Tuesday, April 21, 2015

"New" Product Tuesday: Happy Birthday, Ma!

Hello everyone,

I missed last week's "new" product Tuesday post, but rest assured, I made a really cool card with some Paper Smooches stamps and dies.  I will share those in a post later on.  But for today's post, I've created something totally different from my typical greeting cards.  Today happens to be my mom's birthday.  Yay!

So, I made this giant greeting card/custom birthday shadow box art.  I'm featuring a few new products: the Lawn Fawn "Science of Love" stamp and die set, a shadow box frame from Michael's and a ton of paper, stickers and embellishments from Echo Park and Carta Bella Paper.  I also used my new favorite tool, the Heidi Swapp Minc Foil Applicator, to make the circle sentiment in the center.

Here is the "Science of Love" stamp set from Lawn Fawn:

My mom spent her professional career as a chemist so I felt this stamp set would be perfect!  I didn't want to make the whole display a science theme, so I incorporated different elements all tied to her birthday: flowers, spring, birthday-related embellishments, science, family, and just random stuff I liked as a kid (and adult).

I am also embarking on creating YouTube videos.  Well, one video... for now.  This video covers the different products I used for this project and highlights tips/techniques I used to make this come to life.  I hope you enjoy this video!  The list of supplies I used is listed below.

Having trouble viewing the video?  You can also watch it on YouTube here.


These types of projects are great for using a variety of craft supplies.  What kind of shadow box will you make?  Let me know in the comments below.

Happy Birthday, Ma!


  1. love love love your project and video!!!!!!

    1. Aw, thank you!!! So happy you like it. My video skills could use some improvement :-)


Look forward to your feedback and any fun ideas I should incorporate into my card designs. Or just say hello!