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Baby Keepsakes for the Inventor


New Baby Keepsakes
By: Marcia Mattos, Artistic Guide

In Brazil, it's a custom to give a little gifts to each person that comes to the hospital or to your home to visit you newborn baby as a keepsake. It's nothing too big, usually a little box, tin or bag filled with candy, chocolate or something else and most of the times with the baby's name on them.

Baby on Board (The Angel Company)
Baby set (Studio G)
Not Quite Navy (StampinUp)
Jet Black StazOn (Tsukineko)          
White Cardstock (Bazzil)     
Pink and Blue Cardstock (the Paper Company)
Scraps of patterned paper
Heating tool (Marvy)
Fine Detail Clear Embossing Powder (Ranger)
Pearl and Crystals (Brazilian)
Pop Dots (Ranger)
Nestabilities Circles and Scalloped Circles Dies (Spellbinders
Nestabilities Ovals and Scalloped Ovals Dies (Spellbinders
Diverse Ribbon in blue and pink
Prima Flowers (Prima Marketing)
Watercolor Pencils (Derwent)
An empty candy can.
Little White bags


For the little white bags: 

  1. Use your scraps of paper to cover one of the sides of the bag.
  2. Print the name of the baby (here Mateus, which means Mathew) and cut the letters. Glue them to the front panel.
  3. Stamp the baby face on white cardstock using Not Quite Navy and add the Embossing Powder. Heat and color the image with the pencils. Also stamp the word baby on white cardstock with the StazOn Ink and color it.
  4. Cut both images with the circle Nestabilities and add them to the bag front.
  5. Add the ribbon to the top pf the bags. 

For the little colored bags: 

  1. Cut a strip with 3.75 x 8" of blue and pink cardstock.
  2. Score at 3.5" and 4.5" and then fold.
  3. Add a piece of 2.5 x 3" of patterned paper to the front of each bag.
  4. Stamp the words "Boy" and "Girl" with the black StazOn on white cardstock.  Color the images using the watercolor pencils. Run both words trought the Oval Nestabilities and Scalloped Oval (Blue and Pink CS).
  5. Add the oval piece to the front of the bag with Pop Dots.
  6. Make two holes to the top and add the ribbon with a bow. Adhere the pearls and crystals too.
  7. Add the candy to the inside in a clear bag and hold it with double sided tape to the botton of the bag. 

For the little candy tin: 

  1. Measure the circumference of your can and choose the best circle to fit. Cut the circles with the Nestabilities (2 scalloped and 1 regular).
  2. Cover the sides of the can with ribbon.
  3. Place one Scallope circle to the bottom of the tin.
  4. Stamp the image with Black StazOn and color the image with the watercolor pencils. Add some Prima Flowers to it. Adhere it to the second scalloped circle with Pop dots and add it to the tin lid. 
  5. Fill your gifts with candy and you're ready!

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