Monday, February 4, 2019

Introducing Shadowbox Vignettes Blog Hop

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I'm also a designer for Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L and receive product to use for projects.

3D Depth and Dimension are the order of the day!  Hi there, today we are sharing with you a great new collection by Becca Feeken with Amazing Paper Grace with a blog hop featuring Shadowbox Vignettes.  It is a follow up to her popular 3D Vignettes and at the core of the collection are a set of Shadowbox Frames that will allow you to make a frame any size you can furnish the size paper needed for a frame face width that is 1/2", 3/4" or 1".

Whether you are hanging your kids' artwork on the fridge with a lightweight frame changed out every season or if you are sending your glorious dimensional cards in a frame with a lid - there are so many ways to use these Shadowbox Vignettes dies.  In fact, we think they are a great addition to your crafting toolbox.  If you've looked at the die and cannot quite imagine how it goes together, well never fear, there is a video for that and I'll show it at the end of my post.  The video has extra 3D inspired projects not seen here, so be sure to have a peek or even fast forward to the end.

About 3D Shadowbox Vignettes

Layered Die sets were introduced with 3D Vignettes and people quickly realized you could use them standing alone in cards or you could use them layered together in a diorama.  Shadowbox Vignettes continues the tradition and as you might guess, the layering sets can be used in both Shadowbox Vignettes and 3D Vignettes.  In addition to the 3 core adjustable frames and the four layering sets, Becca has designed a host of embellishments sized to fit your frames as well as your standalone cards.  We're particularly tickled by the easel (necessary to stand a shadowbox frame on a desk) that also transforms into a pocket or a basket.

My Projects For Today

This is what the dies actually look like.

S4-980 Shadowbox Frame with 3/4 Border

S5-391 Lisette Oval Shadowbox Frame

S4-984 Shadowbox Ribbon Threader

S4-982 Cinch and Go IV

S4-986 Filigree Shadowbox Easel and Pocket

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The feature I like best about the Shadowbox Frame dies is that they can make any size frame that there's paper big enough!   My frame is 5¾ʺ x 7ʺ, a size I chose to fit the oval. My other project is about 5 x 6ʺ.  Shadowbox Frame with 3/4" Border die makes a 3/4ʺ wide face to the frame.  
My Framed Oval Enjoy features ovals cut with Lisette Oval Shadowbox Frame around the verse.  I've popped up the layers with 3D Foam Squares – White Mix stacked double behind large oval.  The cool thing about the smaller oval is that the "spokes" are off set so if second oval is rotated 180 degrees the spokes show through. That's why the gold shows through so evenly! I fussy cut the oval with the verse from a spoked oval.  It wasn't hard.  I used an emery board to even any rough edges.  All the coloring of the ovals and flowers was done with Distress Oxide inks Stormy Sky and Victorian Velvet over Kraft color paper. The little flowers were made with new Cinch and Go IV dies.  Around the face of the frame I've added pieces cut with Shadowbox Ribbon Threader - not just for threading ribbon!  If you peak into the inside corners you'll see a swirly design piece that was cut with a die from Shadowbox Ribbon Threader.  I used the same die to cut the pieces on frame corners and trimmed them to fit. Finishing touches are little pearls, white pearl cotton loops and gold stick pin.

On the back, I made an easel cut from cardstock with Filigree Shadowbox Frame Easel and Pocket die. I simply used the outer edge die for a plain easel. It's fastened with  Home and Hobby Premium Double-Sided Tape ½ʺ Permanent

My second project, Book Gift Box, is  made with S4-980 -  Shadowbox Frame with 3/4" Border along with S5-391  - Lisette Oval Shadowbox Frame and S4-984 -  Shadowbox Ribbon Threader   Photos of the dies are shown above.

My second project, Book Gift Box, is a frame with a cover that opens like a book. I hinged the cover with pieces of seam binding.  The top is decorated with oval cut with die from Lisette Oval Shadowbox Frame .  I've layered pieces cut from gold paper over it.  The larger pieces at ends and sides of oval are from Lisette Oval Shadowbox Frame.  The pieces that fit between were cut with die from Shadowbox Ribbon Threader. I've used negative pieces from those in center under pearls and at  corners of the box. Ties of seam binding hold the box closed. 
This photo shows the ribbon hinges along the spine of the Book Gift Box.

