Saturday, May 23, 2009

Gift Bag Inspiration

One of my friends that recently had a baby has a jungle/safari theme for her son's nursery, so for her shower, I bought wooden jungle animal cut-outs for the walls. When he was born, I stuck with that theme and found the most adorable little outfit with a lion on the bib and on the back of the pants. So when I saw this gift bag in Target, I knew I had to get it. The colors are so fun and bright, plus the bag was glittered, though that doesn't show up in the photo.

Since I'm a big fan of themes and matching stuff, I wanted to make a card that fit the gift bag and what you see here is what I came up with. I used the colors from the bag as my color scheme for the card and used the only safari animal stamp I own - the elephant from Bitty Baby Blessings. Some of the animals on the bag are polka dotted, so I mimicked that with the background as well as the polka dot paper I used to paper piece the elephant. And of course I had to draw in the glitter somehow, so the edge of the turquoise circle framing the sentiment is covered with turquoise Stickles. I think the card and bag look so cute together and am really pleased with how it came out!

Here's a closeup of the card so you can see the paper piecing and sparkle a little better.

Stamps: PTI's Bitty Baby Blessings, Polka Dot Basics
Ink: So Saffron, Tempting Turquoise, Palette Noir
Paper: PTI white, SU Pumpkin Pie and Old Olive, SU Turquoise Prints patterned paper
Other: SU circle punches, foam dimensionals, turquoise Stickles, PTI Summer Sunrise twill ribbon


  1. That is so stinkin' cute!!
    It's all matchy matchy :)
    HOW'D you get that perfect ring of Stickles? That looks great!

  2. CUTE! So thoughtful with the theme, she'll love this Jess! Have a great weekend!

  3. I love, love, love this!!! How cool that the polka dot ended up right at the eye! Perfect

  4. JESS - this is too adorable!!!!!!
    LOSTie Debbie

  5. I love it! You are so clever to match everything! I bet she loved it!