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 ….
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.
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 …
Thanks for stopping by today to see what occupies my time & makes me happy …
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http://abc-challenge.blogspot.com/ for "Jazz it up"
http://digitaltuesdaychallenge.blogspot.com/ for "use your stash"
http://onestitchatatimechallenge.blogspot.com.au/ "Anything goes"
http://thepixiecottage.blogspot.com/ "Anything but a card" Masons decorated letters
http://sirstampalotchallenge.blogspot.com.au/ "in the garden
Cute Card Thursday "flower power"