Monday, November 27, 2017

Santa's Little Helpers Christmas Shadowbox

Hi! Lynne here with a little something festive....I wanted to use this house shadowbox for a fun theme, and what's more fun than Christmas, right? I found these cute little elves at a local craft store and pulled out some terrific festive Graphic 45 paper and started playing.

This blown out view shows how the pieces fit together; the two in the middle have slits cut halfway through and they fit together to form an X shape. I like to cover all the pieces with patterned paper and sand & ink the edges before putting 3D items together.

I covered all the pieces and then glued my little house together; I find white glue is usually best.

The snow was made using Faber Castell  Pearl texture paste; I just spread it around with a palette knife, pulling it down to create an overhang.

I heat-embossed the fussy cut embellishments with clear embossing powder to add both sheen and strength. They were then attached with foam tape.

The elves and trees were glued in using a hot glue gun, and the twisted paper strips were attached that way as well. I attached wooden beads as "feet" in the same manner after painting them gold. Some of the paper strips were from the St.Nicholas collection, also by G45.


Mini House Room Box, 4 cubbies


Graphic 45 Christmas Carol papers

Aleene's tacky glue
hot glue gun
clear embossing powder, Versamark ink
mini trees from Michael's
Faber Castell Texture Luxe-Pearl


  1. This turned out really nice really know how to make an appealing scene

  2. I wish I could find the time and peace of mind to do something like this. Bless your heart and thanks for sharing. Vicariously, through you,I can dream of when I will grab my creative soul for a few minutes. I'm working as hard as I can to make it real.