Oh Baby at H2H!

It is Baby week at Heart 2 Heart Challenges and we want to show you our baby cards or gift items that we have made with Close to My Heart Products.    

At Close to My Heart we don't have strictly baby paper.  What I love with Close to My Heart paper is that it comes in packs with patterned paper and matching card stock.  Depending upon how you embellish it, you can "turn" almost any paper into baby paper.  The sky is the limit.  All it takes is a little imagination.  

I knew that I wanted to make something that wasn't a card since I mostly make cards.  I took a tour through our local HL and found this cute wooden tote.  It was exactly what I wanted to work with so here is what I came up with.

Please excuse my no so great photography.  I used the Miracle My Reflections Level 2 paper pack.  I painted the tote with 2 coats of Ceramcoat White Acrylci Paint.  Then I lined the bottom of the tote with paper and Mod Podged it so it would last longer.  The ovals under the giraffe and the frog on the other side are also wooden.  I painted their edges and adhered paper to the front.

Check out my adorable frog.  Don't you just love the Googlie Eyes?  I used our new Pennant Alphabet and made two pennants, one for each side.  One side says Sweet and the other one says Baby.  I used our natural hemp for the pennant and attached bows on each end with liquid glass.  
A few ribbons on the top and a simple tag and VOILA!, I have a cute tote that I could fill up with baby products and give to a new mother and baby. 

Close up of the other side and the tag.  The stamp I used for the tag is retired, but I do love it so.  I always think of my kids when I read the verse.
Close up of my frog from the stamp set, Hot Diggity.  He is stamped in Sweet Leaf.

Check out my cute giraffe from It's a Zoo.  I applied a little Glitter Glitz Gel on his spots to give him a little pizzaz.

Products Used
  • Stamps:  It's A Zoo (C1360), Hot Diggity (C1407), Pennant Alphabet (E1018), and Love You Forever (retired) (c1398)
  • Paper:  Miracle My Reflections Level 2 Paper Pack (X7133B)
  • Inks:   Crystal Blue (Z2117), Sweet Leaf (Z2153), Black (Z2105), and Crystal Blue Marker (Z2317)
  • Embellishments:  Glitz Glitter Gel Stardust (Z1313), Opaques Licorice (Z1335), White Daisy Organdy Ribbon (Retired), Sweet Leaf Ribbon (Retired), Natural Hemp (Z280), White Daisy Grosgrain Ribbon (Z270), Googlie Eyes (Not CTMH), and Blue Eyelet (not CTMH)
  • Other Products:  Adhesive, Sponge Dauber (Z726), Liquid Glass (Z679), Wooden Tote and wooden ovals (Hobby Lobby), Mod Podge Matte, Spellbinders Nestabilities, Cuttlebug, and White Ceramcoat Acrylic Paint
Please check out the other design team member's projects:

and then create your own project with a baby theme.  Your projects must include CTMH products, but do not have to be 100% CTMH.  If other products are used, a list or description of what was used would be appreciated. Remember to post it on the Heart 2 Heart Challenges Blog.  You could win some fantastic prizes from our March sponsors, Angela Parchey and Lori Brown.  Remember that you have until the end of the month to participate in our challenges.


  1. This is fabulous and perfect for baby!!

  2. Melinda - this would be an amazing baby gift! May have to steal this idea... You, me & Jessica definitely had pennants on the brain this week :o)

  3. What a fabulous way to box up a gift for baby, and can be used to stylishly store and tote baby supplies too! Great idea :)

  4. This is awesome Melinda, it would make a wonderful baby gift!

  5. Cute cute cute! What an awesome baby gift, eve if it were empty! I have that tag stamp set too, and still love it!

  6. This is too cute. I'm going to have to find one of those totes.

  7. Love all the little details - a fantastic gift container & keepsake - love it!!!

  8. Melinda, your box is sooooo cute! I love it. It is perfect to use as a baby gift and it is a perfect place to keep all of the baby's essentials in his room. *Ü*

  9. Hi Melinda!
    Running late... Sorry.
    I've been to Michael's and Joann's and cannot find a wooden tote like this. This is a beautiful project!!

  10. Adorable! I love that little froggie...I have that set and have hardly used it! I need to remedy that :)


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