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:
What I like best about the frames is that they can be made to any size – 5 x 7, 4.25 x 5.5, 12 x 12, it’s up to you. All of my frames today are 5 x 7 because that’s the size card I normally make.
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!
This is a brilliant addition… Beautiful xxx
I love these frames. Ideas are swirling around in my brain!
Hi Becca I placed my order for all of the die cuts. Had waited patiently now I am going to wait for the postman. Actually thinking of sleeping by the post box ?. Thank you for your amazing die cuts they are so delicate and dainty. I actually made our wedding invitations with the Cabinet/wedding couple. They turned out so beautiful and received many compliments. Thanks actually goes to you for your creations. Have a beautiful day.
Good morning Becca, just amazing I remember seeing you on TV demo ing these dies!!!
Have a good one!!!
Becca first I want to thank you for providing such joy through your all your products – your dies are so stunningly beautiful and timeless. I have been waiting for these dies to be available – and was so excited to get my availability notification! Made my first purchase last night and have already planned several projects. You inspire me. Have a wonderful day!
I absolutely LOVE your Designs, Creative Works of Art! So Refreshing, Inspiring, Romantic With Infinite Potential!
Now…if I can learn how to make the bows used on your Creative Works of Art…I am good to go. Your bows are so pretty!
Thank You So Much For Sharing Your Talent and Love For Paper Art and Crafting! Blessings! (HUGS)
Hi Becca. Your video demonstration is so well put together – very easy to follow – and your finished frames are stunning. All your design team have again done you proud with all their gorgeous projects. Well done everyone!
Wow! What a clever set of dies! This is definitely on my wish list. So sorry to hear that you’re still displaced from your home. Hope you’ll be able to settle back again soon!
SO AMAZING, Becca! HOW ON EARTH do you come up with these WONDERFULLY DONE DIES? I have been seeing some of these dies in the stores & WONDERED if they would fit in the Vignette Dies? SO GLAD to see you are EXPANDING ON your ALREADY SUCCESSFUL GORGEOUS DIES that we can use them FOR ANY SPECIAL OCCASION & have more than one option! LOVE LOVE the Shadow Box Vignette Dies! I saw those in the store too, & WONDERED if I missed something? LOL LOVE what EVERYONE has shown us! SUCH CREATIVITY!!! I AM IN AWE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :D Just this morning, I was thinking of creating a Book Gift Box for my daughter, to create a Letter Writing Kit! ;) One of these Shadow Box Vignette Dies would be PERFECT, as I’ve seen by the designers creations!!! ;)As you can tell, I think the ladies did a WONDERFUL JOB on the hop!!! :D
This is amazing! I can’t wait for my order.
They are absolutely beautiful. Can’t wait to try these and see the end results. Hope they look as nice as yours.
Oh Becca. I think these shadow box dies are going to be your best sellers once those ladies start making them and posting their creations. Positively ingenious thought behind the development and in three sizes. Thanks for all you do making such crazy gorgeous stuff!!!
Love this new edition to your collections! It was fun to see a video of you touring the Spellbinders booth at Creativation as well. You have the most beautiful, graceful hands! It is hard to pick a favorite die, and I own many of them already, but since I have been creating more “background interest” lately, I would pick CARD CREATOR A2 SWIRL BACKGROUND ETCHED DIES ROMANCING THE SWIRL BECCA FEEKEN. Thanks for sharing your talent.
I love the new shadowbox dies!! Can’t wait to get mine. Fan of your lovely designs from way back. Keep making your wonderful dies and your instructional videos because I am not as mechanically talented as you are and I need to be shown before my creativity takes over!! LOL
What a clever design! There are so many possibilities! I love it!
What fabulous dies. Love the beautiful design in the video.
Just beautiful, love these boxes. Must have Dies.
This die is amazing love the shadow boxes you made with it. Your work is always so elegant. Quinty girl
Greetings Dear Becca! I saw your Shadowbox frames and all the wonderful dies when you were on Hochanda. So glad to have them available here. You are a creative genius!! My mind is whirling with ideas. I love all the projects that you and your team have posted. Wishing that you will be able to go home soon.
I am so pleased that there are now dies available to cut Shadow frames, I have been intricately hand measuring and cutting for a long time, they are very popular and different to what is commercially available. Thanks again Becca.
It does make sense! Excellent video tutorial; you are the best! And the project at the end is so beautiful. The wheels in my head are turning.
Thank you so much for the tutorial! Thanks, also, for this blog hop because it provides so much inspiration. I really appreciate, too, the side-by-side comparisons of the frames! The Swirl Background and Curvy Label, that you featured here, are two of my favorite dies.
At Hochanda and Creativation you displayed boxes with drawer pulls. Oh, how those captured my imagination!
Love and blessings,
Another amazing creation Becca. You make things so easy to make gorgeous cards.
LOVE these dies!!
Your dies & projects are always stunning. The shadowbox die is a must have for me. I will use it for my quilled projects.
Thank you for the video. You made it seem so simple to construct. You are quite an inspiration to us and keep the projects interesting. I like making unique cards and gifts for friends and family. The shadowbox die is definately unique. Awesome!
Just visited the blogs and was wow-ed! Amazingly inspirational projects using your newly released dies.
Great new release, Becca!
Love the shadow boxes.
Thank you so much for this video. I am quite sure I would never have been able to figure this out on my own. Just love your instructional videos. I am waiting for a video on the Bow Helpers and Closures and how to use them. This is from the Wedding Collection . Have I missed the video somehow. Hope not. I really need help understanding exactly how to use these dies. God bless…Denice with a ” c “
Becca thank you for your inspiration. You can not imagine how you have taught me patience in creating. Your videos are so relaxing and you do not hurry through your instructions. I truly appreciate all your work. May you continue to inspire and be blessed every day.
