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Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Baby girl gift basket!

Good afternoon everyone.
I wanted to share a project that I just finished for my DH's cousin's wife. They just had a little girl this morning named Alaxandria . Mom, baby and dad are doing well.
I wanted to make a little gift basket with baby stuff inside. Here is what I came up with.
I bought the little wooden "bucket" per Hobby Lobby and got some basic essentials. Desitin, Baby Lotion, Hand Sanitizer, Bibs, Wash Clothes, and a little outfit. I put all that down in the bottom of the bucket. I cut out all the images sticking out from the New Arrival cartridge.
Here is a closer look at the the top half.
I made a bunch of these little "roses" by folding rolling and then folding over tiny little baby socks. I bought a few silk rose branches at Hobby Lobby and pulled the silk flower off.
Each of the New Arrival items I cut several times and layed to give them a little depth and help sturdy them. I cut the baby dress at 5". I layered three prima flowers and a jeweled brad for the flower. I tied three tiny bows and adhered them to the bottom of the dress with glue dots. On the scalloped bottom I also added tiny adhesive pearls to each scallop. For the bloomers I cut them in a different shade of pink and ran them through the cuttlebug to help them look a little more frilly.
These little baby feet I cut from New Arrival at 3 inches on glitter paper. The scalloped layers I cut from my Nestabilites. I embossed the white with my Swiss Dots cuttlebug folders.

The stork I cut at 5 1/2 inches. I cut him 3 times. His hat is cut from the same glitter paper as the feet. I put a ribbon for the band on his hat and added some adhesive pearls from Michaels.
I also added a small ribbon around his neck.

The bottle is cut at 4 inches. I ran the bottom part of the bottle through the cuttlebug using a Fiskers striped embossing plate. The white "milk" part showing through the bottle was also run through the cuttlebug and I added liquid glaze to make it a little more shiny so it looked like milk. The "sucky" part was cut in beige. And I added a little ribbon.
This rattle is probably my favorite. I cut it at 5 a bunch of times. I ran the top part through the cuttlebug. The three little flowers are Paper Studio brads from Hobby Lobby. I blinged out the handle with some adhesive gems also from Hobby Lobby and tied a small ribbon.

The wording on the tag is computer generated. The tags are cut from Nestabilites. I added an eyelet to run ribbon through and tied it on the main ribbon attached to the box.

The baby carriage I believe was cut at 4 1/2. I cut many many layers of this. The bottom of the carriage is embossed with the Cuttlebug using a Fiskars heart plate. The hood of the carriage is cut from patterned paper that had a lacy look to it. The baby blanket is cut from pink vellum to give it a softer look. It's hard to see in the photo. I added adhesive pearls to the fold in the hood and on the handle. I glued a ribbon to seperate the baby blanket and the hood and added a skittle. I also added to skittles to the base of the wheel.

Thanks so much for taking the time to check out all the pictures.

Hope you have a great day!


  1. Chrissy,
    You did a great job! Everything is so detailed, I think that this gift basket is adorable!I especially love how you made the roses out of the baby socks.Some new Mommy is going to love it. Thanks for sharing!
    Take Care,

  2. I think you did a great job. If its ok with you, I'd like to borrow this idea. I have a baby shower to go to in a couple of weeks.

  3. oh wow what a beautiful baby gift, stunning hun what a lot of work in it, sue.x

  4. Amazing! I just wish I knew soomeone to make this for. I will have to save this idea for later! Awesome!

  5. Absolutely beautiful! You have such a creative mind! I hope to have the same some day! I only have 2 cartridges to work with- so it may take some time...

  6. This is beautiful...they will love it! You put lot of love in this one and it shows. TFS!


  7. This is beautiful! What a wonderful baby gift!

  8. omg I luv luv luv this what a fab gift set...
    I luv all the details and this so fab you should make more to sell on etsy :)
    I know I would buy it :)

  9. WOW. Absolutely fabulous! You are so talented.

  10. I have to tell you, I typically don't go for the cutesy baby or wedding things, but yours are done so tastefully that I just LOVE this.

    Great work.

  11. What a beautiful gift! We have several teachers at the school where I teach expecting....looks like I'm going to be busy over the summer! Thanks for sharing your projects

  12. Thank you so much for sharing this in such detail!! I am always looking for things to do with my Cricut and this is PERFECT not just for baby baskets but can be applied to any celebration! Please, keep the details of your projects coming, it sure helps those of us that need a little assistance.
    Shell x :)