Friday, May 4, 2012

Picture This - Baby Gift

How adorable - how unique - how easy and inexpensive can this be!

Honestly, it didn't take me 15 minutes to pull this baby shower gift together.   Genevieve's mother-to-be will love it.

I purchased the photo frame at Hobby Lobby using a 40% off coupon.   I believe I ended up paying less than $10 for it.   Also at Hobby Lobby I picked up a pretty sheet of paper to use for the background.

Back at home, I cut out the Girl and Bird image using white cardstock.   The image and pink shadow were both cut using A Child's Year Cricut cartridge (6.25").   I ran the white cut thru my Cuttlebug using the Swiss Dots folder.   Image was then glued to front of the background paper (that had been cut to 8" x 10").  

Inset into photo frame.

Next I went to the Cricut Craftroom (free application) and created a welded font text of "Genevieve" that I cut out in white vinyl.   Text was sized to be 6" long and created using the Songbird Cricut cartridge.   A simple application of the vinyl to the front of the glass using Transfer Tape and I can call it done!

** Update ** 

I decided that I wanted make a more 3D effect to this project.

Using some leftover background paper, I cut out one of the yellow butterflies and glued some light yellow twine outlining the wings.  

I also apply some Tacky Glue to rest of wings and sprinkled on glitter.

I attached to butterfly to outside of glass using Glossy Accents.   Also, applied Glossy Accents to pink center of butterfly.

I like the 3D look.