Oh My Gosh! I love to make these little vintage shadow boxes. They wonderfully capture milestone remembrances in a most nostalgic way.
I always check the sale isle for the cute little boxes chipboard letters come in. They have a hanging cord already built in. This month I have used a card from my October Afternoon's Cakewalk Miscellany package and a vintage card that had a beautiful shade of blue on the inside. Images of cute cottages are easy to find on Flickr.
STEP 1. Trace circular shape of box onto children's party image to match curve of box. Cut away background.
STEP 2. Trace box onto background image. Cut 1" strips to line inside of box. Glue both in place.
STEP 3. Use two layers of Pop Dots to stand cottage image away from background. (I covered words from card with miscellaneous greenery images.)
STEP 4. Cut strips of paper slightly less than 1 1/4", punch hole for ribbon, glue in place.
STEP 5. Trace box onto patterned paper, pink and glue in place. (I added another card from Miscellany kit)
STEP 6. Apply hot glue to tips of image that will touch box edge, adhere close to front of box. Magical!
STEP 7. Trim edge of box with tinsel, scalloped paper, flowers, etc.