Feb 04 2010

Stamp Simply #125 – Oh Baby!

Oh, Baby! Let’s make something with baby in mind this week — a shower card, a new baby Congrats!, an altered item, baby’s room decor, a 1st BD card — ANYTHING goes — as long as it’s for BABY!!!!!  And if you have no special baby needing a little of your hand crafted love right now, make up a generic baby card to add to your stash!!  Can’t WAIT to see all your sweet creations!!! 

Remember to use Mr. Linky below!

Anyone is welcome and invited to play!  SCS Keyword is ssnotime125 for those who upload at SCS.  There is no time limit. You can play this challenge  anytime at all.  The point is to keep it simple, quick and have fun!!! Please link back here using Mr. Linky below.

This being a new month again, we have a NEW Guest Designer to introduce to you — WELCOME to Deb Neerman!  Deb’s Blog is Paper, Ink, Scissors and Stamps and you won’t want to miss her fun creations!  Deb is just an all around fun type of gal with some major creative abilities and we are thrilled to have her here!!!  Thanks, Deb!!!

And we never said a proper goodbye or THANKS to Michelle Woerner who worked with us for all of December and the 1st part of January.  CHA cropped up and off she went — lucky girl!!! It was a pleasure having you, Michelle!  We have all loved your crisp and clean designs with a whole lot of pretty added in!!!  And we still know we can find you any day at Stop and Stamp the Roses.  Thanks, Michelle!

Check out the samples today on the blogs of these fabulous designers:

Please bear with us all as we each upload and link on Thursday night.  Everyone should be up and set by Friday morning.

You may see all SCS Gallery Submissions here.

And I made an easel style photo frame for today:


Isn’t he sweet!  This is the 6 month photo of our youngest great-nephew, Eli.  When I got this photo in the mail not long ago, it was very clear that he was “Just Cute as a Button”, so I knew what I had to do!!!  And with easel style cards being all the rage of late over at SCS, I took that idea and turned it into a photo frame, of sorts.  This easel does NOT fold.  It is permanent, as seen. Instructions will follow.  If you want to make some of the easel cards that are now popular, check out this tuturial at SCS by Beate.  Here’s the how-to for my easel photo frame.


Card Base:  Cut paper 8.5 x 5.5″.  Score at 3″ and 5.75″.  The 3″ flap is the front. Fold as shown.  Apply any DP you may desire.

Bracket:  Cut paper 2″ x 4″.  Score in half the long way.  Adhere first to underside of frame front, position properly (I left a 1″ shelf for my buttons), then adhere to frame bottom, as shown.

Your easel frame is now created — it’s very sturdy and ready to decorate!


I matted my photo and adhered to frame front.  My “Cute as a Button” is from the new JustRite set Stitched with Love – and I LOVE that set.  I used it on my last post to create a vinatge sewing box and card, and now today to create this much more contemporary photo frame.  LOVE the versatility of this set!  (Mine are arriving next week — feel free to email me to save you one – [email protected]).  My stamped image was cut and matted using my Petite Circle Nesties and my buttons are a hodge podge mix of color and size, each threaded with plain white thread and glued on (Aleene’s Fast Grab Tacky Glue).  The DP’s are both  SU Prints DP in Bashful Blue and Close to Cocoa.


This is a visual of the new set, Stitched with Love, that I used for this baby easel frame and my vintage sewing box.  It has 6 fun sewing themed centers and borders and requires the 2 3/8″ Round Stamper.  The set sells for $14.95 and if you need the 2 3/8″ Stamper, it sells for $10.95.   You’ll be seeing a lot of samples from me with this set — it’s surely WAY at the top of my list as being an all-time FAV!!!!


I always get a lot of JustRite questions, and right at the top of the list is the issue of ink collecting on the stamp edge and leaving unsightly ink marks on your paper.  This issue is easily resolved by simply cutting off the excess rubber that wants to collect the ink.  As a matter of course, I cut all my Just Rite centers as shown above.   Just wanted to again share this as a reminder!


