Back on the 19th June 2009 when we had our Baby Shower here at The Hybrid Chick. I made a treasure/keepsake tin for a newborn baby. Today I thought I’d add some index cards inside the tin for the proud parents to record precious memories of their baby. Whether it be to document those special moments at birth, or when baby first smiles or laughs or even to record some information about the keepsakes or treasures that will be going into this precious tin. I have a time capsule tin that was given to me when my first son was born 6 years ago and I’ve popped in the only 0000 jumpsuit that he got as it’s oh-so tiny and he only fitted it for one week. I’ve got one of his first dummies in there, a lock of hair, my hospital bracelets for both myself and my son and a little mini album with some precious photos from his first few months.
At the time I made the tin, I did not know the sex of my friends baby so I stuck with some soft green and neutral shades. She ended up having a little girl and named her Isabella, so I decided to make the index cards in some pretty girlie colours but I might just go and add a touch of pink to the ribbons on the handle of my tin to tie in the baby girl theme. Here’s a picture of the tin I made on that baby shower post:
I measured the width and height of my tin to determine the size for my index cards – they’re approximately 6.5 x 4 inches. I then made a template to clip each of my papers to. I’ve made a few general cards that any memory or story can be recorded on then I’ve done a card for each of the months of baby’s first year. Here they can record feelings, events and special memories that they have experienced with their new little baby.
Here are my index cards bundled up with some pretty satin ribbon and ric rac, ready to pop into my keepsake tin.
You may notice that there isn’t quite 12+ cards in this bundle. I’ve still got to make months 7-12 but it’s getting too late where I am and I wanted to get this posted! But you get the gist of what my little hybrid goodie is for!
Digital kits from Sugarplum Paperie, available at The Digi Chick
** TINY PRINCESS kit
** FIRST KISS OF SPRING kit, a collab with Flergs
** LOVEY DOVEY SENTIMENTS
** LEMON TWIST kit
** MEADOWLARK kit
** PROJECT 365 EMBELLISHMENTS
** PLUMBERRY TEACAKES kit
** Tim Holtz Distress Ink – Tattered Rose (my new-fave colour)!
** sponge for distressing
** corner rounder punch
** Making Memories coloured staples
** satin ribbon
** ric rac
** scraps of cream lace and ribbon
Other Articles by skyezak:
- Stamps + Digital = So Much Versatility! - October 4th, 2009
- Personalised baby's name gift - September 28th, 2009
- Time to start those Christmas cards! - July 22nd, 2009
- Win a gift card to Sugarplum Paperie's store! - June 25th, 2009
- Baby's treasure/keepsake tin - June 19th, 2009