November 2018 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 think you’re all going to LOVE. And the project that we will be doing for our crafting is something that you will be able to proudly display in your home, sell it, or give it away as a lovely gift to a dear friend.

This is a 3-D layered beautiful winter scene in a shadow box. I have always wanted to make one of these! This is SO pretty for Christmas and the winter months.

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!


Materials List

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)

  1. Shadow Box
    I used a square 9″ x 9″ shadow box, but I also included cut files for rectangular shadow boxes.
  2. 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. 🙂
  3. 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
  4. One additional piece of cardstock for the back (or a sheet of paper)
  5. Hot Glue Gun
  6. Optional: LED String Lights
  7. Optional (If using LED String Lights): Pin or needle to poke small holes in the back sheet of cardstock.
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