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25 Feb 2009

Papertrey Blog Hop! February!


The theme of the Papertrey Blog Hop this month is to create something "spring like"!

What could be more spring like than babies!!

This project is for a baby shower this weekend. My go
od friend is now a grandma so I wanted to do something a little special. Since we live on an egg farm and are egg producers, she likes to rib me about all things chicken! I thought it only appropriate to package part of the gift in an egg carton.





I asked our egg picker upper company if I could have about a dozen or so 6-egg containers. They sent me 250. They are so accommodating!



So for that reason you may see a whoooollllee lot of egg carton projects!! lol!!

To start, I painted the egg carton white and let it dry. Then I rolled up each individual baby sock - I LOVE baby socks! and tied it with some twine.


I stamped various images and sentiments from Mixed Messages and Bitty Baby Blessings and stamped them onto Stampers Select white cardstock.








The Simply Stationery set has a circular stamp and I used that to stamp around the image/sentiment. Cardstock and ink is Raspberry Fizz, Berry Sorbet and Sweet Blush.

I have to tell you, when it came out I did NOT want anything to do with that Raspberry Fizz colour......WAY too bright for my taste.

Well, that just shows you how much I know.......lol! I LOVE it!

I used my circle nestabilities to cut out the circle and my Stamping Up scallop punch for the scalloped tag. Then I tied the tags to each sock and placed them in the egg carton.

I really wanted to wrap some ribbon around the whole carton but it is very un-even and has different levels going around the edge so I opted to decorate the top of the carton with some Kraft cardstock run through the stylized flowers Cuttlebug.

I used my paper knife to cut a slit in the back of the carton and ran the ribbon through the back and over the top and then tied a bow. Using Fresh Alphabet I stamped the word BABY and made a tag with my petite oval nestabilties, swiss dot cuttlebug folder and cardstock! I punched out a Martha Stewart butterfly and added a bit of Hero Arts line bling and glued the butterfly to the carton.

The card is pretty self explanatory, but I do love the way it turned out! I would like to draw your attention to the white gel pen on the button. Such an easy thing to do and just adds a little bit of fun to your project! (listen to me babble.....hehe)

They are not really stamping or scrapping people so who knows what they may think, but I think if I had of received this for part of a baby gift (a billion years ago it seems!!) I would have loved it.

Thanks for coming around!!

I was hit and miss liking up the sites because Blogger is being a dumb dumb today..........sorry about that ....but in case you didn't guess it, everything except the egg carton is from Papertrey Ink!!


36 comments:

  1. goodness how cute these are! NICE work! Love the little accents throughout.

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  2. Wow, Bonnie, love all of this, especially the card!!!

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  3. Wow! Awesome projects! The embossed kraft paper is really striking, love how it looks!

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  4. Oh Bonnie!! Im tearing up just seeing how lovely this whole thing is. I love the card, its layout, the colors (i adore RF!) and those socks rolled up... so cute and sweet and wonderful and woah!! 250! Man, you got a lot of rolling to do ; )
    loves
    k

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  5. Oh my gosh, what are you going to do with 250 egg containers?!?! LOL

    Love your card, it's stunning.

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  6. I LOVE this.. what a fun idea!!! and there is nothing like a new baby in spring... she is gonna love the gift wrapping!!
    Happy Blog Hoppen!

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  7. OMG!!!! Bonnie this is just incredible!!! I love, love love this idea! I can't wait until my friend gets closer to her due date so I can case this idea!!!! You are incredible and I love the little charms on the socks!

    Smiles,
    janna

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  8. SUCH a sweet gift!! Thank you for sharing!

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  9. What a great gift! I love all of your details! Great job

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  10. Simply BEAUTIFUL!!! I LOVE it all!!! You are SO creative!!!

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  11. oh my gorgeous, binnie these are amazing!

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  12. What a sweet project! Love the little socks and that card - just BEAUTIFUL. TFS~

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  13. Oh My goodness! I don't know what to look at first! So many details and I love them all. The twine is perfect, the colors are amazing, and now you have more than enough egg cartons, right? *grin*

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  14. This is just the most amazing thing! Wowser!!

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  15. these are all amazing!!!! love that color combo!!!

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  16. Ok, Bonnie! This is too cute! What a clever idea!! LOVE it! : )

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  17. this is adorable!! a great baby gift...>"<

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  18. I love your projects! That card is fantastic!

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  19. Really pretty. What a lot of work!

    R

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  20. Oh Wow Bonnie!!

    You did a great job on this entire project!!!! Awesome I love it!!!!

    Wow every part of it is adorable!!!

    Heather

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  21. Oh my goodness, this is cute!

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  22. Totally adorable! I love how you mixed the different sets together and the colors are beautiful- great job!

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  23. A total WOW - she'll be so blown away by what you've done with an egg carton & she'll NEVER forget this (or you)!!! This entire project rocks!!!

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  24. Oh my, just GORGEOUS! All of them!

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  25. Wowzers girl, you have been busy making beautiful stuff! Love it all!

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  26. This is totally sweet - any friend would be lucky to have such a thoughtful gift!

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  27. What a cute idea. Love the colors.

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  28. These are so fun! The punched + embossed butterfly is genius!

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  29. Jolene23:28

    I just happened to go to your blog tonite and when I Juliet I knew exactly who it was for, I know Lindsay will appreciate it, I'm her mom. I'll see you at the shower on Sat. I will keep it as a beautiful surprise.
    Jolene

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  30. Veautiful creations Bonnie! I love the kraft and the hot pink and all the embossing!

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  31. Wowza!! Incredible projects, everything is just so beautiful. I love the rounded edges on that first card.

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  32. Wow, Bonnie, this is so freakin' cute! The card, the project, the colors, the tiny socks, awww! Wonderful gift! Wow, you should do an egg carton a week project!

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  33. What a great project Bonnie!! Such a nice job - now I have to go buy 6 eggs - lol! :)

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  34. These are all so eye catching and wonderful, Bonnie. I especially like your color choices and embellishments. Lovely!

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  35. oh my word....I love these!!! those little baby socks are utterly adorable in the egg carton - what a fabulous idea girl!!!

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  36. Wow! This is amazing! I love it all!

    Hugs~Becky

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