4- Introducing Bitty Baby Blessings

By May 11, 2008General

On occassion, we ask customers what types of stamp sets they would like to see in the future from Papertrey.  Every time this question has been posed, BABY is mentioned at least a few dozen times!  I have been working on Bitty Baby Blessings for several months now, making sure it was the *perfect* baby set.  I am just so thrilled to be able to present a theme that customers have been craving for so long from us!

I adore making baby gifts.  It just makes me SO happy!  There are so many generic gifts out there available to buy, but something homemade & from the heart can become a treasured keepsake for both mother & baby.  I recently purchased a book that has fantastic baby gift ideas, one of which inspired today’s project.  "B is for Baby: 26 Projects from A to Z" by Suzonne Stirling is a fabulous reference to have on your crafting book shelf.  I think I may have to make a few more projects from it in the next few weeks just for fun!

I chose to create a custom lullaby collection for baby.  With the availability & ease of music downloads now, there are hundreds of choices available on the web.  What a wonderful way to spend an afternoon listening to various snippets and choosing your very favorites along with stumbling upon those that have sentimental value.  Here are a few of my favorite downloads that fit into this genre.  Some are even free!

Lullabies & Quiet Times Downloads
Jack Johnson (this is currently Owen & Hannah’s favorite)
Brahms Lullaby
E-Z Tracks
Lullaby Themes for Sleepy Dreams
Lullabies for Little People
Songs for Rest Time
Baby Einstein Lullaby Classics

Now that I had compiled a beautiful lullaby cd, I knew I had to make some adorable packaging to present the disk in!  I started with a piece of our Stamper’s Select white cardstock cut to 10-5/8 inches by 5-1/4 inches.  I scored a small spine in the center that measured 1/8 inch wide.

Next I used the largest die from the Large Standard Square Nestibilities set to add a nice embossed detail to the cover of my booklet.  (If you have never done this technique, you can see how to do it here).

I wanted the booklet to have a ribbon closure, so I adhered two Lavender Moon satin ribbon strips to the interior.  (More to details to come later about our NEW May color!)

To cover the ribbon, I lined the booklet with  some fun polka dot paper that will be included in the Bitty Baby Blessings patterned paper collection.  (More details about this will be discussed later this week as well!)

I also added a strip of scalloped Lavender Moon cardstock to form a pocket for the disk.  The opposing side of the booklet features the play list.  If any of the lullabies have sentimental value to you, this would be the perfect place to add a few notes as to why you chose them.

..To finish the cover, I cut another piece of polka dot paper  sized to fit within the boundaries of the embossed frame.  I die cut & embossed the circle from white cardstock and stamped the image that you saw in Sneak Peek #1 earlier this week.  An adorable little elephant.  Maybe he/she needs a name?  Ellie perhaps!   Ellie is stamped in Lavender Moon ink.  I added the "Sweet Little Baby" sentiment in Spring Moss.  Two little star brads finish it off. The finished project is an adorable little gift that anyone would surely appreciate.  The same booklet design could be used as a birth announcement, holding a disk of pictures of the new arrival!  I hope you have enjoyed today’s project and end up creating your very own for a new little someone special in your life!  Tomorrow I have even more to share with you, so be to stop back by and visit!


Don’t forget to stop by and visit Heather today to see what SHE did with Bitty Baby Blessings!!!


Stamps: (elephant & sentiment) Bitty Baby Blessings
Ink: Lavender Moon & Spring Moss
Paper: Stamper’s Select White, Lavender Moon
Ribbon: Lavender Moon satin
Other: mini star brads from Mon Petit Collection by Provo Craft,scalloped scissors from SU!

Nichole Heady

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Join the discussion 43 Comments

  • 1
    Acie says:

    Wooo Updates!! Yey! i’ll actually go back and look now 😛

  • 2
    Sandy Kay says:

    Wow, how beautiful! That Lavender Moon looks a lot like the Mauve Mist that SU discontinued and I have been hoarding!

