Welcome to another Sunday how-to video!

Today I am not sharing a card, I decided to make a shadow box instead. You can easily turn your card designs into shadow boxes to decorate your house or hand them out as gifts. This was actually made as a ‘thank you’ gift for one of my son’s pre-school teachers.

Here is a closer look to the main image

I used the RIBBA shadow box by IKEA, die cutting, stamping, patterned paper and lots of distressing . You can enjoy the video below or at my YouTube channel.



Hope you had fun and got inspired. Let me know if you like the idea and want to see more shadow boxes.

Have a fun day,




  1. Whoaaa! What an adorable project!
    I really love it!
    Your son’s teacher will be very happy!
    Thinking about buying a Cuttlebug … and now I saw this …
    definitely buying one in the near future!
    Thanks for the inspiration! (and the great video)

  2. Vicky, I ADORE this! I was going to make a comment on how I liked that you inked a patterned paper, then watched the video to see that you MADE that paper! Love the way you used the dots and text! Another wonderful happy creation from you – thanks!

  3. At first when you said you weren’t making a card I said “OH NO!” But then I got to watching (a bit skeptical at first, I might add…) and LOVE IT! This is so stinkin’ cute!!! Love all the randomness…the cute flowers. BTW, thanks for the tip on using glue dots. I’ve been using wet adhesive and sometimes it’s kind of hard to work with!

    Thanks again!!!

    1. Lol loved the “oh no” reaction! Actually this could be easily turned into a card design. Just a bit of change on the size and add them on a card base. Thanks for visiting and i am glad you like it.

  4. Isn’t this darling?!! I love it, Vicky! It turned out so perfect! LOVE all the wonderful, sweet details you added! So glad you share videos with us – otherwise we would never know all the fun, little things you do! Hugs! 🙂

  5. I already posted on youtube but I have to say it here also: That is an amazing creation! thank you for continuing to share your projects with us….they’re so VERY inspiring! Lucky teacher to receive this beauty!

    PS: I, too, am, wrestling aobut whether to buy a Cuttlebug or a Big Shot, since I have a cricut (but I don’t really know all that much about using it). I’m still very much a novice to this and can’t come NEAR this level of ability yet. I think you make it look far too easy! TFS

  6. shoot, I forgot to ask my question: can you list the distress ink colors you used for the sky and grass and other inking? I tried to catch them all in the video but don’t think I quite got them. your color choices were perfect, and I don’t own any of those except a couple brown/tan ones. Thanks!

    1. Thank you Penny, you are so sweet! I always use tumbled glsss and broken china on my skies. If i want them to be even darker I then add a bit of faded jeans, but i havent in this project. For the grass i use two shades forest moss and shabby shutters. If you are thinking of getting some basic colors of distress inks do get spiced marmalade ( perfect orange) and fired brick ( great red).
      Hope this helps! Thanks for visiting.

  7. so inspirational-really loved the project and you did a fabulous job on the tutorial. Thank you for sharing your talents with us.

  8. I love it! Thanks so much for sharing it, you inspire me to make one of this for a friend that is a teacher. Your videos and creations are awesome!
    Loly Borda

  9. BEAUTIFUL!!! I would love to see more of your wonderful ideas for the shadow boxes. I want to make one for my sister for her Birthday! Thank you so much for sharing!

  10. So fun Vicky! Cool idea! Would love tho make something like this as a present for a new born baby!

  11. Clever idea and such a great way to showcase cards that are really superspecial. Loved the mini gridded stamp block you used – looked like a rocker to me. Can you lease post the brand name and any other details? Thanks!

  12. I adore this! It’s absolutely beautiful. Thank you for showing me how to make it! There will be a similar one up in my craft room very soon 🙂

  13. I just wanted to stop by here (saw your video on You tube), and say that this is such a lovely thank you gift! I’m sure your son’s teacher is gonna LOVE it!
    As always, thank you so much for your inspiration….I really appreciate it!

  14. Such a brilliant design! Love love your random stamping and mini roses! Great use of the IKEA fame! The preschool teacher must be overjoyed to have this little piece of art work from you! You are simply AMAZING!! Wish Aris a Happy Father’s Day (only in America, but that applies to Greece,too!) xoxo

  15. Just too cute, I want to run out and get a frame and try it. Just have to think of who I can give it too. A really great gift idea. Thank you, I just discovered you a week ago and am enjoying your work. You are Inspiring!

  16. Beautiful! Love the colors, so cheerful. And congrats for your football team getting to the Euro quater finals!

  17. What a fantastic project – I just love it! Thanks so much for showing this technique! Hugs to you!!!

  18. Vicky this is absolutely adorable! Thank you for sharing – I can hardly wait to give it a try. Thanks again!

  19. You make everything look so easy and effortless….I love all of the inspiration and “how to’s” that I get from you. I am trying to master the skies and grass technique. I have all the tools except the expertise but I am trying…maybe one day. Thanks for always sharing your ideas! I always leave your site knowing more than when I got here.

  20. Vicky, Vicky… You always inspire me and leave me breathless. I love shadow box. Ikea is just around the corner… I know what I will do this Saturday. Thanks so much. I thought about you yesterday evening during the football match against Germany. What a pity! But you keep high the honor of Greece…. . You are great!

    1. Thanks Daniela… Germany is a tough team but I guess we did our best! We did have fun while watching though with beers and pizzas! LOL!

  21. I was wondering where you got the dies for the flowers…they are sweet. I just love the framed results. So enjoying your videos. Thanks.

  22. I just love watching you create! Please keep up the beautiful work and thank you so much for taking the time to share your artwork. You are a true inspiration!

  23. Great idea for some mother’s day cards along with the Penny Black mother’s day sentiment will be perfect! Thanks for the inspiration. Love watching your videos both old and new!

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