Something for Baby Framed Art

There’s more to papercraft than cards & scrapbooking – some of the most lovely creations I’ve seen fit into the “3D” category.

I particularly love framed art.  It’s like a keepsake card.  I made this for the nursery of a little boy who’s due to enter the world soon.  The ‘baby bundle’ – Baby’s First Framelits & Something for Baby stamp set – create fabulously sweet baby paper art.  The frame is simple & white from Officeworks and the art inside uses Stampin’ Up! supplies.  I’ve selected my favourite baby boy colour – Bermuda Bay and teamed it with Soft Sky & Lost Lagoon.  My tip for framed art is to always measure the space insde your frame before creating – it will be sold to fit a 5×7″ photo (in this case), but the actual working space was 1/4″ smaller each way.  By measuring, I could alter my measurements so everything sat perfectly in the middle.  I ended up selecting 4×6″ as my working size and then added two mats to further ‘frame’ the centrepiece and work to the dimensions.

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Once I’d finished, I couldn’t resist making a matching card [because I can!!!].  And now I have a one-of-a-kind artwork to give as a present to a first time Mum.  And you know the best part – it hardly cost me anything!!!  Handmade doesn’t always work out cheap, but it always looks a million dollars no matter how much the outlay was.  I challenge you to make something different this weekend – think ‘off the page’ and find your inner artist.  Kelly x

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Supply List:

Tools: Big Shot, Magnetic Platform

Framelits: Baby’s First, Bitty Banners

Thinlits: Little Letters

Punches: 1″ Square, Owl Builder

DSP: Moonlight Paper Stack

Speciality Paper: Shimmery White

Cardstock: Basic Black, Whisper White, Bermuda Bay, Lost Lagoon, Soft Sky

Ink: Lost Lagoon, Smoky Slate

Stamp Sets: Something for Baby, Itty Bitty Banners

Accessories: 2-way glue pen, frame (not SU!)

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