I created this shadow box for my brother, it is his very late Christmas gift. Hope he'll forgive me!
Mike and I made a trip with my brother and my nieces to Monterey last year. We had a wonderful time and I wanted to make a special remembrance of this fun trip. I decided a shadow box would be just the thing. You can pick these up at Michael's rather inexpensively. The shadow box is made for 12 x 12 paper. I used patterned paper from the Happy Trails paper pad by K&Company for the background. I double matted the pictures I chose and used pop up dots for some of them to give them some dimension. The title and seagulls were cut out of the Life is a Beach Cricut cartridge by Provo Craft. The sand dollar was one I found at a very lucky day at the beach is San Francisco!
The other shells were both purchased and found by me at other beach trips. The song "Time in a Bottle" by Jim Croce has special meaning in our family and I wanted to incorporate it in the box. The sands of time move so quickly and if only we could keep them in a bottle! I put some sand in a tiny bottle and printed part of the song lyric on a tag which I added to the box with a pop dot. I also added some little blue plastic 3D dots that looked like bubbles from the ocean spray (thank you Cythnia).
I am happy with the results. Hope my brother likes it!
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