Our Youth Pastor and his wife just had their first baby, so I made this little desk top photo display and announcement for them. Since I haven't given it to them yet, I didn't get their permission to use the photo of their son so I used a picture of our daughter that is 26 years old. They have a picture of their son in a baseball uniform laying next to a baseball bat which gave me the inspiration for this project. They are St. Louis Cardinal Fans so I just had to use my Poppystamps Cheery Cardinals on top of his name Memory Box - Parker Upper Alphabet. Instead of putting two pictures on the base, I made a tag with his stats using Poppystamps Pinpoint Main Street tags. For the letters on the tag I used Die-versions Editor in Chief font for the numbers I used Die-Versions Peppermint Font .
That is just what I love about this craft is how we can personalize a project. You could use this same idea on a plaque or Scrapbook page.
Editing to my post, I gave this to the couple today and Momma gave me permission to share the picture of little Owen with this:
Here is a view from the side
Items also used:
Tim Holtz -- Idea-ology, Memo pins
Crate Paper -- Little boy blue paper
Hole Reinforcements, colored red with markers
For the base I started out with a 12 x 4 inch piece of cardstock. On the 12 " length of the cardstock score at 1 3/4, 3 1/2, 5 1/2, 6 1/2, 8 1/2 and 10 1/4. All will be mountain folds except 1 3/4 and 10 1/4. In picture below I am showing how I curved the Memo pins so that they can be added to the middle piece.
Here they are attached and taped down, if I do this again I would use more scor tape (heavy duty tape) to tape on either side of the pins. I cute a piece of cardstock to go over the pins to hide the underside.
The last picture is to give you an idea of how I folded the bottom together, I also used scor tape to keep it together better.
The DiesRUs blog has 12 design team members with more inspiration on using dies, so head on over and check out what the other ladies in the group are sharing. Then you will want to stop by DiesRUs and check out their wide selection of dies they have, I know I have a long wish list of fun dies I can't wait to play with. They are also on Facebook so you won't miss a card!
I am also sharing my project with the Memory Box, anything but a card challenge .
Thanks so much again for stopping by today, Hope your week is off to a great start!!