I have always enjoyed being crafty. I remember getting really excited about stickers and fun stationary when I was little. Well its good to know that some things in life never change!

I was introduced to scrapbooking in 2005 and have been hooked ever since. My love of crafting has branched out to include DIY, projects, gardening, baking, and canning. I hope to share my projects here.

Thursday, December 22, 2011

Light Up framed Winter Scene

Hi all! Today I am sharing a gift I made for a few of my good friends.

Its a light-up framed winter scene. My inspiration for this came from a Christmas decoration I spotted at IKEA last season. I just loved it with the all white trees and the lights shining up from the bottom.
So here is my take on that inspiration:

The only image cut on this is a tree from Christmas solutions cart. I just cut the image and blackout layers in several different sizes. They are cut from Coordination's gemstones paper. I glittered the edges of each cut as well as the outside edges of all the blackout layers.
The snow drifts were cut using my old wavy trimmer from Creative Memories. I added a few star gems to the sky.

Here you can see how I layered all the trees using pop-dots. Some trees and backgrounds were layered using only one set of pop-dots. On a few trees I doubled the thickness of the pop dots to give more dimension.

Here it is lit up. Its really cool in the dark, but I couldn't get those pictures to turn out. I need some photography lessons. (and perhaps a better camera. lol)
Inside, below the snowdrift, I taped a string of ten white lights. The string was originally 20 lights long, but that was too long to fit in the narrow space, so my awesome Hubby cut them down and fixed them so they are safe.

The frames are actually shadow boxes designed to hold t-shirts. They are slightly larger than a 12x12 frame, but loads cheaper.

Thanks for visiting today.

I have a few more Christmas presents I need to finish up before this weekend.

Have a Great and Crafty Holiday Season!



  1. What a pretty display and a wonderful gift!

  2. What a great idea! I love it Jan.

  3. Wonderful project. Love the lights in it. TFS
    Have a Very Merry Christmas!

  4. Gorgeous!! I love stuff that lights up! Your framed decor is just perfect. Love that you showed your inspiration too!