Sunday, February 14, 2021

Angel Shadow Box DIY Home Decor with Shaker - Instructions


Hello.  Happy Valentines Day!

Today I'm sharing my version of a very untraditional DIY Valentines home decor project.  Hmmm how so?  Well this was created for my little Granddaughter's room.  My first grandie is 7 months old and in this day of Covid, we have not gotten the opportunity to spend as much time with her as possible.  Sadly she moved 1000 miles away last week.

That is why this is a Valentines piece - made from my heart for my little loved one.   Of course the added spin to this is that I used  some of my favorite chipboard pieces AND added a shaker ( which I love making).

Scroll down and you can see the DIY tips and instructions for creating a home decor shadow box. 

Here are the chipboard pieces used in this shadowbox: Creative Embellishments Star Shaker set  and Girl Word Set.  The Star shaker set was simply painted with cream acrylic paint.  The chipboard words were embossed with Ivory Aged Embossing Enamel  from Stampendous.



Ivory Aged Embossing Enamel .60oz - Stampendous

No shaker is complete without fabulous shaker mix.  I used Buttons Galore's new Shaker Mix in a Cube- Spring Blooms.  I added the mix to the shaker, obviously, but I also added it to the bottom of the shadow box using matte gel medium, such as Prima's Art Basics - Heavy Body Gel as an adhesive.

Buttons Galore -Spring Blooms Ll547Prima - Finnabair - Art Basics - Heavy Body Gel - 8.5 Ounces

Tips and Techniques

The wood frame used for the shadowbox was really a table top home decor piece on clearance at Michaels.  I am flipping it around and using the backside of the piece.  The wood frame is perfect because I can add hardware or staple embellishments as desired.  I cannot do that to plastic frames.  

The angel is a Christmas ornament I bought at the end of the season and tossed into my stash.  

As I mentioned, wood frames work the best for altering.  I'm always on the lookout for wood pieces in the clearance sections.  I attached the angel with a small eye hook that is easily screwed into the wood frame.  I didn't even need a tool because the wood is soft enough to screw with my fingers.   


Moving along, I decided to dab cream acrylic paint to the wood using a natural sea sponge.  The sea sponge is my choice because it leaves a stippled look on the wood - not full coverage. 


Here is a close up of the shadow box showing the details in the darling angel and the  star shaker.

The paper used is Graphic 45's Princess Collection - unfortunately a retired collection.

Thank you for stopping here today.  Happy crafting.

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Friday, February 12, 2021

Hot Air Balloon Cards and Things that Fly - Spellbinders Inspiration Blog Hop for February 2021


Welcome to Spellbinders February Clubs Blog Hop 

If you have arrived from Marie Heiderscheit's blog,  you are in the right place.   I'm Jennifer Snyder.  Welcome to my blog.    

Today we are celebrating Spellbinders fun and fabulous Club kits for February.  I am featuring the colorful Card Kit of the Month of Feb.  I believe you'll see how much fun I had in the process. 

Spellbinders Blog Hop Giveaway:
To celebrate February's club releases, Spellbinders is giving away a $50 gift certificate to 3 lucky blog readers – selected from the comments on our blog.  Hop along for additional chances to win. Giveaway closes on Sunday, February14th, 11:59 pm EDT. The winner will be announced in the blog hop post the following Tuesday. The winner is responsible for shipping cost, duties and taxes.

Please note: store credit (gift certificate) cannot be applied to Club Subscriptions. Store credit can be applied to shop past Club products, Club extras and regular releases. The winner is responsible for shipping cost, duties and taxes.

This is an image of the Card Kit for Feb. and the coolest hot air balloon die:  

Don't forget to mix and match past kits!
Don't put the past kits away forever.  Take them out and play.  Mix and match with current kits for endless creative inspiration.  I use mine for endless "kit-tty" inspiration.  

I added my three Gray cats to this card because Eddie Gray, Macy Gray and Frannie Gray  are so inquisitive.  The cat dies were from 

Daydreaming - Small Die of the Month Club

Here are some other cards I made using the Card Kit for Feb. as well as the Large Die of the Month for February.   Click on the image for details.

And as always, the dies for Spellbinders monthly clubs are exclusive to Spellbinders and you won't find them anywhere else. 

Your next stop in the hop is visiting with Kathy Clement.  Enjoy! 

Blog Hop Order

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Daydreaming - Small Die of the Month Club
Spellbinders Blog
Tina Smith
Becca Feeken
Becky Roberts
Carrie Rhoades
Bibi Cameron
Sandra Nagel
Jackie Pasko
Sandi MacIver
Laurie Willison
Jill Hilliard
Marie Heiderscheit
Jennifer Snyder
Kathy Clement
Jean Manis
Sheri Holt
Annie Williams
Yasmin Diaz
Betty Wright
Melody Rupple
Jenny Colacicco
Hussena Calcuttawala
Mindy Eggen
Emily Midgett
Virginia Lu
Emily Leiphart
Joy Baldwin
Ilina Crouse