New born babies are such a gift. A friend recently celebrated the arrival of a much anticipated, baby girl, Maya. At 4lb and 2oz, Maya is the tiniest baby I have ever seen – I can’t wait to take some photographs of her.
For my gift wrapping, I can think of nothing more cute than milk carton shaped boxes. They’re easy to create and can hold all manner of things.
Check out Kelleigh Ratzlaff’s Milk Carton cutting files. You can use the file on most electronic cutters or like me, use the template to hand cut the design.
I added a cute ‘box’ to hold two milk cartons, this could easily be extended to hold three or four cartons. I stuck to standard paper size for printing purposes, but you could use 12×12″ cardstock and decorate with patterned papers.
The beautiful colours and designs of Brady’s Room are perfect for a girl or a boy. There are heaps of plaids, polka dots and striped patterns. My favourite though is the harlequin pattern. The adorable animals make perfect accents to a project. I left a border around mine to help separate them from the background.
To finish off my cartons, I punched a hole in the top and threaded ribbon through so that they can be opened easily and reused.
For the door plaque, I layered patterned papers from Brady’s Room collection onto chipboard
There are three sets of alphas included in the collection. I printed mine on Epson paper before gluing to chipboard. Then I used a craft knife to carefully cut out the letters. Instant matching chipboard alphas!
I had to include the adorable giraffe as they’re one of my favourite animals. I love the long necks and legs!
I hope that Maya likes her gift and hopefully next time I’ll have some wonderful photos to share. Thanks for popping in.
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- Mini Album Hits the Right Note! - June 20th, 2012
- Scrap Journal - May 23rd, 2012
- Brighten up your Desk - April 8th, 2012
- Cute Tag Book - March 7th, 2012