Sunday, October 21, 2012

Shadow Boxes

I recently went to a craft show to help my friend with her fudge business and thought I might as well make something to sell too!  I didn't have any cards ready so I decided to make these shadow boxes.  I purchased a 3 pack of white and black frames from Michaels and used my computer for the prayers, my CRICUT, a few stickers, buttons, glitter glue, brads, and pen work to decorate each.  The only one I don't have a picture of is the Soldier's Prayer.  It is on my manual camera for some reason.  I will have to post it when I get the film back.
Guess what? I sold them all!

The teddy bear, ball, and ducky are CRICUT cuts.  The onsie and pacifier are stickers.  You can see the yellow glitter glue on this picture really well.  I also put some pink glitter glue on the heart.

Can you believe I don't have any motorcycle cuts on my CRICUT!  These are JOLEE stickers and metal brads.  The prayer is printed on a sheet of paper with a road on it.  

I have gotten several requests to make more of this one.  These are cuts from CUDDLEBUG plates and the seaweed is from the Storybook cartridge.

Sunday, October 7, 2012


I received these three fabulous cards from the card swap sponsored by 
My Crafting Channel!

My Crafting Channel

The first one was made by Rhonda at  She placed an orange print with black swirls on the base card and then colored a witch (or half a witch) with marker and attached her to the front.  The inside is blank to write my own message in.  THANKS Rhonda!  SOOOO CUTE!

The second card was made by Janea at!   Purple embossed topped with orange print with penwork stitches back a pair of witches legs and shoes.  The witch is in...on green texture cardstock with an orange flower topped with a black button.  White polka dot ribbon with a bow decorates the bottom.  CUTEY PATOOTIE!

The third card is a group of ghosts wishing me a Happy Haunting made by Pamela (no blog mentioned)!  It looks like Pamela hand cut the ghosts and BOO from the center of a rectangle of black cardstock and backed them with white glitter!  Harlequin paper and a bow mirrors the orange and black mats behind the cute ghosts.  

Inside, a little spider hangs from the greeting!  Thanks Pamela, I love the glitter ghosts and just might case this card!

Look for a possible Thanksgiving Card Swap on the My Crafting Channel site!  This was my first one ever and I am glad I did it.  Not only did it spike my imagination, but it gave me some great ideas for my own cards.


I thought you might like to see the Wedding Invite shadow boxes I made for an order I got off the benefit shadow box.  The roses are hand made by cutting 3 different size teardrops and gluing them to a small tube for the center of the rose.  Each teardrop is rolled with a ball tool and rubber mat to make them curl.

The lacy corners on this one were actually part of the invitation.  They folded over the top of the gold part. I place them on the third level of the shadow box.  The roses are on the second with the invitation on the first level.


Hello again!  I have finally found a minute to update my blog!  What a summer I have had!  If you scroll down, you will see all the neat things my  husband and I have been doing!

This post is for my Halloween Card swap sponsored by My Crafting Channel.

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I have to say, if I didn't have my Cricut, I would be lost.  The ghost on the fence was a thought in my head for soooooo long.  I just couldn't figure out how to get it onto paper.  With my Cricut, I was able to make my vision a reality and I love the results.  The only thing I didn't do was take a video of the little spidey wobbler.


For this card, I cut two bags and two rectangles to fit inside.  I squeezed a thin line of glue onto the edges of the inside of the bag and placed the two bags together.  I stamped my greeting onto one rectangle and glued empty mini candy wrappers (without the candy) in between the two rectangles.  Then I slid the candy center inside the bag!  Glitter glue makes the words sparkle and a little chalking makes the bag look filled. This card fit into a 4 3/8 x 5 3/4 envelope which was lucky because I didn't measure it before I cut it! WHEW!


For this card, I cut a spider and two lacy labels with shadows.  
Orange web paper on front and inside, black metallic behind green label.  
Some glitter pen work and google eyes brings Mr. Spidey to life!  
Mr. Spidey was placed on an Action Wobble, green web ribbon was embellished with green rhinestones. 
 Inside, the sentiment is stamped on a green label.  
Next time I will attempt to make a video of the Action Wobble in motion.


This is by far my favorite card.  It took me a seriously long time to execute my idea, but I am so happy with the results!  I measured the base card first for this one.  Learned my lesson from the first card. 
Starry night paper backs the little pumpkin patch. Chalking gives the pumpkins some dimension.  
The little sign is cut from barn wood printed paper and the wrought iron fence from black metallic.  
A little yellow moon smiles above the vellum ghost hanging on the fence.  I love how you can see the fence through the little ghost.  His little friend, the crow, stands sentry on the post!  I love this card!