Sunday, January 26, 2014

Baby Month Markers

Thought I'd give a try at making some of the baby month markers I've been seeing lately. I noticed that there are some placed directly on Onesies with HTV (heat transfer vinyl) and some made as stickers. The HTV ones are darling, but I wanted a little more color, and the parents of the new baby I made these for are pretty tall (both basketball players), so I didn't want to estimate the size of the baby to the size of the Onesies. I felt that the stickers could be used just that one time. So, I decided to make them out of heavy card stock, since I felt that they could be used again for another baby girl. I designed them myself using digi paper from different paper packs from Jessica Sprague. I made a total of 13 for the kit, adding in a newborn one with the family last name. And, I knew it was a girl, so made it in pinks. I printed all of the markers on white card stock, and cut a second group in pink A/C card stock, then used my Xyron to apply adhesive to join the two layers so that the cards were more sturdy.

The box pattern came from SVG Cuts Camp Firefly. It's the bottom layer of the Smore, and I took the chocolate drips off the edge of the box top. I enlarged it just a bit to accommodate the 4" scalloped circle. I then designed a little label for the top with all 13 of the cards.  On the inside bottom of the box, I made a small scalloped circle which personalized the gift.

I'm so pleased with how it turned out. I've added a few photos of a couple of babies with the markers, and I'll add additional ones as they are available.

This is baby Kraker in her newborn photo. So tiny and so precious.
This is baby Mamelli in her one-month photo! Hope you enjoy the project. It was definitely a fun one, and I love how it turned out.
Here's cute baby Claire Mamelli in her 2-month photo. They grow and change so fast!
Claire at 3 months...growing so big.
Claire at 6 months! So sweet.
Also made these items with G45 Mother Goose paper. I inserted Onesies with booties in the center into the cupcake box. The cupcake box pattern and the bag pattern are from SVG Cuts' 3D Numbers Party SVG Kit.

A New Baby - A New Joy!

1 comment:

  1. I love your darling baby creation, Deb! What a great idea and something they will cherish for a long time. Beautiful papers and colors! Great job! As I said on your FB post, I would love to have you as my very talented and crafty neighbor to craft with. All my neighbor work or are not crafty...go figure. If your ever in my area (Apple Valley) I would love to meet you or we could meet half way sometime. Happy crafting!