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A Winter Wonderland

This is post sure that you are a follower of my blog
as I will be giving away a GRAND PRIZE on the 500th post!
For my most recent assignment at 
I wanted to try something a little different in the home decor arena.
Using the new December Documented Collection and an 8X8 matchbook box,
I set out to make this sweet 3-D shadowbox of a winter wonderland scene

 I used an acrylic paint to cover the entire matchbook box a pretty bright green.
 I cut a panel from one of the December Documented papers and placed it over the opening.
Next, I worked on the 3-D scene on the inside of the box. I layered a variety of papers and cut white cardstock into snowy hills that I glittered and outlined in pom-pom trim. 

The chipboard snowflakes were glittered with an iridescent glitter and then applied. 
To the bottom of the box, I added a cut-out title strip and then dovetailed it at each end before attaching. 

I wanted to add a little height to the top, so a wooden scroll frame was adhered to the back of the box. 
 Such a project could be hung (just add a ribbon hanger), added to a wreath or simply sit on a side
table. Change up the sentiment and the piece can be displayed throughout the winter months!

 Simple Stories Products: December Documented- Fundamental Cardstock Stickers; Chipboard; Be Merry Paper; Special Delivery Paper; 4X4 Quote & 6X6 Photo Mat Elements; 2X12 Border & 4X12 Title Strip Elements; 6X6 Paper Pad 

And who doesn't love a 5 minute card!?! 
I have one for you...easily put together with Simple Stories' SN@P Cards!
Incorporate your favorite border punch to create a one-of-a-kind, yet quick and easy card. 
A few sprinkles of iridescent gems and a sticker or two and it's complete! 

Simple Stories Products: December Documented- SN@P! Cards;
 Peace, Love & Joy Paper; Brads 

I hope that you have a really terrific weekend! 


  1. This is darling. I don't know where you find the time to do it all. I just realized you're a part time nurse on top of it all! You are truly amazing! :)

  2. Oh my, what a sweet Holiday addition! I just love it!!

  3. What a fabulous project! Congratulations on hitting 500 posts! What a wonderful accomplishment! I'll be watching! ;)

  4. What a cute home decor piece! LOVE the pom pom trim on the snow drifts!!


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