Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Quick and Easy Shadowbox Ornament

The theme for the Angels Landing Design Team today was to celebrate the season! One of the annual things I like to do to celebrate Christmas is to create hand-made tree ornaments for children in our family to hang on their trees.

I love this precious waving Polar Bear Cub and knew he would be perfect for this year's ornament!

The shadowbox ornament I created today was made from the bottom half of a 2 1/4 by 3 inch cardboard jewelry gift box. The landscape was inserted and glued in the back of the box.

A layer of snow was added at the front edge of the box by scoring the cardstock at 1/2 inch and gluing that scored section to the bottom rim of the box. I used my Crop-o-dile to punch a hole in the top rim and insert a gold cord for hanging!

I created a frame for the shadowbox by cutting out two layers of Nestabilities Labels 4 and gluing them together.

I next created a 1/4 square tube of cardstock, attached the Polar Bear Cub's feet to the front of it and glued the back of tube to the back bottom corner of the box so that the cub in centered half way between the front and back of the box.

I then ran a fine line of Tombow Mono Multi glue all along the top rim of the box and centered the Nestabilities frame on top of it. I held it in place for about 45 seconds to be sure it was secure.

I then printed a computer label and added it to the back of the box. A big red bow to the top and jeweled snowflakes to the front were the finishing touches!

Digital Images: Polar Bear Cubs by Angels Landing

Papers: Soft Sky and Real Red by Stampin' Up, White PaperTrey Ink, White Georgia Pacific

Inks: Copic Markers, White Craft Ink

Embellishments: Cuttlebug Die Cut Snowflakes, Rhinestone stars and jewels, gold cord, Dazzling Diamond Dust, Red Ribbon

This is my final project as a member of the Angels Landing Fall Design Team. I will pop back in from time to time with new designs for Judi's upcoming Blog Hops. My two terms with Angels Landing have been delightful. Judi's images are as much fun to create with as she is to work for!! It has been a pleasure working with the talented ladies on these design teams. Love and luck to all!

Be sure to stop by Judi's Digital Stamps Blog to see which other designers have projects to share with you today!!


  1. That is just too cute for words! I have tried to make detailed cards like yours but I always end up going over the top with them and they're just too much - know what I mean? You have a talent for "just right." I love your work!

  2. Well isn't that clever!! Will definitely be using this idea in the future!! Very nice!!

  3. Lynn this is sooo super cute!!! LOVE IT!

  4. What a great project!!! Thanks for sharing the how-tos!!

  5. Ahhh, this is so cute. I think our little Ethan will love this little bear!!

  6. thank you, lynn, for the tutorial--
    very cute idea for an ornie!

  7. This is just so precious! Great idea.

  8. Lynn...just darling!! It's been fun these last few months!!
    Merry Christmas!

  9. Very cute idea, thanks for showing the different parts. i think I will try to make some for my nieces and nephews.

  10. I'd love to see your Christmas tree, Lynn. With all these handmade ornaments, it must be gorgeous. This shadowbox is another winner.

    I want to thank you again for all you've done with my images through two complete design team terms. You have been such a wonderful addition to both teams, and I am so glad I had the opportunity to get to know you. :)

  11. Sorry I'm so behind on my commenting!! This is fantastic, Lynn. I'll have to remember this for next year's grandkids ornaments! I love it!!


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