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!