Monday, November 21, 2011

Z is for Zoe.....

Zoe Jasmine Hopkins a.k.a. the miracle baby!  She entered this world on June 30th, at 25 weeks, weighing only 1.7 lbs.  Surviving 125 days in the NICU, we are so happy to find out she is now at home with her loving parents, two of our best friends!  Today, nearing 5 months, she is a healthy 8lbs. 12oz.  I wanted to give Zoe a coming home what better than personalized initial art for the nursery!!  I think it tured out beautifully!!

Simple, yet elegant!  

All you will need:
Frame (mine came from a thrift store), cardboard, scrapbook paper, stencil, xacto knife, and Modpodge!

.....and possibly a craft buddy!!  mine looks pretty lazy though!!  :)

The stencil I had was not big enough, therefore I free handed the letter onto my cardboard!

Next, cut out the letter with your xacto knife......

Make sure it fits like you want it into the frame....

Trace the letter onto the back of your scrapbook paper.  Make sure you trace the reverse side of the letter....

Easy Easy.....

Carefully cut out the letter......

Use your modpodge to adhere the scrapbook paper to the letter.....I then painted the sides of the cardboard with a dark chocolate acrylic paint!  

If you look closely you can see that I carefully smudged the paint on all sides of the "Z" to give it more of an antique feel.....I think it turned out fabulous!!!

It looks like Bailey agrees!!!

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  1. That is so cute! I love the font.

  2. Your freehand is to die for!!! Can you make me an 'L'!?! hahaha! Seriously great post!!!

    Hugs, Aimee @

  3. This is how I would have made this too. I just love cardboard for decorating. is having a party please come!

  4. Love it!! What a lovely welcome home gift!
    Thanks for sharing at Show & Share!