Baby Gift Set

Looking for a baby gift that has a bit of vintage-inspired flair? This Baby Gift Set from Craft Marketing Connections uses inexpensive materials to create a unique basket that you can fill with baby-themed items. The new mommy can then use the basket anywhere she chooses!

Photography supplied by Craft Marketing Connections

vintage baby gift box

designed by Craft Marketing Connections, Inc.

materials

For product information, see sources below.

Elmer’s

Foam board in white, a 20” x 30” x 1/2” piece

CraftBond Quick dry glue dualtip pen

CraftBond All purpose glue stick

FabScraps Vintage Baby Collection

12” x 12” papers in Vintage Bath and Vintage Stork, four sheets each

Journal tag diecuts

X-ACTO

Retractable #1 knife (with new blade)

12” x 12” self-healing cutting mat

12” metal ruler

6” precision tip scissors

Corner rounder punch

1-1/8 yd. ivory trim (1/2” wide), assorted buttons (28), foam mounting tape, hot glue gun and glue, Quick Quotes Powder Puffs chalking ink in        Amaretto and Blue Moon pencil

instructions

For pattern, see below.

Note: Finished size of piece is approximately 7” x 8” x 9”.

1. Trace box pattern four times on foam board. Cut out pieces using X-Acto knife, metal ruler, and cutting mat. (Tip: Score lightly first, then press more firmly to cut deeper, using several passes of the knife. Replace blades often.)

2. For now, only work with Vintage Bath papers for inside of box. To attach paper, apply glue stick to one foam board panel at a time. Align edge of paper at top of panel and press down paper. Place paper side down on cutting mat and use X-Acto knife to trim excess paper. Repeat with other three panels.

3. Before adhering together, align panels with foam edge of one panel against paper edge of another, with paper-covered side on inside of box. (Note: Foam edges of the two opposite sides will be up against each of the other paper sides.) Working on one corner at a time, apply hot glue to foam edge and press into place. Repeat with other corners.

4. To cut box bottom from foam board, set sides-unit on top of foam board and trace around bottom edge. (Note: Bottom of box is narrower than top.) Use X-Acto knife and cutting mat to cut base. Apply hot glue to foam edges on bottom of sides unit and press onto base.

5. Plan placement of double-sided Vintage Stork papers with stork side of paper on two wider sides of box, and opposite side of paper on two narrower sides of box. (Note: Be sure to plan placement of stork on left side of front so there is room for tag on right.) Apply glue stick to one foam board side at a time. Align edge of paper at top of box side and press down paper. Place that side of box down on cutting mat and use X-Acto knife to trim away excess paper. Similarly, attach paper, one at a time, to other sides of box and trim. Rub corners of box with Blue Moon ink for aged look.

6. Use glue pen to attach trim to top edge of box, folding trim at corners and continuing to the beginning. Cut and adhere end. Use hot glue to attach buttons around top perimeter of box. For tag, cut a 2” x 3” piece from Vintage Bath paper. Round corners with punch and gently rub Amaretto ink around edges for aged look. Use glue stick to mount journal tag. Attach tag to lower right corner of box with double layer of foam mounting tape for dimension.

Sources

Elmer’s Products, Inc.

(888) 435-6377

http://www.elmers.com

FabScraps                                                     

International: +27 31 765 8503 or USA +1 (616) 328-6221

http://www.fabscrapsusa.com

X-ACTO

http://www.xacto.com

vintage-inspired baby card

designed by Craft Marketing Connections, Inc.

materials

For sources, see below.

FabScraps Vintage Baby Collection:

12” x 12” pattered paper in Vintage Bath Time

Journal tag diecuts

Cardstock in tan ivory and tan, a 12” x 12” piece of each

The Paper Company/ TCP Studio stamps in Baby (sayings)

Elmer’s CraftBond:

Glue spots, thin-small

Dot runner, permanent

X-ACTO:

12” rotary paper trimmer

Zigzag decorative edge scissors

12” metal ruler

6” precision tip scissors

Quick Quotes PowderPuffs chalking ink in Amaretto

1/8”-wide light blue ribbon (a 5” piece), 3/8”-diameter buttons in (blue, green, yellow),             3/8”-wide white trim (an 8” piece), foam mounting tape, ink pad (black), permanent             fine-line marker, white envelope (5-1/4” x 8-1/4”)

instructions

Note: Finished size of piece is approximately 5” x 8”.

1. With rotary paper trimmer, cut an 8” x 8-1/2” piece from Vintage Bath Time paper. With baby-side of paper up and blue side down, measure 3-1/2” from left edge. Fold over to make 5” x 8” vertical card with blue, narrow front. (Note: Inside babies show along right side.) Use decorative edge scissors to trim vertical edge of card front.

2. Cut a 3-1/2” x 8” piece from tan cardstock. Rub edges with chalking ink. Use dot runner to attach to inside of card, aligning left edge with center fold. With black ink, stamp message on ivory cardstock and cut out 1-1/2” x 2-3/4”. Ink edges and use dot runner to adhere to inside of card.

3. To embellish card front, choose paper diecuts, stamp chosen messages, and rub edges with chalking ink. For tag, fold ribbon in half and thread fold through hole in tag from front to back. Pass ribbon ends through loop and pull up, so loop is snug against tag.

Use fine-line marker to draw stitching lines around edges of die cuts as desired. Position and attach with foam mounting tape for dimension. Attach buttons with glue spots.

4. Use dot runner to attach trim to right edge of card front. Rub with chalking ink for aged look. Optional: Also rub surface and edges of envelope with chalking ink for same look.

Sources

Elmer’s Products, Inc.

(888) 435-6377

http://www.elmers.com

FabScraps                                                           

International: +27 31 765 8503 or USA +1 (616) 328-6221

http://www.fabscrapsusa.com

The Paper Company/TPC Studio 

(800) 525-3196

http://www.tpcstudio.com

Quick Quotes

(877) 663-7250

http://www.shopquickquotes.com

X-ACTO

http://www.xacto.com

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