Monday, February 20, 2012

Little Darlings Baby Mobile

Now that I have Graphic 45's newest paperlines, Little Darlings and Olde Curiosity Shoppe, I thought I would make at least 1 or 2 new projects before officially submitting my G45 Design Team application!

Yesterday I decided to create a project that I've been planning to make once I received my Little Darlings prize pack. This collection is all about babies, but in a very charming, vintage way. The colors are soft and blend very naturally, and the sweet baby images just melt your heart. I wanted to capture the sweetness of this collection in a practical way, so I thought I would make a baby mobile! Lucky for me, I found this lovely old satin hanger to display some fun items. The color matches the collection perfectly!

After (front)
After (back)
I rummaged through my scraps and found 5 pieces of sheer blue ribbon that were left over from the card class I taught last summer. I tied these around the hanger, ensuring that one end was always longer than the other. Then, I grabbed some crochet ribbon and wound it around my hanger. I untied the blue ribbon from the satin hanger and strung a Little Darlings chipboard tag through the bow.

For my hanging pieces, I used a combination of chipboard tags, stickers, and Little Darlings paper.

I first wanted to create some pieces that spelled the word "baby." The letters came from the Little Darlings Alphabet Stickers, which I attached onto some New Arrival paper. I glued these on top of some Little Treasures paper that I cut using my Spellbinders Scalloped Square die. Here's what the front of these looks like: 

As for the back, I cut out the same paper patterns, only I attached images of babies from some New Arrival paper using pop dots.

To attach the letters to my sheer blue ribbon, I glued the back piece first, then placed the front piece on top. I used three chipboard tags and since they are one-sided, I covered the back with Little Darlings paper, stickers, and little Prima flowers. I also added a flower I made using Rock-A-Bye paper and Donna Salazar's Rose Creations die along with some butterflies from Heaven Sent paper. 

My butterflies were created using Tim Holtz's Movers & Shapers Mini Butterflies die and Rock-A-Bye paper. 

I cut out more butterflies and attached them to the ribbon. I also added some stickers that I placed on top of Precious Posey paper that I cut using my Spellbinders Scalloped Circle die.

Since the front of my mobile had a bow, I decided to add a Petaloo flower to the back. 

I had a lot of fun creating this baby mobile ... In fact, I'm quite inspired to make another baby-themed project! My husband and I have several friends and family that are currently expecting, so I know my Little Darlings prize pack is going to be very handy this year. :) 

Thank you so much for looking!


Graphic 45 - Little Darlings paper, chipboard tags, and stickers
Tim Holtz Movers & Shapers - Mini Butterflies die
Spellbinders - Scalloped Squares, Circles, and Scalloped Circles dies
Spellbinders / Donna Salazar Rose Creations die
Petaloo flower
Gathered Twig Distress Ink
Prima flowers


Janna said...

This baby mobile is just precious! You come up with such grat ideas Maria!!!

Maria said...

Aw, thank you, Janna!! :)

Sandra said...

Love this project! It's so soft and sweet! Very cool idea!

Maria said...

Thank you so much, Sannie! :)