Hello everyone, it’s Aida again from Life and Paper Crafting with a fun Christmas make featuring Katelyn Lizardi’s Holiday Shadow Box #2 from her Winter Greetings collection! This is such an amazing set for this season as the small dies can be interchangeable in so many ways. The larger pieces have score lines and this makes it easy when lining up the flaps to assemble the box.
To change things up, I’ve used non-traditional colors of white, rose gold and warm creams with touches of brown.
- Sizzix® Big Shot™ Foldaway Starter Kit (White & Gray) (#662220)
- Sizzix Thinlits™ Die Set - Holiday Shadow Box #2 (#663184)
- Sizzix Accessory - Die Brush & Foam Pad for Wafer-Thin Dies (#660513)
- Sizzix Accessory - Die Pick (Tim Holtz® Alterations Edition) (#657498)
- Cardstock (Champagne Glitter, Kraft, Lavender)
- Watercolor Paper
*To assemble the shadow box, you can head to more instructions here!
Let’s get your supplies and begin!
There are two main dies (a larger and an insert) that work together to create a window for the front of the Shadow Box. Remove the die insert and you will die-cut a piece without the window.
The top portion of the die has an elegant flourish detail that gives the Shadow Box the look of a miniature theatre. It’s so pretty
Die-cut the main shape in Kraft cardstock and the insert shape in patterned paper
Die-cut three Hills. In the beginning, I thought two pieces would be enough, but later decided I needed three Hills.
I used a beautiful Rose Gold foil patterned paper to die-cut the Christmas Tree. This might seem an unusual choice, but honestly, it does work!
Die-cut two pieces from this rectangular die. These two shapes make up the top and bottom of the Shadow Box. You will notice the score lines will help you fold down the flaps to attach to the Shadow Box’s main pieces.
If you find this confusing, remember that you can find instructions here on how to assemble the Shadow Box.
The Hills have a score line along the bottom and these are the flaps you attach to the floor of the box. The Christmas Tree and the Woodland Animals are adhered to the Hills.
Next die-cut as many critters as you like! I used water color paper because it’s easy and fun to color the animals with paint or pens.
The color I used for the creatures were soft grays and browns.
In this photo, you can see the placement of the creatures inside the Shadow Box.
Finally, die-cut the banner and “Merry Christmas.” Adhere to the front of the Shadow Box.
I’ve used the little Woodland creatures, and there are so many more cute dies in this amazing Shadow Box Set. What will you add to your Shadow Box? Share your ideas in the comments below. It would be so much fun to find out!
Happy crafting! I’ll see you soon!
Aida Haron, Life and Paper Crafting