A Wedding Shadow Box

So, I’ve had an interesting week.

Over the Thanksgiving holiday my Uncle dropped the bombshell that he and his girlfriend of several years were getting married. In two weeks. Because it was such short notice, they weren’t sure that anyone would make it to Pensacola for the big event.

Thank goodness my company has a generous vacation policy and said sure when I requested a few days off. My parents and I hopped in their van and made the drive north so that we could be there for the wedding.

It was a whirlwind trip but so worth it. Seeing family. Celebrating good times. An Irish pub. Lots of laughs. Tons of photos. Definitely worth it!

So how does a paper crafter help commemorate the day?

This was such an easy, quick project. Simple but classic. Not the best photo, but the sun was setting and the natural light was gone. The glare was horrible so it had to be from this angle.

First, I printed the names on a white sheet of cardstock and then stacked the hearts from there.

I used this awesome Hearts A Plenty thin steel die from My Favorite Things in my Cuttlebug to cut the hearts. The largest heart is 2 inches wide. It’s substantial but not too big.

I wanted to have a mix of texture so I folded some of the hearts in half to get dimension and I ran a few others through the Swiss Dots embossing folder to get the texture.

I used Festive Berries distress ink to add color to the center heart and to outline two small hearts to bring attention to the names at the bottom corner.

Here’s a quick look at the texture and dimension before I set it in the shadow box.

I love how this turned out and can see that it will be a favorite gift to give in the future.

Thanks for stopping by today!

15 Comments

  1. This is a beautiful gift, Tammy! Wonderful way to commemorate the wedding!

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  2. The shadow box is amazing, I’m sure they’re going to love it!

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  3. Great gift and glad you got there for the wedding!

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  4. Beautiful project, love the hearts 🙂

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  5. Tammy! What a sweet gift <3 I'm sure they loved it and bet they were so pleased that you and your parents could make the wedding! What a great story 🙂

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  6. This is fabulous! What a lovely gift!!!

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  7. Great shadowing. Love what you’ve done with the hearts. I’m a new ish scrapbook and don’t fully understand the concepts of die cutting and embossing yet so I appreciate seeing different project ideas. Thanks for sharing. Michelle t.

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  8. I’m sorry that’s supposed to say shadow box. Stupid auto type thing.

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  9. How sweet! I’m sure they loved it.

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  10. Genius! I love it! One of my most treasured wedding gifts is one that was handmade, in a frame like this. It hangs right by our front door 🙂

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  11. this is just sooo pretty! i am sure they are going to love it and cherish it!

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  12. Such a beautiful project! Great job at the last minute too 🙂

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  13. Love your project! I’m from Pcola. We love our Irish Pub!

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  14. Amazing and simple!

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