Tuesday, October 26, 2010

JustRite 12 Weeks of Christmas Blog Hop 8, Baby's First Christmas Booties!

Welcome to Week 8 of JustRite Stampers’ newest Wednesday feature, 12 Weeks of
Christmas Blog Hops!
  • Every Wednesday up until Thanksgiving some of your favorite designers will be joining JustRite design team designers for a series of Christmas blog hops, showcasing JustRite’s entire Christmas Collection of stamps!
  • Don’t forget that JustRite has some Christmas stamps in their newly released CLING line of stamp sets, you can find them HERE.
  • This week, the designers joining the JustRite design team are the Flower Soft and The Shabby Tea Room challenge blog design teams!
  • Remember to mark your calendars! Wednesdays at 9am Central for great Christmas gift, card & project ideas, starting at the JustRite Inspiration blog!

How about a baby Christmas ornament today? I made this First Christmas Booties set for our new granddaughter born last Saturday, weighing in at 7lbs. She is a honey! The pattern is a Babies Booties Simplicity #2397 pattern. I'd been in my local fabric store a while back, and with all the babies arriving in our family, I thought I would try my hand at sewing some felt booties. After getting the pattern home, viewing it on my desk for a couple months, I kept thinking there are so many papers that would make terrific booties. So, today's booties set is my first attempt, and OH, how I love having a pattern at my fingertips! I will be looking at fabric sewing patterns in a whole new way! Paper is K&Company Madeline.

The trim used on these adorable booties is a pliable 1/4" Ringlet Ivory, found at The Stamp Simply Ribbon Store. Adhering 1/4" scor tape to the backside of the trim allowed me to attach the upper edge of trim to the booties top, and the lower trim edge to the booties bottom. As shown, I also attached the trim around the entire booties tie area. The sheer, silk ribbons, pink string, and Prima flowers are all from The Stamp Simply Ribbon Store as well.
I used one of the snowflake images from JustRite's Whimsical Christmas Set for the tag. It is stamped with Tim Holtz Tattered Rose Distress ink. The first three layers also has this ink applied to the edges.
The upper wording of the tag is from JustRite's Holiday Demi Phrases Set. I love having the option of using ready made phrases and adding my own personalization on the tag lower tag border. It makes everything JustRite!

And for the lower border wording I utilized JustRite's Times New Roman 15pt. font. The phrase and words are stamped with Memento Tuxedo Black ink. And for the year stamped upon the snowflake, I used Times New Roman 50pt. font. Using a clear stamper enabled me to stamp over my snowflake image with perfect placement! After assembling my paper booties using scor tape, I lightly brushed the entire booties, inside and out with DecoArt DuraClear Varnish. Very light coats, as not to saturate the paper, this added more durability and a shine to the completed set. Please visit these designers’ blogs to see what fabulous JustRite Christmas inspiration they have for you on the hop today! JustRite Inspiration Blog JustRite Design Team: Sharon Harnist Angela Barkhouse Sankari Wegman Stephanie Kraft Kazan Clark Michele Kovack Kellie Fortin Barb Schram Debbie Olson Becca Feeken Heidi Blankenship Flower Soft Design Team: Jeanne Streiff Debbie Seyer Gini Cagle Linda Beeson Deb Felts Cibele Glazer Vicki Garrett Dina Kowal The Shabby Tea Room Design Team: Debbie Marcinkiewicz Nicole Segnere Clare Buswell Pattie Goldman Lisa Golzbein

Cathy Clark-Sanite

28 comments:

Stephanie Kraft said...

Wow! Barb, these are absolutely adorable.. definitely a keepsake! Congrats on the arrival of your GD!

Judy I, St. Louis MO said...

Barb, Congrats on the new grandbaby! Those booties are adorable. What a great Baby's First christmas ornament.

Michele said...

Those are the most precious baby booties I've ever seen!!

Luv 2 Create said...

Barb-your a genious!!! What a wonderful keepsake ornament for babies 1st Christmas. I have this pattern also and will definitely have to lift this idea. Hope you don't mind. Congratulations on the new granddaughter. We had twin granddaughters born this year also and this will be their 1st Christmas. They have brought such pleasure into our lives as I am sure your little one will. Enjoy!!
And thank you for such a wonderful idea.
Marcie

Cibele Glazer said...

Amazing! What a fabulous project. These are absolutely gorgeous!!!!

Debbie said...

Barb ... these baby booties are one of the most precious things I've ever seen made out of paper! You've outdone yourself ... just perfect for your new little granddaughter! Congrats to you :)

dini said...

I'm totally speechless - these are soooooo precious!

Deb said...

o!m!goodness! There could be NOTHING more adorable than these! So beautiful! And how wonderfully sentimental! Congratulations!

beadz said...

Barb, your little shoes are adorable! I was really happy to get to be a part of this hop!
hugs,
Gini

Darlene (SCS:akronstamperdpk) said...

WOW these are fabulous and just SO DARN CUTE!!! Your work is always so precise and perfect ... I need lessons from you!!
Another inspirational work of art!

Hope you & family are doing well! Take care!

Sharon (notimetostamp) said...

Oh my goodness gracious, Barb! You have totally outdone yourself on this one -- totally!!!! Those booties are SO darling and that trim is so perfect for them!!! You are one creative cookie and now you've got me thinking of sewing patterns as well!!!

PapierGirl said...

Just darling and what a beautiful keepsake for your Granddaughter - Congratulations! Having fun hopping with you all today! :)

Cindy Lou said...

Awesome job Barb! So much so, I think I might lift this idea for my brand new GD as well. I had been running several ideas through my ol' brain, but this one is just perfect! Thanks for sharing and your inspiration!

Peggy said...

Absolutely adorable booties and tag ornament. Congratulations on the new little one. God bless!

marilynwillauer said...

Adorable, your snowflake with the rhinestones is beautiful!

Rose Ann said...

These are incredible, Barb....and congratulations on your new baby granddaughter!!

Kathy Martin said...

These are amazing! Love them to bits!

Auntie Em said...

These are an adorable keepsake! I wouldn't have thought of a sewing pattern at all. Great idea!
Thanks for sharing! :o)

Heidi Blankenship said...

Oh my these are so Adorable!! What a wonderful keepsake! The paper is so pretty. Congrats!!

Pat Jandacek said...

Congratulations on the birth of your GD and on creating such a perfect and beautiful keepsake! TFS, too, you've thrilled many people with this creation.

Miranda said...

OMG these are so cute! Awesome!

Sharon Harnist said...

Barb, these are fabulous -- I know your granddaughter and family will treasure these!

stephanie said...

Wow, this is adroable!!!!

Joan Fricker said...

Oh Barb how adorable. Congratulations on a new grandbaby girl, So sweet and precious and how lucky she is to have such a creative grandmother like you!

Conniecrafter said...

Congrats on your new grandbaby... these are just darling in everyway, fantastic work!!

cbuswell said...

Just amazing! beautiful keepsake!

Lisa said...

Gorgeous! TFS your wonderful projects with us. If I try my hand at them, I make sure you get the credit.

Lee (LuvLee on SCS) said...

OHHHHHHHHHHHHH
MYYYYYYYYYYYYY
GOSHHHHHHHHHHH!!!!!!!!!!!

Barb these are the most precious things ever!!!! And congratulations on your sweet little angel!!!!