One of our custom services staff, Lynn, delivered a baby girl earlier this month. I designed a simple diy gift for baby Brittany using some of our gift boxes and our blank printable sticker sheets. You can recreate this gift yourself (for personal use only) by using my free download and the instructions below.
By the way, the download contains two colour versions - I've only shown the pink version in this post.
I took many, many pictures of my daughters when they were little. Over the years, we have spent a lot of time looking through photo boxes to find pictures for school projects and to add into scrapbooks. As time passes, it has become difficult to remember how old the girls were in their photos. So with that in mind, I designed the first year photo stickers so Lynn could add the stickers to whatever Brittany is wearing on the first day each month and take a photo.
I purchased some onesies that matched the colours of the photo stickers and packaged them in a gift box that could be reused afterwards as a baby memory box.
So here's what I used to create the first year stickers and gift packaging: my printables, 4 full page printable sticker sheets, large kraft and white gift box, 4"x4"x1" white stationery box, ribbon.
Note: the printables include 12 "months" speech bubbles, a long packaging label for the photo sticker packaging and a label for the lid of the memory box that can be personalized.
The blank sticker sheets are easy to use on your home printer. Just remember to print "size as is" and not "size to fit" so that they print properly. I always do a test print on regular paper first to make sure that I don't waste my sticker sheets.
Use scissors to cut the photo stickers as shown above. If you have a paper cutter, you may want to use it to cut the straight edge elements for the packaging labels. Use the crop marks on the art as a guide for cutting the labels.
The 12 "speech bubble" photo stickers are packaged in a white stationery box with a clear lid. The lid stays in place when the long packaging sticker is wrapped around one side of the box. Start the sticker on the clear lid and wrap it around the side and onto the back of the bottom box. You can see the label positioning in the next photo.
To gift wrap: Place 3 or 4 folded onesies into the kraft box and add the packaged first year photo stickers on top. Centre the memory box sticker label on the box lid.
Note: If you did not personalize the memory box label before printing, it can done later by hand using a fine sharpie marker.
The gift box takes on a new purpose afterwards as a memory box to hold baby photos and small objects. I thought that the custom sticker on top of the box was too pretty to cover with wrapping paper so I simply tied a ribbon to the box to finish.
Find the downloads (for personal use only) here.