Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Baby Shower Gift

Hi there,

Sunday I have a baby shower for a very kind lady in our church.  She is having a little boy and decorating the room with a jungle theme.  So I made this personalized gift for her baby.

All the animals are cut from Zooballoo and so is the font.  I used Core'dinations cardstock for the animals (except the black and white on the zebra).  I sanded them all very lightly to give it a little texture and more "fur like."

The vinyl is on the glass.  I had a little trouble with the shadow and the regular font adhering correctly but I am OK with the end result.  I would like to move the letters some but I am afraid I would only mess it up more!!!

Pick out a frame.  I got this one on clearance and it was perfect for what I wanted to do.

I tend to put a million things on my mat at once.  It minimizes how long I have to wait for cuts.

 I used the "pictures" that came in the frame and cut my cardstock to cover them perfectly.  This is Core'dinations cardstock from their Ebony & Ivory pack.
 One animal at a time :)

After putting all the animals on I measured my frame and drew lines on the glass with marker.

* I then put the green layer of letters down on the glass.
* The blue letters had to be done one letter at a time because of the shadow feature not lining up right.
* I did use transfer tape.  Vinyl sticks fast on glass so you need to work quickly and as accurately as possible.

I linked this over to Getting Cricky which you can find here.  Her challenge this week was about creating something from the heart, something that inspires you.  Not much inspires me more than new life.  I loved creating this and thinking of the baby and the mom receiving it.
Thanks for visiting!!!!


  1. Great job and I am sure it will be well received and loved!! Quick question - where did you get your transfer tape? The few times I have done vinyl I have not needed it but will for an upcoming project:-)

  2. I get the transfer tape right by the vinyl at the local craft store. (I don't buy my vinyl there) Our Wal-mart carries it too!

  3. Rebecca this is just over the top what a darling idea for the nursery love it, thanks for playing along with us at Betty Bees Buzz this week.

  4. This is absolutely adorable. What a nice gift. TFS.

  5. Oh, oh, oh FABULOUS. I love working with vinyl and this is Awesome. What a great gift for a new life
    Thanks for playing with us on Simply Sunday at Getting Cricky

  6. You did an awesome job. I really love it.

  7. Darling gift! Super cute…glad you put this clearance frame to good use :)

  8. Wow this is too fabulous and on sale besides!!! You would never know! You did a wonderful job! I think the giraffe is my favorite but the zebra and monkey are so cute too!!! thanks for sharing at Betty Bee's Buzz! Adorable!!

  9. I love this, what a great job you did. What a great idea! Good Luck! Thank you for playing our Simply Sunday Challenge at Getting Cricky.
    Getting Cricky DTM :)

  10. I loooove those animals! This is such a cute idea!

  11. What a darling gift! You have created a treasure that Cohen will enjoy for years and years. It truly was a gift from the heart. Thank you for such a great tutorial. We are so happy that you shared it with us at!

  12. Absolutely precious! I love that you say new life is so inspiring--how very true!
    Your friend will love this!
    Thanks so much for playing my Simply Sunday Challenge.

    All the Cricky Best,
    K Andrew


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