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New Farm Meadow Paper & Springtime Shadowbox!

Filed under Art Projects, Back in Stock, Flowers, Giveaways, Miniatures, Sale, Shannon Cooper

What a sweet shadowbox for spring! It looks so fresh and airy, even though there are quite a few little creatures in those cubbies.

Here’s an intro by the gardener herself, Design Team Member Shannon Cooper:

Can you believe it? It’s already spring! The beginning of spring probably means more to people living where there are actual seasons, like autumn, or winter, or any season other than summer, really.

I started my spring project with the Shadowbox with Square Cubbies (6×6 size) and used the beautiful new Farm Meadow 6×6 Paper Pad to cover the inside of the cubbies and around the outside of the box. The paper pad has 40 (!) sheets of double-sided quality paper. It is printed with flowers, rabbits, butterflies, baskets, chickens, hay bales, even garden boots. Some of the papers have a pearlescent sheen to them… it is a lovely pad.

It is a simple enough project that can be quickly made, then used to showcase tiny treasures. Normally I cover ALL of the horizontal surfaces with miniatures, cramming as many as will fit, but covering the paper would’ve been a real shame.

After assembling the shadowbox, painting it white, then gluing in the paper, all that was left was to set my pieces inside. To make the wreath for one of the cubbies, I added a bit of glue to the bottom of a 1 Inch Grapevine Wreath, dipped it into some chopped up green underbrush and yellow foliage, then added a bow.

A very sweet white wicker fruit basket filled with peachy roses and ivy for the center. Above that is a new Black & Yellow Finch Wooden Button glued to chipboard grass, then placed in the cubby. Did I mention this project was lightning fast?

Great job, Shannon! Read more (and see more photos — and tips about putting the shadowbox together) in Shannon’s blog post and here’s her Supply List. After all the pretty eye candy (below, and all used by Shannon), check out the rest of today’s new items, plus a shadowbox sale and a Giveaway based on Shannon’s project!

What else is NEW today?

More Wooden Bird Buttons (doesn’t that owl below look like Hedwig?)! Plus the new top hats and the back in stock red watering can would fit just fine in a cubby (iike in Shannon’s shadowbox)! See everything new today and see the related Shadowboxes Sale below!

Shadowboxes ON SALE!

30% off on ALL Boxes & Tins?! Note: these are items tagged Boxes & Tins in the Collage Supplies section, which includes Shadowboxes like the one in Shannon’s artwork (the middle one shown below)!

And as you can see, this group includes lots of shapes and materials… not just chipboard.

Psst: anything on clearance in this collection is marked down to 50% off!

The sale ends at midnight PST, FRIDAY night, March 27th.

See the entire sale collection here!

Hooray for the Springtime Shadowbox Giveaway!

Aw… how bright and cheery is that yellow finch? At right plus below in that close-up from Shannon’s shadowbox.

I’m using that close-up as a focus for today’s Giveaway! Starting with the 6×6 shadowbox itself (also included in the sale through tomorrow night!)

Next up: That beautiful new paper pad! So cute how Shannon chose props for each cubby to match the print in the background (or vice versa). And with 40 sheets, you’ll have paper for a zillion projects.

Then the new yellow finch button,
chipboard grass (behind the finch),
Easter Banners Collage Sheet (for the “Spring” banner),
Small Pale Pink Mulberry Blossoms, showing a tiny bit at far left,
and finally, that mini Potting Soil bag showing at far right from the Miniature Garden Supplies Collage Sheet.

To enter the Springtime Shadowbox 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, FRIDAY Night, March 27, 2020).

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

And don’t forget to check out everything Shannon used in her supply list, not just the items in the Giveaway.

Speaking of Giveaways, we have the winner to announce from the last newsletter. The Matchbox Shrine Trio Giveaway winner is Marilyn Ray! Check your email for info about your prize package!

Posted by Leslie, March 26th, 2020

50 responses to “New Farm Meadow Paper & Springtime Shadowbox!”

  1. Barbara Griggs says:

    I particularly love the lighthearted paper patterns and the adorable bird buttons. Really convey the feeling of spring.

  2. Gigi Jordan says:

    This little shadow box is so charming. The fresh white against the floral paper is the ideal backdrop for all the darling miniagtures. I especially love the birds, bunny, and chicken.

  3. Lu Loy says:

    This is absolutely delightful. Those papers with tiny prints are perfect for this project!

  4. Kim R says:

    So cute! I especially love all the little birds.

