Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Decorated Letters for MASON

My Granddaughter Ashley is expecting a baby boy next month & I made her a card & decorated some wooden letters to spell his name. They’ve decided to name him Mason but when he’s born if they decide on another name I’ll just make new letters ….

Pg card 1

I used a digi image from Saturated Canary called “Ice Cream & Pickles” & couldn’t have found a more perfect stamp for a young ladies 1st baby. I colored her with Copics & then decided to paper piece her clothes to match the papers in the card … That beautiful ribbon was a gift from my sweet friend Sharon Caudle & I made the bow using a Bow maker that I made myself out of a pine board & a few shop tools. I saw one on Becca Feekins blog months ago but wanted to try making my own. It works great & really is like having another pair of hands.
I’ve never tried decorating letters but it was pretty easy & lots of fun. I’m afraid I went overboard on the embellishments but I couldn’t stop adding little ducks & buttons & bows. I want to remind her to not hang it to close to his crib cuz there’s a lot of tiny pieces that I sure don’t want to fall into his bed.

mason & card

  This is how plain they were before I added anything.


This is what they look like after ….



I took pictures during the process so I could do a little picture tutorial next time I want to make them …
Here is the card my daughter, Theresa (Ashley’s Mom) made using the same digi image while she was here visiting … Isn’t it adorable !!!  A truer sentiment was never made …. Love how she finished it on the inside too …

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