Inside is space for a small gift such as a bracelet shown.  There are many small gifts that will fit inside, even a gift card.  It's a beautiful way to present a gift to someone special! 

These dies are available right now on the Spellbinders website —– HERE

In the meantime, be sure you leave a comment on this post and every Creative Team Members post for a chance to win an Amazing Paper Grace Die from any previous collection (Shadowbox is brand new so I don't have the dies yet).

There are three dies that are being given away.  One name will be randomly picked from comments left on the combination of our six blogs on the Introducing Shadowbox Vignettes post between February 4 and February 9, 2018, at midnight US Central Time.  We encourage all of our international friends to participate!  The randomly selected names will be announced on the Amazing Paper Grace Blog on February 10th.  (All giveaways for this hop are managed by and the responsibility of Amazing Paper Grace).
Up for grabs is an Amazing Paper Grace die of your choice from the Vintage Elegance Collection, the Graceful Borders Collection, the Venise Lace Collection, the Chantilly Lace Collection,  the 3D Vignettes Collection, the Romancing the Swirl Collection or A Charming Christmas Collection or the Glorious Glimmer Collection.

There will be a total of three dies and a winner can win once among all the blogs.  If your name is selected, simply claim it within 2 weeks of the announcement by sending your address through the form under the Contact Tab on the Amazing Paper Grace Blog.  There won’t be a reply back but if you leave your choice, we’ll get it, I promise.    The dies will be mailed out from Amazing Paper Grace.  (Please note:  Please be patient, Becca was displaced from her home during Hurricane Michael and is still displaced but will fulfill all outstanding winnings, no worries.)

How to Assemble a Shadowbox Vignette Frame
We know you are curious!  Have a look at this video and watch the magic.  There are many ways to put them together but this is where we recommend you start.  Remember you can have frames any size you want!

Click on the links to each member to be inspired across a broad range of talent:

Visit Joanna   –
Visit Teresa   –
Visit Melissa  –
Visit Judy       -
Visit Ewelina -
Visit Becca     –

Thanks so much for joining us for the Introducing Shadowbox Vignettes Blog Hop.   Leave a comment to let us know your favorite die or tell us what you plan to do with those you select.  There is much more inspiration in store today and for the weeks to come.  Just pop down the list of Creative Team Members to see more!

Thank you so much for stopping by!  



Framed Oval Enjoy:
Distress Oxide Ink: Stormy Sky, Victorian Velvet
Our Daily Bread "Little Things" stamp
White, Kraft Cardstock
Gold Foil Cardstock
Versafine Onyx Black ink
Ivory Pearls
Patterned Paper
White Pearl Cotton

Book Gift Box:
DCWV Papers
Bazzill Cardstock
Buttons with Pearls
Seam Binding
Gold Textured Paper
Lightweight Cardboard


Teresa said...

I always love, love, love what you make Judy and this gift box is just to die for. Love that you used all the pieces to create the front of the design.... it's really gorgeous!! Thanks for sharing all these ideas with all of us :)

Joanna Dickson said...

I love these.. I play with mine all the time xxx

Karen Tomisato Kanda said...

Beautiful work! Anyone would be Blessed to receive your Creative Works of Art!

Crafty Cruiser said...

These are so lovely!
Doreen R

dick said...

How lucky are the recipients of these beautiful creations. I love all the older dies; but the new ones just speak to me. Thanks to you for sharing your creations and to Becca for creating such inspiring products!

TLady said...

OH WOW!!!! LOVE your Book Gift Box! I LOVE LOVE your card too!!! Would you believe, I have been going OVER & OVER in my head today, about creating a Book Box???? LOL To make a Stationary Set for my daughter! AMAZING WORK, Judy!!! ;)

Carol Rossouw said...

Oh wow! This is an incredibly clever set of dies! And I love your projects with them! They are absolutely gorgeous!

Pam said...

Love your projects. These dies are amazing.

Dottie said...

Absolutely gorgeous creations! I’m sold on these Dies as they can be used in so many ways I’m thinking. You must have had s ball making them!

SusieQ62N said...

Love how you used the exact same dies to create two very different cards! The shadowbox dies look so fun and versatile.

Fay Marie said...

