Echo Park Paper: Baby Girl Card

I recently filmed some projects for Carta Bella Paper and this baby girl card was one of them. How cute is the Rock A Bye Baby Girl collection?! Seriously adorable!!!

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If you’d like to see how this card came together, watch the video below.

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SUPPLIES:

White Cardstock
White Sheer Ribbon
White Crochet Twine
Foam Squares/Adhesive
Sewing Machine/White Thread
Scissors/Trimmer
Scoring Tool

For additional inspiration check out the Echo Park Paper You Tube Channel and Blog.

Happy Weekend!

JanaBold

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Carta Bella Paper: Dream Big Baby Girl Layout

Sugar and spice and everything nice …. that’s what the Rock A Bye Baby Girl collection is made of!
The sweetness of this baby collection by Carta Bella Paper has me itching to pull out photos of my children when they were younger and get the photos scrapped that I have been neglecting for FAR too long.
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When my kids were younger I would take a photo of them each month next to a favorite stuffed animal so that we could compare how they grew and changed each month. These photos of my daughter are from when she was three months old. (Awww, my cutie-Cam, with her sweet cheeks!)
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I stitched together a few of the banner stickers to adorn the corner of the design. I added the circular “Cute as a Button” sticker on top of the striped pennant with a foam square for a bit more dimension. The stitching around the edges of the paper remind me of all the homemade quilts, burp pads, and gifts that always come along with having a sweet new baby in the house.
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The mini paper fan layered up with stickers and die cuts in the center of the page adds all kinds of fun dimension. I LOVE the new Mini Paper Fans!
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Across the page, I added the rocking horse trimmed from the 3×4 Journaling Cards Paper along with a few stickers and the hearts from the new Enamel Shapes stickers. Underneath you can see a few patterned paper strips layered up over the top of a strip of vellum paper embossed with the Petite Bows Embossing Folder. Those sweet little bows are so perfect for a project about a sweet baby girl!
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This page has so much fun texture! From the stitching, to the mini paper fans, to the popped up elements, shiny enamel shapes, and the embossed vellum … it was a lot of fun to put together!
If you would like to Download the PDF Instructions for this page, you can find them on the Echo Park Paper website HERE.
SUPPLIES:

Vellum
Manual Die Cut Machine
Typewriter
Sewing Machine & White Thread
Adhesive/Foam Squares
Scissors/ Trimmer
Edge Distressing Tool

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Jungle Themed Baby Shower Banner

Last month I held a baby shower in my home for a girl whose family is very special to me. It was a lovely night celebrating a very special mom-to-be and a very special baby boy.

I created this banner to decorate my mantle and needed to share it with you because it is made using the super-cute cut files by LetteringDelights.com.

BABY BOY BANNER

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I used a basic pennant banner shape as the base for each panel and then used the animals from the Lettering Delights Welcome to the Jungle Cut Set. The vines on the monkey, rhino, and elephant panels are from the Nancy’s Buddies Cut Set.

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I also layered together a couple of punched hearts on the rhino panel and added some gems here-and-there on the giraffe and rhino panels for a bit of sparkle.

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The banner was threaded together using jute string. In between each panel I added some knotted ribbons (American Crafts) and a large wood button from the Michael’s Dollar Bins.

Finally, I wanted the banner to have a layered feel, so I created a garland of jungle leaves to hang behind it. I cut this from a tropical leaf shape (Design #12444 by Jamie Koay) I found in the Silhouette Design Store and dotted cardstock by Bazzill that I purchased in packs at the American Crafts Warehouse Sale. Nothing complicated, just leaf cut outs strung on a piece of jute. Easy peasy!

You could create a matching invitation using the Lettering Delights Welcome to the Jungle graphics or you can do what I did (because I was short on time) and find one online that coordinates. I did THIS ONE that I found from JessicasInvites on Etsy.

I also found some free printables online that I used to create labels for all the different pies I served to the guests. The font I used here is the ZP Catawampus font by Lettering Delights.

