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Saturday, August 1, 2015

Baby Shower Meets Paper Pumpkin

I must confess...I love my Paper Pumpkin.  But sometimes life gets in the way of "me time" and I don't get to open my pretty little orange box.  That's what happened two months ago when the Birthday Bash Paper Pumpkin arrived.  I was busy visiting my folks, working and getting ready for Convention, so I put my pretty orange box on a shelf, and there it sat.

Until yesterday...

I have a baby shower to go to today.  For some reason I pulled out my "Birthday" Bash and took a look at what was in there.  It's SO cute!  But it's really geared to birthdays--stamps that say Happy Birthday, cards with bright stripes and gift bags with balloon cut outs on the front.  What to do...

How's this?

This is the gift bag that came with the Paper Pumpkin:
It's an adorable Bermuda Bay and white polka dotted bag, with a fold-over flap.  The panel on the front is covering the balloon cut outs.  I had such fun creating it:  Whisper White with rounded corners, a piece of retired Daffodil Delight Designer Series Paper, a strip of Bermuda Bay DSP, and then some fun with the Something for Baby and Baby's First Framelits.

The onesie is stamped in Bermuda Bay and cut
with the Framelits; the little tie is part of the set.

For the sentiment, I stamped "it's a boy" over and
over, using my Stamp-A-Ma-Jig, and stamping off to get an ombre look.

Finally a tag:
And here is what's inside:
I used the fabulous Envelope Paper (Neutrals) to create the custom envelope, and added a matching piece of DSP for the flap.  The stacking toy is also from Something for Baby, and is so easy to cut with the framelit.

Carrying the same theme to the card, I used a Paper Pumpkin card base, but jazzed it up with DSP and another onesie.

Now for the funny story that made the last piece of this gift package happen.  I went to find a small gift to include in the bag with the gift card.  I went to the local Target, with the mom-to-be is registered and got a copy of her wish list.  I searched for a few small items, and settled on two, figuring one would fit in the bag.


So now I had to figure out how to wrap them in coordinating colors and theme.  Well, how's this?

I happened to have some white gift bags that I had gotten a long time ago for a gift-bag swap.  And I had gotten the wrong size.  So they've been sitting in my craft castle for ages.  I had one piece left of Bermuda Bay DSP in a 12"x12" size (retired pack) so carefully measured and cut, and Tear & Taped it to the front.  Then I got busy creating  the stacking toy out of cardstock, with each layer embossed with a different folder.  So fun!

So what do you think of my re-purposed birthday bash Paper Pumpkin?

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  1. Replies
    1. Thanks, Germaine! Sometimes you just need to think outside the "little orange" box! :)