Friday, April 18, 2014

Baby Shower Bookmarks

Hello Friends! I've got something really sweet I want to share with you. I was asked by a friend, if I could create some bookmarks for table favors for her daughter's baby shower. Of course I said, YES! She had some specific design ideas for the bookmarks...

  1. The theme of the baby shower is LAMBS. So I had to feature a lamb.
  2. The baby is a girl. So they had to be PINK.
  3. She wanted the first half of the 23 Psalm on them.
  4. She needed 40 of them. (YIKES!)
After my head finished spinning, I set about designing the bookmarks. I knew I had to choose a nice/cute font. I knew I had to find a lamb stamp, sticker or image. And I knew I needed to find a style of bookmark that would work with all the specifics. First stop was the Silhouette Online Store. And that is where I found the bookmark...It's #31601 just in case you'd like to make a few bookmarks of your own. :) I re-sized it to fit my needs, as the original file is just a bit larger. My next stop, after many Google searches, was to a delightful site, called Primsy Doodle Designs, where I found the most adorable little lamb. And finally, for the font...I have several fonts on an external hard drive, so it was just a matter of finding one that fit the mood I was going for and installing it on my laptop. Viola'! It all came together and this is the finished project...

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I did the basic designing in Photoshop. Then, I brought everything over to the Silhouette. I did this project assembly line style and in several stages. Where is my signature sparkle, you ask? I went over the sun and the lambs' curly top with my Wink of Stella glitter brush. :) Yeah...I had to fit it in somewhere! Finally, I bundled up the bookmarks, tied them with baker's twine and called it DONE!

*I am entering these bookmarks in the Animal Antics challenge at Simon Says Stamp.*

Thank you for stopping by today. I appreciate the visit. Have a wonderful weekend!


digital kit: He Is Risen(Primsy Doodle Designs)
stamp set: sunray-In The Word(Taylored Expressions)
card stock: white(Georgia Pacific)  Pretty in Pink(Stampin' Up!)
ink: Crushed Curry, Pumpkin Pie(Stampin' Up!)
dies: reinforcement on bookmark-Tag You're It dies(Lawn Fawn)
Silhouette File: Design #31601(Samantha Walker Designs)
font: Pinafore
bling: Clear Wink of Stella glitter brush, Yellow Wink of Stella glitter marker(Zig)
other: light pink ribbon(Hobby Lobby)  Blush Baker's Twine(The Twinery)


Jeanne said...

Wow, Barb! These are lovely! You rose to the challenge extremely well. Love the images you selected and the font. I'm sure the mother-to-be will be thrilled with your creation. So glad you got your sparkle in there, too. Have a beautiful Easter!

Laura Sterckx said...

These are awesome. Love the sunshine image and the little lamb is super duper cute. :) Thank you so much for joining us at the Simon Says Wednesday Challenge Blog!

Sheila H said...

Your book marks are darling and sure to be cherished. The design and composition are beautiful. Love the sweet little lamb!