Monday, September 07, 2015

Baby Girl Pop-Up Gift Card Box

When I go to craft fairs I have found that the main item that people want to purchase is baby cards. For some reason, my creativity reaches it's limits when it comes to baby items. Maybe it is because the Lord has not blessed us with children yet, or maybe it's because my stint of living at the Student Health Center at MBU has gave me a permanent disgust of things all PINK and things all BLUE. (The boys floor of the Student Health Center was ALL BLUE, and the girls floor was all pink, not just any pink, Pepto Pink.)  Anyway, I struggle to make baby items and struggle to buy baby stamps. I found this sweet image from Lili of the Valley. The image is called "Snuggle Time". I really enjoy Lili of the Valley images. They only downside is that they are a company based out of the UK so waiting for them to come in the mail is a KILLER! But once I can get over my antsy need to use them, the wait is so worth it. The stamps come unmounted, (Which was a shock when I got them.) I was able to purchase some mounting foam from Amazon.com which was super easy and works great! After I applied the mounting foam, I could use the stamps with my acrylic blocks.New Composition-6
The idea was to make another slider box, but I had the worst time getting it to work, so I changed mid-project and made a gift card holder inside the box that pops up.  I don't know about you, but when I go to a baby shower, I always think that no matter how many cute outfits and baby blankets you can find, the mother appreciates money more so she can get the brands and stuff she prefers or needs. So I try to do gift cards over actual gifts. The downside with gift cards is that they are boring to give and open. So why not put it in a super cute box that can be displayed for years to come!? New Composition-10 New Composition-11
I had some silk daisies from Walmart laying around so I decided to add them for some dimension and accent. I used a brad with a plastic rose on it for the drawer handle. New Composition-7
I made a gift-card-sized insert for the picture, but any standard gift card will fit just perfectly. There is also room in the drawer for some treats for the mom to be. (Lets face it, pregnancy is an occasion that calls for lots and lots of chocolate.)
Hope you Enjoyed!! Thanks for reading.
Nikki

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