  • 3
    Penny says:

    Love the lavendar moon color and the pattern paper! Looks like it coordinates with last month’s colors too. Can’t wait to see more.

  • 4
    Kristyn Sinnott says:

    Yeeehaw! I quessed it all right. I quessed the elephant on sneak peak 1, I guessed a baby set, and….I guessed lavendar for the color this month. Way cool! This is all soooooo fun. Thanks Nichole. Am totally lovin’ PTI.


  • 5
    Crafty Math Chick says:

    Ooooh – a sneak peek AND a color preview, heh heh heh… too bad I don’t have them NOW, I have a baby gift to give on Wednesday this week! Cool CD idea though Nichole.

    Thanks for taking the time to post a preview even though it is Mother’s Day Nichole – your loyal customers and fans appreciate it. Happy Mother’s Day!!


  • 6
    Erica says:

    This is such a nice gift! And I am loving that pattern paper! So sweet! Cant wait to see more!~Erica

  • 7
    Nicole says:

    Great gift idea! I really love the new color…I was just thinking how the stamping industry needs a new yummy purple. Way to go PTI!! 🙂

  • 8
    Diane S. says:

    Wow! So worth the wait. You have to be one of the most creative women around. Thanks for sharing your talents with us each month. I can’t wait to play with these fabulous stamps, this yummy lavender color and the fun patterned paper.

    Thank you!!!

  • 9
    peggysue says:

    That is so sweet and what a thoughtful and heartfelt gift!

  • 10
    Etha says:

    Ohhhh that is so pretty 🙂

  • 11

    add to cart!! add to cart!! add to cart!! LOVE it! and that project is SO cute!!

  • 12

    Exciting news! I cannot wait to see the rest of the set, colors, and paper. Since I’m pregnant I have been on the look out for a baby set I loved and hadn’t found one yet! Yeah!

  • 13
    sarah c. (WAstamper on SCS) says:

    WOW! Can’t wait to get my hands on that sweet baby set…not to mention the Lavender moon CS, ribbon, pattern paper…:)

  • 14

    Nichole!! This is a beauty. I love every single detail. I was just telling Jewels that I would never have been excited about the purple until last month when I added an SU purple to your Lemon Tart and LOVED it so much!! So I am very excited about the new color!! And I have to say Ellie is the sweetest elephant ever and I can’t wait to give her a happy home in Canada!!!!!!! I hope you are having the most wonderful Mothers Day!!

  • 15
    Tessa says:

    So cute! Love the CD Idea! Only one color??????????? YAY for purple though!

  • 16
    Sue B says:

    As usual, can’t wait to make my order. Love your sneak peeks.

  • 17
    Katie says:

    YES!! I’m soooo excited for the baby set! And this lullaby CD is such a great idea! Thanks for sharing, Nichole!

  • 18
    Victoria says:

    How is it possible that every month you PTI gets better and better! I must have this stamp set…and everything in lavender!

    Look our for the smoking credit card!

    Nichole you Rock!

  • 19
    Terri Trotter Earley says:

    Well worth the wait. What an awesome idea as a gift or the baby announcement idea!

    I love it!!!!
    Terri E.

  • 20
    Niki Estes says:

    I love this and love the new lavender!! Just beautiful!

  • 21
    Donna in O-hi-O says:

    Oh my! I am LUV-ING the polka dot paper!! I can’t seem to get enough dots!

  • 22
    Kym says:

    How beautiful, Nichole! This was so worth the wait! 🙂 kym

  • 23
    Katie says:

    I hope there’s boy paper to go along with this super cute girlie paper! 🙂

  • 24
    Jessica says:

    the excitement is mounting!!! SO cute and the patterned paper looks amazing!

  • 25
    Lisa H says:

    Nichole, you never cease to amaze me! I can hardly wait for this month’s release. It’s torture having to wait!

