Hello, Stampers! It’s time for a new theme at the Alphabet Challenge. This one is lots of fun – B is for Boys. I have found myself making lots of kid’s cards lately. They really make me happy and we can all use some of that right now! When I started to think about a card, I remembered the old poem, “Frogs & snails & puppy dog tails, that’s what little boys are made of.” I haven’t heard that in years! So, off I went to find the adorable So Hoppy Together stamp set that was such a huge hit from last year’s Sale-A-Bration. I had barely used it then, so now was the perfect opportunity!
My Secrets to Making This So Hoppy Together Project
- This collapsible shadow box card (great for mailing!) is an A6 on display. Here are the dimensions:
- Cardstock (2): 6 1/4″ x 7″ and score at 1 1/4″ on both ends
- For the pieces inside to hold your images: 5 1/4″ x at least 1/2″ and 5 1/4″ by ~3/4″. Score those pieces at 3/8″ on both sides.
- Inside Panel: DSP: 6″ x 4 1/4″ (I layered mine onto Whisper White cardstock that was 6 1/4″ x 4 3/8″)
- Back Panel: Cardstock 6″ x 4 1/4″ and DSP 5 7/8″ x 4 1/8″
- Side Panels (2): Cardstock: 6″ x 1″ and DSP 5 7/8″ x 7/8″
- To make the box, I scored and burnished the score lines. The box front was cut with the Stitched Rectangle die, then adhered to only one of the sides of the back box so I could easily decorate the inside.
- Next, I cut the DSP to make the panels to look like hills from a retired die set from Gina Marie Designs. The back one was adhered, using strong adhesive, then added the front one to both ends of the back of the box. So, the box is ready for the stamped details. (Secret: if I do one of these again, I would layer this DSP onto cardstock. The front panel has a slight curve so I think cardstock would be stronger.)
- Now, the fun part! I stamped and colored all three frogs and, once I was finished, cut them out with their coordinating dies. Because the frogs can be seen from the backside of the card, I cut them out again with Whisper White cardstock to hide the alcohol markers. I placed white baker’s twine between the layers for frog holding the balloon.
- I used the balloon punch with Blueberry Bushel cardstock. The balloon was given some dimension on the edges, then popped up with a dimensional. The end of the baker’s twine was tied into a bow and added with a small glue dot to the balloon.
- The sun (same retired set from Gina Marie Designs) was cut out of Daffodil Delight cardstock.
- I stamped sentiments with Blueberry Bushel ink and cut with dies.
- The finishing touch: Adding the sides and back with a Daffodil Delight balloon for a pop of color.
I am submitting this card to the following challenges:
- Aud Sentiments Challenge: Birthday Sentiment (Happy 10th Birthday!)
- 2 Crafty Critter Crazies Challenge: Anything Goes with a Critter
- Happy Little Stampers with Dies Challenge: Anything Goes with Dies
- AAA Birthday Challenge: Dots &/or Stripes
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