What’s The Buzz? Shadow Box by Kelly Daye

Friday, June 2, 2023

Hi friends! It’s Kelly Daye here and I’m leaping off the page today with a decor item for my craft room. I created a shadow box to herald in a wild spring! I’ve used Paige’s beautiful Blooming Wild collection and the 19 Spring Cut Files bundle. It’s like scrapping, times four. You get to decorate inside and outside, including the front, back, top and sides! More ephemera = more fun!
The box is 11” square to allow for a ½” of paper around all sides to wrap the box. The sides of the box are 1” high. I’ve used the same technique as my Memory-box project and you can watch that video here. This box has an acetate cover, which allowed me to add the bumble bees and title to look like they’re floating over the garden. The back of the shadow box is wrapped with pretty Paper 4. It’s perfect for introducing a lot of color. Also on the back I made a vignette of Floral Die Cuts. It was a great place to draw your eye to the year, made with Mini Foam Alphas.
Inside, the shadow box is lined with floral Paper 2. Because it’s darker, the white cut file shows off well. Still inside the box, a border punch added some nice texture to the strips covering the sides. They’re laid against bright and beautiful, yellow Paper 20.
Once my shadow box was prepared, I set to work on paper-backing Paige’s pretty ‘Folk Flowers’ cut file from the 19 Spring Cut Files. It's popped it up with two layers of foam tape. The bumble bees, from the Cardstock Stickers and the Sticker Book are attached to the acetate cover with mini glue dots. The Thickers spell out ‘Buzz?’ on the rainbow heart Ephemera Die Cut. Of course, it’s topped with even more flowers from the Mini Flower Puffy Stickers. Adding a bird and birdhouse from the Cardstock Stickers gave a nice spot to add a little tag that says ‘What’s the’, as in, ‘What’s the Buzz?’.
Finally, I added a handle with brads so I could embellish just a little bit more, ha! I fussy cut 3 butterflies from Paper 16 and glued them to the handle and made the tassels from a paper in the 6x8 Paper Pad. They’re each topped with tiny layered flowers made with Paige’s Layered Flower Cut File.
Why not try something new with Paige’s beautiful Blooming Wild collection and 19 Spring Cut Files!? Have a super crafty weekend!
SUPPLIES: Patterned papers, stickers, Thickers, die cuts, embellishments: BLOOMING WILD; white cardstock; Cut files: Layered Flower and Folk Art Flowers from the 19 Spring Cut Files by Paige Evans

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