Friday, May 27, 2011

Aloha Shadowbox Frame

Aloha everyone!!  I have gone back to the time my grandmother and I took a trip to Hawaii several years ago with this project.  This frame was so fun to put together and the Luau limited edition cartridge from was a perfect fit for the pictures I put in here.

Supplies needed:
 - Shadow Box Frame (I got mine when I did a trade of crafting supplies
        with friends earlier this spring)
 - Spray paint
 - Cricut
 - Luau limited edition cartridge
 - Patterned paper (I used Making came in a kit with flowers and stickers)
 - Cardstock in various colors to match your patterned paper (mine is Stampin' Up!)
 - Colorbox Fluid Chalk
 - Stickles Glitter Glue

Let's get started:
  • Spray paint your shadow box to the color you desire.
  • Layout your papers and pictures and figure out where you want to place your images/pictures.
  • Measure the boxes on your shadow box and cut patterned paper so that it will fit inside.  Using Colorbox Fluid Chalk, ink the edges of your patterned paper.  Adhere the paper to the shadow box
  • Cut your photos to fit in the slots that you plan to put them in and adhere them.
  • Pick your images on the Luau limited edition cartridge that you want to cut and cut them out with your Cricut.  Ink the edges of all pieces with some Colorbox Fluid Chalk and adhere the layers together.  Adhere the to your shadow box with dimensional foam can stack two or more of the dimensional foam pieces together to give it more lift in the shadowbox.  Add some Stickles to the images for a little sparkle.
  • Add additional embellishments as desired (I used some of the stickers and one of the flowers from the paper kit)

     Trading supplies with friends is a perfect way to refresh your own supplies.  Sometimes when my friends and I get together, we bring supplies that we don't want anymore and take home *new to us* supplies that our friends didn't want anymore.....that is how I ended up with this shadowbox frame.  I wanted to have some larger slots in my shadow box, and so I was able to alter a couple of spaces by very carefully removing slats with a sharp blade so that I could fit the pictures I wanted to into it.

I hope you have a fun and crafty weekend!!



  1. oh so pretty! I have never made one - perhaps it's time to start!

  2. This came out great! Love the idea :) Lucy, (Goggle won't let me sign in)

  3. Such a FUN project Amy....P.S. Fun sketch...hope to play along this weekend:)

  4. Great use of some "found" supplies!
    Love how it turned out

  5. What a wonderful way to display great memories. I have looked at them but felt a little intimidated, now I think I will give it a shot. Thank you so much for sharing this beautiful work and thank you for the sweet comment on my blog.

  6. That is so fun to look at!! I hope I know my Island well enough to know that you were on the Big Island and Visited the Volocano and Akaka Falls!!
    I hope you had a great time!!


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