Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Need a Baby Gift?

I'm so excited and nervous to be posting here! I'm a blogging junkie who owns more blogs than shoes (well, almost) so I have no idea why I'm so nervous! This is my first time posting on Jenn's blog, and I'm just visiting, as a guest! I'm known in the digiworld as Ramona the Pest. I am known by most people in the real world, as well, Ramona the Pest! I've had the nickname since elementary school, but only recently grew up enough to embrace it! LOL!

Enough about me! I'm so excited to share with you a quick project that I made recently for a baby shower I was attending! I have to say this is a super easy project, even if you are scared to death by hybrid! But, the result is enough to get you lots of attention! I wasn't looking for the attention, and to be honest, was a bit embarrassed by how much everyone loved the gift! So, if you are looking to make an entrance, this is the way to go! And you don't have to be an expert hybrid scrapper either! You don't have to have any fancy tools, just your computer, any old printer (ink jet), some iron paper and the onesies! That's it! Oh, an iron is also helpful!

Let me show you the end result, then I'll back track with a few instructions!

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See, aren't they cute? And I promise, super easy!!!

First, I started with my computer and the fabulous kit, Lil Dude by Jennifer Fox Designs. It was a collab with two other fabulous designers, and you can find out more about the kit Here:

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Then I created my working space at 4 inches by 2 inches which was about the size I wanted to fit on the cute little onesie! You can measure yours for whatever size you are working with. I then clustered the elements to create the design.

Here is one I made today and you can pick it up for free, at the end of here, if you want a starting point for that set of onesies, you know you are dying to make!

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The next VERY important step, is to make it a mirror image. This instruction is also included on the iron paper you will need (bought mine at Wal-mart for 7.99 in the office supply section), but it can never be repeated enough! To do this in photoshop, you simply go to Image>>rotate canvas>>flip horizontally. This makes it so that when it prints and you iron it on, it comes out the right direction! It should look like this:

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I was able to fit 3 of these on an 8.5x11 sheet of iron on.

From that point, I just followed the directions on the package, which were to print (ink jet printer only) let dry for 30 minutes, iron on, etc. That was it!

For the box, I had to get creative! Ideally, if I had more time, I would have designed it on a 12x12 paper and sent it off for printing. 8.5x11 made the sides kind of small, but I basically measured the little onesies folded together to get the measurement of my box, added on what I could for the sides, created a template, put in the papers and elements, printed, cut and taped! Super easy!!!

If you would like to get started, you can download the cluster above! Then head on over to Jenn's shop, pick up the kit and get to work! You'll be wowing all the other mom's at your next shower!

Download HERE

And if you are interested in any more of my crazy projects, freebies, etc. you can check out my blog HERE.


CraftCrave February 17, 2010 at 10:19 AM  

Thank you! This blog post will be advertised on CraftCrave in the DigiFree category today (look for timestamp: [17 Feb 01:00pm GMT]).

CBH February 17, 2010 at 2:00 PM  

Thank you so much for this Freebie. I want to let you know that I posted a link to your blog in CBH Digital Scrapbooking Freebies, under the Page 10 post on Feb. 17, 2010. Thanks again.

Kelseyll =) February 17, 2010 at 10:10 PM  

Thanks for the freebie! I make these all the time for baby shower gifts and for an adoption agency I volunteer for. It's always nice to have a new design! Thanks so much! =)

Lori February 18, 2010 at 1:38 AM  

Thank you for freebies. Link on your post was added to Lori's freebie list

Leila February 18, 2010 at 12:33 PM  

Awesome post, Ramona! Thank you!!

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