Monday, March 25, 2013

Movie Ticket Shadow Box

I don't think I have ever thrown away a movie ticket. I have stubs from all of the Harry Potter movies, Lord of The Rings and even some silly chick flicks. These stubs are all in a envelope in my dresser and every time we move my husband begs me to do something with them. Even though what he means is to throw them away, I decided a little shadow box holding all of those movie memories was just the ticket. Pun intended. ;) For this craft, I was lucky enough to get to test out the new Dear Lizzy 5th and Frolic line from American Crafts. 

Shadow box or Toy Box from wooden toy package
Dear Lizzy 5th & Frolic Fabric & Epoxy Brads
Dear Lizzy 5th & Frolic 12x12 Double-Sided Cardstock
Dear Lizzy 5th & Frolic Glitter Foam Thickers
Mod Podge
hot glue
 You can make this project with a shadow box, but since I have such a hard time throwing out the wooden packaging of certain toys, I thought I would make my husband happy and start dwindling my craft stash a little bit.
 The first thing you will need to do is get you box ready to paint. For me, that involved breaking the piece of wood in the middle of the box with a hammer and sanding the edges.
 Once everything is sanded, paint the project in the color you want. Allow to dry completely. Make sure even the crevices of your project are dry before continuing.
 Brush the bottom of your shadow box with Mod Podge and apply the scrapbook paper. I used Dear Lizzy 5th & Frolic cardstock, with tickets printed on the paper. I love this paper. It was actually the inspiration for the whole project. Add a top coat of Mod Podge to the paper and allow to dry. 
 When your project is dry, add stickers that spell out the word tickets. I used Dear Lizzy 5th & Frolic Glitter Foam Thickers. They added the perfect amount of sparkle. 
 For embellishments on the corners, I hot glued Dear Lizzy 5th & Frolic Fabric & Epoxy Brads to the shadow box. Since I wasn't using the brads as brads, I used a pair of pliers to bend back the brads so they could be easily hot glued. 
I really love the finished product and even my husband made a comment about how much he liked the result. I guess I am not in trouble for keeping all those ticket stubs for so many years now. 

Did you love the Dear Lizzy 5th & Frolic Line products I used, especially that cute ticket paper? You can see more of it online or at your local Jo-Ann's. If you are looking for more inspiration to use these cute products with visit American Crafts on Facebook, Twitter and Pinterest

(I was given a sample of the products in exchange for my post. All opinions are my own.) 
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