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Hi everybody! Leslie here, sharing a fun vintage Christmas shadowbox created from our Small Rectangle Printer Tray Frame! I added several strips of double-sided adhesive foam tape between each of the chipboard layers so the compartments were deep enough to accommodate the vintage Christmas elements. I bought all of these fun vintage items (wreath, mistletoe, wood ski and pole, Christmas lights, scarf and hat, shovel, and snowflake) several years ago along with a different kind of shadowbox, and the shadowbox turned out to be too small, so everything just sat in my stash... until now!


Using one of the chipboard layers as a template, I adhered different colors and patterns of vintage Christmas paper, a couple vintage photos and a piece of ephemera to the chipboard back, to be seen through the apertures from each compartment. I then separated the compartments by adding several strips of foam tape down and across the interior sections and around the outside edges, added a chipboard layer, and then added several more foam tape strips to the interior sections and around the outside edges. I repeated the process with the second chipboard layer and more foam tape strips.

I adhered strips of gray cardstock around the inside perimeter of each compartment for a clean finished look, and then adhered the vintage Christmas elements into the compartments with a hot glue gun, adding sequins and seed beads to the two compartments containing the vintage photos. I adhered the acrylic divider to the front after removing the protective film from the underside, and then turned my attention to the third chipboard layer.

I cut a frame for each aperture on the third chipboard layer so that about 1/8" of gray cardstock shows around the opening and adhered them to the back side of the chipboard layer, and then adhered it to the front after removing the protective film from the front side of the acrylic divider. I adhered strips of gray cardstock around the outside edge to conceal the foam tape strips, chipboard layers and acrylic divider. To finish the shadowbox, I adhered a rosette to the front that I created from patterned paper and embellished with die cut numbers. Here are close-ups of each compartment:


Clear Scraps products used:
Small Rectangle Printer Tray Frame

Other products used:
Paper trimmers, double-sided adhesive foam tape, glue, hot glue gun, vintage Christmas items from stash (wreath, mistletoe, wood ski and pole, Christmas lights, scarf and hat, shovel, and snowflake), Christmas ephemera, gold cord, snowflake sequins, cup sequins, seed beads, gray enamel dots

Thanks so much for stopping by today - we'll see you next time!

Scrappy hugs,


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