Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Using Graphic45 Little Darlings for our Little Darling, Averie Jeanne!

Remember this Little Darling?  Our beautiful granddaughter, Averie Jeanne is getting baptized this Sunday and Grandma had to make her a little something to celebrate the occasion! Certainly made with love and thankfulness for this little blessing! 
Truth be told, I started with the hopes of getting a card made for the occasion!  I went to my Graphic45's paper pad, Little Darlings along with the coordinating chipboard tags from The Stamp Simply Ribbon Store.  After punching out tags, trying to figure out what I was going to do...

I was seeing this.  The negative punched tag board, a frame I had on my desk forever, and this wonderful Little Darlings paper pad along with leftover bits and pieces from these Little Darling cards I made HERE.  

Could it be?  Could I make these chipboard tags and what they were punched from work into this shadow box frame?  I knew it would have to be cut to frame size.  Ok, but not all tag spaces would be fully usable after cutting.  Hmmm, so why not use the paper to frame over those spaces?  Yes, it is really going to work! I started to build.  

I left three tags intact, taping them on the back to be sure they could not be punched out any longer! I selected another piece of paper to show through the tag frames I was leaving vacant.  I taped that to the backside top and sides, leaving the bottom open so pictures could be inserted into those spots!  Four more tags would be raised a bit atop the base piece.  Silk ribbon, Prima Whisper Reflections Flowers, with Prima Wave Trim across the top and down the side completes the look!  So easy, simple and what fun!  Can't ask for more than that!  

The shadow box frame came from Michaels.  I do not recall how much it cost, but pretty sure I used their coupon when I bought it!  The backing that is inserted in the frame box has a nice material covering.  You use Velcro (which was included) to attach what you want onto the material. From this picture, you can see the locations where I attached Velcro. They are strategically placed where solid chipboard was located, enabling me to press firmly, attaching the finished unit securely.  
And what about that card?  Using more of the wonderfully pretty papers, this is what I came up with.  No stamping, no die cutting, fast, easy, and fun!  You can get a ton of paper crafting mileage from these Little Darlings Graphic45 coordinating products! On a side note, these papers include blues and greens, so they are just as much for baby boys too!  

Graphic45 Little Darlings Paper Pad is HERE
Graphic45 Little Darlings Tags are found HERE
HERE is where silk ribbon is located
Prima Whisper Reflections Flowers are HERE
Adhesive Pearls, Bliss are HERE
Burlap String can be found HERE
Prima Wave Trim is HERE


Sharon Johnson said...

AMAZING PROJECT! Totally smitten with this, Barb! Darling!

KVencel said...

What a "darling" ensemble! So very pretty & wonderful use of ALL the materials. Funny how our creativity takes a turn here & there...for the better!

Kathy/NorthCarolina said...

This is one of my favorite collections, and your shadow box really highlights how beautiful it is. I love, love, love that you used the negative spaces from the tag collection. Genius!

Anonymous said...

Wow that is beautiful!! Your granddaughter is so blessed to have this memory for later on in life!
Beth Greco

LindaS said...

Adorable idea. Great idea.

Conniecrafter said...

Awwwww she is just precious and so is the project you made!