Thursday, October 6, 2011

Potion Class in Session Shadowbox

AAWA 10.2011 potion card witch shadow box finished1
This month's inspiration project on AAWA we were going to try something different.  The month's theme is "Halloween" and we need to create a project using any discarded product packaging. (Some examples are: empty ribbon spool, package from tape refill or red-line tape, cardboard backing from just about any product. We were to use our imaginations and see what unique ideas we could come up with. I had a few ideas buzzing around in my head. I spied a Sardine box on top of the microwave. Tom loves sardines, and he has the unopened can and I took the box that the can was in.
AAWA 10.2011 potion card sardine box
I carefully took the box apart and traced around the flattened box onto the back of scrapbook paper.
AAWA 10.2011 potion card sardine box first pattern first tracing
Then I used a ruler and embossing stylus to mark the folded lines on my paper.
AAWA 10.2011 potion card sardine box pattern scored lines on my paper
AAWA 10.2011 potion card sardine box pattern of cardstock cut out pattern
AAWA 10.2011 potion card sardine box and cut out paper Finished cutting and scoring and original box

I then re glued my sardine box together and fitted my scrapbook paper onto the box and glued the black patterned paper to the sardine box. I decided to glue my black paper to the original box so it would be more sturdy.

AAWA 10.2011 potion card shadow box cutting open Here is where I would do things differently if I make another shadow box. I glued a chipboard frame to the box, and then started cutting my box open in the center. Next time I would mark where I wanted to make the opening, cut the center out, and then glue down my frame. Live and learn.
AAWA 10.2011 potion card shadow box frames I bought this package of assorted frames in Michael's on clearance after Halloween last year. I chose to use one of the orange rectangle frames. I think I saw these same frames in the craft stores again this year, either at Joanns or Michaels. I also like the round frame that was also in the package, and have an idea in mind for a project to use it on.
AAWA 10.2011 potion card shadow box supplies10 supplies I used..Glue zots, glue stick, sticker maker xyron, Creative Memories small cutting board, Tim Holtz clear ruler, embossing stylus, assorted scrapbook paper and cardstock, die cut and stickers.
I cut a piece of spider web scrapbook paper to fit inside of the center of the box. Unfortunately, in the photo you can't see the spider webs, as it only looks black. Next time I would probably paint the sides of inside box.
 I then used glue dots to attach the witch brewing in her kettle (that was in a package of die cuts that I bought on sale after Halloween last year) I attached the witch for the inside front of the box with glue dots. I then glued Jolee embellishments ( broom and witches shoes) to the outside of the frame. Cut out Potion Class in Session from a piece of Halloween scrapbook paper, and with the sticker maker Xyron  adhered it to orange cardstock. Then cut a piece of black cardstock and attached the orange/Potion piece. Using glue dots, I attached the sign to the top of the frame. I also went around the outside of the box with orange ribbon. The box is 4 1/2 H x 3 1/2 W x 1 inch.
This project was great fun. Recently I have had more crafting time than I've had in a good long time.
AAWA 10.2011 potion card witch shadow box finished1  
I  enjoyed creating my shadow box project. Leave a comment on my blog to let me know what you think it. Thanks for stopping by to visit.
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Vic said...

It turned out wonderful!

Anonymous said...

Oh WOW Elaine!!!! That is super super cute!!!! I love how you made that!!!!

Gloria K said...

Absolutely darling! Great idea and use of empty container.

Susan said...

This is super! Very imaginative and I'm so glad you decided to "play" along this month.

Joanne Huffman said...

I love your Halloween shadowbox. And, it's generous of you to give such a well organized tutorial.