Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Waltzingmouse April 17th Blog Party - New Beginnings

Today I'm participating in the April Waltzingmouse Blog Party -  The theme this month is "New Beginnings"
My new beginning is a baby -  First I made a baby girl card (my niece is having a baby girl in August - so I have been thinking ALL PINK lately!)  I stamped the back panel with the gingham stamp from Gingham & Co.  The sentiment is from Say It Loud.  My sister-in-law gave me a bag of these pretty ribbon flowers so I don't know where they came from but I think you can get them at Joann's or Michaels.  The bow is matte pink raffia from Pouch Mart.

I also decorated this sweet pink gingham bag, using the same sentiment, punched and die cut circles and raffia bow.  I love how fluffy the raffia looks when you pull it to open it up - I do that after I tie the bow.  The bag is 3"x4" and would be perfect to tuck in a little bag of mints, a small gift or as a favor at a baby shower!
I sponged the edge of the punched circle with Antique Linen Ranger Distress ink.

Doesn't the gingham stamping match the gingham bag perfectly!!


You can find all the details about the WMS Blog party here.   We have one every month on the 17th - and the theme is disclosed on the WMS blog on the 1st of each month so you have plenty of time to make your creation - check my sidebar - the notice about it is always there!

Stamps:  Waltzingmouse - sentiment from Say It Loud, gingham background from Gingham & Co.
Paper:  white, sweet blush, - PTI, Pixie Pink - SU
Ink:  Versafine Onyx black, Ranger Distress Antique Linen, Pixie Pink - SU
Accessories:  Lacey Circle Nestabilities, 2" circle punch - Fiskars, rhinestones - Amuse, 3x4 Gingham organza bag & raffia ribbon - PouchMart.com, tan paper flowers, ribbon flower & narrow pink ribbon - unknown, vintage buttons - PTI, ScorTape, glue dots,

31 comments:

Tosha Leyendekker said...

Love these sweet gingham beauties Julia!! Charming!!

Craftilicious said...

Love how the card and bag match - would be perfect gifts!

Lynn Mercurio said...

Omgosh Julia - this little gift set is so adorable. I guess we both have babies arriving soon (just glad it's not MINE...lol)

Mona L. Pendleton said...

Oh dear Julia, what adorable projects! Love your baby girl gift ensemble!

Pauline said...

Wow, what a gorgeous set Julia, so pretty in pink!

Kary said...

What a lovely card and matching little bag!! Love the gingham pattern on the card, they are both a great gift set!!

Marybeth said...

Love the sweet bag and pink baby card. Nothing better than pink gingham for a little girl. The set is just gorgeous !

Anne-Elise said...

Love your pink card with the little bag! A great gift for a baby girl!

Deirdre said...

Wow - stunning.

Kelly S. said...

If I were to make a baby girl card, THIS is what I would want to look like....exactly :) It's so sweet, Julia! And that little bag to match? I'm getting cavities from the sweetness :)!!! Love the pink roses and the lovely label!

Kelly S. said...

Oh...and the GINGHAM! How could I forget to mention that? But I think you already knew that ;)

Joan Ervin said...

What a darling gift set, Julia....your card is sooo pretty especially with the gingham stamped background and the little bag is adorable!!!!!

Bumblebee said...

this is such a beautiful card and bag set Julia!!

Super Jen said...

Sweetness, pure and simple.

Annette said...

this is got to be the cutest...what a fun fun idea...totally love it..

Renee said...

Gorgeous!!
That pink gingham...
that fabulous sentiment...
flowers...
and then that oh-so-fabby bag!!
Julia...it's so gorgeous...
and your niece is just going to love this!! :)

Katie Muck said...

This set is sooo stinkin' adorable!

Sharron said...

Love your adorable card and sweet matching bag! Just adore all the pink gingham--this will be a perfect gift!

Cathy Weber said...

Your card was great enough, but a sweet little gingham bag too? How do you think of these things? I love the gingham pattern and those cute pink ribbon roses. Beautiful and inspiring gift.

Cassi said...

what a wonderful pink-eriffic card and gift. the gingham is delightful!

Kim said...

Just so beautiful and that little gift bag is just sooooo sweet and adorable. Great card for the new baby.

Linda Suarez said...

Oh my! Pink gingham - how perfect for a little baby girl! Beautiful!

Carla said...

WOW, great combination. Thank you for the inspiration! Love from Holland.

Claire said...

Oh these are so dainty and pretty. I've just bought that Nestie die and seeing your beautiful creations make me want to use it straight away!

Riet said...

So beautiful Julia.

Hugs Riet.xx

Jeanne J said...

Oh Julia! Pretty in pink indeed! Love all that pink gingham, pink ribbon and flowers - perfect welcome to the world for a little princess!

Karin (PeppermintPatty) said...

Oh Julia - this is the sweetest baby set I've ever seen! So adorable!!! I sent those pictures right into my favorite inspiration file - hope that was OK! TFS
Have a wonderful day, hugs, Karin

Lori said...

What a sweet, girlie gift set! Love it!

Charmaine Stack said...

Great duo, Julia! I would never think to pair Antique Linen and pink, but you've done so to great effect here. Such a sweet card; your niece will love it.

Ren-Yi said...

hello Julia! you're always full of good gift-giving ideas. I love how the card and the pouch matches! perfect combination, with a nice doze of sweet and elegance!

Nancy said...

Wow, Julia...you continue to blow me away with your creativity!
I love this card and my do a CASE.