Saturday, November 28, 2009

Jacob Baby Gift

Hopefully I’ll get this mailed out before the end of the year. Jacob was born in May so it would be nice to get his gift to him before he’s walking and talking! I wasn’t sure how his nursery was decorated so I went with a classic little boy palette. This can be hung in his room for several years if mom and dad wish. (Please see the Ins and Outs for links to the challenge websites and feel free to join in the fun).

Sketch Inspiration ~ Midnight Madness Sketch #29
I flipped the sketch and opted to use vertical stripes in the background instead of individual blocks since the name was broken out instead of one solid image.

I often struggle with tying bows and almost always use the knot method.

My Creation
I don’t have a die cut machine so I used chipboard letters.

Image Detail
TIP ~  I’m a bargain shopper and will often pick up an embellishment (in this case chipboard ABCs) because of the price and not always the look. In this creation, the chipboard letters are their natural color. However, these are the same set of letters I used for the Reyes wedding frame post. I liked the style of the letter and used my markers to color the letters to match the purple theme. Bright blue wouldn’t have quite meshed so nicely. Just remember to use what you have on hand to extend your supplies.

INS AND OUTS ~ Jacob Baby Gift
Midnight Madness Sketch #29
365 Cards Day 269 ~ Tied Up in Knots
Belli Challenge #79 ~ Chipboard
Paper: DCWV Nana’s Kids Stack
Accessories: Walmart Frame, Stampin Up Grosgrain Ribbon, Misc Brads, K & Company Chipboard Alphabet


  1. Lovely name frame. I make these for my grandchildren too!! I have access to a die cut machine, but I think I am going to look for some letters like yours!! Great colors. The MMDesign Team thanks you for playing in our challenge this week.

  2. Absolutely fabulous. I see you went with a frame like me this week too!!! Wasn't the sketch perfect for it? Nice job. Thanks for playing along with us at Midnight Madness.


  3. Hi Cat - I love this frame - gorgeous. It would be perfect for my son who has a birthday this week!! Love the colours and the way you have used the sketch!! Fabulous! Thanks for playing along with the Midnight Madness Sketch Challenge this week, we look forward to seeing you next week!
    Linda MMSC Design Team

  4. Really cute project, Cat! Nice way to use those chipboard letters! Thanks for playing along with us on the Belli Challenge!

  5. my your on a roll with the awesome frames girl!! :0)

  6. This is precious... Great colors!! Thanks for playing in the Belli Challenge!!!

  7. What a wonderful baby gift....I love how you used the chipboard letters and the colors and papers are sooo pretty!!! Thanks for playing in the Belli challenge!!!


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