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Shabby Chic Cradle Tutorial — Plucking Daisies Find us on Google+

Shabby Chic Cradle Tutorial

by Amy Bowerman

This week I’m celebrating the new Cherished collection by Eileen Hull for Sizzix.  Eileen’s new collection is all about babies.  The Hull family has just gained a new addition this past weekend with the birth of a bouncing baby boy.  This is definitely something to celebrate and “Cherish”.  Let’s welcome this new little one with a Shabby Chic Cradle tutorial using the new 3-D  Cradle die from the Cherished collection.

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This sweet baby themed collection from Sizzix is perfect for creating baby shower favors, unique baby gifts, cards scrapbook pages and more.  You can use the dies included in the Cherished collection to create 3-D art, gifts and favors, or use die cut pieces for 2 dimensional layouts and cards.  The possibilities are as endless diaper duty :)

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Eileen’s unique scoreboards dies make it easy to create amazing 3-D pieces like this shabby chic cradle with just a few simple folds.  The magic is in the matboard, but your friends and family will think you spent all day working artistic magic on this project.  Don’t worry your secret is safe with me :)

How to make a Shabby Chic Cradle


With just a few supplies you too can wow new Mom’s and Mom’s-to-be with a unique handcrafted baby gift or shower favor.  PS the cradle die is also the perfect size to fit a My Little Pony or other small toy…this news comes kid tested and approved by Eileen’s granddaughter Trinity.


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STEP 1:  Coat matboard pieces with Weathered Wood Distress Paint on both sides.  Once Distress paint is dry cover with a coat of Distress Crackle Paint on both sides.

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STEP 2:  Using  the Trinity Flower die cut flowers out of double-sided scrapbook paper.  *For this project I only used one part of the flower.  You can save the other die cuts for another project.

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STEP 3: Form flowers by rolling paper over a skewer or paint brush handle.  Secure with glue and adhere a flat button to bottom of flower.

STEP 4:  Cut a piece of scrapbook paper to size of cradle bottom.  Add button flowers to cradle base and assemble cradle pieces.

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STEP 5:  Embellish Cradle as you wish I used flower embellishments from Pick your Plum and die cut matboard hearts.

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Now your Shabby Chic Cradle is ready to Rock-a-bye baby on a lovely bed of paper flowers!

I’ll have more projects featuring new dies from Eileen’s Cherished collection later this week.  You can check all the dies in the Cherished collection HERE.

Speaking of dies from the Cherished collection, there is a whole lotta’ love going on at The Artist’s on the Block!  Stop by and see all the heart-felt art being created with Eileen’s Artist Trading Block dies and enter our “Square” the love giveaway!

Have a Cherished day!


{ 6 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Anne Rx February 12, 2014 at 3:28 pm

Amy, this is just gorgeous, I love how you used the crackle paint and your flowers are all so pretty! Eileen is one clever lady with her gorgeous dies. Anne xx
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2 Darcie Spruance February 12, 2014 at 2:56 pm

Amy, this is so adorable! Anyone would love to have this. Eileen’s dies rock!


3 Linda, the funkie junkie February 12, 2014 at 1:46 pm

How sweet is this? And those flowers are wonderful too. You always have the BEST projects, Amy!
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4 Amy Bowerman February 12, 2014 at 2:23 pm

Aww Linda you are so sweet to me :). I have you to thank for keeping me well stocked with the latest and greatest in crafty supplies!



5 Eileen Hull February 12, 2014 at 1:45 pm

Amy, this is one of my favorite projects you have done. Love the crackle, flowers and all of it. Thanks!


6 Anita Houston February 12, 2014 at 1:41 pm

Absolutely precious!!! Love the flowers!
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