I love buttons, I like to buy the mixed button bags at Hobby Lobby, I've been trying to cut back lately, because not only do they have the cool buttons like I used in the card above, they also have a lot of boring ones. The pacifier, bib, rattle and stork are from one of those bags. Across the top I attached a "clothesline" with mini brown brads. On the bottom in the middle is a baby image from a piece of vintage baby wrapping paper I had. I also attached a tag in the corner with the words "Welcome, baby" stamped on it. Inside there is a stamped quote about babies being from heaven.
Survival Kit for New MothersI got this idea out of the book The Ultimate Paper Crafts Collection published by Primedia, the projects and ideas in the book came from Papercrafts & Stamp It magazines. I got the idea for the "bag" from here. I attached the black and white floral paper as accents on the front and back of the bag, as well as on the sides. For the handles, I found a piece of pink plastic mesh and attached it with some "studs" I took off of a belt I bought awhile back.
The tag sticking out of the bag says:
The New Mom's Survival Kit
Hershey Hugs - for you and the baby, because you both deserve them.
Clock - to remind you that time will pass by too quickly, enjoy every moment.
Mirror - to remind you that you are important, too.
Marbles - to replace the onew that you will lose.
Rubberband - to remind you that flexibilty is the key.
Lifesavers - to save you from one of those days.
Tissue - to dry those tears, the baby's and yours.
Lollipop - To lick all your problems away.
Eraser - t0 reminde you that every mom makes mistakes.
Puzzle Piece - Because you are an important piece in your child's journey through life.
I didn't have a clock, so I took a chipboard one, added some hands with a brad and layered it on a piece of matboard.
I also took a round mirror and framed it on matboard.This is a downward view of the front of the bag.
Also, a question for everyone reading this, or just passing by. I noticed when I uploaded these photos, I'm apparently using 94% of my allotted space for photos. I find that kinda weird, as I have way more photos on my other blogs. Does anyone know if there's a way I can save my pictures on my computer, so they take up less space?