Friday, September 19, 2014

Curvy Keepsake Shadowbox Tutorial

This week's Friday Finds is not so much about inspiration as it is about playing with a new tool: The Curvy Keepsake Framelits. This little die is worth every penny. It takes just minutes to put together and it already looks fabulous. Yesterday as I was playing, I came up with the idea to turn it into a shadowbox, with the adorable little wren from "An Open Heart" stamp set. Wouldn't this make a sweet hostess gift for your fall gatherings?

Learn how to make this Curvy Keepsake Shadowbox below. All the supplies you'll need for this project are listed at the end of this tutorial (or click HERE) AND don't forget you can earn some of my other tutorials for free with a minimum $15 order (check out my "FREE with purchase" tutorial selection HERE).

Curvy Keepsake Shadowbox Tutorial

Step One

1. Cut TWO of the Curvy Keepsake Box Framelit pieces in Pear Pizzazz Card Stock.

Step Two

2. Repeatedly stamp the branch from "A Open Heart" stamp set in Early Espresso ink on one side of both of the Curvy Keepsake Box pieces.

Step Three

3. Flip over the pieces to the blank side and put Tombow on one of the center squares. Adhere the two center squares together (see step eight for a photo of how the pieces come together).

Step Four

4. Take a scrap piece of Very Vanilla Card Stock and cut just the portion shown.

Step Five

5. Cut off the top and bottom excess along the score lines.

Step Six

6. Stamp the wren from the "An Open Heart" stamp set with Memento Ink on the Very Vanilla piece.

Step Seven

7. Color the wren using the Skin Tone Assortment Blendabilities.

Step Eight

8. Adhere the Very Vanilla piece to the Curvy Keepsake Box as shown.

Step Nine

9. Punch a 1-3/4" Circle out of Crumb Cake Card Stock.

Step Ten

10. Center the circle on the flap opposite the wren. Trace around the circle with a pencil.

Step Eleven

11. Use the 1-3/4" Circle Punch to punch out a hole where you traced the circle.

Step Twelve

12. Adhere the 1-3/4 Circle piece to the bottom of the Curvy Keepsake Box. This piece will create the bottom of the nest.

Step Thirteen

13. Cut a 1-1/2" x 6-1/2" piece of Crumb Cake Card Stock. On the 1-1/2" side, score at the 3/4" mark.

Step Fourteen

14. Fold the Card Stock strip in half along the score lines. Cut into the open end of the strip using the fringe scissors, being careful not to cut all the way through to the fold.

Step Fifteen

15. Keep moving the fringe scissors along the edge until you have cut the whole strip.

Step Sixteen

16. Bring the ends of the strip together to form a circle. Use the 1-3/4" circle as a guide for sizing. It should be approximately the same circumference as the circle.

Step Seventeen

17. Fasten the circle with the Hand Held Stapler. Note: You might ask yourself, why you would need another stapler, but this ones is truly fabulous. It's perfect for getting in those tight spaces and staples like butter.

Step Eighteen

18. Bend back the fringe of the circular piece to make it look nest-like. Place the circle over the 1-3/4" circle at the bottom of the box. Note: The circle is not adhered. It simply rests inside the shadowbox.

Step Nineteen

19. Place three wrapped Rolos or other similarly-sized candy inside the nest.

Step Twenty

20. To close the box, bring the two handle pieces together. Then bring the slotted flaps over the handles one at a time.

Step Twenty-One

21. Cut a tag in Crumb Cake Card Stock from the Curvy Keepsake Framelit set. Stamp "Thank You" from "An Open Heart" stamp set on the tag. Tie the tag on with Early Espresso Cotton Ribbon. Happy Stamping!!

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  1. Oh My Goodness.... You have done it now!!! This is Wonderful!!! LOVE, LOVE, LOVE what you have done here..... Thanks for sharing....

  2. Dear Brenda,
    what a supercute idea! I must remember this!
    Thanks for sharing

  3. You are such a FANTASTIC creator! This project is so AWESOME! And your generosity to share with us is so appreciated! Thanks

  4. FABULOUS, Brenda! Every detail is exquisite. Thanks so much for sharing such an irresistible design.

  5. I love how your mind works. I love your shadowbox.

  6. Genius!! SImply et so beautiful.

  7. Oh my are brilliant! This is so stylish.

  8. This is wonderful, thanks Brenda.
    Rene from OZ xo

  9. ohhh so beautiful - thank you for showing
    greetings from Germany

  10. quelle belle réalisation, merci du partage. bisous de France

  11. Oh Brenda, you did it again. t's so pretty and super creative!
    Love it.

  12. okay sold me on the Open Heart Stampset!
    Thanks Brenda for the tutorial!

  13. WOW! How unusual and still managable! Thank you sooo much!