Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Baby Tags for the NICU


One of my friends recently delivered her twins seven weeks early, so they will be in the NICU for a little while.  My own son was 13 weeks early, and the nurses encouraged us to bring in items from home to decorate his isolette.  It was comforting to somewhat break up the sterile environment of the NICU, so I thought my friend would enjoy putting these on her babies' isolettes.

My tags are cut at 6" from the Sweet Treats Cricut cartridge.  I cut them once in a heavy kraft cardstock and again in patterned paper, to make them nice and sturdy.


For Hayden's tag, I cut the onesie from Baby Steps at 4".  His name is stamped with letters from the My Creative Time Anyday Bingo & Crossword stamp set.


Claire's onesie, also from Baby Steps, is cut at 3", and I ran it through the Swiss Dots Cuttlebug embossing folder.   I stamped her name with the same stamp set and heat embossed it to make it really stand out on the raspberry cardstock.

Recipe:

Papertrey Ink Kraft, Spring Moss, Enchanted Evening, Rustic White, New Leaf, Raspberry Fizz, & Sweet Blush Cardstock
DCWV "Baby Boy Stack" Patterned Paper (stripe & brown print)
My Mind's Eye "Lime Twist:  Out of the Blue" Patterned Paper (gingham)
Cuttlebug "Swiss Dots" Embossing Folder
My Creative Time "Anyday Bingo & Crossword" Stamp Set
Enchanted Evening Ink
Versmark Ink
White Filigree Embossing Powder
ColorBox Cat's Eye Chalk Ink
Papertrey Ink Spring Moss & New Leaf Topnotch Twill Ribbon

16 comments:

Kate said...

You are so sweet Katie. These are adorable and I know your friend will love them. Praying for their babies I know it will be tough for them going home without their precious little ones for awhile.

Hugs,
Kate

CRAZY4CHRIST said...

These are so cute!! your friend is going to love them and appreciate them!! Praying for the family and the babies that they will grow strong and healthy!!
Kristan

JaniceA said...

Katie, those are super sweet and I think it is a blessing to have friends so thoughtful.

jen said...

You are so sweet. These are precious and she will love them. Tfs
Hugs,jen

Nadia said...

These are precious!!!! I love the patterns together!

Ruthie @ SeptemberNinth said...

Those are so cute Katie! I am sure she is going to love them!

Ruthie :)

chillin with Quillin said...

There sooooo cute, they will love them, my prayers are there with them!!!
Paula

Sandy from Ukiah said...

You r always so thoughtful, I am sure she is going to love these. What a wonderful friend u are. I love how u have been heat embossing lately. Makes me want to pull out my heat emboss gun. They are so precious.

Glora said...

You are SO sweet! She is going to love these as they will definitely break up the sterile environment and will be a reminder of how much she and her babies are loved. I love that they are the same exact basic pattern but individualized as well. Beautiful job! Hugs- Glora

Rachel said...

Very sweet of you! Hopefully, it will bright some smiles for the mommy!

Deanne said...

What a lovely gift for your friend!
And after NICU they will be nice for the twins bedroom!
tfs
Deanne

Cassandra said...

So cute....and so very thoughtful of you! I'm sure she will love them.

Cassandra

OCCricut said...

These are TOO stinkin' CUTE!!!!

Hope Clarie and Hayden grow stronger with each day!!

Leanne said...

Oh Katie these are just PRECIOUS!! I know she will love them! I also wanted to say that I went back over your blog to see what all I've missed and let me just say you truly are AMAZING!! I love everything you do! Love, Leanne

My Creative Time said...

WOW!!! These are ADORABLE!!!!!!!! You did an AWESOME job on these! I LOVE THEM!
Big HUGE hugs!
Emma;)

liz at liz's paper loft said...

oh katie, these are so sweet and your so sweet to make these for her!