Saturday, December 15, 2018

Retro and Victorian Vintage Shadowboxes

A few more holiday boxes today. They're just such a pleasure to make! Not too difficult and they're pretty as can be.

There are a number of shadowbox size options available at AlphaStamps. I've made three different sizes here from 2" to 3.5" wide. The bases have been paired with lids with the openings trimmed with Larger Green Leaf Garland*, and Mini Holly Leaf Garland.

I've made both retro and victorian vintage feel pieces here. I think this intimate Santa image from the Santa's Toys Collage Sheet is just perfect for inside the box. It almost makes the interior look illuminated.

You can just make out the interior background of the box here. I kept things super simple and just painted the inside white and added... surprise surprise... glittahhh!

The two smaller boxes I've kept very similar, with just subtle differences. The papers from the Nostalgia 6x6 Paper Pad are the same colour but have a different pattern. The cutout framed lids are different shapes. But they match as a pair.

Both of these cuties are from the Victorian Angels Collage Sheet

Total aside here... I LOVE tartan patterned things at Christmas. I know this technically a check, but it has a very tartan feel.

ANYWAY!  Below you will find ALL THE BITS used for creating these cute boxy things. Or, you can find everything in one place HERE.

Larger Green Leaf Garland*
Larger Miniature Candy Canes
Christmas Stockings Printed Twill Tape 
Mini Holly Leaf Garland 
Mini Shadowbox Lid - Oval 
Mini Shadowbox - 2.5x4 
Mini Shadowbox Lid - Round Top Frame 
Mini Shadowbox - 2x3 
Mini Shadowbox - 3.5x5.5
Mini Shadowbox Lid - Arched
Nostalgia 6x6 Paper Pad
Frosted Berry Picks - Single Stems 
White Dresden Border Sampler Set
Thin Looped Dresden Borders - Red
Victorian Angels Collage Sheet
Santa's Toys Collage Sheet 
*Christmas Nostalgia Kit - December 2018

How are your holiday makings going? Are you breathing? YOU CAN DO IT!


  1. I love these!! I have to admit, I stalk your posts! Love your ideas!

  2. So darn clever. Nichola Can I ask you a question about the leaf garlands? I have been trying to use the the garland to circle and image on my Christmas cards & having difficulty getting them to stay in place without sliding ahout - so the glue I'm using might not the one a good fit with the garlands? Any suggestions???? Holiday Blessings Robin B.

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