Xmas always makes me nostalgic, and as the old year fades I feels like looking backward and remembering our family traditions, and Xmases past. Shadowboxes are a wonderful way to spotlight your treasures for yourself, or to collect together important bits of this and that for others.
Keys, pen nibs, notes to Santa, a jingle bell, a vintage watch, Xmas snow. All ingredients for Xmas memories. Don’t be afraid to stuff the cubbies of your shadow box. The backs of these cubbies have all been covered with papers, then layered with more bits of paper or stickers before the actual trinkets were put in.
Trees, a snow drift and icicles complete the look of a wonderful Xmas.
The Santa was cut from a larger piece of scrapbook paper and adhered to the outer edge of the cubby for extra dimension.
Happy Holidays Gypsies! Take some time to create a Xmas keepsake to have for next year. Because it will be here before you know it!
~ Materials ~
Shadowbox by 7Gypsies
Bits of this and that by Tim Holtz
Papers by Authentique Paper
Trees from Michael's