Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Secret Project #2: Wishes

For the baby shower at the reunion, we (my sister and I) first thought that we would make up a game, especially for the kids. Then, we thought the time crunch (brunch at 10 and folks with long drives leaving soon after) that we needed something more special and personal. After a lot of thinking, I decided to make this:

Stamps: Business Boosters
Paper: Elegant Soiree, Very Vanilla, Baja Breeze
Ink: Baja Breeze
Accessories: Big Shot, Square Scallop Die, Crop-a-dile, Go Go Boots Alphabet, Star Punch, Deck the Halls Big Designer Buttons, Baja Breeze Ribbon, chipboard, Stampin' Up! Glue Stick, Large Flat Cello Bag

A Wish Book! Everyone (uncles, cousins, kid cousins, aunts, grandma) and I mean everyone got to write a little wish inside for James as he grows big and strong!

I started with some chipboard and cut it with my Big Shot. I glued my Elegant Soiree paper (love that stuff) onto the chipboard. I wanted to put a title so had to play around until I could get the words right. I ended up stamping "for" from the middle of a sentiment stamp. I then did something I don't usually do-- used retired ribbon. I've been wanting to use this up, but until now didn't have the opportunity! The front needed a bit more, so I used my BRAND NEW Buttons! You might be thinking, "Stampin' Up! doesn't have buttons that large." But we do---in the New Holiday Mini-Catalog that starts September 1st! A perk of being a demonstrator is that we get to pre-order supplies to make samples. I love this job!

I wanted this to be a bit protected, especially if James got a hold of it, so I cut a scalloped rectangle from a Flat Cello Bag and glued it on the front and back. That way, drool might not ruin it!

Happy Stamping!



  1. Aw, Sara, that is such a great idea! What a wonderful gift to give the little guy when he's old enough to understand it!

  2. What a sweet gift and beautifully made on top of it! I'm sure he will treasure it as he grows older.


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