Saturday, March 17, 2012

Shamrock Shadow Box Display

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Today I have a home decor project to share. My 9 year old, Bryce, is going to present this gift to his teacher for St. Patrick's Day!
I started out with a shadow box from S.E.I., I then covered it with patterned paper (also from S.E.I.).  I put a piece of cork as the backer and placed the nine shamrocks inside. 

These are photographs of four leaf clovers that I printed onto white cardstock. I then used an embossing stylus to round the back of the leaves. Then using pop dots, I attached the clovers. This technique sure gives them wonderful dimension. These cute little labels give the display the look of a scientific collection.

I hot glued this yellow handmade crumpled flower to the corner adorning the color change ribbon. I don't know if you can tell from the pictures, but the ribbon changes from dark green to hues of purple and gold.

This is the little tag is a sentiment I just HAD to create! I used Photoshop to make it, sized it to fit my Photo Label punch by EK Success. I added some more ribbon, a cardstock accent and three flat-back pearls too.

Here you can see some more of the terrific texture and dimension in this home decor project. I love how simple and lovely it is. 

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16 comments:

Chriss America Real said...

Oh I bet Bryce's Teacher just LOVES you! What a fantastic gift! I may have to borrow this idea and make it myself. I am going to +1 it so I can find it again!

Hugs,
Chriss
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rlovew said...

Fantastic! I didn't even realize SEI did shadow boxes. I love how you used that corkboard- I have a couple of sheets of it but hadn't really known what to do with it. rlovew1976@yahoo.com

littlen said...

what a cute idea. great gift idea. tfs.
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Sugarlips said...

This is adorable. I bet his teacher will love it!

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Unknown said...

Super super CUTE!!

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JustYolie said...

Very nice!!! Happy St. Patrick's Day!!

Patricia Hurlburt said...

This is so cool. Love it. Thanks for sharing.
Patti
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lmkindell1 said...

I am sure is teacher will love it. Such a cute idea.

linda
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Happyscrapin said...

Your sons teacher is going to love their gift! You have done a fantastic job and I love the shadow box!

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Michele Smith said...

Cheryl, what an amazing idea! I have always adored shadow boxes! I love love love this project! Thanks for sharing and giving me much needed inspiration!! msmith38652@gmail.com
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Ashley Nicole said...

This is really cute. Love the idea. The flower is really pretty, love the color. Nice being in the hop with you.
Ashley

scrappingmamma said...

WOWzERS~! i love this project , its adorable and what a super great gift. Thank-you for sharing ~
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Krista's Paper Cafe said...

Your clovers look so real. This is a great keepsake. I so like that you ventured out to make your own digi stamp (tag).

KristaInMN at gmail dot com

AmyJRockstar said...

Wow! This is such a great project! I really love that Photoshop sentiment! Great job with that. It's very elegant! TFS your awesome project. It's super fun and I'm sure will be very appreciated! :) Thanks, also for the chance to win! Yay!

XO ~ Amy Jo (follower)
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scrappingmamma said...

how cute , i love this your clovers look so real.. what a fantastic project.. Thank-you for sharing
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Georgiana said...

Great idea. I wonder if there were any leprechauns looking for this box.

Hope all is well,
Georgiana
Carson's Creations