July 2019 VIP Crafters Club
Hey VIPs!! I’m so glad you’re here! I have put together some beautiful cut files for you this month that I know you will all love!
And our project is another 3-D layered shadow box! So many of you loved our November 2019 project and requested to make another one with a different design – so here it is! I am loving this adorable shadow box with birds in the trees.
The details for the crafting party and the materials needed are below. Please let me know if you have any questions at all. I will also be updating this page throughout the month, as well as the Facebook page – and important updates will also be emailed to you.
Thank you so much for being here! I’m so excited to get to know you all better, and I can’t WAIT to craft with you!
When: Thursday, July 11, 2019 at 4:30pm PST
(Note: a replay will be made available for those who cannot attend live)
Project: Tree w/ Birds Scene 3-D Layered Shadow Box
Please bring your favorite drink, a snack or appetizer and be ready to
participate on video (not required, but encouraged)!
STEP-BY-STEP VIDEO TUTORIAL
If you’re like me, there’s a good chance you have a lot of these materials already lying around! I’ve outlined below what you’ll need to create this project with me. Not all of it is required, and I’ve listed which ones are optional below. Feel free to customize your project as you like – remember, this is your project! This list shows what I’ve used (or very similar items, since not everything can be found online). Looking forward to our Crafting Party!! (Note: this list contains affiliate links)
- Shadow Box (Optional – I included a version of the design with a cardstock frame for those of you who are unable to obtain a shadow box)
I used a square 9″ x 9″ shadow box, but I also included cut files for rectangular shadow boxes, and another version for cardstock box frame. (Note – if you do opt out of usuing an actual frame and choose to use the cardstock frame, I do not recommend including the backlighting as it will be too heavy and bulky for a cardstock frame)
- TIME SENSITIVE DEAL: Michaels is having a sale on shadow boxes – I believe it is only valid until July 4. Here is the link if you’d like to check it out!
- Foam Core cut into long thin strips
Make sure it’s not wider than the thinnest part of the cardstock cutout – I kept mine around 1/4″ (see picture to the left). I used a box cutter and a ruler — PLEASE be safe when doing this step so that you don’t cut your fingers. 🙂
- Cardstock for layers, I found a Craft Smith pad of 12″ x 12″ paper (see photo on the left of the one I purchased from Michaels – or this one is the closest thing I could find online). Be sure to measure the inside of the frame before cutting the cardstock – even though my frame said 9″ x 9″, I needed to cut about 1/4″ inch smaller for it to fit nicely inside.
Please note you’ll need a light grip cutting mat or else your paper will tear when you pull it off. Another tip here – use a small spatula or the edge of a ruler to help gently pull the cut pieces up off the cutting mat
- One additional piece of cardstock for the back (or a sheet of paper)
- Hot Glue Gun
- Optional: LED String Lights– the kind in this link is cool because it is flexible, has an adhesive backing and you can cut it to size. And it is pretty bright too! It plugs into the wall.