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Vintage Shadowboxes by Nichola Battilana & Digital Collage Sheet Sale!

Filed under Cat's Away... 2018, Christmas Nostalgia Kit, Giveaways, Newsletters, Nichola Battilana, Sale

Reminder: ALL DIGITAL VERSIONS of Christmas Collage Sheets AND Angels Collage Sheets are on Sale at 50% Off! That’s over 140 options! There’s still time to download some digital collage sheets for making last-minute gifts! See below for a few highlights!

The sale lasts through Monday night, December 24th (Christmas Eve!)

Speaking of Christmas, I’ve just posted info on the “While the Cat’s Away…” After-Christmas Sale. (Can you believe it? This is the 11th annual Cat’s Away sale!)

Revised December 21, 2018: we are now closed; see the “While the Cat’s Away…” After-Christmas Sale for holiday closure information.

Retro and Victorian Vintage Shadowboxes by Nichola Battilana

Aw… Design Team Member Nichola Battilana’s Retro and Victorian Vintage Shadowboxes are lovely. And nice, small projects that are quick to make!

From Nichola’s blog post:

I’ve made three different shadowboxes, from 2″ to 3.5″ wide. The bases have been paired with lids with the openings trimmed with Larger Green Leaf Garland and Mini Holly Leaf Garland.

I’ve made both retro and Victorian vintage-feel pieces here. I think this intimate Santa image from the Santa’s Toys Collage Sheet is just perfect for inside the box. It almost makes the interior look illuminated.

The two smaller boxes I’ve kept very similar, with just subtle differences. The papers from the Nostalgia 6×6 Paper Pad are the same colour but have different patterns. The cutout framed lids are different shapes, but they match as a pair. Both of these cuties are from the Victorian Angels Collage Sheet.

Beside these highlights (above and below), here’s the full supply list. And be sure to visit Nichola’s blog for more photos and info!

Highlights from Nichola’s Supplies

Highlights from the Christmas & Angels Collage Sheet Sale

Those 2 collage sheets on the right are perfect for gift box tags…

Hooray for the Vintage Christmas Shadowboxes Giveaway!

Let’s start this prize package with all the goodies used in that shadowbox at left! That includes:
Mini Shadowbox – 3.5×5.5
Mini Shadowbox Lid – Arched
Santa’s Toys Collage Sheet
Frosted Berry Picks – Single Stems
Christmas Stockings Printed Twill Tape
Larger Green Leaf Garland

AND I’m also including a Christmas Nostalgia Kit (that will add all the designs from the Nostalgia 6×6 Paper Pad  — used to paper all of Nichola’s shadowboxes). That kit also includes the Red Dresden Trim on the top and bottom edges of the photo at left (AND the candy cane, too).

That kit also includes the smallest shadowbox (and matching lid) used on the angel box below (the little girl on the left with her arms crossed). AND the kit includes the white zig zag trim on the sides of both the boxes below (it’s a subset of the White Dresden Border Sampler Set). I’m also adding the Victorian Angels Collage Sheet and the Mini Holly Leaf Garland used in both boxes below!

I wanted to show another photo of the 2 shrines with those angelic girlies. Notice the decorative metal loops at the top of the boxes? Those are on sale on the clearance site in 2 sizes.

I’m including a couple of each size of these Fancy Bronze Metal Drawer Pulls for you to try out.

Plus, I’m pretty sure the red berry clusters on the bottom of both those boxes are the Fancy Red Holly Berries Mix (on clearance sale and available in 3 colors… and I’m including a set of all 3 color options)!

To enter the Vintage Christmas Shadowboxes Giveaway drawing all you have to do is leave a comment BELOW on this blog post TODAY or TOMORROW (the deadline is 11:59 pm PST, Monday Night, December 17, 2018).

Don’t forget to leave your (hello!) correct email address, too, so I can contact the winner; your email address does not need to be made public. Note: I’m offering free shipping, too, but only within the USA. International shipping will still apply.

Please be patient! Spammers try to post crap here a lot so comments are moderated. So if you don’t see your post in the comments section, be patient and check back in a few hours before re-posting it, please!

After midnight, I’ll randomly pick the winner (via

Posted by Leslie, December 16th, 2018

62 responses to “Vintage Shadowboxes by Nichola Battilana & Digital Collage Sheet Sale!”

  1. Love these little beauties. Hope I win. I’ll send you photos when I am finished

    Fingers and eyes crossed

  2. Winnie says:

    Bonjour from Paris, love these and would love to win!

  3. Jill Maccartney says:

    Fingers crossed!

  4. Jean Marmo says:

    SImply darling! Love these. Such fun details! Thank you for the inspiration!

