Sunday, February 20, 2011

"Cabin Memories" Shadow Box

I made this shadow box for a good friend of mine for his birthday.  When he was little, he would spend time at his grandparents' cabin and he has very fond memories of being there.  So, as a birthday gift, his wife asked me to design and create a shadow box for him.  I was so honored that she asked me and I absolutely loved making this.  I put so much love into making it, I think I exhausted myself!  :) 

I added 3D Foam Squares to pop-up the tree in the upper left corner of the shadow box.  I stacked them 3 high so the tree looks like it is at the front of the box.  The tree was a free SVG file from My Scrap Chick.  SVG file included the branch and leaves as well.

Here is a close-up of the owl.  Isn't he the cutest!  He is from the LD Woodsy Doodlebat Font available for purchase at Lettering Delights.  The graphics in this font are now available as a SVG set too!  Check out the entire Woodsy SVG set!

I used SCAL to design the layout of the shadow box!  I was so excited when I realized I could add the pictures to the layout in SCAL.  Also, I changed the colors of the cuts to match the paper colors I would use.  I like to visualize what my projects will look like before cutting/printing anything so this worked perfectly!  

Other materials used for this project:
  • Evergreen Trees & Cabin - Camping at Fox Ridge SVG Collection available for purchase at SVGCuts
  • Font used for "Cabin" in title - LD Woodland Font available for purchase at Lettering Delights
  • Font used for "Memories" in title - Blackjack Font available for free at Font Squirrel
  • Fishing Boat came from the Vehicle Cuts Font available for free at Denise's Scrapbooking Room.
  • People in the boat are a free Lego Man SVG available at the SVG Shop
  • Fishing Pole came from a free SVG at SVGCuts (no longer available)

Update 6/28/11:  I have a tutorial HERE that shows you how to design in SCAL.  Also, this shadow box was published in the May 2011 issue of GingerScrapStreet Magazine!!!

Thanks for looking!


  1. I love your layout! Thanks for visiting me! I'm glad to hear you won some of the giveaways that I posted on my blog! Yay!

  2. GREAT LO! I really like the how the tree came out, I have that file and haven't used it, now I want to go and dig out! TFS.

  3. I just found your site today, Love it!
    I live in St. Paul, I was surprised when I saw
    you live in Minnetonka.

    I was looking for a cabin file so that is how I got here. I didn't know SVGcuts had this set, thanks for sharing.

    Have a great weekend,