Monday, December 17, 2012

On the Fifth Day of Christmas... crafty hands made me, a gift for a new baby!

This is something I have been wanting to make for a while and finally got down to it.  :)  One of our cousins had a new baby boy, and the crafty person in me just HAD to bust a move.   It was kind of tricky to take a pic with the glass of the frame picking up the glare.

I printed the background on Close to My Heart White Daisy Cardstock on my Cricut Imagine Machine.  I don't get to play with this bad boy as much as I would like to, but the ink is still crisp and it worked like a charm when I fired him up. This adorable background scene is a special feature on the Nursery Tails Cartridge.  Then I started to add some 3D embellishments.  The Chevron Paper is from Echo Park's Hello Summer collection.  The letters in "Tyler" are from Close to My Heart--the Lots of Dots Irresistables.  I inked them with Pacifica Exclusive Ink.

Sunset orange baker's twine form the strings of the parachute.  The date hangs on one of the Chalkboard Shapes.  Pretty cool birth date, huh?  :)

I wanted to add a pinwheel to the scene, so I got on the Cricut Craft Room and used a cut from 3D pinwheels to make this cute little blue one.  A sucker stick is attached as the stem.

I was really hesitant to make a personalized boy shadowbox frame because I have all girls, lol, but I think it turned out fabulous--and I think Tyler's mommy loved it!  That's what it's all about!  This will be a new customizable addition to my Etsy shop in January! 


  1. Have a very merry Christmas, Dangina!

  2. Oh-so-adorable. It's so cute and bright and cheery. I hope it does great in your Etsy shop. The frames I have in my shop are what I sell the most of! I also have a hard time not getting the glare from the glass whenever I take pics of them!

    1. Well, if you find a good photog trick, just let me know! Thanks for the good to get busy with a plan. ;)


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