Dec 22 2009

Build a Bear Name Frame

Every time a new baby arrives in the family, their first Christmas gift is a Name Frame from me.  I've been making them for about 5 years now.  I've included the ones I've made over the years just for fun!  Fun to see how our craft has evolved over the years!  My newest one doesn't even have stamping on it…just Big Shot dies!

Paxton is our newest baby and his mom said he really didn't have any theme for his room (probably because he is the 4th child!)  His dad plays professional baseball, and the family loves Ohio State, we also have a cousin who plays baseball for Ohio State, so I made Paxton's Build A Bear into a baseball uniform!




I started with a $3 black frame from Walmart.  You can still get them there!  The inside measures 5 x 12.  I used the Pawsitively Prints Designer Paper for the background.  It is layered on Real Red, but you can't see it in the photo.  The BAB is Creamy Caramel with Chocolate Chip behind his eyes, nose and mouth.  The shirt, hat and stripes on his baseball pants are Real Red.  The shirt cuffs, pants, O letter and #1 are cut from Going Gray cardstock.  I added some black baseball shoes and belt, too.  I cut the letters in Real Red and Going Gray with Stampin' Up!'s Alphabet Simple Letters (LOVE those dies!) and punched the small stars from Real Red cardstock.

I'm very happy with how this turned out!  I think his mom will be thrilled!  These name frames make a great gift from the heart for not a lot of money, once you've invested in the dies!

Some name frames from the past:






 Hope you enjoyed that stroll thru the years!  Merry Christmas!



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6 People have left comments on this post

Dec 22, 2009 - 12:12:37
Barbara Rathmell said:

Connie,  I just love your name frames.  Great idea!  Barbara

Dec 22, 2009 - 12:12:03

Your names frames are fabulous! I have two young nieces that I know would LOVE these!

Dec 22, 2009 - 02:12:15
Krista Pomeroy said:

Love that name frame. They are all so cute. I have made several and lots of my customers have made them also.
As an another OSU fan–that would be Oregon State University–I really hope Ohio State whips all over the Oregon Ducks at the Rose Bowl………Go OSU

Dec 22, 2009 - 04:12:54
Kelly Mayou said:

What can I say but GO BUCKS!!!! I'm going to have to make one for myself!

Dec 22, 2009 - 05:12:24
Sandi said:

Connie, this came out awesome!  Love it — I will have to make one for my brother who is also an OHU fan and of course MSU!!  Can you tell he lives there, we live in MSU land.
Merry Christmas, Sandi

Dec 22, 2009 - 09:12:44
Dawn said:

So cute!  I love the stripes down the side of the pants!