When the busy-ness of the holidays starts to set in, CASE'ing (for you non-crafties, it stands for "copy and selectively edit") a favorite project can be the way to kick-start some creativity, without having to start from scratch. We're refreshing our favorite oldies, using the new limited edition Joy set.
Since we're personally in the middle of some home renovations (which is upsetting our kids to no end, because they're convinced EVERYONE else has their Christmas tree up already), this group project was right up my alley.
Do you remember my "apple of her eye" ensemble? with the apple-appliquéd onesie and handmade bib? Click *here* for a refresher *wink*
I created a strawberry set, featuring a card with matching envelope, and a gift box... with a gift inside.
I'll show off the gift, but first things first:
I used the strawberry appliqué die and, instead of making a strawberry shaped card like I've done in the past, offset it onto a white card base for a bit of a different look. The "welcome baby" sentiment (from "trendy tags") was stamped onto a favor flag die-cut, and stripes (from "create a plaid") were added above and below to complement the custom-stamped envelope liner.
The party favor 4 box was stamped with the same stripes as the envelope liner, and I added a tiny strawberry to carry the theme (from "perfect harvest"). From the new "Joy" set, I stamped the "bundle of joy" sentiment.
And now, inside the box (if you've been waiting for this, go on and add a drumroll):
I couldn't very well CASE my previous project without creating a new appliquéd onesie! I picked up a plain pink onesie from Walmart (where were these when I had newborns? I've never seen them at Walmart in nice colors before!) and stitched many layers of fabric together for this strawberry appliqué. I wanted it to have a quilted look. I've already sent the whole thing through the wash, so that the edges could look a bit ragged and soft when I gift it out:
I hope you like it!
These designers are CASE'ing their way into fantastic projects today: