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Mon 18

Twas the Night Shadowbox
by Anne Thompson

I found a lovely new plastic-wrapped shadowbox on the white elephant table at a holiday fair this past weekend and decided to use it for my post today incorporating lots of patterned papers and die cuts.  I wanted to use the Twas the Night washi tape to set the theme and came up with this Christmas Eve scene.


Patterned Papers

Washi Tape



My shadowbox measures 8 X 8 so I cut a piece of the Cranberry Gingham that size and used Scor-Tape to attach it to the cardboard backing that came with the shadowbox.  Then I took some heavy white cardstock and cut the Pine Tree Hill several times.  I used dimensional foam tape to attach the trees to the bottom edge of the backing, staggering them, cutting them apart, and stacking them for a forest effect.


I cut the Snowy Cabin Circle from more of the white cardstock.  I also cut it from Licorice Distressed Dots paper and from gray striped paper.  I also cut a small piece of black paper to go behind the windows once I punched them out.  You can see in this next photo how I put the cabin pieces together on the gingham backing and added the three white cardstock snowflakes.


I put some of the Twas the Night washi tape on a piece of white cardstock and cut it with the Scalloped Stocking die.  I added a cuff and toe cut from the red/black plaid paper.  I placed that on the left with two stacked layers of foam tape, tucking the toe just a bit behind the trees.


Here's the piece before popping it in the shadowbox behind the glass.


Now that I have placed this piece inside the frame under the glass I can see how much more room I have for adding other embellishments. 


I'm hoping to find a small silhouette of Santa and the reindeer-driven sleigh to place in the sky above the cabin.  I'm pretty sure I have a tiny sleeping mouse to tuck into the lower righthand corner.  (One of my tabletop Christmas trees just has mice on it.)  Because I doubled the foam tape behind the stocking I can add a candy cane and maybe a small toy, and I think I will stack some little gift-wrapped presents on the bottom ledge.  Guess I'll have to put this by the fireplace with Santa's cookies and milk on Christmas Eve!

Happy Crafting!

Anne Signature




Lovely use of dies and layering! Beautiful background

Wow! Very clever! Thank you so much.

Adorable shadow box! Love the stocking and the trees in the front of the bottom!

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