It's Back! Sorry about that folks, no idea why the original template link dissappeared but its back now. Enjoy!
Craft Fair prep is in full swing and as I have already done the baby carriage a few times, I wanted to try something new. I really wanted a baby's crib and searched online for templates but found nothing suitable. I decided to have a go at making one up anyway and this is what I produced this afternoon. This was cut using a lovely ivory shimmer card but sadly the simmer doesn't really show up in the pictures.
Once I had tried out a test sample and got my measurements right, I made a template and cut out all the pieces I would need. I used the set of dies from PTI for the heart cut out and layer and also on the 'feet' of the crib.
Once all cut and scored it was quick to assemble. I did trim up some cardboard coasters and glued them to the underside of the base to give it more rigidity. It won't be carrying much weight but it helps to stop the side panels from bowing when items are put in it.
I made a little banner using a set of dies from PTI and stamped BABY on them, fixed to some ribbon and attached to the side of crib with tape.
On the other side I stamped and cut out the image of the stork and glittered his wings.
To go inside I used the onesie die (PTI) and cut to pieces, trimmed the sleeves with some plain cardstock and fixed at the base with a 'flap'. I filled a cello bag with a little baby onesie, tied with ribbon and fed it through the neck. A dew drops of glue on the shoulder sections secured it all together. I had seen a similar item to this on a blog site soem time ago (sorry I cannot remember who that was).
I also included a pair of itty socks, a dummy and a mini bath duck!
The Completed Package...
So sorry the picture doesn't really show the glimmer effect on the card - it looks lush in the flesh. I just need to make up another one for a girl and I'm set to go. When its done, I'll share. There is a lot more I could have done with this really but I am happy for now with the look of it. Once I have done the girls one I may well add a few more bits to this one - some fancy die cut edging around the top or something - anyway we'll see.
Enjoy your day and thanks so much for dropping in to check me out - I love your visits!