Thursday, May 22, 2014

A Shadow Box Gift!

I've created another shadow box and giving this as a gift to the birthday girl who will be turning (13) years old soon.   Her colors are teal / purple shades!  To start it off my head was going in all directions, I didn't want it to look to kiddish since she will become a young teen.   I think this would hang perfectly on her bedroom wall her mom mentioned that her bedroom wall color is teal.   Oooh that must be something  to envision, lol!  I made the box over the weekend, kept in on the side.  I went through all my stamps and finally decided  to pick out the TGF stamps.  After starring at them for a while I told myself well here goes nothing, LOL!   To give them the dimensional look on the shadow box I stamped them  five times each so they can pop out.  A bit of fussy cutting but it turned out okay I guess.
To make the frame box it's so easy and simple  it takes a whole 12 x 12 sheet of solid cardstock. Once you get the framing done the rest is decorating it, so many possibilities for any occasion.  The background papers are from the paper pad DCWV such a pretty set of papers in there.   I used a bunch of different dies, ribbon from Stampin' Up on the front framing. The images were colored up with copics and Stampin' Up, lots and lots of pop up foam dots.  The time consuming part was paper piecing the butterfly, a bit challenging.  But I'm glad I pulled this through, it's one of a kind and in real it's just so pretty.   I hope when I do go to visit them I will see it hanging up on her wall.  LOL!

If you have never made one yet, you need to give it a try.   I know they are so many pre-made ones out there that they sell in the craft stores, that are made of wood or some type of replica hard plastic.  But for me, to create one from paper  from start to finish is a challenge I just love to do.  I don't own any fancy Silhouette or Cameo so I for one don't need those SVG files or whatever they call them to incorporate one.  I just love trying and doing it hands free and just taking my time to see the end results....
Well thanks for peeking in and I hope you like what I have on my showcasing..
I'll see ya when I see ya back here again soon...
Enjoy your crafty moments, I know I love been in my crafty room all day if I could... hehe!


  1. Shirl, this is gorgeous!!! Love it!!!

  2. GORGEOUS job with your shadow box frame Shirl, LOVE the colors and all the GREAT details!!! Have a GREAT day my friend!!! :)

  3. Your shadow box looks fabulous. You will definitely see that one hanging on their wall. : )

  4. This is one fantastic shadow box Shirl love the colours and design also those wonderful, gorgeous images.
    Lorraine x

  5. This is such a special and spectacular gift, Shirl! The birthday girl is going to be delighted. :o) The colors and design are gorgeous! You chose wonderful images and I just adore that big butterfly fluttering alongside. Beautifully done, my dear friend! She will be so pleased! Have a happy day. :o)

    Hugs and blessings,

  6. Oh boy Shirl, first you got me going on the pop box card & now I am loving the look of this! Gorgeous job. The teal & purple are beautiful together.
    Hugs, Renee

  7. aww she is going to love it.. i love shadow boxes.. great job.

  8. This is gorgeous, Shirl!! I love the scene you've created!! The images are just adorable and I love all of the details!! The butterfly is so pretty!! This is fabulous!! Have a great evening :)

    A Mermaid's Crafts

  9. This is awesome Shirl! What a FAB shadow box!!!!!
    AWESOME job!

  10. This is beautiful! Love the little scene! She will love it!

  11. Truly Amazing! I can't believe you made it from scratch! You have so much talent and patience. The recipient is definitely going to love it and display it for years. Thank you for inspiring all of blogland.

  12. This is AMAZING!! Such adorable images and all by hand..Love it!!
    Creative & Fun!!
    Have a wonderful day my friend,
    *Crafting With Creative M*

  13. so stunning shirl.a really fabulous design and i love your fab details and gorgeous images ;D

    xx coops xx

  14. This is just so Pretty, I just love how it turned out. Awesome Details.

  15. Stunning box. Love the color combo, image and dies you have used.


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