Shadow box

Dec 4, 2023

shadow box

I’ve been busy building a shadow box -and not done much blogging lately.

I’m sorry about that -it’s been a very, very busy month of November.

I first learnt about shadow boxes at the beginning of 2023 -when I attended Jennifer Maker’s Design to Shine classes.

These classes were aimed at Cricut owners and it was the best money I spent!

She taught me many different skills using my Cricut, but also about how to layer cardstock for shadow boxes.

So, when I saw the O Holy night designer series paper had 12″ x 12″ scenes on them -it just screamed Shadow Box!!

I created myself one first, and here is how it looks:

What you’ll need to make a shadow box

For my box I used the “city” paper and cut out the buildings from the second sheet.

I then placed the cut out pieces over the flat DSP using foam dimensionals and adhesive strips.

I also cut out some of the desert dunes and inserted them to the left (the original paper doesn’t have dunes in it).

Then I die cut three camels in black and three in white and glued them creating a shadow by offsetting them slightly.

The wise men were cut out from the manger die -in the original die, they’re to the left of Mary and Joseph.

The three sheep were cut out as well as the donkey and cattle.

The bright star was cut out from another sheet of the paper and then I die cut it using the Shining Brightly die cut.

So, I was really using the whole Suite of products for this design.

In-between the stars are some really shiny silver ones -which I once again cut from the Shining Brightly die.

I placed fairy lights into the frame to create a beautiful look at night.

Here’s another version using the other papers in the pack:

I followed the same ideas, but just used the dune paper and added the city landscape at the back.

Everything else is pretty much the same concept.

The best news is that the O Holy Night paper is retiring soon, so it’s available while stocks last!!

I have also created this project using the papers from the Suite.

Happy crafting everyone!

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