Tuesday, February 5, 2013

A Baby Shower Gift and 1 Samuel 1:27 WORDart

I needed a baby shower gift for a friend who is having her first baby. I always like to make personalized gifts, so I went to Hobby Lobby and purchased some wooden letters and got to work.  First, I spray painted them a pretty light pink color, that you can only see on the sides now, but it looks much better than the black letter I started with.  Then, I chose some scrapbook paper that would match their nursery colors.  I used Nana’s Nursery Baby Girl by DCWV.  I used Mod Podge to adhere the paper and then put a few coats on top to seal it.  For the embellishments, I used some paper flowers that I had made previously and some ribbon.  I added a little tag with the baby’s name and stapled ribbons to the back for the letters to hang from.

decorated wooden letters www.papercraftmemories.com

Here are some close-ups of the details.

Joy Letters collage www.papercraftmemories.com

I had it all about done, when I realized that the letter O would make a fabulous frame.  This baby is very special to them because they were not able to have a baby on their own.  A lot of prayer and medical intervention were needed, but God heard their prayer, so I felt this was the perfect scripture to use.  I printed it out and glued it to the back of the frame.  I raided my husband’s office for a clear presentation cover and cut it to fit inside.  Now, I don’t have to worry about it getting ruined and it looks like a real frame.  Love that!

Here is a close-up of the WORDart in the “letter frame”.

scripture letter O www.papercraftmemories.com

And here is the WORDart if you would like to use it.  I created it to fit inside this letter, but it would also look very nice printed on a lovely background and framed in an 8 x 10 frame , or you could reduce the size and use it on a card.

1 Samuel 1:27 WORDart by Karen www.papercraftmemories.com

(Click image to download)

As always it is in both png and jpg formats to make it easy for you to use in your projects.

Thank you so much for stopping by today!


Unknown said...

This is beautiful! I love it! What a special gift that the parents will treasure along with their precious gift from above! Thanks for sharing!

ellyscard creatief said...

Beautiful creation Karen.
Gr Elly

Esther Asbury said...

What a beautiful baby project! I love the papers/colors you used, and the "O" frame is simply gorgeous! That is the exact verse God gave my f-i-l as a promise that we would have a child! She's been the joy of our lives for 10 years now!

Debbie said...

Every life is precious, but I love to hear stories like this one!!
What a beautiful gift for your friends!! Thanks for the verse, too!

Pam said...

How pretty! I love this project, and the verse is perfect.

kiwimeskreations said...

What a beautiful gift, Karen, and I do love the verse - thank you for sharing the word art.

Tkat said...

love this! i just had a baby boy myself....gonna try my hand at making one of these. love it!!!!! :) love the idea of making the O a frame! TFS :)

Jennifer said...

Karen, this is such a beautiful and thoughtful gift! I love the papers you used and the placement of the flowers and ribbon are perfect! This it truly a wonderful scripture, and very fitting as well!

Diane Noble said...

Karen, this is an absolutely gorgeous project. I love it. So sweet. Love the versatility of all your verses. You do an amazing job of creating such beautiful graphic designs from the Word of God.

Ann Marie Governale said...

Hi Karen:
What a beautiful blog and such beautiful creations - thanks also for leaving such a lovely comment on my blog! I am now your newest follower! xxx Ann Marie