|Front view; bucket is 1 gallon plastic paint can|
Meanwhile, allow me to show you a special project I recently created. It's a "Welcome Baby" Memory Pail.
On the front side of the bucket, I cut a silhouette of a mother and child using Fairy Cut software and a design from Dover Publishing. I then used white gel pen to dot the edges and distinguishing features.
I cut text "Welcome Baby" and decorated the cut, again using white gel pen.
I trimmed the bucket in lace at the bottom and top. The handle is wrapped in a dotted organza ribbon, and tied with bows on either side. The butterfly clip on the bow is from Michael's.
|On the rear of the can, a poem I found and modified |
(rewrote in large part) to suit the occasion.
The text was laid out and decorated using
The top of the can can be personalized by the gift-giver.
Here are some of the pen/ink details.
For inside the can, I made a box, cut from light pink cardstock using Cricut's "Tags, Bags, Boxes and More" cartridge. It was decorated with Prima Flowers.
For inside the box (which is presented inside the can), I created a notepad of "Making Memories" sheets. These were printed 4-up on an 8.5x11" paper, cut and then padded 25 to a pad -- just right to fit in the box I made.
I also attached a pink pen to the side of the box.