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Friday, June 8, 2007

Shadow Boxes: NOT just for your walls anymore! 8 comments  
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Come take a peek at what the digital CT has created this week!

Amy Teets, an ACOT Designer, describes her Shadow Box collection like this:

"Lost your scrapping mojo?  Need to scrap a lot of photos but not sure how?  This 12x12 chipboard png shadow box is perfect for you!  One PNG chipboard frame is included BUT rotate it for FOUR different looks!  Make sure to check out the complete Set."

Her set, so far (?), consists of 9 different shadow boxes (for a total of 36 looks)!!!  You can find them here for a downloadable purchase right here at A Cherry On Top!

Here is what the Digital CT Members and Guest Digital CT Member have created for our Shadow Box Reveal with a “What I Love About _____” theme.


Janell’s (janello) – “What I Love About the Beach” - (Used Shadow Box Set 1)

"Amy's shadow boxes remind my of my childhood.  My mother used to have them in our kitchen.  I found that I could fill them with very much the same thing...tiny treasured elements and special photographs.  These templates are a wonderful way to add a special and unique look to your layout collections."

Janell used kits by ACOT designers:  Amy Teets, Theresa Hernandez, Kim Hill, and Julie Mead

Karin’s (mayerkt) – “What I Love About My Kitties” - (Used Shadow Box Set 2)

“Shadow boxes are really fun to use! It is such an easy way to incorporate LOTS of pictures with tons of fun elements at the same time!  And the final result is just sooo cool.”

Karin used kits by ACOT designers:  Amy Teets and Anita Stergiou

Glenda’s (bamablue) – “What I Love About Minneapolis” - (Used Shadow Box Set 2)

"Amy's shadow boxes are great for a collection of photos that you want  to display in a unique way.  It was especially fun for this reveal, because it makes it easy to take a bunch of unrelated photos and link them together in a comprehensive layout.  I modified mine to fit the panoramic picture and banner by copying and pasting a similar section on top of the area I wanted to erase, then deleting the "bars" underneath.”

Glenda used kits by ACOT designers:  Amy Teets, Anita Stergiou, and Marcie Reckinger

Angie’s (nun69) – “Got Milk?” - (Used Shadow Box Set 3)

“Okay, so if you do not already know, Abby is pretty much a chocoholic!  I am loving how these new shadow boxes by Amy Teets are so flexible - you can erase the lines (like I did) to fit whatever size picture or element you want to place in the boxes or you can just use them exactly how they are!"

Angie used kits by ACOT designers:  Amy Teets, Anita Stergiou, Kim Hill, and an ACOT Collaboration Kit

Egle’s (FairyMouseMom) – “Simple Things” - (Used Shadow Box Set 4)

“Using one of Amy Teet’s Shadow Box kits allowed me to display sets of pictures from two days of water balloon fun that my children and their cousins and friend just had.  I found the shadow box versatile that I could keep a picture bigger underneath a bigger area, rather than crop my picture to fit into each individual section.  I also changed the color of the shadow box itself by placing a sheet of black paper on top and grouping it with the box.  This way, it made my other colors ‘pop.’ ”

Egle used kits by ACOT designers:  Amy Teets, Julie Mead, Lena Brandenburg, Anita Stergiou, ACOT Collaboration Kit (using Theresa Hernandez’s elements)

Paula’s (saturnsvu), Digital Guest CT Member, June 2007 – “Amy, It’s Time” - (Used Shadow Box Set 6)

“Well, these shadow box templates were just a perfect way for me to feature all the different poses in my daughter's senior portrait package. The photos came last Friday - only a week to spare before she actually graduates. They left out her folio so I was looking for a way to get all the poses on one page for her. This was perfect.  I love that the colors in Amy Teets’ new kit, "Note"able.  They went so well with my Amy's pictures.”

Paula used kits by ACOT designer:  Amy Teets 

Kristi’s (MamaK321) – “slippin’ “ - (Used Shadow Box Set 7)

“Amy Teets' Shadow Box templates allow tons of different options for filling the spaces with photos, paper, text, or embellishments.  From one single template you can create a number of different layouts.  Using the shadow box made this layout super quick and easy to piece together!”

Kristi used kits by ACOT designers:  Amy Teets and Kim Hill

Egle’s (FairyMouseMom) – “Love My ‘DECK’oration” - (Used Shadow Box Set 7)

“Unlike for my previous layout, this one I left looking like chipboard.  I like how it worked with my grouping of photos better than altering it.”

Egle used kits by ACOT designers:  Amy Teets, Julie Mead, and Michelle Bradley


SIMILARITIES and DIFFERENCES in our "shadow box" layouts


  • Did you see how Glenda is the only one who used her shadow box for a title that runs vertically?  Everyone else used hers horizontally.
  • Did you see how Angie and Egle colored their shadow boxes to suit the mood for the rest of the their layouts?  All of the other layouts kept to the original chipboard look.
  • Angie and Glenda are the only ones who “altered” their shadow boxes by deleting some of the bars from theirs.
  • Did you notice that  Paula, Janell, Egle (for both), Angie, Glenda, and Kristi all spread out some of their pictures underneath more than one open space to give their layouts a different look?
  • Paula, Egle, Karin, and Kristi attached something to the top of the shadow boxes, too.


You can find Amy Teet's Shadow Box collection by clicking on the following link:



Posted by FairyMouseMom

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Reader Comments ...
7/18/14 3:18 pm
boy those boxes were so great.

AmyTeets . Denver
6/10/07 11:15 am
You guys are awesome! Thanks so much for letting me know "how" they worked for you!

6/9/07 5:04 pm
Awesome! I'm officially in love with these shadowboxes! Way to go, these are gorgeous layouts.

Janell . Indiana
6/9/07 1:16 pm
What a wonderful article Eg. Loved how you pointed out differences and similarities! WTG! and THANK YOU!!!

6/8/07 11:46 pm
I have all 9 of your shadow boxes and can't wait to use them!

6/8/07 6:44 pm
I am so inspired!! These are just wonderful, wonderful, wonderful!

6/8/07 2:04 pm
Wow! These are really cool! I love Paula's.


6/8/07 1:51 pm
And, in case you missed it, Amy is giving away one of her gorgeous shadowboxes for a very short time - through Monday 6/11. You can get the details here - http://www.acherryontop.com/message.php?topic_id=182906&id=1

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