Gift Idea – Beautiful Vintage Sampler Shadowbox

I want to introduce you to a very very talented stamper and paper extraordinaire… her name is Cecil Ortiz and she does amazing amazing things with paper… last month I was totally privileged to participate in my upline’s swap which features one of Cecil Ortiz’s works.  Cecil had made a beautiful vintage sampler that just took my breath away… so my upline thought it would be fun if we did a swap… each of us took a rectangle and we tried our best to replicate the vintage sampler that Cecil did…  I added a few squares to this to fit the hinged cabinet I picked out and the back of the hinged cabinet is cloth, so I can fasten a piece of velcro on each square and swap out squares month by month…

I thought it would be awesome to include a few squares that had words of wisdom that my children can read… I also thought this would be great to use MDS to jot down a few bible verses to help me lock in my studies…  Each month I can begin the month with the verses I plan to study…

Cecil – I just want to thank you profusely for sharing your work… you are truly an inspiration to me… you can find Cecil’s original work here:

Here’s my rendering plus 15 other talented stampers – again we all took a square – I did the square with the dress form and pink lace shawl, the butterfly with the blue bow, the two word cards and the sparkly heart and the small scallop circle with the two pink tails…

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Here’s the vintage sampler cards I made:

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It was really fun doing this and even more fun waiting for the mail to come with all the little cute cards.  The shadowbox pictured in the first image was purchased from Marshall’s for $14… not bad…

The actual size of the vintage sampler card is 1 3/8″ x 1 7/8″.  I used the scallop rectangle framelet for the back of the vintage sampler card.  The shading was done in sahara sand…

I hope you can try this!  It’s really not that hard – just a little tedious if you have to add pearls and cut out pieces… do one a night!  By Mother’s day you will have a very very nice gift for Mom or Grandma!

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