Saturday, February 8, 2014

Heart Shadowbox for the Valentine's Day Blog Hop!

Welcome to our 2014 Valentine's Day Blog Hop!  You should have reached here from Lori's blog The Singing Shell.  If you are just joining us, please start at RockinRenee's blog.  There are so many great projects and I don't want you to miss a single one!  Today we are highlighting Valentine's Day inspired projects.  For my project, I made a Shadowbox Valentine!


I was inspired by a new shadowbox kit that I saw on a blog post from someone attending Winter CHA. It was really cute, but at $17 each plus shipping, I knew I wanted to make my own! 

I started in CCR with the scallop heart and it's layers from the CTMH Artiste cart. I then added a rounded rectangle from Craft Room Basics to make the base. I added smaller hearts to various points on the base.  After the base was completed, I welded all the "parts" together.

To make the box for the shadowbox part, I measured the width of the base {which was 3.75 inches} and added .5 inches for the sides of the box and .25 inches for the flap that would attach to the back of the base. For a base this size, I used a 5.75 inch square. I scored each side at .25 inches and .75 inches.  I cut away the corner pieces to create tabs. {I'll make another one and add photos}


I glued the box to the back of the base. Inside the shadowbox, I added a white heart and then pop-dotted the couple from the Sweethearts cart.

I cut the words True Love from the paper, backed it with red to make a little banner and added it with pop dots. 

If you would like the .ccr file for this project, leave your email address in the comments and I will send it to you.

Thank you for joining the Blog hop and visiting my blog! Since I'm the last blog on the hop, I hope you enjoyed hopping along with us! I don't have a giveaway specifically for this hop, however I am giving away a brand new Hello Kitty Greetings cart when I reach 1000 blog followers! So before you go, scroll down to that post and comment and follow my blog for a chance to win the Hello Kitty Greetings cart!

Valentine Blog Hop
1. RockinRenee - I came, I saw, I created.
2. HappyScrapper64 - Random Thoughts of a Scrapbooker    

3. gonescrappin - Col's Creative Corner  
4. Hrvatica  - Croatian Crafter
5. Scootingranny - Scootingranny's World
6. MamaC - Carolyn's Creative Corner

7. Greenie8705 - Gina Beana's Crafts
8. MariaJ - Stamp, Cut, Create!
9. Di&Co - Creating Is Like Breathing
10. Dragonfly50 - Designs by Dragonfly
11. TiffysMom - Angie's Paper Passion
12. *Violette* - Whimsical Treasures
13. cricutaddicted - ScrappingForMoreFun
14. LoriSjogren - The Singing Shell
15. scrapalette - Around the Block with Scrapalette
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  1. My procrastinating, cyber knocked it out of the park again. Love the papers you could design my next house on CCR I think. Way to go, Miss P., it's fabulous!

  2. Look at you! I love it when we can figure a way to Do It Ourselves.

    This is just adorable.

  3. Fabulous shadow box! I love the silhouettes inside the heart!

  4. Another fabulous project! Love the detail and thanks for the instructions!

  5. Totally saw this, too, and wanted it but I thought the same thing as you: I don't know about the price. You actually went designed it on CCR. The cool thing is you can customize it and you did a lovely job.

  6. You're always thinking out of the box, that's why I love your blog so much. It's beautiful!


  7. I love this - fabulous dimension, perfect cutting, and well engineered! Darling!!!

  8. One of the things that has kept me from doing a shadow box is that I don't have one and always forget to get one (using a coupon of course) at one of the big box stores, but even then, this frugal crafter has kind of shied away from them for that reason. BUT TO MAKE YOUR OWN??? GENIUS!!! This is a very special Valentine creation and yes, I would love to have the CCR file. I haven't used CCR enough to get really comfortable with it but looks like I have no choice if I want to use any of the newer cartridges. Gotta learn it!
    tx.deb@tx dot

  9. I LOVE it.
    You created a wonderful project to end our hop with.
    Thanks for sharing.
    Have a wonderful weekend!
    Your blog hop sister,
    Dragonfly50 (MB)
    {Thanks for all your help this week! Hugs D~}

  10. Whoaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa, you are just sooooooooooooooo talented and come up with wonderful projects. Now tell me true ... after you saved that $17 - what did you go buy???

