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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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!


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.

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!


Unknown said...

Super super CUTE!!

JustYolie said...

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

Patricia Hurlburt said...

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

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


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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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.

scrappingmamma said...

WOWzERS~! i love this project , its adorable and what a super great gift. Thank-you for sharing ~

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

Georgiana said...

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

Hope all is well,
Carson's Creations