Almost Artisan – Baby Keepsake Shadow Box

Well it’s the final project for my Stampin’ Up! Artisan Design Team Entry.  My last 3D project – this was the “big one”.  It is a Baby Keepsake Shadow Box.

This is supposed to be the WOW project that made them say “Oh – this needs to be a finalist”.  Well as you know that didn’t happen.  But it is still a wow project and I hope you like it.  There are lot of things going on in this project.

The background/inside of the shadow box was designed with My Digital Studio and printed through the professional print service multiple times (some are regular and others were heavy weight.  The duplicate sheets were cut to create the crib and shelf.  The crib I carefully cut out in between the slats for the front and the sides and then glued it together to make a 3dimensional crib.

I also created some owls in My Digital Studio and printed them on iron-on transfer sheets then ironed them on a small baby washcloth – there is one on all 4 corners.

The boxes are wrapped in Designer Series paper and then I added the letters and randomly added white Baker’s Twine and pearls to some of them.  The punched owls are set on the shelf.  And then I made a mobile that hangs from the ceiling using the spinner hands, baker’s twine and the little hearts.

In the corner is a little bear made with the fabric and the circles and brads for the eyes.  With ribbon around the neck.  I actually hand sewed it all.  This is probably my least favorite part of this project.  The eyes have pearls on them.

Inside the drawers I tucked a few things – for two of them I made little boxes to hold “1st tooth” and “lock of hair”.   And then I had baby mittens and a baby wash cloth inside a couple.  If I were really using it then they would all get filled up.

Around the outside I wrapped with a piece of the wide striped ribbon.

There is a lot to see.  I am hoping it is on display for everyone to see at convention.  Today is check-in day.  We just had a great two days stamping and having fun with friends at the Starz Retreat.  I’ll tell you more about that later.  Oh and we went to the Copper Mine today – that was really neat.

It’s time to go check-in and get our convention bags.  We have a busy day – see you later.

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4 thoughts on “Almost Artisan – Baby Keepsake Shadow Box

  1. WOW!!!! Incredibly cute! Can’t even imagine all the time that went into this. You’re an awesome artisan in my book. Thanks for sharing!

  2. holy moley, woman! if THAT didn’t get a nod, i don’t understand what would!! so many cool details, and SO much creative use of SU! products! way to go. you are no slouch in the artistic department, girl!

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