Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Handmade & Homemade Just for You

Tonight the Papertrey Ink design team is featuring Lisa's new Just For You stamp set. It's a handy little collection of labels and images that make giving homemade gifts easier. Now, if you are here and checking it out, I know you are already a paper crafter. It's a rare paper crafter who only stops there when it comes to the creativity. Chances are, you probably have other hobbies as well. We just can't help our crafty selves, can we? These stamps have got all your bases covered.

I'm a bit of a reluctant knitter. Haven't broken out the needles in over a year. This assignment was exactly what I needed to get back into it. Perfect thing for a pregnant lady to be doing while having her feet up. I decided to knit some basic bibs for my new little one. I figured I'd wrap it all up for my post and then bust it open myself for Baby E.  Once you bibs like this, it's hard to go back. Nice and cushy with the option of making them wider and longer than store bought.

The problem? I liked how things looked all packaged up so much that I decided to save it for a baby gift instead. It's seriously cute. Guess I have to just sit in a recliner a few more nights and make Baby E some more bibs.  Twist my arm. Finding it really relaxing.

Folded up two bibs in a mini loaf pan from the Dollar Spot at Target. Surprisingly easy to cover with paper. Now I need to stock up on some more. :)  I included a baby spoon to go along. Would be even nicer to buy a heirloom version for an extra special shower gift. The loaf pan got me thinking about the "Bun in the Oven" stamp from Favor It Baby. Tied everything together nicely when used under stamps from Lisa's new set.

Now, you have to make a matching card as well. Just. Can't. Stop. Bib shape is a Silhouette cut. I'm so in love with that Dotty Biscotti paper. I didn't leave a single PTI  baby stamp set unused for this project. Used Baby Button Bits and Bitty Baby Blessing here as well.

Bib pattern is from Mason Dixon Knitting. Super simple garter stitch. Yarn is the Sugar N'Cream line you can get at pretty much any craft store. One ball makes a bib. At $2 a pop, pretty good deal.

Supplies available on May 15th: Mat Stack II die, Just for You stamp set, Linen and Canvas Impression Plate
Supplies already available: Favor It Baby, Bitty Baby Blessings, Baby Button Bits, Dotty Biscotti Paper, Pure Poppy Grosgrain Ribbon, Dark Chocolate, Lemon Tart, and Pure Poppy Ink, Kraft, Pure Poppy, and Lemon Tart Cardstock

Be sure to check out everybody else's blog for some more projects using this stamp set. I'm excited to see myself:

Betsy Veldman
Dawn McVey
Debbie Olson
Heather Nichols
Lisa Johnson
Melissa Phillips
Michelle Wooderson
Niki Estes
Kim Hughes
Maile Belles


  1. A-STINKING-DORABLE Erin...LOVE this..LOVE you.

  2. Erin... I know I say this all the time to you... but you are BRILLIANT! Thanks for creating such an amazing ensemble! WOW!

  3. Super cute! I love the sugar'N'Cream yarns. 100% cotton, so natural and washable! Awesome.

  4. OMGosh, LOVE your projects. The strong colors and your photos are perfection! The knitted bib is so brilliant with the matching bib card!!!
    Love the baby spoon under the label! So fun!
    "bun in the oven" i love that!!! I have that little set too! Fabulous inspiration!!!

  5. So Cute! If I knitted or crocheted I'd be making these too. But I can make the lovely card! Just love all your id

  6. Wish I knew how to knit-I have a ton of friends with "buns in the oven" right now. Super cute idea!

  7. What a cute idea for baby! I have made washcloth baby bibs this would work perfect for! Great idea!

  8. The hand knit bibs are a wonderful gift! I really love the simplicity of the packaging in the little bread tin! And of course the card and the tag are adorable. Such a fun idea!

  9. Beyond ADORABLE! Love it! What a sweet gift! :)

  10. What a wonderful set Erin! I love the bib and the colors are perfect!

  11. I love to knit and am expecting a grandchild in a few months. This is perfect for the baby shower. Love your creativity. Thanks for sharing.

  12. Lovely project and cute packaging - would be a real treat for any expecting mama! You're so right about knitting allowing you the ability to lengthen and widen a bib rather than those tiny ones in stores (my SIL used hers for her twins into their toddler years just to keep the mess to a minimum - LOL)

  13. Oh WOW you out of the box thinker you! I just LOVE what you do with PTI stuff, fabulous job, Erin!

  14. Terrific project - and I love love LOVE the packaging idea. Hope your little "BUN IN THE OVEN" is doing well. I can't wait to see how your little "bun" turns out!

  15. Erin, I want just a little dab of your talent. Just a pinch. So super cute!

  16. So adorable! I'm sure ANYONE you give it to will LOVE it! :)

  17. Baby E., huh. Got me thinking of all sorts of names for little miss Lincoln or little fella Lincoln. Can't wait to hear your news when Baby Linboln decides to take on the world!

    All the best to you and yours! Can honestly say that I have been a fan of yours for a long time now. So glad that life is going so well. :o)