A Beautiful World

Hi readers! TGIF! Also, it’s the last day of February! How did THAT happen?  I’m pleased to be returning with a fun shadowbox feature made by Paula Cheney!  She has kindly included step by step instructions and photos to help assisting you in making your own version of this project!





  • Use Tarnished Brass as a highlight over the Forest Moss Layer.  Wipe away excess paint with wet wipe to let the bottom layer color come through.  Let dry.

  • Use the same technique to add a bit of Weathered Wood Distress Paint.

  • Stamp the front of the box frame with script stamp and Watering Can Archival ink.

  • Use Curvy Banners Decorative Strip to cut manila cardstock banner.  Add words from the Remnant Rub – Botanical.  Add to the top center of the box.

  • Use Spring Greenery Decorative Strip to cut leaves from Manila cardstock.  Paint with forest moss and iced spruce.  Set aside to dry.

  • Use the dapper top to paint 3 letterpress numbers.



  • Add Found Relative box (the game pieces on her back make the piece stand away from the back of the box).

  • Add Letterpress pieces to box with Glossy Accents.

  • Add new or vintage flowers, cheesecloth and the painted leaves to the bottom of the box.

  • Punch a hole in the top of the box with a Crop-a-dile for Curio Knob.  Add knob and Crinkle ribbon bow.


Thanks for reading today and thanks again to Paula for being our guest!


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  1. What a beautiful project! I would love to make something like this – thank you for the gorgeous inspiration!

  2. Wow, such great detailed instructions and photos to match. So helpful to us who struggle with shadow boxes, or any kind of project such as this. Thank you.

  3. BEAUTIFUL shadow box – LOVE IT!!!
    Thank you for sharing the tutorial.
    CONGRATULATIONS to all the lucky blog candy winners too :)

  4. Omg this looks amazing. I’ve never attempted shadowboxes because I’ve never known what to do with them but I love this idea so much. So many possibilities of what paper backing to use and you could even replace the female with a family member (perhaps if you have kids it’d be cute with them) or even a celebrity (because who wouldn’t want James Franco in a shadow box to stare at everyday? Lol). Great job! :)

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