These are beautiful projects! I especially like the book gift box idea. this could even be regifted (if you could part with the box).

McStamper said...

Wonderful projects. Love the gift box.

Meadowlark001 said...

Love all your projects, just beautiful.

Quinty girl said...

The oval die fits the frame perfectly love your work. Quinty girl

Sandy Artman said...

You have so many clever details on the box book, Judy, it really captured my attention. There is so much intricacy to these dies that I have made a point to keep the "negative" parts, also. Your box demonstrates the wisdom of this so beautifully. I can really see the usefulness of the ribbon threader die with this ribbon closure. Thanks so much!

Diane said...

Both of these projects are amazing. I love the way that you "dressed" the frame in the first project. And the book gift box is an amazing idea. The many details in both of these projects really makes them standouts.

Leanne said...

Wow! Stunning projects & amazing dies.

I'm a Little Teapot said...

Oh Judy- your projects are beautiful! Your second project is perfect for a crafter wanting to make an extra special gift holder. Love it!

Cathy Craft said...

Love the way how you used ribbon to secure the top of the box lid to the bottom of the box. I like the idea that the shadowbox die can be utilized as a gift box. I plan on making several of these but will use chipboard for the top and bottom of the box. Beautifully done!

craftymom205 said...

Great projects.

D.Ann C said...

How cool is that Lisette Oval with the ribbon threader that matches the frame ribbon threader?!! Need it!! Your gift book is over-the-top fabulous!!

Kathy Krug said...

Love how you made a box from the shadow box die. Gorgeous designs.

Christine Ray said...

The framed oval and gift box are great. Thank you for sharing your creativity!

Jahnavee Kaunal Gandhi said...

How lovely both your projects are...Your all the projects are amazing. I liked the 3D Shadowbox Vignettes the most. If I win, I would love to make a wedding invite with it 😍

Fernanda said...

I love the book box you created, it is amazing! Vignette dies are my favorite!

Linda Batson said...

Hi Judy your projects are lovely. I especially like the book box you made. have a blessed day

jenny back said...

Love both of your projects Judy. But your Book Gift Box is to die for. With its natty ribbon hinges, colour ways to that so so gorgeous book front. Thank you for bringing some sunshine into my life.

Robi Wax said...

These are beautiful! I really love the book gift box -- so clever and pretty. What a great presentation.

Cindy Vernon said...

Love these amazing projects. So beautiful!

DJ said...

I love your projects. That book gift box is spectacular. These dies are so versatile! TFS!

Becca Yahrling said...

Simply fabulous designs!! Love the seam binding you used for the book hinge; clever!

shabbypinkhouse said...

Awesome projects! Love your gift book idea! So creative! tfs Hugs, Christine

Rosa Ramirez said...

Beautiful creations love all the layering and the gorgeous flowers, really like how the shadow box can be sized to fit your needs so versatile😊

Kelsey Thomas said...

Love these projects. :)

Kay Honeycutt said...

Oh my, it's too hard to pick a favorite!!! They are all so beautiful!

Karenladd said...

I love the variety of designs from the DT. Just gorgeous!

Becca Feeken said...

Judy, I don't know how you do it but you knock me off my feet every single time!! I love these projects and the unique and gorgeous strokes you make when you create. Your work is all from the heart and is authentically you! Bravo!! said...

Love the idea of making a gorgeous box to put a fabulous gift in! And the Ribbon Threader is a great addition to the front of the frame and I loved that one the best! You are so creative!

Lori Sloan said...

Thank you so much for sharing your beautiful creations.. the card is so pretty and your box is absolutely fabulous!

Connie Riley said...

Hello Judy. I am in love with what you did with the Lisette Oval die in the Becca Feeken's Shadowbx Collection. The colors in both of your selections are so gorgeous it made it impossible for me to choose which I liked best. I liked the cleverness of the gift box using the frame dies to make the box. Thanks for all the great inspiration you shared.

April said...

Gorgeous projects! Love them!

Andre M. said...

Both your projects are lovely with fab palettes. I'm glad you showcased a decorated frame as well as a project with a lid to highlight the many options possible with this innovative set.

Wendy said...

Holy Smokes!! What beautiful projects!! I love seeing how you've used the dies for different uses!! and I love your choices of color!! Thanks for sharing ;)