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Sunday, February 21, 2016

Spring Shadow Box Panel Insert or "Inchie"

I have been making a series of Shadow Box Frame inserts or "inchies" for almost a year. Whenever I have this class it is very popular.  Each special holiday or season I make a new paneled frame insert using an 8 inch by 8 inch shadow box frame.  Each season or holiday, the insert can be removed so insert the next one in the series so you only have to purchase the frame once.

Here is the insert for "Spring" 2016 that we will be making in my classes in about one month.  Currently I have the 'winter sampler' out until i am ready to display the spring one here:

This one is a nine panel sampler, each of the large squares measuring 2 inches square. The liner is 1/8 inch smaller to form a border for whatever the image I am making. Each panel or "inchie" depicts something associated with the Spring season or the Easter Holiday.  Most of the panels are made with paper punches, essentially punch art.  This is a wonderful project to do and everyone is generally pleased at the result.  Would love to know your opinions on this project.

Thanks for taking a little peek!


Let's Do a "Stamp A Stack"

Have you ever done a Stamp A Stack.  Do you know that you can make more than one card from any stamp set?  A Stamp A Stack allows you to show how versatile a stamp set may be just by having you make more than one card.  Here is the  Stamp A Stack that my class is doing this Tuesday:

In this stack we are using the Party Wishes stamp set from Stampin Up.  The card faces include the stamps from the set and the inside greetings came from other stamp sets that fit the temper of the card.  

For the class, I asked them if they would like to do the Stamp A Stack and they all agreed that the cards were what they would like to make.  For the class, there would be no class fee if they purchased the stamp set from me for $19 or $27, if they wanted the wood stamps.  If they chose not to purchase the stamp set, the cost of the class would be $20.00.  Every person signed up for the class and purchased the stamp set alone or the bundle of the stamp set and the Party Punch Pack.  

The advantage of using a Birthday greeting stamp set is to show its versatility for making future cards which they will always need.  So if you are considering doing a Stamp A Stack in your classes, be sure to order the stamp sets in advance so each stamper will be able to use their stamp set to do the stack.   Happy Stamping!  

Here are the basic materials to make the card faces for this Stamp A Stack:

  • Party Wishes Stamp Set -140961
  • Calypso Coral Stamp Pad - 126983
  • Tempting Turquoise Stamp Pad - 126952
  • Daffodil Delight Stamp Pad - 126944
  • Mint Macaron Stamp Pad - 138326
  • Wisteria Wonder Stamp Pad - 126985
  • Blushing Bride Stamp Pad - 131172
  • Confetti Textured Impressions Embossing Folder - 140592
  • Calypso Coral Card Stock -122925
  • Whisper White Card Stock - 100730
  • Mint Macaron Card Stock -138337
  • Blushing Bride Card Stock -131198
  • Daffodil Delight Card Stock -119683
  • Lost Lagoon Card Stock -133679
  • Party Punch Pack - 140608
  • Circle Punch 1 3/8 inch - 119860
  • Circle Punch 1 1/4 inch - 119861
  • Circle Punch 1 inch - 119868
  • Daubers - 133773
Hope you like the  Stamp A Stack and I hope you'll visit my Stampin Up web page to purchase any of the above items at

Thanks for taking a look and Happy Stamping!!