Paper

Vintage Baby Set

By  Marilyn Gossett 

sizes: box, 1-1/2"x8-3/8"; card, 4-1/4"x5-3/8"; door hanger, 3-1/2"x9-1/2"; album, 6"x8"

Materials

  • FOR ALL:
  • Papers: Vintage Rose Punch Out Pack (Colorbök); Vintage Hip Collection paisleys (Making Memories)
  • Punch-Out embellishments: block letters (Colorbök)
  • Pink beads, size 8/0
  • Americana Acrylic Paints: Mint Julep Green; Flesh Tone (DecoArt)
  • BOX:
  • Wooden items: oval pencil box, 1-1/2”x8-3/8”; ball knob, 1-1/4”; button plug, 1/2”, five
  • Papers: pink stripe; pink floral; pink check; green (Colorbök)
  • Punch-Out “Treasure” tag (Colorbök)
  • Acrylic paint: black; red; white
  • CARD:
  • Wooden items: button plugs, 1/2”, three (Lara’s Crafts)
  • White cardstock
  • White satin ribbon, 1/8”, 8” length
  • Dress It Up buttons (Jesse James Co.), 1/2”: flower pots: blue, beige; dark pink posy with green leaves
  • DOOR HANGER:
  • Wooden items: Ado-orable Door Hanger; button plug, 1” (Lara’s Crafts)
  • ALBUM:
  • Spiral bound album, 6”x8”
  • Cactus green mat board frame with 3”x4-1/4” photo opening
  • Wooden button plug, 1/2” (Lara’s Crafts)
  • White cardstock
  • Mini safety pins
  • Paper flowers, 3/8”, six
  • Tags: “The Family is the Country of the Heart”; “Joy” (Colorbök)

Tools

  • FOR ALL:
  • Royal Coat Découpage Medium (Plaid)
  • Black fine-tip permanent marker.
  • Walnut sepia ink pad
  • Paper punches: flower, 1/2”, 1”; leaf, 1/2” (EK Success)
  • Comfort Shader, #12 (Loew-Cornell)
  • Adhesives: tacky glue; dimensional adhesive dots
  • Sandpaper
  • Water bucket; paper plates; paper towels
  • Craft knife
  • BOX:
  • Marvy Jumbo Flower Punch, 2” (Uchida)
  • Powder blush & cotton swab
  • Toothpick
  • CARD:
  • Craftivity square paper punches: scalloped-edge, 1-9/16”; 1-1/4” (McGill)
  • Mini safety pins, two
  • ALBUM:
  • Paper punches: Craftivity scalloped-edge square, 1-9/16” (McGill); poinsettia, 1/2”(EK Success)
  • Box
  • 1. Glue four button plugs to bottom corners of box; let dry. Paint box, inside and out, Mint Julep Green; let dry.
  • 2. Cut pink striped paper to fit around box sides, below lid. Cut 1/2"x9" strip from pink paper; adhere centered across length of lid top. Use craft knife to trim ends even with edges of box lid.
  • 3. Punch out two 2" flowers; adhere one flat to center of lid. Glue second flower over first, offsetting petals. Bend petal edges up. Glue green leaf to each side of flower.
  • 4. For head, paint 1-1/4" ball knob Flesh Tone; let dry. Use toothpick to apply black paint dots for eyes and red for mouth. Blush cheeks. Highlight eyes and cheeks with tiny white dots. Adhere head to center of flower on box lid.
  • 5. For each side flower, punch two 1" flowers and one 1/2" flower from pink paper. Layer 1" flowers, then 1/2" flower to top; adhere. Bend petal edges up. Make two sides flowers and adhere on either side of head, spaced evenly between head and end of box. Glue leaf to each side of flowers. Glue seed bead to flower centers.
  • 6. Punch out "Treasure" tag and adhere behind center flower as shown. Glue block letters centered on box front spelling "BABY".
  • 7. Mix water with Sepia ink (3:1). Blot; then brush onto box edges and let dry. Lightly sand box edges. Follow manufacturer's instructions to apply one coat découpage finish; let dry.
  • Card
  • 1. Cut 5-3/8"x8-1/2" piece from white card stock; score and fold in half. Cut 4-1/2"x5-3/4" peach paper rectangle; adhere, right sides facing, to back of card. Cut 3-3/4"x5" striped paper rectangle; with stripes running horizontally, adhere to card front.
  • 2. For baby face, paint plug Flesh Tone and blush cheeks. Use toothpick to apply black paint dots for eyes. Repeat with remaining plugs. Set aside to dry.
  • 3. For flowers, punch two 1" peach flowers and two 1/2" green leaves. Layer flowers and adhere. Adhere face to center of each flower. Punch three white squares, and three colored scalloped-edge squares. Adhere flower to white squares, and then to scalloped squares. Adhere to card bottom, with buttons below as shown.
  • 4. Adhere ribbon across card top. Use dimensional dots to adhere block letters evenly spaced on ribbon spelling "BABY". Glue safety pin to each end of ribbon.
  • 5. Mix water with Sepia ink (3:1). Blot; then brush onto card edges and embellishments and let dry. Follow manufacturer's instructions to apply one coat découpage finish; let dry.
  • Door Hanger
  • 1. Sand door hanger edges; wipe with damp cloth. Trace door hanger on wrong side of pink paper; cut out and adhere to front of hanger. Trace top of hanger on wrong side of striped; cut out and adhere.
  • 2. For face, paint 1" wood plug Flesh Tone; let dry. Use toothpick to apply red paint dot for mouth. Blush cheeks. Use black marker to draw eyes.
  • 3. For large center flower, punch two pink plaid and one blue 2" flower. Layer flowers with blue in the middle, off-setting petals; adhere together. Adhere flower to center of hanger; adhere face to center of flower. Adhere leaves around flower.
  • 4. For small side flowers, punch two pink plaid 1" flowers and one 1/2" flower. Layer flowers with smallest on top, off-setting petals; adhere together. Adhere flowers to hanger as shown. Adhere leaves around flowers and seed bead to centers.
  • 5. Punch out "my child" and "fair & sweet" tags, and block letters to spell "TIP TOE". Adhere words and block letters to hanger as shown.
  • 6. Mix water with Sepia ink (3:1). Blot; then brush on hanger edges; let dry. Lightly sand edges. Follow manufacturer's instructions to apply one coat découpage finish; let dry.
  • Album
  • 1. Paint album front Mint Julep Green; let dry. Adhere mat board frame to white cardstock; cut out leaving 1/8" border. Use dimensional adhesive dots to adhere matted frame to album front.
  • 2. Punch out block letters to spell "WELCOME BABY"; adhere to top and bottom of frame as shown. Cut 1/2"x5" pink paper strip; adhere to top of frame below letters. Cut two 3/8"x4" pink paper strips; adhere centered on sides of frame front.
  • 3. For flower, punch two 1/2" pink flowers, one 1/2" pink poinsettia, and three green leaves. Layer flowers, off-setting petals; adhere together. Glue seed bead to center. Adhere one flower to each corner of frame, with leaves around.
  • 4. For baby face, paint plug Flesh Tone and blush cheeks. Use toothpick to apply black paint dots for eyes and red paint dot for mouth. Set aside to dry. For bib, punch 1" pink flower; trim off all but three petals.
  • 5. Use photo to embellish inside frame area as shown. Adhere baby face and bib to upper right corner. Mix water with Sepia ink (3:1). Blot; then brush onto album edges and let dry. Follow manufacturer's instructions to apply one coat découpage finish; let dry.