You’re just WAY too clever! Making it adjustable for any size and that lovely easel… both are definite MUST HAVES!!
Oh my goodness! I just went and looked at the Spellbinders site and see you added more scenes like the Sweet Birdie and Cafe Scene!!! Woot-woot!!! (Hoping for one with a kitty (or several) next time!)
You always have such creative designs and ideas. I love the new shadow box idea and how some of the designers made them into gift boxes. Amazing.
Beautiful as always, Becca!
Your shadow boxes are beautiful!! I love your dies and use them frequently.
Dear Becca, I am a big fan of your work. You always make lovely projects and I love all your designed dies… they are all beautiful…. needless to say, I just loved this die 3D Shadowbox Vignettes the most. If I win, I would love to make a wedding invite with it. Your video tutorial is also so good that a beginner like can also make a shadow box with the help of your amazing designed dies… Love and a big hug….
I love this new frame die, can’t wait to buy it! If I were to win in your give away I really like any of the Gilded Foils one and Graceful Damask Card Creator is beautiful as well.
So many possibilities! Thank you for making the same card in the three different sizes very helpful
Hello Becca I love the way you used white on all 3 of your frames. they look amazing as does all of your creations. I don’t think I can pick a favorite but I do know I will use the die if I win on my youngest daughters upcoming graduation.
[…] My creative team and I kicked off Shadowbox Vignettes two days ago with some sweet inspiration. For our hop, I’m giving away 3 Dies plus the inspiration along the way is amazing. There are 6 more blogs to leave comments on to be in the running for the dies – it all begins ———–> HERE. […]
Oh my I love these dies did watch the tutorial on this one thanks for it and the opportunity to win such a beautiful die
Another set of wonderful dies. Can’t wait to try them. I like that you have shown all 3 sizes so one can really see the various dimensions better.
How simple and simply beautiful
Beautiful shadowbox.I love how the paper and the embellishments go together. What a beautiful gift to give.
Another beautiful die set! These are beautiful.
These are so beautiful. I just love that little easel, so sweet. Thanks for the video too. It’s hard to describe but the video makes it a lot easier to understand. I love your style! TFS!
I just love this. It would make a beautiful wedding card.
All of the new dies are just so beautiful! You are so talented. My favorite is the birdie. I’m a birdie lover, what can I say. But truly, I’d use them all!! lol
Becca, so you so talented! I just love that you are so willing to share with us the gift God has given to you. How you come up with these beautiful dies each month just amazes me. These shadow box dies are a must for me. Thanks again!
So pretty, really like the shadow box frame and what you are making with it
ahhh!!! I want them all. If I had to pick one, it would be the 1/2″ one, but I may need the 3/4″ one too :) I’m a cardmaker and would definitely make some awesome cards.
tfs Hugs, Christine
Thank you for showing the different sizes. I started with the 1/2″ die set and will add the other two sizes later.
Wow your frame turned out beautifully so elegant with stunning details, I could picture this being beautiful centerpiece or home decor just lovely?
Thank you!!!! These are awesome and I love the dies and the projects you’ve created them.
Brilliant & beautiful!!!
Hi Becca, I saw your release via Facebook live and was in awe of this collection. Finally a superb way to mail dimensional cards! Thank you so much for the lovely projects and inspiration!
Your dies and projects are always exquisite Becca and these are a wonderful addition to your collection
Oh my, you sure give us a lot in your designs. Love them.
What a fabulous idea. Thank you so much for this.
Hi there, I really enjoyed watching the shadow box item. I am interested in purchasing the dies and the papers to make the exact one. I loved it so much. I enjoy papercrafting mostly. Yours is a beaty.
Love the idea of frames!! Gorgeous display using them too!
Hello Becca. I’m so excited to view all the examples for your new Shadowbox Collection. There are so many possibilities multiplied to the Nth degree! Your imagination is truly amazing. Thanks for thinking of every detail. I often think I have too many of your dies, but I would not even think of not getting this collection–it promises to be the BEST one yet!! (That is until your next release, probably.) BTW, I love the all white examples you made for the release. Truly beautiful! Thank you very much for sharing your tremendous talent.
These Shadowbox dies are genius! The best part is that you can make them any size! You are an excellent teacher, thank you.
These are gorgeous! Thanks for the video!
I may be saying to much but its my comment truth! When the Lord touched your heart to touch our hearts it was a success on sight!! THE LOVE THE GRACE THE ELEGANCE IS REPRESENTED IN THIS VISUAL YOU CREATED FROM A PAPER DESIGN AMAZING GRACE INDEED I LOVE YOUR GIFT YOU ARE TRULY A VISIONARY OF PAPER CRAFT! THANKS SOOO MUCH IT IS ADORABLY AMAZING I HOPE TO GRACE OTHERS WITH THIS FEELING FROM GIFTS IN THIS BOX IT IS A GIFT ALL ON ITS OWN STANDING PRESENCE
I’m blown away by the amazing inspiration I’ve seen with these new dies. Thanks for sharing your talent and the fab videos that clearly explain how to use these wonderful dies.
OMG i wish i could afford some of these dies what you do withthem is heavenly
These frames are simply wonderful!! I love that you let us see each of them side by side for a really good comparison!! I love the flower embellishments and I LOVE your sharing of different ideas in using the same dies :) So glad to have found your blog!!
What an innovative idea ~ I’m in love with the adjustability of these dies and the versatility of the coordinating dies. <3