Wednesday, May 6, 2009

Offbeat gift










This is my first official Limelight Papercrafts project!

Mandy issued a challenge to create a baby card and either a project or a gift that could be given to a new baby or new momma!
I started off with the Basic Grey OffBeat 6x6 pad. I based the entire project around the oh-so-fun-Offbeat-patterns!!! This gift is something that I've been doing for baby showers. I create a set of birthday cards and give them to the momma-to-be. Actually, I have her Baby Shower guests pick a card and write in it for the baby-to-be. I then collect the cards and mail them to the birthday boy/girl for the specified birthday!

I used Fabriano cards for the base of the birthday cards. The clear card box is actually recycled from a friend...and since the Fabriano's are a smidge smaller than the card box, I decided to use some of the Offbeat to make a little hiding place for a pen and postage stamps!

Be sure to check out Mandy's Prima giveaway on the Limelight Papercrafts Blog!!!

P.S. I managed to make it through another Aikido lesson the other night!! I tell you, EVERYONE is soooo patient with me...

41 comments:

Stacey said...

Wow Amy, what a brilliant idea?! That is just so thoughtful. Perfectly executed as ever ~♥~

Saskia said...

Amy, You are so creative!! I love this project!!! So unique and beautiful!!

Greetings,
Saskia

Martha said...

Beautiful project, this is great!
How do you manage to make such great cards every time!

Steph said...

How fab are you? Gorgeous gift. x

Tina said...

this is fabulous, too cute!

Lee (LuvLee on SCS) said...

Wow Amy!!!! What a brilliant gift idea!!! And welcome aboard!!!

Lisa H. said...

welcome! so happy you are joining us this month. great project. those papers are some of my FAVES! great idea :)

Sandra MacLean said...

When I read your post title, I knew exactly what you were talking about. I LOVE this paper line too! It has some funky colors and patterns in it doesn't it?! This set is awesome for a gift Amy! Using that recycled box was a great idea too!

Kay Sibley said...

What a thoughtful and original gift idea, Amy! I'm know every new mom would really love this. This BG paper line is so fun!! ♥♥ Kay

Laurel said...

Wow, you are so creative!

JenMarie said...

These are just fabulous, and a super idea!

Mandy said...

This is an amazing idea that has been amazingly executed! LOVE IT!

Jenn said...

Wow! What a great project Amy!!! Your little gift is precious! :)

Ingrid said...

What a great gift set, Amy. You did a wonderful job!

kristie sessions said...

such a great baby gift idea! I LOVE it! I also think that insert to the box makes it look so professional. covers up stuff and fills in space. brilliant. and love the offbeat papers. they are fab!

Latisha said...

What a great gift idea!!

Heidi Van Laar said...

Holy moly Amy!! I am totally in LOVE with this! Not only is it completely fabulous in appearance (of course), but I love the idea of it too!

(-: Heidi

PS.Don't get washed away today! lol!

Jeannie said...

What a great idea - very sweet!

Peace and Luv,
Jeannie

Lauren said...

WOOT for first official project. These are so fun!

Amy said...

These are awesome, and what a cute idea!! Love it!!

Sparkle said...

Your set is just precious. What a great idea about the birthday cards.

ivy said...

great idea! so chic!

AUsome mom said...

Fabulous gift Amy!! I haven't checked in on you in a few days and my, my you've been busy! Love all of your newest creations! Fantabulous!!!

whoistracy said...

Congrats on the guest DT gig! What a fab little set.

xiumaiyuki said...

It's perfect!!! Love everything from the matching box to all those simple yet soooooo darn cute!!!

Carla said...

This is an awesome idea, and beautifully done! How ON EARTH do you keep track of all this stuff? Do you mean to tell me that you will remember to send these cards at the right time for the NEXT NINE YEARS!!??? We've got to talk. You shouldn't be sending out birthday cards when you could be organizing my entire life instead!!

Savitri said...

LOVE these!!! Lovely colors and awesome design. YUMMY gift for sure!!!

♥ Marlou ♥ said...

Amy these are so beautiful!!! loving the papers :) ♥

Ann said...

FAB-O, Amy! It must be project day in bloggyland, 'cause I've got more than just a card on my blog, too.

Elaine said...

Just love this project - it's so very stylish and lux-o pretty!!

About the Aikido class....tick-tock, tick-tock....

Becky Carafa said...

Wow, you totally rocked this challenge! Way to go!

KatieTurtle said...

Yet again a wonderful design! I want to let you know that I have given you an award on my blog! http://leftsidecrafts.blogspot.com/

Thanks so much for all of your comments, they mean a lot to me. You are truely an inspiration!

Angie Tieman said...

Oooh, very cool project! I'll definitely have to try this idea, TFS!

my5bratz said...

that paper is GORGEOUS...LOVE this project, you ROCK!!!

my5bratz said...

that paper is GORGEOUS...LOVE this project, you ROCK!!!

Janine said...

AMAZING AMY!!!!

Julia Aston said...

What a really fun idea with the cards - I hope I remember that when the occasion arises!!! love the DP on this!

Rose Ann said...

This is such a creative and fabulous gift, Amy!! I'm loving all of those papers too!!

The Mommy said...

Gorgeous! I love this! You are so talented!

-Oh My Gluestick!

Terrie B x said...

Gorgeously `Beautiful` project Amy ..
Those papers are the best!!!:)♥

Carolina said...

Stunning, stunning, stunning set! Love the simplicity, yet how fab they all came out!