Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Imaginisce Release Party: Little Cutie

Greetings my blog loving friends!  How are you?  We are so excited over at Imaginisce this week, we have a brand new release to share with you and you know what that means...  fun, tons of inspiration and of course...  prizes to be had as well!

Little Cutie has a girls range and a boys range.  Yesterday as you recall was day 1 for the girls, now today is day 1 for the boys! 

I'll start you with my layout...  this is one of my favorite baby photos of our 3 year old:
I just loved the sweet giraffe and the adorable sentiment from the Toy Box Boy Diecuts!  I fussy cut the scallops and layered a few for some texture.  I also stitched down the striped border on the bottom, then tied a bow with the thread tails. 
Extras that I added are the blue hemp, white rose trim by Maya Road on my photo as well as a little partial bud that was left fit perfectly on my folded flower.  I've always wanted to use that folded flower technique and it seemed to work nicely in that little spot.   I punched a tiny ticket and attached it to my hemp with a little scrap piece of fine bakers twine. 
The stars and banner were lifted with some foam dots.  I used my Pogo on here to attach my Snip & Snails title and to tack down the doily edges.  My beloved I-Rock and crystal gems were used for my "sparkling stars" (my personal favorite part of this page besides the photo!).  The final touches was a few bows on the ends of my banner and Stickles on my blue star. 

My next project was inspired by the "Snips & Snails" sentiment and a few other fun things...
I recently picked up a little treasure from an antique store and they placed it in this sweet little box!  The size and color was just perfect for a Little Cutie "Snips & Snails Keepsake Box".  I also affectionately refer to this as the "lock box"...  perfect for baby's first haircut.

Here is what I created:

  1. Find small box (mine is approximately 3 5/8 x 3 5/8).
  2. Trim strip of blue stars 5" long.
  3. Trim swirl strip 1.25" wide x 5" long.
  4. Trim argyle strip 2" wide x 5" long.
  5. Ink edges of all strips with Ranger Distress Ink in Weathered Wood.
  6. Lay each strip on the top of the box, then gently follow the shape of the box to lightly bend the paper along each side to determine your fold lines.
  7. The paper will fold over and tuck in on the underside of the box lid.
  8. I used Modge Podge to attach my paper strips. 
  9. Next I added my decorative trim using my I-Bond, making sure to fold the trim to the underside of the box lid.
  10. Add the chipboard "Snips and Snails" sentiment with foam dots as shown.  Leave space for the trim between foam dots.  (Have I told you how much I looove our embellies?!!)
  11. Add canvas sticker sentiment.
  12. Apply i-rock gems.
  13. Using the Just Because Cricut Cartridge and your Cricut, cut two envelopes using "Carrot" at 3.5".
  14. Optional:  Add a hand print of baby.  Trim blue cardstock to 3" x 3".  Trim hand print to 2.75" x 2.75" and mat.  I included a tab punched from a Stampin Up Round Tab Punch.
I thought this was the sweetest keepsake box!  Fortunately, I had gotten a few of my baby's hand prints and had them stored with the baby photos.  This was not a "perfect" one, but I was so glad to find it and this was a great way to use it.

Thank you so much for hanging out with me for a few minutes today!  Be sure that you pop on over to the Imaginisce blog and comment for your opportunity to win a collection of Little Cutie for yourself!  There are some simply amazing projects created by the uber talented Imaginisce Design Team that will be sure to inspire you!

Have a super scrappity day!!!
~ Rhonda


doverdi said...

Love the layout & keepsake box. TFS!

ellen s. said...

oh what a gorgeous layout! and that box is too precious

alwayscharlie said...

WOW! I loved these projects so much that I had to pop over and tell you they were fantastic!3

Debbie Garcia said...

The keepsake box is so cute with that handprint and envies just 2 cute

Karen Shady said...

your work is gorgous... love the little box... thanks for calling in to my blog, and for the lovely comments... my 'follower thingy' ( technical term) was down yesturday, but if you want to be a follower, its back now :))) have a great day x