I received an invitation to my nieces baby shower so I needed to get busy. My niece is having a baby boy after having two girls. Her shower is being held this weekend in St. Louis at her new home. Since I live in Phoenix and will be traveling quite a bit this year, I couldn't make it to the shower. I asked her if they had a theme for Timothy Patrick Jr. and she said the St. Louis Cardinals. I found some digi paper on Etsy and ran off the pages on my Epson R1900. The bird on the front was cut at my LSS using a Zing cutter and the baseball teams logo. I then painted it with acrylic paint and used Glossy Accents on the black outline. I used my Cricut Baseball cart, Everyday Paper Dolls cart, and Tags, Bags, Boxes, and More cart all in CCR. I included some stickers that I purchased also. I will be mailing it to her tomorrow along the with gift card holder card that I made. I made the envelop for it using my new Envelop Punch Board. So far so good with the board. I hope you enjoy it.
This is the inside of the gift card holder card. It's not the best picture but I couldn't get it to stand up to show the inside. Basically, you cut a piece of cardstock 11" X 5". Score at 3 3/4", 5 1/2", and 7 1/4". Fold to look like a "W". Scor tape the edges only (should look like a big U) and seal. Measure the size of your gift card and make small incisions. Then score 1/8" along the edge, between the two incisions only. Cut away the scored card stock. This will leave you with an opening to insert your gift card. I hope that these instructions are clear.
This is the front of the book. I cut out his first name in CCR on flags (I don't remember which cart I used) then adhered them with ribbon to look like a banner. I used the Cinch coil to bind the book.
This is the front of the card. The stamp is from CTMH. I smudged some ink on the front so I covered it with a bow.
I used the baseball diamond cut to hold covered chipboard pieces.
This cut was from the Baseball cart.
More covered chipboard for pictures and journaling. I found the Cardinals logo online and printed it to cover the little flag in the corner.
This is inside the front of the book. Cut from Baseball again.
I used the cutouts from the Baseball cart to cover the front on the tag. The back can be used for a picture or journaling.
The card frame from Baseball. I adhered some ribbon and used a Queen and Co. star inside the star cutout.
More Queen and Co. embellishments. Since he has two sisters at home, I used two yellow flowers to represent them in the Home Team!
I made a pocket to hold more covered chipboard. Embellished with stickers that I popped.
Again with two yellow pinwheels to give his sisters some representation.
I used Everyday Paper Dolls to cut out this little guy at 4". I love this page.
Some ribbon embellishment.
Rookie of the Year sticker and embellishments for the newest member.
The pitcher was cut using Baseball.
One of my favorite pages. I used Baseball to cut out the slider and stickers to embellish
Not crazy about the puffy paint but couldn't take it off without ruining the page.
I made a belly band, added the bat sticker, and popped a painted/decorated chipboard circle to hold the covered chipboard. I upcycled a coffee cup band and used it as a pull on the chipboard.