Monday, April 9, 2012

Baby Stats Subway Art

Happy Monday everyone! I hope you all had a great Easter weekend... mine was just lovely.  
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  You know, it seems that everyone around me is either pregnant, or having a baby. I guess you could say that when it rains, it pours... only it seems to be pouring babies... which is a good thing! I have so many friends and family members who have either just welcomed their little bundle of joy, or who are soon to be welcoming a little bundle of joy, hooray for them! It's so exciting!  As you know, Christie's due to have a sweet little girl in June... yay! A couple of my friends up here in Oregon are expecting, I just welcomed a new niece to our family a little over a month ago, my cousin just had a baby, and I have another cousin that's expecting....  whew! And if things couldn't get any crazier, I just found out that I'm due to have a little wee one the beginning of December. I announced it on April Fool's Day, of all days. Ha!! I know it's a tad early to be announcing, but I just couldn't help myself. I told my brothers, and they wouldn't believe me for a second.... sheesh, who tells the truth on April Fools? Ha! I do! It was priceless to watch them shake their heads at me!! Loved it!
So, with all these little babies coming, I knew I needed a little gift to give them. The problem is.... I don't have a zillion dollars, so I needed a gift that wasn't going to break the bank, and I definitely wanted it to be a little personalized. 




I love subway art, and what better way to always remember all those precious details of a baby's birth? Ding, ding, ding!! I decided to make a Baby Stats Subway Art! After I made this, I was curious and asked my husband if he knew our girls' stats.... and he had no clue. In fact, I had even forgotten how long my girls were and what time they were born.... so I will be making a couple of these for my girlies and soon to be baby...

I love how simple and clean this turned out. Sometimes I feel that subway art gets too crowded and overdone... something I definitely didn't want, especially when it comes to displaying these precious baby stats. :) Know what I mean?

So, if you would like to make your own personalized baby stats subway art, either for yourself or a loved one, here's what you do...


You paint a board. Any color, any size you want. Mine was about 9.5 inches by 10.5 inches. I just went to Home Depot, found a long board for about $6, and I had them cut it into 5 pieces for me. Simple, right?
I decided to paint mine white. I didn't know the color of the nursery it was going in, so I figured white was a safe bet. Plus, it helped me stay with my simple and clean theme.
After painting the board, I sanded the edges a little... just to give it a little distressed look.

Now comes the fun part... designing your subway art. I googled "baby stats subway art" and there were tons of versions, but none of them seemed to fit, until I found one that I eventually copied. Sorry, I can't remember where I found it, and I haven't been able to find it.... 
I used the font "BEBAS" which gave me nice, clean lines to work with. 
I cut the vinyl using my Silhouette, and then weeded out the parts that I wanted to paint.

I used  light green, aqua, yellow, and brown colors to paint the letters in with. 
I used several coats because I wanted to make sure that there wasn't any white showing through. I'm paranoid like that.

After the paint was all dry, I took off the vinyl, slapped a layer of mod podge (yay!) to seal in all those beautiful colors.

Now, isn't that a piece of cake! What a darling little gift to give.... I always hope that when I give a gift that I made, people will appreciate it. I put a lot of love, thought, and hard work when I hand-make a gift, and I hope that whoever receives it will like it. 

Happy Crafting!

4 comments:

  1. Congrats! I am a new follower and fellow Oregonian! So excited for you! My husband and I are trying or a second child. This subway art is so precious! Great idea!

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    1. Mindy! Welcome to our blog!! Yay for Oregonians!!! We hope to hear more from you!!

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  2. Too cute! I love subway art and yours especially. Makes a perfect gift. Thanks for sharing :)

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    1. Thank you for your sweet compliment!!

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