shadow box project + tutorial

I got this shadow box at a Making Memories warehouse sale last fall.  When I saw it, I knew I wanted to make a decor piece for my baby’s room, but therein lies a great irony: when you have a baby, you have no time for projects! =)  So it sat on my craft room shelf for several months until I got my hands on the perfect line of scrapbook products and decided to get it done.  This project was featured on the Scrapbook and Cards Today blog yesterday.  For instructions on how to make this project click here.

I used Fancy Pants Designs Baby Mine line and I’m so happy I did!  I love the soft colors, the whimsical patterns, and the fun new specialty papers and embellishments.  I really enjoyed working with the flocked transparencies (so gorgeous and so many creative possibilities) and the new filter paper embellishments (you can do so much with them because of their pliability and texture).  I’ll share with you a short tutorial from the SCT blog yesterday on how to make the layered flower embellishments on this project.

Just scrunch one of the filter papers toward its center and staple it.  Scrunch another one (a smaller size) and staple it on top of the other.  Punch out a small circle from a scrap of cardstock and cover it with glue dots.  Adhere some ric rac, winding it around and layering it from the outside toward the inside of the circle.  Add a stitched button to the center of the ric rac and adhere it over the layered filter papers.

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