Saturday, 27 April 2013

Cherry Blossom Shadowbox

I live near Washington, DC and the cherry blossoms have just bloomed. I made a 3D shadowbox that keeps the flowers alive all year long.
657379  Sizzix ScoreBoards XL Die - Index Card Folder
658052  Sizzix Movers & Shapers Magnetic Die Set 2PK - Heart & Label Set
657119  Sizzix Bigz Die - Leaves
657114  Sizzix Bigz Die - Flower Layers #9
657721  Sizzix Bigz Die - Borders & Hydrangeas

washi tape, twig, pink and white tissue paper, 2 thin strong magnets, craft foam, acrylic block, ribbon, white stamp pad, white lace scraps, glue, American Crafts- Dear Lizzy 5th and Frolic Pretty Parkway Scrapbooking Paper

Cut the die from pink matboard and trim off the flaps as shown.
Center and trace the label shape three times into a larger shape design. Place the folder in the Base Tray. Run it through the Big Shot three times and cut the window opening.
Die cut craft fun foam using the Borders & Hydrangeas die into two strips. Adhere evenly on acrylic block. Stamp chevrons with white ink all over the outside of the folder.
Place two opposing magnets along the edges of the box so they line up. Run a line of washi tape over the magnet and along the edge as shown.
 Die cut a stack of tissue paper flowers using the smallest flower from the Flower, Layers #9 die. Put a brad in the center of the flower to secure layers. Scrunch all of the petals into the middle and fluff up. Lay the branch where desired and add flowers and leaves to the arrangement. Adhere all elements securely to box.

Stamp "spring" on corner of box and stamp a bird die on white cardstock and trim. Add to box. Tie on a piece of pink seam binding to top of box. Add pearl embellishment to knot of seam binding. Glue lace trim to bottom of box. 

Enjoy spring, my friends!

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