The Stamp Simply Ribbon Store carries the following items used to create this project:

Stitched with Love by JustRite, and the 2 3/8″ Stamper (set arrives next week, as do all the current releases);

Memento Tuxedo Black Ink, VersaFine Vintage Sepia Ink, Buttons;

Petite Circle Nestabilities by Spellbinders.


Thank you all so much for stopping in today.  Your visits are my highlight!!!!  I hope you can find some time to play with us this week.  There is never any time limit.  Be sure to check out all the FAB samples by the DT linked above and if you play along, please link to Mr. Linky below!  Thanks much and see you all real soon!

21 responses so far

21 Responses to “Stamp Simply #125 – Oh Baby!”

  1. Deb Saaranen says:

    Just adorable!!! What a great idea…what a cute set!

  2. Deb Neerman says:

    Omigosh! Sharon … this is fabulous!!! WoW! You never cease to amaze me … I love every inch of this fantastic easel card … the DP, the wonderful stamp, the color combo, and those sweet buttons!

    And this l’il darlin’ has got to be one of the cutest. kids. ever!

    Simply. Gorgeous!

  3. Carolen says:

    How cute and co-ordinated! Thanks
    for sharing Sharon!

  4. Jerri Kay says:

    A fabulous project Sharon! Eli is way too cute! Gosh I love them when they’re that age, so much fun and sweetness!

  5. ACCKKKK!!! Sharon! This IS adorable. That little guy is just the cutest and love all the buttons. Ahhh, everything is perfect!

  6. Oh, my dear Lord that baby is CUTE!!! What a great idea for a way to display his sweet image and you matched the buttons and paper to his handsome little outfit perfectly! What a wonderful, creative design Sharon!

  7. jenny gropp says:

    OH baby— this is one cute little guy and one cute project you are showing off!! Fabulous!!!

  8. Carol L says:

    Congrats to Deb for being GD!!
    I LOVE this adorable easel card with all those buttons! What a cute little guy and a great challenge as well!

  9. Oh my gosh, is he not the cutest thing ever? What fun that you could match up the colors just so to make such an adorable keepsake??? Fabulous Miss Sharon!

  10. AJ says:

    love the button treatment Sharon! fun project!

  11. OMGosh! What a cute baby!!! And your display project is just as cute! I love that image and how clever to match it all up with his outfit!!! Great project!

  12. Cara says:

    Thanks for the tip to trim the rubber. I was so disappointed with my latest JRS set (Girl Time) but this will probably solve the inky problem.

  13. LeAnne says:

    Very cute card…..great idea!!! I can’t wait to make one of these!

  14. nancy littrell says:

    What an adorable baby boy. I do not have time to make a new baby card, but here is one I esp. liked that I posted recently to SCS. Added your keywords Sharon. Enjoy….
    Baby Girl: http://www.splitcoaststampers.com/gallery/photo/1586311?&cat=500&ppuser=18672

  15. barb schram says:

    How adorable, Sharon! LOVE that set too! May become my favorite! Have a great weekend!

  16. What a clever way to display this cutie-patootie!! Great job Sharon … thanks for the inspiration!!

  17. Oh my word.. that is the cutest! I love how well you have coordinated your photo display with his little outfit. I can’t get over those cheeks! Squishable, for sure!

  18. Joan Fricker says:

    Sharon a darling card and a darling baby. Great job!

  19. Rose Ann says:

    Super sweet Easel Card, Sharon!! I love all of the buttons too!!

  20. Angel says:

    I will definitely try to find time to play. We’re expecting a grandson in July so babies are on my mind. 🙂 Your frame is SO SO cute!!!

  21. […] Here’s the graphics of Stitched with Love so you can see what I mean.  It sells for $14.95 and the 2 3/8″ Round Stamper is sold separately for $10.95.  This set is sure to get a lot of use in my stamp room!  I’ve made other projects with it here and here. […]

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