Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Wild About You gift set

I created a baby gift set a few months ago before the “Wild About You” stamp set retired. I was sad it retired because it’s an excellent baby and children’s stamp set. As you will see below, the stamps can even be used on fabric.


T-shirt card, mini mailbox, onesie

Stamp set: Wild About You
Paper: Green Galore, Yoyo Yellow, Real Red, Ballet Blue, Bashful Blue, Whisper White card stock
Ink: Real Red Classic ink
Accessories: Punches: 1 3/8” circle, 1 ¼” circle,1/16” circle, scallop circle; Circle Scissor Plus, glue dots, 2-way glue pen, SNAIL adhesive, dimensionals, paper cutter

I created my own template for this card, though you could probably find a similar template online.


Stamp set: Wild About You
Paper: Green Galore, Brilliant Blue, Yoyo Yellow, Whisper White card stock
Ink: Green Galore, Brilliant Blue, Real Red, Only Orange, Yoyo Yellow Classic ink
Accessories: Mini mailbox, SU! wrapping paper (retired), Whisper White grosgrain ribbon, Black gingham ribbon, scissors, punches: 1 3/8” circle, 1 ¼” circle, 1/2” circle, scallop circle; sticky strip, SNAIL adhesive, dimensionals, paper cutter

I used Stampin’ Up!’s retired wrapping paper to stamp on and wrap around the mailbox. It’s thinner and more pliable than our Whisper White card stock.

Stamp set: Wild About You
Ink: Real Red, Green Galore, Ballet Blue Craft ink
Accessories: Baby onsie, cardboard, scrap paper

I stamped the elephant on this onesie about three times to get the image as bold as I wanted. I think my craft ink was drying out. Let that be a lesson to you, always keep ink refills on hand! :)

I used the masking technique to stamp my flower so it looks like the elephant is holding the flower in his trunk.

Each of these projects was easy to make, and the results are a cute and fun baby gift set.

Edited:

Some of you had questions about these projects, so I thought I would include the questions and answers in this post.

Q: Love the mini mailbox, are there instructions on how to cover one? Or did you make your own template?

A: For instructions on how to alter a mini mailbox, check out my tutorial.

Q: really cute. tell me, does the colour run when you wash the onsie?

A: After you stamp on the fabric, you heat set it. You can put it in the dryer for several minutes, or lay a cloth over the clothing and iron it to heat set it (no water needed in the iron). Do not use bleach when you wash the clothing.


I hope these answers help. If anyone has questions, please ask me.


Have fun stampin’ and creatin’!

13 comments:

carolm said...

adorable!!!!

xoxo

alicia said...

I SO LOVE WHAT YOU DID WITH THIS. :) Love that I was able to receive these fun projects. You're so talented!! I was so upset when this set retired...but I will keep mine for sure!! :)

Deedee Anderson said...

This is absolutely ADORABLE, Michelle!! What a wonderful baby gift!!

Micki said...

Michelle, that is adorable. I love love love the card..... and the onesy. As always, you're projects are outta this world. hugs

Sandy said...

Each project is super cute and they all look great as a gift set. You did an awesome job!!!

Anonymous said...

Hey Michelle!
This is an adorable lil set.
What a great gift!!
Thanks for sharing these with us!!

Anonymous said...

Oh Michelle?
It's me Kimmiek :}

Anonymous said...

Love the mini mailbox, are there instructions on how to cover one? Or did you make your own template?
jackie

Michelle said...

For instructions on how to alter a mini mailbox, check out my tutorial: http://mhoffman-atimetostamp.blogspot.com/2008/02/altered-mini-mailbox-tutorial.html E-mail me if you have any questions.

Gill&Roh said...

really cute
tell me, does the colour run when you wash the onsie?

Michelle said...

After you stamp on the fabric, you heat set it. You can put it in the dryer for several minutes, or lay a cloth over the clothing and iron it to heat set it (no water needed in the iron).

Do not use bleach when you wash the clothing.

I hope this helps. If you have further questions, be sure to ask me.

Anonymous said...

I love your work! I want to cover some mini mailboxes for Christmas presents, but I can't find them anywhere! Where do you find yours? Thanks!

Michelle said...

I bought my mailboxes at Target in the $1 spot, but that was two years ago. They brought them back this past February, so you may be able to find them at a local Target store come February.

You can order them online from the Oriental Trade Company: www.orientaltrade.com In the search box, type: tin plate mailbox.

I hope that helps. Thanks so much for visiting my blog and posting a comment.