Wildflower Meadow Shadow Box

Wildflower Meadow, Shadow Box 4I am so honored to be Mary Fish’s Guest Stamper today! Being a member of the Pretty Pals has been one of the smartest decisions that I ever made. Mary keeps her ever-growing Pals group going with lots of opportunities to share our creative projects as well as our triumphs and tragedies (and everything in between)! My upline, Katy McGloin, has been instrumental in stretching my “creative wings” with her amazing talent, giving me valuable advice, ideas and support in so many ways. This is what you will get from me as well, if you would ever consider joining Stampin’ Up! through me. And not only will you have my help, you would also have the help of Mary and indeed all of the Pretty Pals!

If you would like to host a class to take advantage of Sale-A-Bration (which ends March 31st), I would love to help! It is as easy as getting your friends together for ONE hour (or as long as you like) and you can even host your party VIRTUALLY! What a great way to get FREE products!! It’s time to get that wish list ordered!

Do you love handmade gifts, home decor or party decorations but don’t have the time to do it yourself? Do you have a project or event that is out of your comfort zone? No problem! I would love to make those projects for you! Just email me at [email protected] and let’s get started!

On to my project! I have been wanting to make a shadow box card for at least a year, after seeing this tutorial on the Scor-Pal website. I have tweaked the measurements for my project, so I am providing a Shadow Box Tutorial PDF for my project here. This project is so pretty that my photos really don’t do it justice BUT it didn’t take me long to make! The time is cut substantially due to my use of framelits, sizzlits and embosslits. They are the “go-to” tools in my craft room, making the purchase of my Big Shot an absolute time saver for nearly every project I make! Even if you don’t get much time in your craft room, you absolutely can make this card. This card is perfect for any occasion and the pocket on the back holds a tag for you to stamp for the occasion and sign. I hope you will give it a try!

It’s All in the Details

  • Stamp Set: Wildflower Meadow (wood #129165, clear #129168), Million & One (wood #126385, clear #126377), Sweet Essentials (wood #132085, clear #126457)
  • Paper: Venetian Romance DSP (#130144), Pistachio Pudding (#130020), Very Vanilla (#101650)
  • Ink: Island Indigo (#126986), VersaMark (#102283)
  • SU Tools: Apothecary Accents Framelits (#127003), Window Frames Collection Framelits (#129021), Little Leaves Sizzlits (#114511), Beautiful Wings Embosslits (#118138), Boho Blossoms Punch (#119858)
  • Finishing Touch: Pistachio Pudding 3/8″ Ruffle Stretch Trim (#130020), Stampin’ Up! brads (retired), Pearls Basic Jewels (#119247), Iridescent Ice Emboss Powder (#101930)

Here are some additional photos of my project:

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I hope you liked my card today! If you did, I would love you to leave me a comment! What stamp set do you think should be showcased with a shadow box card? I hope you will take a moment to sign up for email notifications (not usually more than 3 per week) and please “like” my Facebook page.  Please consider the advantages of joining Stampin’ Up! or hosting a get-together during Sale-A-Bration.  This is THE time and the last month is slipping away! I am here to help you in any way. Hope to see you back on Tuesday!

Happy Stampin’!

Debbie ♥

Betsy’s Blossoms for the PPA

Betsy's Blossoms   It’s Thursday and time to challenge myself with the Pals Paper Arts, using Betsy’s Blossoms stamp set. I am still working with the half of my stampin’ supplies at home instead of what I took with me to Ann Arbor. Oh, well! This has been a great opportunity to play with those stamp sets that I couldn’t live without but never used. I love this set and have no excuse why I haven’t used it yet. It looks great with the PPA challenges colors, don’t you think? Their challenge was to use Night of Navy, Wisteria Wonder and Smoky Slate, which look great together, don’t you think?

I started the challenge by pulling out the Afternoon Picnic DSP. It looks great against the Smoky Slate cardstock since it has a gray distressed look on the edges. I stamped the flowers in all three colors onto Whisper White. The adorable bird was stamped twice in Wisteria Wonder and fussy cut, and the extra bird was used to pop up the wing. Then I stamped another flower and popped up the layers. A banner was cut from the new banner framelit, and ribbon was adhered underneath it. Isn’t that “hi” wonderful? It is from the Label Card thinlits framelits and the word bubble is the perfect way to to add more layers.  The final touch are the pearls and the navy candy dots.

PPAIt’s All in the Details

  • Stamp Set: Betsy’s Blossoms (wood #131955, clear #126006)
  • Paper: Afternoon Picnic DSP (#131390), Night of Navy (#100867), Wisteria Wonder (#122922), Smoky Slate (#131202), Whisper White
  • Ink: Night of Navy (#126970), Wisteria Wonder (#126985), Basic Gray (#126981)
  • SU Tools: Banners Framelits (#132173), Word Bubble Framelits (#132968), Label Card Thinlits (#133479)
  • Finishing Touch: Smoky Slate Chevron Ribbon (#131152), Whisper White 3/8″ Taffeta Ribbon (#109070), Regals Candy Dots (#130932), Pearls Basic Jewels  (#119247)

I hope you found something in my card that you can use and incorporate into your stamping projects. If you did, I would love you to leave me a comment! I love hearing from you! This is a great color challenge so get going and submit your card! Let me know if you need any help. If you are looking for a demonstrator, please consider me. I will give you great customer service and if you have any upcoming event that needs invitations, placards or table decorations, I would be so happy to help! This is a great time to place an order for all of the items on your wish list! Sale-A-Bration will be ending on March 31st so get your list finalized quickly and either email me or click on my SHOP button and save! Come back Sunday to see my very special project! Till then,

Happy Stampin’!

Debbie ♥