  • 26

    Oh my goodness! You always take my breath away! This is adorable! I love the elephant and the paper and ribbon are just so very beautiful! I am so excited about your new release! Take care and Happy Mother’s Day! 🙂

  • 27
    aviator girl says:

    I am excited to have a baby set from PTI. I have the book you mentioned above and really love it. I made the CD holder last year to hold a CD of photos of my sons first year and set it to music and loved the idea when I saw it in the book. Your idea turned out extremely cute!

  • 28
    Kathleen says:

    NIchole–what a precious idea! I love the idea of giving music to a new baby—and the presentation is amazing, as usual. The thing I love about your stamps is they make me look sooooo good with so little effort! Thanks for sharing your creativity with all of us! I think I need to take a new job to pay for all that is on my wish list~

  • 29

    I am sooooo excited to see Lavendar as one of the colors this month. I hope that there is a darker purple to go with it. Loving the sneak peeks! Can’t wait till the 15th!

  • 30
    Charmaine says:

    Love the sneak peak…and the idea for a baby gift!


  • 31
    Dianna D says:

    Beautiful project!! Would you mind sharing which fonts you used for the table of contents? Thanks!

  • 32
    dana j says:

    Nichole – I have to ask….what do you use for adhesive? Your creations never have any bubbles in them. 🙂 Thanks!

  • 33
    Debbie Olson says:

    THUD! Nichole, this is the most lovely project–great idea and execution!

  • 34
    CherylQuilts at SCS says:

    Oh, this is the cutest!! Hurray release day! Love it all!

  • 35

    So cute, Nichole! You’ve done it again! You simply amaze me!

  • 36
    Kathy says:

    What a beautiful idea, and how wonderfully executed. I can’t thank you enough for sharing your talents. As a fairly new cardmaker, I’m learning so much from you, Nichole. Your attention to the little details makes the difference between “handmade” and “handcrafted”. Thank you for helping me learn more about this wonderful “craft”!

  • 37
    Juanita says:

    Ooooooh, this is so precious, fabulous work!

  • 38

    OH my.. My name is Ellie and I have weakness for baby stamps.. hmm I see a big problem here! lol.. I’ve been so sad seeing all the releases and not being able to get any.. 🙁 But now.. Your going to release baby stamps… OH dear I just might have to be a bad gal! and say later in the month oh how did that get on the C.C! lol

  • 39
    elaine says:

    How adorable is this gift? You are a walking wonder. I am so excited about the new releases I can hardly stand it! I’m so anxious to find out what the second color is! I can almost picture it but have no idea what the name will be. I would never have guessed Lavender Moon! The baby set is adorable. Stampendous has an “Ellie” the elephant but it’s not as cute as yours! Please hurry up May 15th!!!!!!

  • 40
    elaine says:

    How adorable is this gift? You are a walking wonder. I am so excited about the new releases I can hardly stand it! I’m so anxious to find out what the second color is! I can almost picture it but have no idea what the name will be. I would never have guessed Lavender Moon! The baby set is adorable. Stampendous has an “Ellie” the elephant but it’s not as cute as yours! Please hurry up May 15th!!!!!!

  • 41
    Terri Schenck says:

    I have a question for you. I have tried to make a peek hole in a card with the nestabilities and even bought a magnet to hold the die cut in place, how do you avoid getting the back side of the card indented from the die itself as it cuts thru the other side? If you know a trick to make the windows in cards I would love to know what it is. I really love all the cards and items you make and adore your site so any trick you have to share will be appreciated. Thank you.

  • 42
    Susanna says:

    This is just the sweetest, most thoughtful card ever — it earned “Card of the Week” over at Cardoftheweek.com. Check it out — http://www.cardoftheweek.com/2008/05/card-of-the-w-2.html

    Thanks for sharing your creative talents with us! You definitely sold me that baby set… heck, I even ordered that book!

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