Tuesday, June 11, 2013

Welcome Little Eli! (TCPTUESJUNE13)

Hey all! I am a proud new Auntie! My little brother and his wife had their precious baby boy, Eli, last Tuesday! I went to see them Friday, he is so cute. I actually had made this card for a contest and then realized that baby cards weren't being called for, LOL, so I decided to save it for him. :)
Isn't he precious? The flash made me close my eyes, but not him! :)

I also made him these cute onesies! We had already bought a stroller and some other clothes for him, but I did want to do something small to welcome him to the world! This was a super fun, easy and inexpensive project, if you are going to need a baby gift anytime soon. :) Here's what I started out with: onesies from Dollar Tree (1$ each x 4), clearance iron-ons from JoAnn Fabrics (50 cents each x 3), and a box of Rit dye (3$).

And here's what I ended up with! 4 super cute tie dyed onesies, with some rock n' roll flair! This is super appropriate as my brother is a musician. Then I found these cute socks at Target to match (1.25 each x2).  Total cost was around 11$ for 4 onesies and two pair of socks, plus they're handmade and super cute! I did them all in different sizes, too.

The card is for this month's TCP Tuesday Challenge! Here's a little about the challenge from the Top Cat, Alma:

 "Last month was about Clean and Simple. This month is about embellishments. Layers and goodies are the key to this challenge. Encrusted is a word that comes to mind. Can you heavy up on the embellishments while still keeping the focus on the message?"
Using TCP stamps and CutUps are highly encouraged! We'd love to see you use the TCP CutUps for your embellishments, and maybe some Divine Twine or seam binding? 

Here's my card again:
I used Sock It To Me, the Lock and Heart cling rubber background stamp, and the Toppers CutUps to create the little flag at the top. I also used Build a Bingo, and Simply Said.

If you want to play with us at The Cat's Pajamas this month, you can add your "encrusted" card to the linky on the sidebar here. You have until the end of June to play! The winner will be named "Swanky Stamper" for June and will get all kinds of free goodness and to play along with the Cat Pack at our next release. Hope you can join in all the fun. :) See you back here soon! 

xo, Noelle


Katie Ann Brooks said...

So very cute, the baby, the card, the shirts.... all of it! Congrats on the new member or your family, he looks like the PERFECT Nephew! :)

alma said...

Oh my word! I want to be tiny and cute! LOVE the gifties and the card. So AwESomE!