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Baby Love…

Today I confess this Baby Bear stamp has not been in my possession more than an hour…but I did have this frame all ready just waiting to make my sweet teddy bear and sit him on this shelf…


Wouldn’t this be the sweetest gift for a new mother expecting a baby girl?  And the baby kitty and bunny just make it that much cuter.

Here are the Stuff ‘N Digits for you…if you need directions fro the shadow box frame, you can find them here…


  • Paper:  Whisper White, Melon Mambo Cardstock plus Playful Palette and Pop of Pink Designer Series Paper
  • Ink:  Basic Black, Blushing Bride, Crumb Cake, Early Espresso, Soft Suede and Smoky Slate…plus Daffodil Delight and Soft Sky Markers
  • Stamps:  Festive Fireplace (shelf), Baby Bear and Made With Love
  • Tools ‘N Embellishments:  Small Bow Punch, Hearth & Home Thinlets Die (shelf), oval piercing pattern, Decorative Label Punch


  • This shadow box was made with Rose Red Cardstock 12″ x 12″.  The opening measures 4-1/2″ square.
  • The Playful Palette DSP in the background is 4-1/2″…I had to trim mine a smidge to keep it from buckling.  Attached with multipurpose glue.
  • Stamp sentiment in Basic Black and color with markers.  Use piercing pattern for oval, then punch with Decorative Label Punch.  Add to background with Stampin’ Dimensionals.
  • Stamp the shelf twice in Soft Suede and cut with thinlet in Home & Hearth.  Cut the ends off each shelf and overlap to the width of the frame then glue together with multipurpose glue.  Add to shadow frame with Stampin’ Strip.
  • Stamp bunny and kitty with Basic Black and use Aqua Painter to lightly color leaving some white highlights with Smoky Slate (kitty) and Soft Suede (bunny).  Fussy cut and add to shelf with Stampin’ Dimensionals.
  • Three-step stamp the baby bear.  I used Crumb Cake stamped off for the first stamp, Crumb Cake straight up for second stamp and Early Espress for the last stamp.  Magic!  The bear was then “fussy cut” and added to the shadow box shelf with Stampin’ Strips because they are just a little fatter than the dimensionals.
  • Stamp the bow with Blushing Bride and “fussy cut”.  Add to baby bear with glue dots.
  • The bigger bow on the top of the frame was punched from Pop of Pink DSP and added with glue dots.

Man!  I wish I knew more people having babies…I feel like making all sorts of baby cards with this set.  Think I’ll try some wedding cards after I made a baby boy shadow box.  Unfortunately this will all have to wait until I get back from watching my g’son play in his first state baseball tournament…

Here’s your “B-ism” for today…


Love me some coffee…

Be HaPpY!…get inky!



Shadow Box Card Swing…

Over the years (too many to mention) I have made more boxes and 3-D items than I can count.  But never a “shadow box card”…

Here’s my first one…


This is one of those projects you can get lost in…once the box is made, it’s all play time.

The inside of this card is 4 1/2″ square and was made with a 12″ square piece of Crumb Cake Cardstock.  The scoring is fairly simple, but the cutting of the corners need more attention.  I watched this YouTube video to be sure the corners were cut correctly.  Once you have made one…you too will want to make more.

Here’s the Stuff ‘N Digits


  • Paper:  12″ square Crumb Cake Cardstock, plus Whisper White, Very Vanilla, Soft Sky, Flirty Flamingo and Mint Macaron Cardstock
  • Ink:  Basic Black, Crumb Cake, Dapper Denim, Flirty Flamingo, Emerald Envy, Peekaboo Peach
  • Stamps: Sitting Here
  • Tools ‘N Embellishments:  Itty Bitty Flower Punches, Bird Punch (leaves)


  • For your reference here are the score lines for all four sides of the 12″ cardstock piece:  3/4″, 1 1/2″, 2 1/4″ and 3″.
  • Once you have all these score lines in go back and score one side at the 3 3/4″ mark down to the second score line, turn 180 degrees and repeat these two score lines.
  • Watch the video about trimming all four corners and then burnish all score lines well with your bone folder.
  • Add your Fast Fuze or Tear Tape and begin folding your frame.
  • Cut a background for your frame (I used Very Vanilla cardstock here).  Do your stamping with the swing, color with Aqua Painter and Crumb Cake ink in pad lid.  Add shadows under the swing.  Now place inside your frame and enjoy decorating with the flowers, pillows and kitty or dog.  All of these pieces were stamped on Thick Whisper White, colored with markers and “fussy cut”.  Dry emboss on your sponge mat with a rounded pen or maybe the larger end of score tool to get dimension for each piece.  Add with Dimensionals.
  • All the flowers were punched and placed on mat.  I used smooth end of Piercing Tool to push in centers to give dimension and a journaling pen to add dots to centers.  Punch stems and leaves with Bird Punch from Mint Macaroon cardstock.  Lay stems down with dots of Tombow glue first.  Then add flowers with glue dots.  Add a couple of stems on the outside top right corner the same way.
  • The flower pot was added to the front of the frame with glue dots after dry embossing from back.

My little mind is very busy imagining these shadow frames for the holidays in various sizes.  What a nice gift that would make too!  Oh! what about a wedding or new baby?  Ahhh…it is maddening.

Hope you enjoyed this post as much as I did making it…I see many of these in my future!

Here’s your “B-ism” for today…


But she still got the prince!

Are you HaPpY?…get inky!



Birthday Blossoms Shadow Card…

This was a fun card to create and a new folded card for some of my “stampin’ peeps” who came to class this week.

Looking at it sitting here on my desk, thoughts of a family photo and the front frame decorated for Christmas shoots across my consciousness…well, that was fleeting and may still be there whenever Christmas cards come to mind again.  Hobby Lobby I am not!  I’ll start thinking about Christmas when it’s not 100 degrees outside.

So here’s the shadow card we made in classes this week…


Here’s the Stuff ‘N Digits for you…


  • Paper:  Whisper White cardstock and Neutrals Designer Series Stack
  • Ink:  Memento Black plus Watermelon Wonder, Daffodil Delight, Calypso Coral and Cucumber Crush
  • Stamps:  Birthday Blossoms
  • Tools ‘N Embellishments:  None

Digits ‘N Directions

  • Cut the Whisper White cardstock 4 1/4″ x 5 1/2″, score at 1/2″, 1″ 4 1/2″ and 5″
  • Cut the DSP and score the same as the cardstock.
  • Using the circle framelit (or any other shape you like) cut the center from the DSP
  • Stamp your image in the center of the cardstock and color with reinker and a Blender Pen or Aqua Painter
  • Stamp your sentiment
  • Stamp the additional flower and leaves on scrap Whisper White, color and “fussy cut”.
  • Add sticky tape (have you tried the new paper sticky tape?  LOVE!) to the outside 1/2″ panel on the cardstock and place the DSP on top.
  • Burnish your score lines and open up your shadow box.
  • Add the fussy cut flower and leaves to bottom right being sure not to extend below the bottom of the card (it won’t stand up if you do that!)

This is a simple, easy card to produce and gives a pretty big WOW effect.  Give it a try…you’ll like it.  Then crazy ideas will be running through your head too.

Thanks so much for stopping by today…here’s your “B-ism” for today…


Hope that made you giggle…

Let’s get inky…and Be HaPpY!