Thursday, December 1, 2011

"wonder"ful shadow box

hello gypsies!
i hope you've enjoyed following the "so knotty" tutorials as much as i've enjoyed making them. and now the reason for today's post.

our "so knotty winner" is - "debb"
congratulations! email me your shipping info at

and now for the first oh-so-jolly xmas project!

it is officially the xmas season - i love the nip of cold in the air, the smokey smell of wood fires, the twinkly lights in the neighbors' trees. i also love the feeling of nostalgia i get, reminiscing as i unwrap the ornaments and trinkets i've collected through the years. to celebrate my warm fuzzy side, i would like to share this little shadow box with you. so hold on to your sleigh bells, and away we go!

a timeless shaker in a snowbank, hanging icicles and snow-tipped trees.
a happy santa, greenery, and a tiny strip of film - do you remember film?
a tiny bottle of captured winter - snow, branches, and a jingle bell - snow flakes and snow drifts.
"dear santa" just started, grandpa's pen nib, and jolly santa - do you still write to old saint nick?
i hope this inspires you to make magic this xmas.
stop by again to learn how to make your own icicles and snow drifts!

materials used
papers and elements ~ authentique's "wonder" collection
paper tray ~ 7 Gypsies
trinkets and what-nots ~ idea-ology, 7 Gypsies, Theresa Collins, and random keep-sakes


  1. Love your shadow box! Shadow boxes are so much fun- filled with little treasures! You are very inspiring to me. Thank you for the so knotty winning too! I am very excited- I will send an email off to you.

  2. Gorgeous, hurry and do a class at Island!

  3. I love love love this!! I wanna know how to make the icycles and snow drifts. Pretty please.