Friday, August 30, 2013

Sailor Boy

I missed last month's Waltzingmouse Stamps Pajama Party, so I made sure to put this month's on my calendar early so I wouldn't forget about it!  I made a sweet baby onesie and a coordinating gift bag and tag for the “Get Nauty” challenge--and for this week's baby themed blogger challenge--using images from the new Ocean Bound stamp set. The pair makes a perfect baby gift!

The onesie is super easy to do. All you have to do is pick your images and stamp away. I used the anchor, a frame, and a sentiment here, all stamped in bold primary colors.

There are two things to remember for a project like this. First, be sure that your ink will work on fabrics with minimal bleeding and will not disappear in the wash. I used hybrid inks here since I know that they’re designed to work on many surfaces, including fabrics. And, be sure to place a piece of chipboard between the front and back of the onesie before stamping. This will keep the ink from bleeding through from the front to the back—definitely not a stylish look!

Here’s a look at the coordinating gift bag. I covered the bottom of the bag with a blue cardstock panel, then added a white strip stamped with one of the anchor images in red ink.  The anchor panel is edged with red cardstock strips to set it off.

I made a simple tag for the bag using a white die cut tag and the same anchor and rope border I used on the onesie.  The image panel is adhered to the tag with foam tape for a little dimension.  I made my own sentiment by combining two of the sentiments from the set to get "ahoy matey."  With the onesie tucked inside, the gift is packaged and ready to go!

Materials Used:
Ocean Bound stamp set (Waltzingmouse Stamps); Golden Tiara, Dare to Be a Diva Red, and Simply Blue-tiful inks (Clear and Simple Stamps); Memento Lady Bug, Cantaloupe, and Bahama Blue inks (Tsukineko); Real Red, Marina Mist, and Whisper White cardstock (Stampin' Up!); red grosgrain ribbon (Michaels); foam tape


  1. this is stunning! Loving that little onesie, it's adorable.

  2. Absolutely adorable!!
    LOVE that onesie...
    such a perfect baby gift!
    And the matching tag and bag...
    a gift to love! :)

  3. Laurie, these are wonderful. How sweet to do a set for baby!

  4. What a sweet baby gift you created Lori! love that sweet onesie and the pretty gift bag!

  5. I love your onesie and coordinating gist bag!! So cute!

  6. Such a sweet project, Lori. That little t-shirt is so adorable and the matching bag is such a wonderful way to present this creative handmade gift! Love it!

  7. Lori this is just yummy!! I am so going to use this technique to create a wee tshirt for little dude, great inspiration here!! Delighted to see you playing along and best of luck in the challenges!


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