Tuesday, 7 February 2012

Baby Keepsake for our new grandson

At last, mum and dad finally confirmed the spelling (just as well I'd never have got this right!) for new grandson's name, so I've managed to get this finished.  Sorry if the pics aren't too good - got nowhere at the mo to get a good background (decorating still ongoing) so you're stuck with my craft desk!

As you can see I've made a carousel, complete with display box.  The original design is a  'Card Carousel' template but I've transferred all the pieces to my Silhouette SD (love this machine!) and have also re-jigged/added extra pieces to the assembly a bit, to neaten the finish as I hate it when you can see all the 'gubbins'.  Double-sided dark blue card used mainly (as it was a bit more sturdy) with pale blue Centura Pearl for contrast details.  Peel-offs and 'waste' (the little dot circles on the canopy!) to decorate.  Oh yes... I also added an extra layer to the horses' saddles for detail.  Silver peel-offs - teddybear and baby bootees, together with baby's name 'Aodhan' (thank goodness for individual letters!) decorate the lid.
The base of the carousel is a box too and can be used for a small gift (as on the original template), but I wanted this to be a baby 'record' book so cut and matted pages to match the carousel/box, then added my own wording (again via my Silhouette SD) so all the initial milestones (ie first smile, first tooth etc) can be recorded.  There are also pages to add photos of baby, mum and dad and big sister and brothers.  All the pages are joined together with ribbon so they fold out concertina/ladder style when the carousel is lifted.  Now all I have to do is keep my fingers crossed mum and dad like it!
Hope it's not too snowy wherever you are, take care



  1. Wow! This is absolutely gorgeous Su. I bet they'll adore it.

  2. Stunning is the only word I can think of Sue! It is really special and I'm sure the proud parents will adore it.