  5. Rhonda says:

    I have always loved shadow boxes. I don’t think people decorate with them much anymore.

  6. Anne S. says:

    I was thinking about doing a spring shadow box. Now I can’t wait.

  7. Tammy E says:

    I love this! Ready for Spring!

  8. Donna Kottcamp says:

    Those papers are gorgeous. So ready for Spring!

  9. Nancy S says:

    So nice to see Spring!

  10. Suzanne says:

    Love the Spring shadow box. Makes me happy!

  11. Winnie says:

    Lovely project! Just what’s needed right now!

  12. Vera Collier says:

    It is rainy and cold out today, so it sure is a welcome sight to see these signs of spring!

  13. Ann F. says:

    The shadowbox is beautiful!!!

  14. Denise Humenik says:

    soooo flippin cute! A fun project to do & brighten up the place during these crazy stay-at-home times!

  15. Dan and Susan Nelson says:

    Adorable way to brighten the day!

  16. Judy Adamcyk says:

    Since we have to stay inside, this would be a great project!

  17. Melanie says:

    Love the Easter shadow box and especially
    The gorgeous spring papers! Thanks for
    The chance to win!

  18. Kim Lucak says:

    Love the Spring shadowbox – bright, cheerful, colorful!! The birds and animals are sweet 🙂 Would enjoy winning this giveaway!

  19. Connie says:

    Shannon always does such a beautiful job with her projects, this one is so sweet

  20. Traci says:

    Really cute- love Shannon’s projects she has such great ideas.

  21. Laurie S says:

    Shannon, This project screams Spring!
    Love it.!!

  22. ricki says:

    I love putting shadow boxes together! I have a collection of all different themed ones! The paper in this set is so pretty!

  23. jackie says:

    Spring has sprung in the shadowboxes.

  24. Mari Bangs says:

    I really love the “springiness” of the project!

  25. jo says:

    I love this shadowbox! it’s so sweet looking! I really like the bird buttons – glad you pointed out the owls especially – they would be perfect for a Halloween shadowbox, too!

  26. Jen says:

    Loving the new papers!

  27. Pauline Pire says:

    We all need a little spring in our step these days. I am sure the Shadowbox would do that for all of us.

  28. Gail says:

    I just love the little shadowbox. Would like one on my kitchen windowsill.

  29. Monica Gabehart says:

    Love shadow boxes, this new paper is delightful.

  30. Nancy AT says:

    I love you Alpha Stamps and all your designers. Always great eye candy and creative inspiration AND the supplies to make them happen!

  31. Bridget Haig says:

    Wow what a cute giveaway, it gave me several ideas of things to make while we wait out this terrible virus. Stay safe and happy crafting!!

  32. Veronica Risko says:

    We all need some SPRING now!!

  33. Babette Metheny says:

    In need of some spring cheerfulness! Going stir crazy…

  34. Nadine says:


  35. Kathy Toews says:

    Just what we need to lighten our spirits right now.

  36. Sue says:

    Just what we need to remind us there’s a wonderful world out there!

  37. cathy beije says:

    This makes me want to get outside and start planting! I love Springtime! Thank you

  38. KathyS says:

    And how appropriate—social distancing critters.

  39. Karen Mallory says:

    This shadowbox is too cute! I love shadowboxes!!! The papers are gorgeous!

  40. Jean Marmo says:

    Simply darling! Love the shadowbox and all the adorable details! Love those birds!!

  41. Janet Turner says:

    What a beautiful project. During these trying times, it’s nice to think about Spring. Thank you for giving us great ideas to work on while staying at home.

  42. Randi Davis says:

    Luv this shadow box, so cute!

  43. Megan Warren says:

    Beautiful project and perfect home and friends for some of my miniatures

  44. Dianna says:

    Very nice springtime shadowbox. It’s so cheerful in all the craziness that is going on globally.

  45. Gretchen says:

    Super cute! For dioramas, baskets or gift decorations .

  46. Denise Bryant says:

    Fun shadowbox ideas!

  47. Crystal Brown says:

    I love everything in the box including the new yellow fish, bunny, spring banner, potting soil, seed packages, flower paper ect..

  48. JIll MacCartney says:

    What a bright and happy craft to make while trapped inside during this outbreak.

  49. Kat Cashwell says:

    I love the spring theme ! We all need something to make us smile!!

  50. Amy says:

    I sure could use some spring in my life. This is very sweet.