  5. Nadine says:

    Merry Christmas!

  6. Judy Goodwin says:

    I love Christmas and I love minis. These are so cute.

  7. Catharine McCammon says:

    Darling little boxes to fashion with my darling little grandbabies! I sneak a picture of them in too!

  8. Ann F. says:

    Those Christmas shadow boxes are adorable. I would love to make some.

  9. Amy says:

    So darling and so sweet.

  10. Ronda Liebert says:

    My favorite things – shadowboxes. Love them.

  11. Debora L. says:

    The shadowboxes are really cute!

  12. Wow what a prize. I love these and everything vintage

  13. Susan Sparke says:

    Like Norman Rockwell in a box.

  14. Christine Shook says:

    I love the nostalgia pieces featured this Christmas!! Keep it coming!!

  15. Kathy S says:

    The vintage hardware (and the detail) just makes it.

  16. Joan C says:

    Those would make such great personalized ornaments, so customizable!

  17. Vera Collier says:

    So sweet. Love all three!

  18. KIM says:

    What beautiful giveaway

  19. Kat Cashwell says:

    These are beautiful! So vintage!

  20. DeniseHumenik says:

    So enchanting. I adore shadow box art!
    thanks again for another opportunity.

  21. Donna Kottcamp says:

    Wow. I’m just in love with everything in this set, from the amazing angels to the beautiful papers and ribbon. I’d be in heaven if I had a chance to set my creative juices loose on this one.;)

  22. Kay W says:

    These are beautiful

  23. Susan Nelson says:

    So sweet and charming!

  24. Jennifer Sobolewski says:

    Yes please! I love these!

  25. Denise Bryant says:

    Love these beautiful shadowboxes!

  26. Mary says:

    I like the berries with the candy cane.

  27. Mary Ann Fry says:

    Oh so pretty! Merry Christmas. This would be a wonderful addition to my Christmas stocking.

  28. Brian Hughes says:

    love the shadowboxes…so unique

  29. Karen Mallory says:

    These are such cute little scenes. I love making stuff like this!!

  30. Sandy says:

    These are so lovely, anyone would love to receive one of these as a gift.

  31. Nancy O says:

    Nichola has a knack for making beautiful vintage looking items.

  32. Luanne Shoup says:

    Christmas Kitty’s are the best!

  33. BarbMac Vt says:

    Nichola has the magic touch! I am in awe of her beautiful projects and talents! I would be honored to receive the goodies to try and recreate her stunning pieces! 🤞🤞🤞💖🤞🤞🤞TFS and Merry Christmas!

  34. Thalia Kottke says:

    So many possibilities.

  35. Kim Lucak says:

    So sweet and pretty!!! Merry Christmas to one and all 🙂

  36. How sweet! Right up my alley! Merry Christmas all!

  37. Celia says:

    Angels, kitties and snowmen…love it!

  38. Kathe Deck says:

    these are all very sweet!

  39. Rebecca R. says:

    I love the Vintage look! Very cute!

  40. Jaimi B says:

    I just love these shadow boxes! Thanks for sharing them, I am genuinely inspired!

  41. Marilyn Ray says:

    I love vintage. And I love Christmas. Soooooo ………

  42. Traci says:

    so cute-love the sweet little angel girls.

  43. Janet Turner says:

    I love the great vintage look. The Angels are adorable.

  44. Peggy Manning says:

    Love the deep shadowboxes. They should be fun to work with. PeginOKC

  45. Anne S. says:

    Love the new shadow boxes!

  46. Carla says:

    Love the vintage theme!

  47. Pauline P. says:

    Another great project!!

  48. kathy sokol says:

    I can picture these shadowboxes on my mantle!

  49. Nancy E says:

    These shadow boxes are just so charming. What a great last minute gift!

  50. Sandie says:

    Very, very nice as always.

  51. Duane says:

    Love these!!! As always your projects are so delightful.

  52. Bonnie Moran says:


  53. Lea Cook says:

    I’m in love with every thing you have! Merry Christmas to you and your staff!

  54. I love these shadowboxes; they take you back to a different time. Very nicely done!

  55. Kathy Toews says:

    The drawer pull is a nice touch.

  56. Laural says:


  57. Love everything Christmas! These are a treat for the eyes. Thank you for sharing your beautiful work.

  58. Debbie Stine says:


  59. Judy Rosshirt says:

    Love any kind of shadow box…these are really sweet!

  60. Laurie B says:

    Beautiful work as usual. Can’t wait to see what the designers come up with next 🙂

  61. Lorraine Davidson says:

    Wow! What an excellent prize.

  62. Debi H. says:

    Would be soooo happy to win these! Merry Christmas 🎄