A precious baby boy

One of my dear friends had her precious little boy on Saturday, now she has one of each.  I'm so happy for her, and her little bundle is just the cutest ever - with so much hair!

So I figured I would make her something nice - and I got to hand deliver it cause she lives right across the road from me!

I love making keepsake pails for new mums, it gives them somewhere special to keep all those little momentos that usually just end up in a drawer lost forever cause they're too bulky to go in an album.

I usually work with a large paint tin but the store I buy them from was all out.  Then I found this little one and nearly danced for joy!!  I chose some double sided papers because this pail actually has clear sides, so the paper can be seen from the inside.  I added some ribbon, some gloss and dimension with 3D pictures.  Then I covered the tin handle with ribbons of blue, green and lemon in many different textures.  Inside the tin are two little jumpsuits and a pair of booties (it's seriously too hot to wear anything other than a nappy at the moment!)

To go with the tin I made a card.

Thankfully you can't really tell here, but I took 3 photos of this card and they all came out blurry!  So since I've given the gift and card away now I can't retake the photo.  But you get the idea.

The image you see is a pre-coloured image from Doodle Pantry.  I've made him 3D by printing a second turtle and only added the two front legs and head and popping them up on 3D foam dots.  I also added some boggly eyes.

I used a Cardabilities sketch for this card - I love using sketches for my cards and layouts.  It makes the process so much easier and gives me more time to pick and choose colours!

Here's a little close up of the card so that you can see the 3D qualities that it has.  Using the gloss on the shell and toes really lifted the card.  And all good turtles deserve to have a shiny shell and toes right?!

The scallops you see in the card were made using my threading water punch.

The colour/pattern on the sentiment banner was created using my Martha Stewart stamp.

22 comments

  1. great card! i love the dimensions ;-)

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  2. Super cute project! What a wonderful gift for your friend! Bet she loved it!

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  3. Wow, great gift project! Your card has so much dimension, thanks for the wonderful inspiration!

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  4. What an adorable pail, I know your friend will cherish it. I love the card, too!

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  5. What a great gift idea, Sarah. Love the card you created to go along with your gift.

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  6. What an adorable gift and card! I love the fun, bright colors!

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  7. This is a perfect card for a baby boy - perfect . I love the 3-D effect on the legs - makes it look like he is moving.

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  8. Cool card with the 3D turtle. Perfect for a new baby boy!

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  9. Hi Sarah :) Im a new follower... Love your blog.... what a bveaautiful gift for your friend. I think I was totally MAD going on the giant drop too LOL !!! never ever again !!!!!!

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  10. that is just so darling! love the dimensionality of it1

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  11. What a wonderful idea! Your card is just so sweet! Thats a keeper for the baby book!
    Hugs, Sarah

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  12. Good morning, so nice to have a few to visit some blogs today. This card is just so adorable. Wonderful gift project. Loving the look of your blog. Have a great one.

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  13. Wow, Love love LOVE the little turtle card! Great gift, your pail is super cute, love the colour.

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  14. What a wonderful take on the sketch and a tooo cute turtle - love the dimensions on him. Glad to have you join us this week at Cardabilities. xxx Steph

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  15. Love that card = way too cute!!

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  16. What a wonderful gift and your card is so very sweet! It is sure to be treasured! I love the sketch you have used and the papers are perfect to showcase this sweet turtle!
    Hugs,
    Georgia

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  17. On Sarah this is fabulous, what a wonderful idea for a gift! Love it!

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  18. Sarah this is an amazing card! I LOVE the dimension! I am sure your friend will love your gift!

    HUGS!
    Vicki

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  19. Oooh he is adorable! The colours are so perfect.

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  20. so cute!!!
    I just LOVE the dimension look!
    HUGS
    Lorianna

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  21. Oh gawsh, this is totally adorable!! Love the 3D and googley eyes... they really make this card special!! *Ü*

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