3D Depth and Dimension are the order of the day! Hi there, today we are sharing with you a great new Amazing Paper Grace collection with a blog hop featuring Shadowbox Vignettes. It is a followup to my favorite 3D Vignettes Collection and at the core of the collection are a set of Shadowbox Frames that will allow you to make a frame any size you can furnish the paper for. These frames sport a face that is 1/2″, 3/4″ or 1″
Whether you are hanging your kids’ artwork on the fridge with a lightweight frame changed out every season or if you are sending your glorious dimensional cards is a frame with a lid – there are so many ways to use these Shadowbox Vignettes dies. In fact, we think they are a great addition to your crafting toolbox. If you’ve looked at the die and cannot quite imagine how it goes together, well never fear, there is a video for that and I’ll show it at the end of my post. The video has extra 3D inspired projects not seen here, so be sure to have a peek or even fast forward to the end.
About 3D Shadowbox Vignettes
Layered Die sets were introduced with 3D Vignettes and people quickly realized you could use them standing alone in cards or you could use them layered together in a diorama. Shadowbox Vignettes continues the tradition and as you might guess, the layering sets can be used in both Shadowbox Vignettes and 3D Vignettes. In addition to the 3 core adjustable frames and the four layering sets, I designed a host of embellishments sized to fit your frames as well as your standalone cards. I’m particularly tickled by the easel (necessary to stand a shadowbox frame on a desk) that also transforms into a pocket or a basket.
My Projects For Today.
This is the 1/2″ frame. It is 1/2″ on the face and I’ve cut it into a 5″ x 7″ frame for a card.
S2-302 – Adjustable Shadowbox Frame with 1/2″ Border
This is the 3/4″ frame. It is 3/4″ on the face and I’ve cut it into a 5″ x 7″ frame for a card.
S4-980 – Adjustable Shadowbox Frame with 3/4″ Border
This is the 1″ frame. It is 1″ on the face and I’ve cut it into a 5″ x 7″ frame for a card.
S4-981 – Adjustable Shadowbox Frame with 1″ Border
I wanted to make the same card using each of the frames so that you can see the difference. I’d love to share how I’ve been using them in my daily crafting. The 1/2″ frame is perfect for small shallow boxes – to hold a small picture, as an accenting border on a card. The 3/4″ frame is great for pictures and for highlight depth, especially in layering scenes. The 1″ frame is great for 12×12 scrapbook pages, refrigerator art and for making 3D items. No one frame is limited – I’ve used each frame for every idea I’ve given here. Here’s what the dies look like:
The 1″ frame is always cut from a 4″ strip of paper and then the edging dies cut the paper for the proper miters and fit.
The 3/4″ frame is always cut from a 3″ strip of paper and then the edging dies cut the paper for the proper miters and fit.
The 1/2″ frame is always cut from a 2-1/8″ strip of paper and then the edging dies cut the paper for the proper miters and fit.
Each leg of the frame is cut to match the dimension you want – for instance a 5 x 7 inch frame will have two legs that are 5″ and two legs that are 7″. There are two matching bookend (left and right) dies in each set. You cut two with the straight edge and two with the tabbed edge for 4 to make the 4 legs of the frame. I encourage you to watch the video. It will all make sense, I promise!
Here is how they stand up – the easel is so cute!!
These dies are available right now on the Spellbinders website —–> HERE
In the meantime, be sure you leave a comment on this post and every Creative Team Members post for a chance to win an Amazing Paper Grace Die from any previous collection (Shadowbox is brand new so I don’t have the dies yet).
There are three dies that are being given away. One name will be randomly picked from comments left on the combination of our six blogs on the Introducing Shadowbox Vignettes post between February 4 and February 9, 2018, at midnight US Central Time. We encourage all of our international friends to participate! The randomly selected names will be announced on the Amazing Paper Grace Blog on February 10th. (All giveaways for this hop are managed by and the responsibility of Amazing Paper Grace).
Up for grabs is an Amazing Paper Grace die of your choice from the Vintage Elegance Collection, the Graceful Borders Collection, the Venise Lace Collection, the Chantilly Paper Lace Collection, the 3D Vignettes Collection, the Romancing the Swirl Collection, the A Charming Christmas Collection or the Glorious Glimmer Collection.
There will be a total of three dies and a winner can win once among all the blogs. If your name is selected, simply claim it within 2 weeks of the announcement by sending your address through the form under the Contact Tab on the Amazing Paper Grace Blog. There won’t be a reply back but if you leave your choice, we’ll get it, I promise. The dies will be mailed out from Amazing Paper Grace. (Please note: Please be patient I’m still displaced from Hurricane Michael and if you are waiting on a die, it is coming!)
How to Assemble a Shadowbox Vignette Frame
We know you are curious! Have a look at this video and watch the magic. There are many ways to put them together but this is where we recommend you start. Remember you can have frames any size you want!
Click on the links to each member to be inspired across a broad range of talent:
Visit Joanna – joannakrog.blogspot.com
Visit Teresa – victorianpaperqueen.blogspot.com
Visit Melissa – keepsakesbymelissa.blogspot.com
Visit Judy – judyhayesdesign.blogspot.com
Visit Ewelina – elinaart.blogspot.com
Visit Becca – amazingpapergrace.com/blog
Thanks so much for joining us for the Introducing Shadowbox Vignettes Blog Hop. Leave a comment to let us know your favorite die or tell us what you plan to do with those you select. There is much more inspiration in store today and for the weeks to come. Just pop down the list of Creative Team Members to see more!