Congrats All Around Baby Gifts!

It’s not often I get to actually work with the new releases, but when I looked at the blank calendar for this w/e, I knew exactly what I was going to do!  One of the families at the day care Emma attends is expecting a baby girl, so I thought the new Congrats All Around would lend itself to a perfect gift to welcome the new little love!  The Congrats All Around set works with the purple and pink Marvy Scalloped Circle punches, and also the 1 1/4″ (or even 1 3/8ths) circle punch from SU or EK Success or Marvy.

For the gift above, I took a pkg of 3 onesies, rolled them up and put them in a pot.  I then took several lollipops (for shame, the ONLY bag I could find must’ve had a 100!) and layered different combinations using the set to look like flowers.  I put the lollipop sticks into the pot and secured them with styrofoam (from a recent food processor purchase…recycling!) to make them sturdy and give them height.

I wrapped the pot in tissue paper, made a small tag and wrapped it in Daisy Bucket paper ribbon.  This is the kind of project that shows off the potential of this ribbon.  I certainly couldn’t have achieved this effect with fabric!

For the card, I recreated the theme I’d used on the basket, also including the large Congratulations stamp in the set.  I then used the large Karen Foster snap stamps Jen gave me to simulate a stem so the card would match the gift.  I LOVE it when super simple looks super cute, and I am SO happy with how this turned out!

There’s still time to win the blog candy below and I’ll be back tomorrow with MFTeaser #2!

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