Vintage Shadowbox

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Vintage Shadowbox

Hello, friends!  I’m back today because I just had to show you this sweet little shadowbox card that I made with a die cut designed by my dear friend, Vicki Chrisman.  Vicki’s blog was one of the very first blogs I subscribed to when I first started crafting in 2006.  She is an amazing artist and also designs dies for Accu Cut.  I bought some shadowbox die cuts from Crafty Secrets quite a while back.  I think Sandy still has some available in the online store, but if she doesn’t, Vicki might still have some for sale in her Etsy shop.  You can visit Vicki’s amazing blog here.

The shadowbox comes flat and pre-scored.  It looks like this:

Of course, you can purchase the actual die.  There’s a link on Vicki’s blog.

I was recently commissioned to create a special 65th birthday card for a friend, and I knew right away that I wanted to use one these vintage shadowbox die cuts to create a card/gift box ensemble.  Since my friend loves birds, the color pink and raises gorgeous roses, it was very easy for me to design. Here’s what I came up with:

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The vintage shadowbox card is on the right and the gift box is on the left.  These sweet shadowboxes are 3-D, and opening those gatefold doors leads to a delightful dimensional scene.  I’m just going to let the photos speak for themselves.

You can click on these photos to get a better view of the details.

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I created a little file folder on the right hand side of the shadowbox so that a personal note could be written.  The roses were printed three times, fussy cut and layered to create lots of dimension.

Of course, when you create a dimensional card such as this, it needs its own special box.

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The box is hand made, as are the roses.  I custom dyed the ribbon to match the papers.

I just wanted to thank Vicki for designing such a beautiful design….and for sharing them with me.  When I sent her photos of this vintage shadowbox gift ensemble, she sent me a package with several more of these beautiful die cuts.  So now I don’t have to hoard them! I’ll be sharing the portrait version of this shadowbox soon.

Thanks for taking the time to stop by the blog today.  If you have any questions about the shadowbox or its construction , please feel free to ask.  I love hearing from you…it makes me happy right down to the tips of my crafty little fingers!



11 thoughts on “Vintage Shadowbox

    1. kathycNC Post author

      Vicki Chrisman is one of my crafting heroes! I just love her work. Thanks so much for the kind comment. Hope you stop in again soon.

  1. Elizabeth Lincoln

    Great minds think alike. I finished April Linky project and I also had a few of these shadow box cards hoarded away so I used it. I love your special card, the recipient will be over the moon.

  2. Anita Houston

    OH MY WORD!!!! I’m blown away! The shadow box card is BRILLIANT! WOW! Anyone would be over the top excited to receive this!!! AND…then the box it comes in….holy cow! You are on fire! This project is fabulous! PINNING!

  3. Darlene Pavlick

    WOWZA! What a STUNNINGLY GORGEOUS set! I just can’t look at it enough. So much detail … just amazing and fabulous! Did I say WOWZA?? LOL! You’re really an inspiration! Keep ’em coming!

  4. carol edwards

    Hi Kathy this is so gorgeous , I love the colours so dusky and pretty, the bird and little nest are divine. The box is beautiful as well. Your friend will adore this x

  5. smithgfb

    Well now, aren’t these just beautiful and how wonderful that you received more to play with in the future. I love the colors of these projects and think you are strutting your stuff for sure!

  6. Nikki Payne

    Sorry I haven’t visited your blog in a while. However with our friend FB I am always kept up to date with your newest creations:)
    This Kathy is just absolutely the prettiest card and box ever! I love the soft dusky pinks and the little birds nest is adorable.
    I only wish we lived closer…..I would love to spend the day crafting with you:) I just love your style:)
    Take care,
    Hugs Nikki x

  7. vickichrisman

    Oh. my. Goodness! and a box for it too??? LOVE! You are amazing!! simply amazing! This is just so beautiful Kath. I feel so honored to have you show off my die with your beautiful work! THANKYOU so much!!

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