dot pink baby shoes - you just rocked my creative world with these projects!! WOW!!

lisa808 said...

Love your diaper card & shoes. So sweet.

Noelle Reese said...

OH MY GOSH! This is so very cute!! The card, the shoes, to die for!! Love them both!

Joan V said...

Melissa, this project is just awesome. I can tell that you like the baby theme. Thanks for all the instructions on what you did, especially the glue that you used and what you did with the embossing folder. Love the card and all your projects. Thanks for sharing.

Lynn Stevens said...

What an adorable baby announcment and sweet shoes!

Dawn said...

Stinkin cute! Oh my goodness these projects are just amazing. Love Pink and embossing was amazing, thanks for the hints also, sometimes these can be tricky can't they?

Sheri said...

Those shoes are just too cute!!! I need to get a blue pair for a friend who just delivered last night!! ;)

HappyCrafter said...

Talk about being blown away! These are wonderful!

mylaughingmagpie said...

These are adorable Melisa! I love pink & brown together! the diaper card is my fave with the text on the diaper "wraps!" Very clever of you!! Can't wait to see what you come up with next!

Sue D said...

Very cute baby ensemble. I like the pink and brown colors and the embossing on the bootie.

Susan Mangum said...

The diaper card is amazing, so much detail, and the shoes are adorable. Great job!

littlen said...

beautiful projects. love the shoes. tfs.

Jo said...

wow, amazing work ... love everything you did! those shoes just rock!!!

Sarah said...

The shoes and the diaper card are just the cutest things. Nice work!

Kathy Eddy said...

These are just too sweet.

trisha too said...

You ladies are killing me with the cute little shoes!! They are adorable!!!

:)

KimL said...

Hi Melisa, way to go! Love the shabby look of it all!Your tutorial was great! Hugs Kim L.

Kristine Reynolds said...

Adorable set. I love the little ribbon on the front of the shoes. Cute, Cute, Cute!

Jennifer said...

Just ADORABLE!! LOVE how you embossed those CUTE little shoes!! And that diaper invite!!! LOVE it!!(=

Betty Benton said...

Exquisite work, girl friend! Enjoyed drooling over each project!

njcervantes99 said...

Just ADORABLE! I love the pink and brown look.. and the way you "antiqued" the card and added the lace, makes it look soo good!

Sandy Ang said...

Oh how adorable ! I love the diaper card !

Debbie Yates said...

Mel your creations are wonderful! I love your tutorial - easy peasy! In fact, you made all of your creations look so easy!

billiejo said...

The shabby look is perfect for this set! Love the pink, love the set, love the tutorial. Thanks.

Regina Mangum said...

OMGoodness, these are so adorable! I love, love, love, the invites and thanks for the tips about embossing. You are so talented!

Denise said...

What a fabulous idea to emboss the baby shoes!! They look fabulous!

Joan Ervin said...

What darling baby items, Melisa...the little shoes are just tooo cute and the card and invitation are gorgeous!!!! Thanks for the great tutorial, too!!!!

Die Cut Diva said...

what agreat baby ensemble -- thanks for sharing the embossing tips

silvia said...

FABULOUS projects!!!

Zafran ali said...

Lovely cards & gorgeous design,I love how you made the Little One set act as a background in the card.

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