I am so excited about this project! I spent all afternoon yesterday working on it. I made it for a special young couple who just had their first baby. I hope you enjoy looking at it!
OK, so much to say about it....where to start? I hope this all makes sense! My original inspiration was from Kirsten. Her box was so wonderful I had to make one! She has a great tutorial. I've made one using her dimensions, but I changed them for this design. I wanted to use my MS PATP, so I picked the 8" size. The rest of my dimensions were based on this size. The adorable image is from Mo's. He's called Baby boy s and I think he is adorable. She has several images like this, boy and girl, and different hair styles. I loved the wispy little hair on this guy. I used Coordinations cardstock (Joanns sells this, and it frequently goes on sale for a great price. I like it as well as Bazzil, but I never see Bazzil on sale.) and a great DCWV pad called Nana's Nursery. This was the boy pad. There's also a cute girl one I want to get. :) After I punched my 2 large blue squares I used a cotton ball and Not Quite Navy (SU) ink pad to ink the edges on both sides. I really like how that turned out. My layers are pretty simple. I used the sketch from CLP this week. I sewed all the layers (of course) The ribbons, lace and buttons are all from my stash as is the little fluff of marabou in the corner. I made my own pins in the corner. I used beads from my daughters stash :) (she "borrows" from me so, I think it's only fair!)
Here you can see how the drawers open up. I have to tweak my numbers a bit, the drawers are slightly difficult to open, but I think this one will be OK. I'll adjust that on the next one.
Here I pulled out the 4 drawers so you can see each one. I thought this box could be used to hold special things from baby. I used my Spellbinders Labels Four Nestie to cut the labels. I just used my computer to print out the words on cardstock first. I lined the bottom of each drawer with patterned paper and added pearls to the corners, and bows above the labels.
Well, I guess I was in too much of a hurry to notice I selected the picture that was sideways, and I'm not sure I can flip it around here. Anyway, this is the bottom of the box. I used brads for the feet. I added my personalized stamp too.
I will be entering this in these challenges:
Mo's Challenge Blog Buttons and Bows
Thanks for taking a peek!