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Christmas Diorama and Keepsake Box with Graphic 45

Are you enjoying all the inspiration shared so far? We have two unique box projects and both so different: Diorama and Keepsake Box projects! Learn how each was created and read through to the end to enter our giveaways 🙂

We have other Christmas inspiration to share!
CLICK for Day 1: Christmas Box, Cards and Tags Abound with Graphic 45
For Day 2, HERE: Holiday Album, Card and Tags with Graphic 45
And for Day 3, HERE: Handmade Christmas Banner and Card Box with Graphic 45
Our last day: Holiday Keepsake Box and Scrapbook Page with Graphic 45

Christmas Diorama Shadowbox by Shellye McDaniel

From the moment that I saw the Deep Square Matchbook Box, I knew that I wanted to make a light-up Christmas Diorama coupled with the sweet Christmas Magic Collection.

Christmas Diorama Shadowbox by Shellye McDaniel for Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L Christmas Inspiration Week with Graphic 45

To begin, I traced a battery-operated tea light onto the top (inside) of the box and cut out with a Xacto knife.  Next, I used the Extreme Double-Sided Tape 1/4″ around the base of the light and inserted it into the hole.

Christmas Diorama Shadowbox by Shellye McDaniel for Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L Christmas Inspiration Week with Graphic 45

To cover the box, I used one of the red/cream striped papers from the collection kit and adhered it with Extreme Double-Sided Tape 1/2″. Make sure to create an opening in the front of the box.

For the fun part, I cut apart matching journal cards and layered the cut-out portion to the full rendition with 3D Foam Squares White Mix.  Two bottle-brush style trees were added to the inside with Adhesive Dots 3D.

Christmas Diorama Shadowbox by Shellye McDaniel for Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L Christmas Inspiration Week with Graphic 45

When I want to turn on the light, I simply slide the box out and flip the switch!  Adorable in a child’s bedroom or end table and what a fun conversation piece! On my blog, I have a step-by-step tutorial so CLICK: Christmas Diorama Shadow Box Project.

Creative Time: 1 hour
Skill Level: Intermediate

Materials Needed
Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L®

3D Foam Squares White Mix
Adhesive Dots 3D
3D Foam Holiday Embellishment Kit

HomeHobby by 3L®
Extreme Double-Sided Tape 1/4″
Extreme Double-Sided Tape 1/2″
Dual Tip Glue Pen

Graphic 45
Christmas Magic 12×12 Collection Pack
Deep Square Matchbook Box
Christmas Magic Ephemera Cards
Christmas Magic Pockets & Tags

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Christmas Diorama Shadowbox by Shellye McDaniel for Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L Christmas Inspiration Week with Graphic 45 Pinterest

Wonderful Christmas Keepsake Box by Teri Burson

I created this lovely decorative box with compartments for storing your favorite keepsakes, craft supplies or jewelry.  The beautiful patterned papers from the Twelve Days of Christmas Collection were used to cover the Ivory Book Box.

Wonderful Christmas Keepsake Box by Terri Burson for Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L Christmas Inspiration Week with Graphic 45

I fussy cut some of the rose clusters and decorated with my Dual Tip Glue Pen and crystal glitter.  I also added a chipboard button embellishment with burlap string, using the 3D Foam Circles Black Mix for my button layers.

All of my paper was trimmed and adhered with my E-Z Runner® Grand Refillable Dispenser and inserted E-Z Runner® Grand Ultra Strong Refill.

Wonderful Christmas Keepsake Box by Terri Burson for Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L Christmas Inspiration Week with Graphic 45

Inside my box, I created a faux mirror, using the silver foil in the 3D Foam Creative Embellishment Kit and running it through my die cut machine with an oval-shaped die.  A sticker is adhered just below the mirror, popped up with a strip of Crafty Foam Tape Black for added dimension.

Additional glue from my Dual Tip Glue Pen is used to edge my box, with gold glitter generously applied. The final accents to my decorative box are the Graphic 45 Antique Metal Door Pull, plus mini floral ribbon wrapped around my base.

Wonderful Christmas Keepsake Box by Terri Burson for Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L Christmas Inspiration Week with Graphic 45

Creative Time: 1 hour
Skill Level: Advance

Materials Needed
Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L®

E-Z Runner® Grand Refillable Dispenser
E-Z Runner® Grand Ultra Strong Refill
3D Foam Circles Black Mix
3D Foam Creative Embellishment Kit
Crafty Foam Tape Black

HomeHobby by 3L®
Dual Tip Glue Pen

Graphic 45
Twelve Days of Christmas Deluxe Collection
Regular Book Box – Ivory
Antique Metal Door Pull

Other: May Arts Ribbon, Spellbinders Platinum 6 Die Cut Machine, Lawn Fawn Oval Stitched dies, scissors, We R Memory Keepers Trimmer, Doodlebug Design Glitter

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Wonderful Christmas Keepsake Box by Terri Burson for Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L Christmas Inspiration Week with Graphic 45 Pinterest

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