Friday, 16 March 2012

BABY, IT'S NEW

EDIT:-

It's Back!  Sorry about that folks, no idea why the original template link dissappeared but its back now.  Enjoy!

Zoe



Craft Fair prep is in full swing and as I have already done the baby carriage a few times, I wanted to try something new.  I really wanted a baby's crib and searched online for templates but found nothing suitable.  I decided to have a go at making one up anyway and this is what I produced this afternoon.  This was cut using a lovely ivory shimmer card but sadly the simmer doesn't really show up in the pictures.


Once I had tried out a test sample and got my measurements right, I made a template and cut out all the pieces I would need.  I used the set of dies from PTI for the heart cut out and layer and also on the 'feet' of the crib.


Once all cut and scored it was quick to assemble.  I did trim up some cardboard coasters and glued them to the underside of the base to give it more rigidity.  It won't be carrying much weight but it helps to stop the side panels from bowing when items are put in it.


I made a little banner using a set of dies from PTI and stamped BABY on them, fixed to some ribbon and attached to the side of crib with tape.



On the other side I stamped and cut out the image of the stork and glittered his wings. 


To go inside I used the onesie die (PTI) and cut to pieces, trimmed the sleeves with some plain cardstock and fixed at the base with a 'flap'.  I filled a cello bag with a little baby onesie, tied with ribbon and fed it through the neck.  A dew drops of glue on the shoulder sections secured it all together.  I had seen a similar item to this on a blog site soem time ago (sorry I cannot remember who that was).


I also included a pair of itty socks, a dummy and a mini bath duck!


The Completed Package...

So sorry the picture doesn't really show the glimmer effect on the card - it looks lush in the flesh.  I just need to make up another one for a girl and I'm set to go.  When its done, I'll share.  There is a lot more I could have done with this really but I am happy for now with the look of it.  Once I have done the girls one I may well add a few more bits to this one - some fancy die cut edging around the top or something - anyway we'll see.

Enjoy your day and thanks so much for dropping in to check me out - I love your visits!


32 comments:

  1. I am so excited for you. I am thinking about doign a craft fair in May but I am not sure yet because my diaper cake orders are coming in pretty quickly and finding time is getting more and more difficult. This crib is precious and I love the detail, fantastic work! I definitely would be interested in a template to use for baby shower favors also.

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  2. Wow, this really is a new concept. Love the design, the cuts, the cute ribbon :). Its come out so well.

    Cheers,
    Durga
    http://durgasartgallery.blogspot.com

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  3. I love this - it is so adorable !!! I would love the template because we have a lot of ladies getting ready to have babies at my workplace and this would be wonderful. Thank you for sharing it.

    Also, thank you so much for visiting my blog and leaving such a wonderful comment. I hope to see you more often :)

    Have a great day

    Janet

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  4. Oh you are such a show-off Zoe ;) Don't mind me, I'm jut jealous - these are amazing! xxx

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  5. This is absolutely wonderful! Love how you filled the crib too, I can only imagine how good it looks in person. So beautifully done!

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  6. This is absolutely adorable! What a cute gift to give to a new Mom. Thank you so much for making a template to share. That is so sweet of you.

    Hugz,
    Sylvia

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  7. This is really cute! I have two pregnant teachers at the school and I think I will attempt to make them this crib. I also love the contents. Thanks for sharing the template!

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  8. Thanks for posting the template for us - I have downloaded it and can't wait to use it for an upcoming baby shower. I'll have to post it once I get it finished. Thanks Zoe !!

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  9. Oh wow! How gorgeous. Thank you so much for sharing your idea and the template.

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  10. It's really adorable. You did a great job!

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  11. How sweet!!! Love it. Thanks for sharing.

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  12. LOVE LOVE LOVE THIS ADORABLE CRIB! It is perfect for a quick gift ensemble, you did a fantastic job of embellishing it just perfectly. Thank you for generously sharing the template, I think I will give it a try and make some for ready to go gifts.

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  13. This is so great!! Could you share your template with me? I have a shower to go to this Sunday and I would love to make it. Thank you.

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  14. or if you had the template up and now took it down, could you at least tell me the dimensions of the crib? Thanks!

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  15. I do not see the template either and I am looking forward to making these as center pieces for the tables and filled with goodies! Please let me know if you will post the template again or email it to me at denna@gt.rr.com

    Thanks!

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  16. Thank you for this beautiful template.
    I made 2 already.

    Grietje

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  17. Waar kan ik die temptatie of het voorbeeld of het patroon vinden van dat wiegje.
    Mvg van evelien coppens en tot wederhoren.

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  18. I dont see the template. I would love to make these and this is perfect for my friend baby shower. please email me the template coffinbladesgirl@gmail.com

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  19. Hi.. I can't see the template.. and I would like to make this for my friends christening party.. may I know where I can get the template PLS? Tnx

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  20. I would also love the template please if you are sharing it's beautiful sheila

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  21. The template is the title in purple at top.....

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  22. This rally is cute I made my own version thanks!!!!

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  23. Great idea! Thank you for sharing. I have made one not quite as good as yours, but will improve I am sure!

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  24. I'm so excited to make this crib but I don't see the template to use to make it. Do you have them or know where I can get it. Maybe the measurements would be good. This is the cutest thing I've ever seen. If you can help me I really would appreciate it.

    Thank Pat

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  25. I couldn't get access to the template, are you able to post it again? I love this card, so beautiful. Thanks Karen

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