It’s only 26 days until Christmas. Can you believe it? If you are on my mailing list you’ve already received a couple of handmade gift ideas you could use this holiday season. And another will be coming out this afternoon (so if you aren’t already on my mailing list–it’s not too late! Sign up before 1pm Pacific to get this week’s project tutorial.)
But I figured you can never have too many handmade gift ideas, right? I especially love the one I’m sharing with you today. It’s sort of like an easy scrapbook for those who don’t want to scrapbook. It’s a Memory Shadowbox. It has a top loading mechanism which makes it perfect for inserting tickets from movies, sporting events, plane tickets, photos and more. Anything that you want to save to remember a moment.
The wonderful thing about this gift is you can personalize it easily. I chose to get a 12″ x 12 ” size Shadowbox so that I could adhere a sheet of scrapbook paper to the back of the box. This is where you can make it perfect for the recipient–choose a pattern of paper that fits their personality. Or you could do as I did and use a basic neutral pattern so that the photos, tickets and other items are what pop in the box. I used paper from Close To My Heart’s Basics Paper Fundamentals (which incidentally are 30% off this month!) You’ll have to excuse the reflection of the clouds in my photos. It was incredibly hard to capture a photo since everything reflected in the glass of the Shadowbox!
I used 3 of the fonts from Close To My Heart’s exclusive Cricut Collections. “Memories” is from the newest You Are Here Collection, “The Best Things in Life are” is from Flower Market and “the people we love, the places we go & the memories we make” is from Artbooking. Luckily, all of these collections are still available in the physical cartridge collections. You might recall I shared the news weeks ago that Cricut announced they will no longer be producing physical cartridge collections. This means the exclusive CTMH Collections will be available on a while supplies last basis.
To make creating this Memory Shadowbox even easier for you, I’m giving you the Cricut cut file. Yay! So if you have a Cricut Explore you can create this project in no time at all. Just get yourself a top-loading Shadowbox, some vinyl and your favorite scrapbook paper and you’ll be all set!