September 18, 2015

Project Landon Part 3 ~ Keepsake Blocks

Hi everyone,

Thanks for stopping by and for all your wonderful comments. I'm honored to have you here and I truly appreciate each of you more than you know!

The project I'm sharing with you today is the final part of "Project Landon" that was created to celebrate the much anticipated arrival of my great-nephew, Landon Ryan. If you missed the first two posts, they can be found here and here.

While I was creating all the other elements for the project, I wondered what I'd create as my gift for the little man. I originally thought about creating a mobile for his crib, but that wouldn't be much and I wanted something more substantial. Within seconds I realized that keepsake boxes styled as toy blocks were the way to go.

I used the same elements I'd used for everything else to create the blocks...

And added in die cut letters with the Little Letters Thinlits and a star from the Stars Framelits set...

I designed them to fold flat and so also created a box for the blocks...

Box lid, similar to the brag book box lid detail

Card: Whisper White and So Saffron
Ink: Lost Lagoon, Pool Party and Soft Sky
Markers: Coastal Cabana Stampin' Write (retired) and White Gel pen
Stamp sets: Celebrate Baby, Baby We've Grown (both retired) and Gorgeous Grunge
Tools: Simply Scored, Corner Rounder Punch, Little Letters Thinlits and Stars Framelits

The entire project was a total LABOR of LOVE. Yep, pun intended! Here are some of the stats from it...
13… Brag books, I LOVE YOU’s and mobiles
33… Sweet BABY stamped and colored images
39… Photo pockets
47… “Created with love” labels
119… “Landon”
133… Bunnies
179… Pairs of shoes, including 85 cut out
1328… Rounded corners

#201 AAG at Word Art Wednesday
#141 AG w/ optional twist Love Me Do at 613 Avenue Create
#37 AG at Crafty Gals Corner
#164 Anything but a card at Brown Sugar Challenges
#194 AAG at Pixie's Snippets Playground (LOTS used)

Whatever you're doing this weekend, have a GREAT one! I'll be back on Monday with another creation, so I hope you'll join me then.


  1. Aw those baby block are so cute...Thanks for sharing it with us over at Brown Sugar Challenge!

  2. Em,
    What an adorable idea and it looks so very baby boy cute-ish. Thank you so much for taking time to post your very creative art with us this week at Word Art Wednesday in our 201st AG challenge!
    Blessings and Hugs, Carole

  3. Fabulous gift. Hugs Jennifer xx

  4. This is so wonderful. What a great gift! TFS

  5. They look great, really nice colours too. Creative Blessings, Tracy x

  6. Really clever Em - and so different too!


    Di xx

  7. It's a beautiful creation... love it!!!
    Thanks for joining us at Brown Sugar Challenge this week!
    Anna Dt

  8. Such a great idea to hold keepsakes and memories! Love the stamps you chose and the way you packaged them.

    Thank you for joining us at Crafty Gals Corner for our Anything Goes challenge.


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Em xxx