Monday, December 28, 2015

Olde Curiosity Shoppe Shadowbox with Xyron!!!!

I love making shadow boxes from chipboard and paper using Xyron Creative Station!!!
It goes together so quickly and makes a wonderful home decoration for any room in your home or to give as a gift anytime of the year. 
I begin by first cutting my chipboard and laying out how I might want to place all of my pieces. Graphic 45 Old Curiosity Shoppe makes laying out the pieces easy because of all the fabulous journal pieces that come on the pattern paper.
Cut pattern paper with trimmer to fit a piece of 7 1/2" x 11" chipboard and 1/2" x 11" chipboard. 
 Run pattern paper through the Xyron Creative Station using Xyron 9" Permanent Adhesive. 
 Change Xyron 9" Permanent Adhesive in the Xyron Creative Station to the 5" Permanent Adhesive. Close lid. 
 Run smaller pieces through the Xyron Creative Station. 
Remove pattern paper from adhesive sheet and place on chipboard. 
Trim paper from around the smaller pieces on adhesive sheet, ink all edges prior to removing from adhesive sheet. 
Place Lady Journal Block and Butterfly Journal Block on black card stock. 
Run these two piece back through the Xyron Creative Station.  
Adhere smaller prepared pattern pieces to inside of frame to form a shadow box using the small borders and pieces from the journal pattern paper. 
Fussy cut butterflies, lady, birdhouse, frame, etc. Place Xyron Adhesive Squares to back of pieces. Place on top of matching pieces. 
Add faucets and hangers to top of shadow box.  
Adhere key. 
 To form the top part of the Old Curiosity Shoppe Shadowbox. 
Add banner, washers...
 pen metal and butterfly metals to center of shadow box. 
 Place arrows beside the birdcage.
To form the center part of the Olde Curiosity Shoppe Shadowbox.
Add a metal rim to side of the Olde Curiosity Shoppe Shadowbox with Xyron Adhesive Dots. 
Hand key from rim.
 Add fussy cut butterflies to bottom journal block along with a couple of metal buttons.
 I hope I have inspired you to make some shadowboxes from chipboard
 this year using Xyron's Creative Station.
I know I have plans to make a few more and remember you can also add photos in place of some of the journal pieces to make a more personal piece. 
Hugs Pam
Xyron Creative Station
Xyron 9" Permanent Adhesive 
Xyron 5" Permanent Adhesive
Xyron Pop Dots
Xyron Adhesive Dots
Graphic 45 Old Curiosity Shoppe Pattern Paper
Vintage Photo Distress Ink
Random metals


  1. This is such a wonderful project, and so much detail. I am enjoying looking at each section!

  2. Wow, Pam. Such detail! Really amazing.

  3. Just beautiful. I really would love to try doing a shadowbox someday. Thanks for the inspiration.

  4. Pam, what a great idea. These look so dimensional. You have inspired me to pull out my OCS papers and get busy making me one of these for my hallway. Thanks again for sharing your ideas with us.