At Canvas Corp we have anything to fit a crafter’s needs, that includes crates and shadow boxes. They are such a versatile design that depending on what occasion you are preparing for, all you need is some ‘themed’ embellishments and… you’re good to go! And what’s the best place for ‘themed’ items? It’s the ‘collections’ section in our shop! From Maritime through Farmhouse Kitchen to Baby – you can create any house shadow box you can dream of!
Tanya Trantham, our Crew Member, shares with you a hand-made shadow box in a shape of a house; a house decorated to be fit for a quilting queen.
‘I don’t know about you but I love diecuts but as, you know, they can a little expensive if not on sale or if you are lucky enough to find them on clearance. When I do purchase them, I always try to think of other possible uses besides the obvious one. That was exactly the case with this House Gift Card Holder Diecut. I had purchased the cute girl printables from Lisa’s Altered Art on Etsy and I had wanted to use an image or two in some type of a shadow box. Then, I had the bright idea that I could use the House Gift Card Holder and the Make-it 3D diecuts to make my own shadow box.’ – explains her inspiration Tonya.
7 Gypsies 12×12 paper Gypsy Seamstress: Buttons
7 Gypsies 12×12 paper Gypsy Seamstress: Tape Measure
Tattered Angels Glimmer Glaze Champagne
Canvas Corp Canvas Ticking
Sewing Pattern Tissue
Beacon Adhesives: Zip Dry Glue
Lisa’s Altered Art Etsy Shop:Queen for the Day
Sizzix Diecut Machine
Sizzix Make-it 3D Diecut
Sizzix House Gift Card Holder Diecut
Tonya shares the steps she followed when making her shadow box:
I started by cutting the “back” of the house diecut and three of the Make it 3D diecuts from Mat Board and the house I cut from 7 Gypsies Gypsy Seamstress: Buttons and Tape Measure cardstocks. Before putting it together, I cut one side of the tabs off of the Make it 3D dies and on the house I cut the extra mat board off at the fold.
I cut down the Make it 3D strips and adhered the tabs to the back of the house.
To cover up where the “walls” of the house aren’t continuous around the house, I glued using Mod Podge an old dress pattern to cover and bring together the walls and then I inked the edges.
I cut strips of Buttons and Tape Measure cardstocks slightly smaller than the walls, inked and adhered to the box. The same steps apply to the inside and back of house diecuts.
For the roof I cut 1 3/8×6 inches of mat board, measured 3 inches which is the center and used a bone folder to make a crease in the middle and carefully folded at the crease. Next I cut strips of Tape Measure cardstock in the same measurements as what the mat board was cut in, ink and adhered to both sides.
Next, I adhered the roof to the “scalloped flaps”.
I fussy cut the girl image and words out from the printable. I created a banner by adding the letters, beads and a gem and once it was strung all together I adhered each end of the twine under the roof of the house.
The thimble was too new looking and I aged it by applying three coats of Champagne Glimmer Glaze. I cut a small square piece of fabric and batting and tied the bottom to create a “ball”. Carefully with a pair of scissors I stuff the tied off end down into the thimble to create a pin cushion and add two pearlized pins.
I adhered the girl image in the center of the house and added miniature spools and vintage flowers. I cut small squares of Canvas Ticking, rolled up and tied off to complete the inside.
I finished off by adding lace and a button to the roof of the house.
Would you like to see more creative ideas from Tonya? Make sure you stop by her blog and Instagram.
Don’t you think this little house shadow box would make a great gift for friends and family? We are sure Tanya won’t be stopping at only one. Will you join her? Make sure you stop by the CCB shop, get a shadow box and some papers and embellishments that tickle your fancy and …
April 5, 2017 @ 5:28 am Redanne
The little girl is adorable but it is your attention to detail on all of the small elements that really grabbed my attention. Tonya, your shadow box is fabulous!! Anne x
April 17, 2017 @ 7:54 am Karenbearse
Love this so many great little things to look at! Thanks for the tutorial.