Summer is typically devoted to attending reception venues for wedding season, but it’s also a popular time to welcome new babies into the world! Unique baby gifts are popping all over the place these days, with everything from diaper delivery services, to monthly baby toy subscriptions.
With that in mind, personalized handmade gifts are always a great option for baby showers or if you’re attending and newborn Sip-and-See party. Let’s be honest, new moms these days are busy, which means there isn’t much time to record all the cute baby achievements as they happen. A Milestone Memory Keeper made with a custom Expressionery stampk is the perfect alternative to the traditional, humongous baby book. Plus this project takes little time and uses crafty items you may already have at home- even better!
Handmade Stamped Baby Milestone Memory Keeper Box
To make this gift you will need a small box, some cardstock, an Expressionery self-inking custom stamp and stickers, or way to mark each milestone throughout the year. In this tutorial monthly stickers are used on cardstock to remember special moments each month. Families can choose to write on each card special notes from that time, or simply snap a photo to record physical changes from first month, second month, third month changes, etc.
First, find a small flat box. Reusing an old jewelry box or wallet packaging works great. A small box takes up less space too, and it’s something else to embellish. For this tutorial we used a baby-themed sticker found at the local craft store and Expressionery custom stamp to dress up the keepsake. Go for a simple, modern look or something to match babies nursery. This way the box can be placed on a nursery shelf or displayed in the home for guests to enjoy.
Next cut cardstock to fit inside the box. If you choose to record monthly activity you’ll need only twelve, if you want to record other milestones add more cards for things such as first tooth, first smile, first steps, first haircut and more!
Then, attach stickers or write on each card a caption so Mom knows exactly what she needs to do. For example, Baby’s First Tooth or Month 3.
Finally, wrap the gift using tissue and a pretty thank you tag.
This easy custom baby milestone memory keeper is is a wonderful gift that can be used as decor later for the babies First Birthday party too and sure to be a hit with any mom-to-be!
This post is a part of our 30 Days of Stamps blog series. Each week we’ll share inspiration and tutorials for easy handmade projects to make yourself featuring Expressionery self-inking stamps. For more stamp ideas, be sure to check out the 30 Days of Stamps series and share your projects on social media and follow along using the hashtag #30DaysofStamps.