Monday, November 28, 2016

Star Nativity Shadow Box

The shadow box has been a recurring building block for so many of my paper designs. I started with my birch shadow box when I first got my Silhouette and just kept going with so many different ones over the years. But all of them have been in Square frames. Finally I have broken out of that shape! I have just completed the new Star Nativity Shadow Box for the 2016 Christmas season.



This frame is constructed from card stock just like the layers inside. It stands about 11" tall and is 4" deep. I love the possibilities here. It worked well for the classic nativity but I am also picturing deer in the forest. We'll see what January brings.

The shadow box has a back door that opens and two LED tea lights can be inserted. The glow they provide is nice although I wish I could find LED's that didn't flicker!


Here is my first bit a decorating for the holidays. I had to set this up for photographing. It is the side table in my dining area.



I have made the cutting files available for purchase. They are at my sister site 3dcuts.com. The download includes them in svg, dxf, pdf, and png formats. It will work on Silhouette and Cricut cutters but this design has mostly large cuts so it could be made by hand for those of you with out cutting machines. A good exacto blade is required!

The on line tutorial for assembly is here: http://3dcuts.com/star-nativity-shadow-box-tutorial

Happy crafting everyone!

Marji

©2016 Ashbee Design, Marji Roy

Wednesday, November 9, 2016

Paper Crafts for Christmas • 2016

I have been having fun designing for Christmas again. It is a holiday that inspires my creative side. Here are a couple of the projects I have just completed.

Remember the card stock ladder I designed for Halloween. Where here it is working double time for Christmas.


  • These cutting files are available here.
  • Assembly tutorial is here


And I also added three new structures to Tea Light Village.  This one just gets better every year!

The new buildings include the Dormer House, Meeting Hall and Gazebo.
  • These cutting files are available here.
  • Assembly tutorial is here


Happy Holiday crafting everyone!



Friday, October 28, 2016

Wandering Wall • 2016

My husband and I were inspired by Andy Goldsworthy and the rocks on our land to embark on a project that took 77 days of work. We started last March and finished in July. Yes. I have been remiss in posting photos but yesterday we had our first snow flurries and.....




In the ravine below our home leading down to the stream we have built a stone wall snaking through the woods. Its twists and turns were determined by the trees that are there. It starts and stops in locations dictated by a dilapidated old field wall. It extends for over 800 feet and is about 30" high.


and it loved the snow!