PIE LABELS

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I did happen to find some coordinating Jungle Baby Shower plates (didn’t get a picture of those) at Birthday Direct (Jungle Babies Baby Shower Party Goods). Everything looked so darling together!

My favorite game to play at a baby shower is one that my mom stumbled across somewhere pre-internet days. It’s a matching game. It’s great because you’re not tasting baby food or anything disgusting like that … however, it’s clever and the guests can be involved without too much thinking power.

I hang the words and numbers to cover the words on a big board we created YEARS ago using plastic adhesive hooks. It works well, because the guests can call out a couple of numbers, I uncover them Vanna-White-Style, … if they make a match, they receive a coordinating candy bar, and if not, we just cover the words up again for the next person to choose from. Here is a picture of the board.

BABY SHOWER GAME

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And here is a list of the baby shower words we use with the coordinating candy bars. The guests always get a chuckle out of how the candy bars “go with” the baby shower words.

  • NURSING – Milky Way
  • BOTTLE – Baby Bottle Pops
  • NINE MONTHS – Rocky Road
  • UMBILICAL CORD – Long Licorice Rope (these are hard to find these days, but gas stations are your best bet)
  • EPIDURAL – Life Savers
  • CONCEPTION – Skor
  • OB/GYN – Butterfinger
  • CONTRACTIONS – Whoppers
  • BABY NAMES – Whatchamacallit
  • PACIFIER – Ring Pops
  • DIAPERS – Raisinets
  • HOSPITAL BILL – 100 Grand

Finally, I always love to hand something to the guests as a THANK YOU as they head back home. This time I was expecting 40+ guests, so it had to be something inexpensive. I bagged up some Dollar Tree popcorn (yummy stuff!) and created a tag on my Silhouette Cameo using the Lettering Delights Nancy’s Buddies images. Behind the tag, I tied on a smaller jungle leaf (cut out at the same time as the larger garland jungle leaves in a space leftover on the sheet).

SHOWER FAVOR

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If you have a baby shower in your future, I hope this has given you some fun ideas to get started. I always have a blast putting together parties … decorating is my favorite part! Of course! 😀

Have a great weekend!

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Carta Bella Paper: Baby Boy Blocks

Last month, I had the pleasure of creating a fun project for a baby boy using the adorable Carta Bella Paper “It’s A Boy” collection … and I realized that I neglected to share it here on my blog.

I really enjoyed making this one! It’s been a LONG time since I’ve made anything for babies! 😀 I decided to make a series of stacked gift boxes that you could fill with little goodies for the baby, and then can be displayed in his nursery afterwards. Here’s a look!

BABY BOY STACKED GIFT BOX BLOCKS

I created the blocks from Kraft Designer Cardstock using my electronic cutting machine. Next, I selected a mix of fun papers from the It’s A Boy 6×6 Paper Pad and Dots & Stripes Paper Pad. The scale of these patterns are PERFECT for a project like this!

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Each panel of each block is decorated with a little scene or vignette.I used a mixture of stickers, die cuts, chipboard, and embossed cardstock to make each one come alive with dimension.

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The stuffed animal shapes in this collection are especially cute! Baby will have so much fun learning each of the animals names. I couldn’t resist tying a little bow around each of their necks.

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Even the stars feel like they are twinkling with the addition of shiny enamel dots.

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As an added bonus, the tops of each block open easily, so that mom and dad can store a few extra cotton balls or cotton swabs inside.

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SUPPLIES: It’s A Boy Collection6×6 Paper Pad6×6 Dots & Stripes Paper PadElement StickersEphemera PackChipboard AccentsDecorative BradsEnamel DotsNatural White Linen Designer CardstockKraft Designer CardstockMini Triangles Embossing Folder, Silhouette Cameo machine, Adhesives, Scissors, Light Brown Distressing ink

If you are on the hunt for ADORABLE baby collections for a project you are working on, be sure to check out Carta Bella’s “It’s A Boy” and “It’s A Girl” collections … they are as cute as can be!

Thanks for taking a look! See you next time!

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