  11. Paulette this is over-the-top. Any chance you'd teach a class based on this project. Thank you for taking the time to participate here. This blog hop as a while was the best of the best.

  12. Splendid Shadowbox Valentine! I love that silhouette.

  13. I knew I would find something truly unique when I got here and you did not disappoint! Your "home-grown" shadow box is just FABULOUS! And I would be honored to have a copy of your .ccr file! fgargano @ aol dot com

  14. Paulette- beautiful as always (wouldn't expect anything less from you). You are so talented and always willing to share/ help out. Hopping off to Renee- I started in the middle ( I know- bad me LOL)

  15. I love making shadow boxes but it never occurred to me to make my own. What a smart cookie you are! Such a pretty project, too, with lots of detail. TFS : ) Christine

  16. As always, a fantastic project!

  17. Adorable shadow box! Love that cut from the Sweethearts cartridge.

  18. This is my favorite cut from Sweethearts! I LOVE the concept of making your own shadow box. I knew you would finish out the blog hop on a high note! Sweet, sweet perfection!

  19. Great way to end a fabulous blog hop Paulette. I love your shadow box card, nothing less than I would expect from you. It's gorgeous! I also love your Bee Box above I'm so glad I've already ordered the new cartridge and can't wait for it to get here so I can play too.

  20. This is such a beautiful shadow box - I am always impressed by your creations! TFS

    MB: Caffinee

  21. Fabulous shadowbox!!! Love the silhouette of the couple and the great paper. Thank you so very much for joining our 'Valentine Heart' challenge at BBTB2!!!! :)

  22. love your shadowbox..creative as always!

  23. That's really cute! You know what it reminds me of? The end of a romance movie when they close the heart around the couple!!

    Thanks for linking to our Valentine challenge at Cut it Up!

  24. I love your shadow box Paulette! How clever to make your own, best things are made! I love the scene and love the hearts. Really pretty home decor! Thanks for joining us at BBTB2;-)

  25. This is fabulous! I love how you welded the hearts to make that great background shape. Thanks for joining the Seeing Red challenge at FCCB!

  26. Great frugal crafting. I have learned to make alot of my own crafting supplies, too. Thanks for sharing this idea and joining us at FCCB this week. Kim

  27. You did an AWESOME job!!
    Fabulous & FUN!! Love it!
    Thank you for joining us at Cut It Up Challenges.
    Have a wonderful day,
    *Crafting With Creative M*

  28. I love your card! I would love to have the CCR file so I may scraplift- with your permission of course.

  29. Wow! This is such a wonderful idea and I love how you put this together. I love this image of the couple inside your box. I may have to try this myself. Great inspiration! Thanks for joining us at BBTB2.

  30. Another wonderful project!!! I always love to see what you'll come up with. Your shadow box is gorgeous! I really appreciate how you step out of the box (no pun intended!) to create not only original projects but that they are also beautiful. And you are so sweet for always sharing! Thanks again for letting us take a peek into your creative mind! lol
    As of now, you only need 119 followers! Good luck!

  31. FABULOUS Shadow Box! I LOVE that image from Sweethearts! This turned out so great! Thanks for sharing with us over at BBTB2 this week!

    Mollie's Motif

  32. Beautiful box/card. I know you spent a lot of time on this and it was worth it. Happy Valentines and thanks for submitting at BBTB2.


  33. What a beautiful card box! Great use of the Artiste Cartridge!
    Thanks for linking up on H2H

  34. Very clever use of the CCR! Thanks for sharing with us @ H2H!

  35. Very impressive shadow box design, and cute too!

  36. Great shadowbox! Love the silhouettes! Thanks for joining us at the Cut It Up challenge blog :-)

  37. Very pretty! Thanks for playing along at H2H!

  38. how sweet and romantic, I just love this. Thanks for playing at CIU!

  39. Sweet Soda Shop! Love the silhouette & how you did the true love /banner

  40. Hi Scrapalette. How beautiful the heart shadowbox that you made in CCR! I would like the .ccr file if you don't mind. I am still learning with CCR and wish that I could think outside the box!! I just need to practice more.
    Thank you,

  41. You are one crafty and creative lady! I love how you weld shapes and images to come up with something truly unique! Thank you for joining in on the blog hop and sharing your creativity! Good luck on your 1000 followers! you will be there real soon!