Tuesday, February 26, 2013

St. Louis Cardinals Book for my Niece

I know its been a while since I lasted posted.  I started on a Graphic 45 project and then got sick.  I really hate being sick, I just don't have any energy or insight.

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.