Sunday, December 4, 2016

Christmas Songs Shadowbox

Please join me on my new blog - where this project is included with more already added. Thank you. I hope to see you there.

On one of my favorite challenges, Creative Carte Blanche, the challenge this month is Song Lyrics. I had just found some Christmas paper that would be perfect for this challenge. In addition, I bought a tripod that came in a very interesting box with a little door on it. I had to use that as well.

I searched through all my Christmas dies and stamps and picked out some that I thought would work and this is what I came up with.

This is the cover of the box. The lyrics on the scrapbook paper are for Jingle Bells so I included bells on the cover.  As always whenever I try to make a book or a cover to open, I have trouble. That's why there is a funny flange on the edge of the cover so it can open adequately. One of these days I will make a cover that both looks good and opens easily. 

The shadowbox portion of the project
Inside cover of the Christmas Songs Shadowbox
I used a ton of dies and stamps from many different companies. I will try to list them below:

Sizzix Tim Holtz Ornate frame #2 
Sizzix Tim Holtz Block Letters - Alterations Collection Holiday Thinlets
Sizzix Tim Holtz Alterations Collection Christmas Prancing Deer
Sizzix Tim Holtz Alterations Holiday Greens Thinlets
Sizzix Tim Holtz Alterations Mini Paper Snowflakes Thinlets
Martha Stewart Label Punch
Martha Stewart Icicle Edge Punch
Stampers Anonymous Tim Holtz Scribble Woodland Stamp Set
Tim Holtz Idea-ologu Mini Plaquettes
Hero Arts Lia Griffith Gingerbread House Die
Hero Arts Vintages Wishes Stamp and Die Set
Papertrey Ink In the Meadow Stamp and Die Set
Papertrey Ink Tiny Town Scallop Shingles Die

I used a generic tree die to make the 3-D die on the upper right hand corner of the shadowbox. The gold yarn tree I made like I made the sisal trees. I glued it in a green wooden cup I found at one of the craft stores.

All of the snowflakes are glittered with a fine glitter from Martha Stewart. I also glittered the Holiday greens as well. The prancing deer is painted with a gold mother of pearl paint from Martha Stewart. It's a lovely color.

The snow around the one horse sleigh and the house is a combination of Ranger texture paste and Snowtex. Washi tape lines the inside of the shadowbox.

I'm pretty happy with this shadowbox, but I find that always learn with each project.


  1. Lucy, I love this! It's so Christmasy and a lovely way to interpret the Song Lyrics theme. I love all of your die cuts and details. Such a beautiful little shadow box. Thank you for sharing your art with all of us at Creative Carte Blanche.

  2. Lucy, this is fantastic! I love the direction you took with this. Jingle Bells is probably an earliest musical memory for a lot of us. I love every detail, this just makes me smile. Thanks so much for sharing with us at Creative Carte Blanche!

  3. Fabulous job, Lucy! I love the shadow box idea and using Jingle Bell song lyrics! Great job!

  4. How cute is this?!! LOVE the music sheets, and of course all the dies. What a great little box, ready to take in anything! Thanks for the recent visit too!

  5. Super cute love the deer! The sheet music is awesome.