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Are you celebrating a new little addition to the family this holiday? No matter the time of year, we always find it good to have a few baby gifts on hand. Since Pantone announced the 2013 color of the year, you will mostly likely see lots more gender neutral baby gifts on the market in varying shades of green…

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Bundle of Joy

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We love the new Leek-ed to the Press color story. It’s a softer shade of green and absolutely wonderful for baby gifts. And not just any baby gift…a cutely packaged and perfectly coordinated onesie for one stylish little bundle of joy!

Collection 5 included some of the most adorable fruit and veggie images. We immediately thought of a “sweet pea” themed baby gift.  This gift set includes a mini tote bag, customized onesie, coordinated card and tag.

We started by stamping this mini tote bag. Clear and Simple Stamps hybrid ink stamps wonderfully on fabric, and is permanent. You can always heat set your images for added care, but it is not required.

We stamped the word “baby” using the Alpha Dots set. Creating words is super easy with the alphabet sets, as each letter is sized equally for quick and simple alignment – you’ll get a straight sentiment each time! We’ve also added the word “couture” from the Tiny Fashions set for a fun play on words.

Next we added a little onesie tag, again using the Tiny Fashions stamp set and coordinating dies. We stamped a darling little pea pod image from the Perfect Harvest Too set onto the onesie. The main body of the pod was stamped with a polka dot filler image and the rest was colored in with our Copic Trios. A Favor Flag banner was die cut from Leek-ed to the Press cardstock, stamped with the “bundle of joy” sentiment from the Limited Edition: Joy set, and adhere to the onesie. An eyelet was added, and the tag was adhered to the tote bag with Sterling Silver cord and A Blanc Check ribbon.

Then comes the gift itself. We love to create themed gifts.  It’s fun create all the coordinating pieces. For the onesie, we kept the design simple. We used the same Alpha Dots to spell the word “pea” and added in the “sweet” from Sweet Sentiments: Holidays. And this time instead of stamping the outline and coloring in the image, we stamped the solid pea pod image from Perfect Harvest Too – we love that you get both options in this set. You can use them together or separately. On the back of the onesie we created a little logo with the same solid pea pod image.

Do you notice that sweet little tag? The Onesie Decorating set includes sizing stamps for creating these cute tags, and so much more for hosting onesie decorating parties! We die cut the mini tag from Tags 1 stamped the pea pod image and then the sizing sentiment on top. It’s the small little details that add so much charm.

With the gift complete, all we needed to add was a coordinating card. This 3″ square card tucks nicely inside the tote bag along with the onesie. We cut a slightly smaller 2.75″ panel, stamped it with the Gingham background. Nothing says “baby” more than a soft-hued gingham pattern. We die cut the wide Favor Flags banner, and cut it apart to use only one half. The pea pod image was stamped the same as the onesie tag earlier. We simply added a little heart image from the Baby Shower set, and stamped the punny sentiment from Perfect Harvest Fillers.

Plan ahead and keep a stash of these adorable “Bundle of Joy” gift sets to welcome a new little sweet pea!

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{BUNDLE OF JOY SUPPLIES}

STAMPS: Onesie Decorating, Perfect Harvest Too, Perfect Harvest Fillers, Gingham, Tiny Fashions, Sweet Sentiments: Holidays, Alpha Dots, Baby Shower, Limited Edition: Joy / CARDSTOCK: A Blanc Check, Leek-ed to the Press / INK: Perfect Little Black Dress, Leek-ed to the Press / SIMPLE CUTS: Tiny Fashions, Favor Flags, Tags 1 / COPICS: Yellow Green Trio 3, Toner Gray Trio 2 / RIBBON: Sterling Silver Cord, A Blanc Check / OTHER: Mini Canvas Tote Bag, Safety Pin, Onesie

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