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Tuesday, July 8, 2014

A New Family Member

We have a new family member - little Freddie! Named for his Great Grandfather, who is a lovely man - if he grows up to be like his Grandfather (my baby brother) or his namesake (maternal side) he will be a fine young man. He is the third Grandson for my brother now - the father of three girls - and he has one Grandaughter - they are all lovely kids (might be a bit biased) but a new baby is always special.

I love this saying and have a wonderful stamp from MFT with it - I have used a few times lately but this one time is my favourite one.

This is one of LOTV's gorgeous stamps - I used my Copics to colour it. Yes, more fussy cutting!

 Everywhere I look on blogland and FB people have been making these new pop-up box cards, so I had a go - I went to SplitcoastStampers for my template and it made up very quickly and easily following their instructions. The card and DP I used come from Stampin' Up (Pacific Point) as did the ink for the stamps. The DP is double sided and so I used that for the inside back.  It was nearly dark outside when I took these photo's and it was posted the next day so I didn't get a chance to take any others, but the stamp at the back is also from LOTV.

I freehand cut the balloon and stuck the string to a strip of acetate before adding it to the box. The hearts (punched out) are also on acetate strips. The sides fold up and the card moves to either the left or right for storage and postage.It all lies flat. When opened the flaps fall down and the box shape is created, with the appearance of the floating bits in the middle - hence to pop-up! Clever eh! The balloon and hearts wiggle about a bit too. 

These are my Copic colours used to colour the image - yes, all of those for one little boy!

I have avoided the obvious - that I have several (all right, quite a few) GREAT nephews and nieces, but that just  makes me a GREAT AUNT!! At least I am not a Great Grandmother yet!

Hopefully the parcel has arrived by now and I am not spoiling the surprise with this post!


Anonymous said...

Congratulations :)
A beautiful card/box well done. Cute baby image.

SAMARA said...

Oh congratulations Susan. Wonderful news! Lovely creation. I love these boxes and how great you dedicated yours!!!