Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Triple Play Blog Hop - Week 4

Today I Created | A Shadow Box

Happy Thanksgiving and welcome to week 4 of the Sizzix Triple Play Blog Hop. Today's featured Sizzix die is the ScoreBoards, Frame & Frame Back w/Stand by Eileen Hull.

This die is a really cute shape with scallops and flowers, unfortunately, most of my photos seem to be of my son so scallops and flowers didn't seem to work for me. I was sitting and eating a pizza with my son while describing this die shape and suddenly looked at the pizza box.

Pizza boxes are made of corregated cardboard and this die is a ScoreBoard die designed to cut thicker boards. A frame made out of the pizza box perhaps??? In the middle of eating a pizza slice I grabbed a pair of scissors and started to cut off the top of the box so it wouldn't get any grease stains. Luckily my son is somewhat used to my sudden creative impulses.

Since the pizza box represents something that my son really likes, I decided to create the entire shadow box of things that remind me of him. Off I went to collect bits around the house.

To create the dividers and sides, I cut parts of the corregated board into 1" strips and hot glued the sides to the back. Next, I used more 1" strips to create dividers. The dividers looked plain so I wrapped them in Japanese Washi Tape from After the sides and dividers were in place I glued the front of the frame in place.

I added Vintage Transparent Deco Tape along the top of the Frame Back and more Washi Tape along the left side. I also added Distress Ink and rubber stamped a truck image using a Tim Holtz's clear stamp. I did not want to cover up the fact that this is made from a pizza box.

I hope you are having a wonderful Thanksgiving and enjoy my project using the Frame & Frame Back by Eileen Hull for Sizzix. Be sure to click on the Forward or Back buttons in the Triple Play blinkie on the right to see what other talented designers created with this versatile die.


  1. Wowie wow wow, Lynda! This is very clever and I LOVE how masculine you made it. You never cease to amaze me! Happy Thanksgiving!

  2. What a great idea Lynda! Love the dividers and whole concept of incorporating a pizza box... Hope you had a great Thanksgiving. Thanks for working with my die!

  3. i totally love this show and tell box idea! thanks for the inspiration!

  4. What a great idea! I love the box. Who said aframe should only be for photos. I love the idea to put things instead of photos. I love all the details especially the little car! Happy Thanksgiving.

  5. awesome project! I love being able to see the pizza box and the printing on it! This is a really nice memory of you and he spending time together, enjoying pizza. Happy Thanksgiving.

  6. Amazing- so much about this I like- the recycling factor, the fact that you made a masculine project from the die set and I love this tape- have to check it out!

  7. What a great idea Lynda! I have to try that myself. So cool with bits and pieces of him.

  8. Love your shadow box for home decor. Mahalo for sharing a great idea full of dimension.

  9. HA! Great minds think alike!

    More HUGS!


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