Hi Stampers. I have been seeing these shadowbox frames with battery operated lights all over Social Media. When I recently had a fellow demo staying with me from out of state, we decided to copy this one that we saw on Pinterest by another fellow demo, Lynn Streifert.
I found the shadow box on sale at Hobby Lobby. The photo mat in the frame was originally in the back of the box, I trimmed it a bit so it would fit up against the glass of the frame.
Using Real Red CS, multipurpose adhesive sheets and the Merry Christmas Thinlit dies I cut out the words Merry & Christmas using my Big Shot. The corner pieces are cut out of Garden Green and Real Red CS with multipurpose adhesive sheets attached using the Detailed Deer Thinlit dies and my Big Shot. (The precision base plate was helpful in getting these to come out with a clean cut.)
I adhered a sheet of vellum CS on the back side of the mat that came with the frame using glue dots. The words and corner pieces were adhered to the frame part of the mat. The deer were cut from Gold Foil CS using the Detailed Deer thinlit dies and my big shot. They were attached to the top of the vellum to give the appearance of them flying though the air.
The village was cut out of Thick Whisper White CS using the Hometown Greetings thinlit dies. I attached the first row of homes to the back of the vellum using tear and tap along the bottom to attache it to the frame. The micro LED lights were also purchaced at Hobby Lobby. (note: you want to be sure to use LED because they product less heat that the other type of lights. We wouldn’t want it to catch fire!)
The lights were attached using glue dots and small pieces of tear and tape (I didn’t take the backing off, leaving it as one sided tape.) We decided to add additional layers of house in the back. To hide the lights below the snow line, I added additional Whisper White CS and used several layers of stampin’ dimensionals between the layers.
I cut a small corner off of the backing of the frame to give a spot for the wire of the lights to go out to the battery pack. Then it was ready for display! Didn’t it come out cute? If you would like to make one, I am listing the supplies used below with links to my online store. I’d be honored if you purchased your Stampin’ Up! supplies from me.
These are the supplies I used:
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