Hi Crafty Friends!

Can you believe it’s 2021?! I feel torn. While I am not sad to see 2020 go, I also can’t believe how fast it went by, despite the chaos it brought to many of us. I am looking forward to the coming year for many reasons and wish all of you a safe, happy and healthy New Year! 

I am a little late in posting this project but wanted to share it with you, so I guess it’s better late than never, right?!

My friend, Patty, organized a holiday ornament swap amongst some of our local crafty friends and I have a hard time saying no to group events. At first the thought of an ornament made with Stampin’ Up! supplies stressed me out a bit. I started brainstorming and came up with a few different ideas – none of which worked the way I saw them in my head. Don’t you hate when that happens?! Then I started perusing Pinterest – as I’m sure most of us do for inspiration! I came across an awesome ornament shadow box using our mini pizza boxes. And if you know me, of course mine had to be a shaker! 

So, I went to town trying to figure out the best way to turn our mini pizza box into a shadow/shaker ornament! It took a few tries getting the pieces in the right spot for closure and ensuring all of the “shakey bits” stayed inside, but I absolutely LOVE how they turned out! I made 6 of these for my crafty friends and was so happy to share them! 

I apologize for the less than stellar pictures. It was hard to photograph with the window sheets and my lighting set-up is in need of a complete overhaul this year. 

I used the Trimming the Town Designer Series paper for all of my pieces. I was able to cut out the houses and trees from one of the sheets. Unfortunately, these items are now sold out. 

I used a whole package of Snowflake Sequins on the inside (yes – a whole pack… haha) and foam sheets for the bottom of my scene to make the “ground” come up to the window opening but also so that lots of sequins would stick to the ground for full, snowy coverage. The rest of the sequins float around the box. The adhesive snowflake sequins on the front of the box were a lovely, added touch. These are, unfortunately, sold out, as well.  You can still get some Snowflake Sequins,  though! They are retiring on January 4th and are heavily discounted in my online store, while supplies last! 

You can see how thick the foam sheets needed to be to offer the height I wanted. I think I stacked 4 strips that I had trimmed off to make it this height. They are such a fun tool, not only for adding to the back of your die cuts! 

I’ve linked below to all of the items used, that are still available. I also used on of our new blending brushes for the outside of my pizza box. These will be available on January 5th, with the new Jan-June Mini Catalog. You are going to LOVE using these!! They will come in a pack of three for $12 and are superb quality! 

I  hope you enjoyed my shaker ornament!

If you shop with me in the month of, January please use the Host Code below. If your purchase is over $150, don’t use the code and you’ll get the Stampin’ Rewards PLUS a giftie from me as a Thank You!


Be sure to check out my upcoming classes and join me online for some crafty fun!

Thanks for stopping by and cheers to the New Year!

Happy Crafting,

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