By The Sea

Are you ready to see a very "earth friendly" project? Today I'm bringing you something old, something new, and a little something blue!

Poor sad cigar box. This was a left-over from my local scrapbook store. They didn't want it anymore and I knew I would be able to do something with it. Three years later, I finally am! I used our Glory collection for this project, it just screams summer!

I wanted to celebrate summer early, so I created a shadowbox. After cutting a window in the box's cover, I lined the inside and covered the outside.

I fancy-cut my waves, pennants, lighthouse and friendly shark fin, as well as a beautiful mermaid and pieced them together. Some distress ink around the edges adds a little accent and sets the paper layers off nicely

Finishing touches are made from lots of sea shells in different sizes, twine, crepe ribbon, and some die-cut spirals cut from an old cardboard box.

For the feet I wanted something really unique and beachy, so I went with smooth rocks 
- not from the beach, but don't tell.

An old cigar box, rocks, shells, and some shipping cardboard combined with one of our newest collections, all into a brand new fabulous something. I hope you are inspired to upcycle something today!


  1. SO cute, I love the buttons for the mermaids boobs!!!! The inside of the box is so much fun to look at, there is so much there. Nice job!!!!

  2. I love this Janeen! Great way to alter something that anyone easily has "laying around the house!" I love that you made it into a shadowbox! Such a clever idea!


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