Monday, June 15, 2009

Wild about You, little one!

I've been dying to do this project for friends of ours and I finally got the chance when they announced their little BOY, Joseph John arrived. Hopefully she is way to busy that she won't be checking this post. Wild About You (# 115110) was just the perfect set I had in mind if it was a boy. This is one of those Last Chance Stamp sets, so if you're wild about it :) you better get it before June 30th - timing is running out for the Last Chance products. Make sure to check my right side bar under 'current promotions' for all your Last Chance Lists. Please forgive the photos, I had a hard time getting these pictures right and they look much more washed out than they do in person. (I'm thinking because of the bright white background? Anyway, you get the idea of the gift, and they really are so cute!!)
I bought a few different size white onesies, pre-washed and ironed them and was ready to stamp. Simply ink up your stamps using Craft Inks (pigment ink) and apply it to your onesie - your ink absorbs right into the fabric. Totally adorable!! TIP 1: StazOn inks will work too. Currently SU doesn't sell different colored StazOn, but most of your craft stores do. After stamping them all (a few minutes of drying time), I heat set them with the iron and they are ready for little Joey. TIP 2: You could stamp directly on T-shirt Transfer Paper ( you can pick up at an office supply store. They are made by Avery) using StazOn ink and apply to the onesie. There are a few pros to this method, but more cons in my mind. So personally, save some pennies and extra steps and stamp directly on your shirt :) (Just wanted to share the option though)
To finish off the gift, I stamped my Wild About You animals randomly all over my white tissue paper and packaged them in this cute little silver tin. Tied various ribbons on the handle. Then took my Onboard Chipboard Letter 'J' and inked it in Bashful Blue Craft Ink and sprinkled Clear Embossing Powder and heat set it. TIP: For what and how many times I use Craft ink, I can't justify the investment of all Craft ink pads, but slowly I'm adding the Craft Stampin Spots (comes in set of 12 in your color families) to my collection of supplies. Glue dots work perfectly to adhere my 'J' to my tin. Paired with this card here, its an adorable, functional, unique, handmade gift. I'm Wild about it :) Any questions, let me know.

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Caryl P said...

I love these onsies, too cute! How well does the Craft ink wash, as I'm sure they'll be run through the machine many times?

Melissa said...

Adorable! You did a great job on these! So creative!

Mary Fish said...

Phenomenal way to showcase one of my favorite retiring sets--right down to the tissue paper--absolutely adorable. Hugs, Mary

Kris Kilcoyne said...

Oh, Kim - this is just way too cute!!

I love everything you did here, and what a fantastic gift to give someone.


Patti said...

Oh. My. Gosh. Your friend is going to love this. Cute, cute, cute!

Ann Schach said...

Kim, this is adorable! What a wonderful, creative gift!

Anonymous said...

Way cute Kim! LOVE the packaging...makes me want to have #5 just to receive this gift!!LOL!

Denise said...

Ohh my! This is my FAVORITE kids set and I refuse to 'retire' it! ;) The onesies are AWESOME - SO clever!

Jennifer Meyer said...

LOVE this Kim, what a really sweet project!

Hugs, Jennifer :)