Saturday, 19 July 2014

Welcome to the Isle of Wight for a little craftiness: Pinkies New Catalogue Blog Hop

Thank you for joining us on another Pinkies Blog Hop! We're showcasing lots of gorgeous projects using products from the new Stampin' Up!® Annual Catalogue. Simply use the buttons at the end of each post to keep hopping!

Welcome to the Isle of Wight for my little corner of this fantastic Pinkies new catalogue blog hop. Hello if you have joined me from Lucy's blog. 

When it came to designing a project for today's hop I knew exactly what I wanted to use: my lovely new Epic Alphabet Photopolymer Stamp Set paired with the fantastic Little Moments Project Life Accessory Pack. I had purchased these box frames from a well known Scandinavian home store recently and wanted to created these newborn shadow boxes with little newborn keepsakes for each of my girls. Although I didn't realise just how impossible the glass would be to photograph.

For the first frame I used the Epic Alphabet to stamp 'Summer' and the Skinny Mini Alphabet for 'Rose' and the birthdate. I stamped these completely by eye. The new photopolymer stamps make stamping alphabets so much easier and they are so easy to line up.

I then used my new Hearts Decorative Mask to create the corner feature. I sponge daubered So Saffron ink first and then lightly added Blushing Bride as an accent over the top. I wanted the ink colours to match the colours in the onesie sleeve I included in the box. This was the sleepsuit Summer wore home from the hospital.

For the second frame I again used the Epic Alphabet for 'Sylvie' but this time I used my Little Bundle Accessory Pack for the 'Grace'. I also used the stickers within the pack to create the corner feature with the ducks, elephants and hearts.

To create the little circle embellishment I covered the lid of an empty Designer Button container with sticky strip and then cut round the Tatty Ted image from Sylvie's onesie (this is the same onesie she is wearing in the photo) and stuck it over the lid. I then secured with sticky strip on the inside to create this 3d embellishment.

I also just wanted to point out how beautiful the little 2013-2015 In Color Sequins are. I have used these throughout both frames as they are just so lovely. I can see these will be a favourite feature on all my projects going forward.

Thank you for joining me today. I hope you enjoyed my crafty shares and that you are loving all the new catalogue inspiration today. Please hop on over to Anne Marie's blog to continue our hop.


  1. Hi Sarah, what a lovely project! I made a similar frame for a birthgift and this weekend I have to make another one. Thank you for the inspiration!

  2. This is a SU!-per gorgeous and sweet gift! Thanks so much for sharing with all of us :)

    Best wishes,

  3. This is really lovely, nice job!

  4. So cute, lovely keepsakes, thanks for sharing

  5. What a great way to use these shadow boxes. (I live a mere 10 minutes away from said Scandinavian Home Store). Love the result.

  6. Lovely decor for some cherished memories. xxx

  7. Sarah, these are super super cute. Love them. Loved the IOW last weekend. You live in an amazing part of the world. xx

  8. Ansolutely darling projects:outside and in!!
    Thanks for the inspiration.

  9. Ooooh isn't that the cutest thing! Love it!!

  10. These are both really beautiful projects Sarah, and have given me inspiration to make something similar for Keiran! :)
    Lizy xx

  11. Sarah these are both gorgeous projects! Thanks for the inspiration! Nx