Debbie Mageed is a fellow demonstrator in the Mary Fish’s team of Pals and has started a Creative Creases Challenge. The current one runs through Thursday, April 29. She created an adorable shadowbox frame card using the Snail Mail suite of products.
My step-daughter and her husband just welcomed a baby boy to their family. I waited to find out whether the baby was a boy or girl before I made a card, so this is what I created:
I used the retired Twinkle, Twinkle DSP, the current Stitched So Sweetly die set, and Kangaroo and Company bundle.
Debbie’s blog post included a link to a tutorial video by Dawn Griffith. When I followed the link, I found a plethora of shadowbox frame card tutorials. I picked this video, mainly because I liked the flowers. This fun fold card is truly one of the least complicated fun folds ever! Just don’t tell the recipient because they will think you created something that took a long time to create.
What I Did:
- Dawn’s directions are super easy to follow! I started with two pieces of the Twinkle, Twinkle DSP trimmed to 4-1/4 by 5-1/2 inches. Just follow her directions for the scoring, and you will have the two main pieces for the card finished in minutes. Just don’t adhere them together until you’ve finished adhering everything inside the shadowbox.
- I used the Stitched So Sweetly die to crop out the center shadowbox frame.
- Then, I used the same die to crop a piece of coordinating Twinkle, Twinkle DSP for the inside/back of the frame.
- Next, I used the same die and the next largest die to create a frame for the outside in Soft Sea Foam cardstock. I very carefully lined up and then adhered the frame to the front of the cut-out.
- The tiny sentiment also comes from the Kangaroo and Company stamp set. I stamped it using the Momento Tuxedo Black ink and cropped it from another die in the Stitched So Sweetly set.
- The mat for the sentiment is yet another die from the set. I cropped it from a scrap piece of Soft Sea Foam DSP.
Time for the Star of the Card: the Mom and Baby Kangaroo
- I stamped both the mom and baby in Momento Tuxedo Black. I colored them with the Gray Granite blends combo and the dark Petal Pink blend.
- Then I just cropped them using the coordinating die set. What’s so perfect about the mother die is that a line will be cut across the top of the pouch at the same time.
- Since I didn’t want the baby to just lay flat on the mom, I only used a dimensional on the bottom of the baby on the back of the mom. Actually, I used dimensionals to pop up the whole mom/baby combo.
- At this point, I thought I had finished the card, but knew I needed something else to make it complete. I snapped a shot of the card and sent it to a friend asking for help. She suggested a moon, so that’s what I did. I created the moon using the 1 inch circle punch. I punched out a circle, put a post-it on the circle so I could line it up again. The second punch created the crescent moon I needed.
- Of course, a moon needs to sparkle, so I used the clear Wink of Stella pen to bling it up. Then I decided to step the Soft Sea Foam frame up a notch. Since I’d already adhered the frame, I very carefully applied Wink of Stella to that.
- Finally, I’d completed the card. I trimmed a piece of DSP to 6 inches by 2-1/2 inches, adhered it to the envelope flap and trimmed it down. After running the coordinating DSP punched circle through the XYRON create-a-sticker for the envelope seal, I had finished the whole coordinated set.
Thank you so much for stopping by today. I hope you will pop over to Debbie’s blog and join in the Creative Creases challenge!
I’d love to hear what you think, and greatly appreciate every comment.
Have a Peachy Day!
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