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I hope you’re ready to join us this month for Miss Kate Cuttables Winter/Christmas challenge at Miss Kate’s Facebook Group. The only requirements for the challenge are to follow the theme of the month and use a Miss Kate Cuttable’s file in your creation, including any/all freebies you have. The challenge will run from the second Monday through the 4th Monday of each month. Winners will be announced, in the group, Friday of challenge end week.
Before I continue, I want to remind you to check out the Freebie of the Day at Miss Kate Cuttables. What a great way to expand your library of cut files.
Here’s a bit of inspiration to help get your creative juices flowing to make your own project for this challenge. If you’re not interested in entering the challenge, I hope you enjoy my project as much as I enjoyed making it. I don’t often make 3D projects…I’m a card kinda’ gal. So, this was a fun change of pace for me. A bit complicated, too, as I took two Miss Kate’s files, Birch Trees With Deer and Bare Winter Trees and turned it into a window shadow box. Here’s the finished project:
The two files I used are beautiful and serene, so I wanted to make something dramatic to showcase them. I looked at cut files for several shadow boxes and liked bits and pieces of each, but ended up not using any in their entirety.
When I decided on the overall size, I made the outside frame with the widest side flaps (which determined how deep the shadow box was) using Basic Black card stock. I cut a piece of So Saffron card stock to just fit inside and attached it to the inside back. The I cut stars and a moon in a piece of Midnight Muse and attached that directly to the So Saffron. Attached with dimensionals to the front of that is a short piece of Whisper White card stock, meant to look like a distant mountain.
I took the two Miss Kate Cuttables cut files and welded them into squares with flaps in different widths to create the shadow box effect. The final step was to create a window to fit inside the frame. Here’s another view so you can see the dimension,
Before I put the top on the frame, I sprayed liberally with Shimmer Spritz on the Midnight Muse and again each time I added another layer. In person it looks so sparkly and I love how it turned out.
One more reminder to enter the challenge with a winter/Christmas project of your own. Or you can just visit Miss Kate’s Facebook Group to see what others have made.
I also submitted this to the following challenges:
- A Snowflake’s Promise-Challenge 35 Winter
- Cards and More-Challenge 173 Ooh Soo Cold
- Craft for the Craic-Christmas Anything But a Card