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Window Frame with Secret Journal Featuring Little Women

Posted by Graphic 45 03/01/2018 39 Comment(s) Mini Albums,Home Decor,Tutorials,Videos,Altered Art,

Hello, G45ers!

 Welcome to another fun-filled blog post.  Today we have a frilly and fabulous Window Shadow Box starring our new collection Little Women (Now Available in Stores and Online) by the one and only, Pam Bray.  Pam not only shares this beautiful home decor Window Frame with a secret journal, but she also has included step by step directions so you too can create your own shadow box masterpiece.  So pull out your Graphic 45 papers and let's get started! 

  But first, if you have yet to see this vibrant and beautiful collection be sure to watch the YouTube video tour below.  In the video, Aimee and Charee will walk you through each new product in this collections as well as show off a few stunning projects.    


Little Women by Graphic 45 Collection Reveal


Do Something Special Shadow Box

By Pam Bray

“It is always so nice to do something special, don’t you think? Creating a home décor project is that something special I am sharing today. Taking time to create a home décor piece for your home or as a gift is just the thing to do.” Pam




  1. Add hidden books to projects to create interest.

  2. Mist ribbon, wad up and clip until dry to make crinkled ribbon.

  3. Wrap small wooded spools with pattern paper, ribbon, twine, etc to match projects.


Graphic 45 Supplies:

Other Supplies:

  • Random Metals, Flowers, Floral Leaves, Spools, Epherema, Bird, Beads, Door Handle, Boot
  • May Arts Ribbon
  • Scallop Border Punch
  • Doily Die
  • Xyron Creative Station and Permanent Adhesive 
  • Pop Dots




  1. Cover Graphic 45 Window Shadow Box with pattern paper and scallop border strips.

  2. Adhere fussy cut images to 8 ½” square pattern paper.

  1. Place prepared paper inside of prepared Window Shadow Box.

  2. Add die cut doily to back of window.



  1. Fussy cut images from pattern paper. Decorate window box with images, flowers, metals, spools, Epherema, leaves, etc.



  1. Create a hidden diary and add to window box.


  1. Add ribbon bow and flowers to side of Window Shadow Box.


  1. Finish your Do Something Shadow Box by adding a few more flowers and claw legs.




Looking for more Little Women projects?

Check out this coordinating album and box by Sandy Trefer.

Little Women Box and Album

By Sandy Trefger


Tip:  The Graphic 45 Rectangle Tag & Pocket Album (6” x 8” x 3”) fits perfectly in the Staples Collection Deep Pocket Rectangle Matchbook Box.  Just remember to occasionally check as you work on your pages that your album isn’t getting too thick for the box to close.  Also, keep the cover of the album flat and put all the embellishments on the lid of the box.

See full post here…


Weekly Blog Contest

Just leave a comment here on the blog,  Facebook, and/or  Instagram to be entered to win!  This week’s prize package includes a Sun Kissed 12x12 Collection Pack, Chipboard, Ephemera Cards, and a Mixed Media Album,  a $45+ value.  The winner will be announced on the blog, Friday, March 2nd, 2018.

Amazing stuff!  I hope you enjoyed Pam's tips and tutorial, as well as Sandy's coordinating box and album.  Now pull out your scissors and let's cut into those papers and start creating your own masterpiece.  If you are looking for more Graphic 45 fun be sure to join the Graphic 45 - Official Community Page on Facebook.   This is a place for G45ers to share your projects created with Graphic 45, tips, questions, and entries for our monthly challenges. Please only post info related to G45 and keep it positive. 

Happy Papercrafting! 

39 Comment(s)

Sharon Gullikson:
03/01/2018, 11:17:25 AM

I like how you added different elements from the Little Women book, like the thread from them sewing. What a great shadow box. I love the papers, of course!

03/03/2018, 02:57:13 AM

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Michele Lewis:
03/01/2018, 11:20:53 AM

I love these two projects! I was a little intimidated by the Little Women collection ( I have no idea why) but seeing these different projects is definitely making me feel more comfortable about it. Thank you for sharing!

Cheryl Wells:
03/01/2018, 12:10:58 PM

Sandy, this is a gorgeous creation! I love the paper collection, and with the shadow box and mini - simply stunning - gorgeous work!!

Traci Adiego:
03/01/2018, 12:12:48 PM

Beautiful papers and projects.

03/01/2018, 12:19:04 PM

Beautiful projects! Lots of great inspiration for creating with G45.

Arianna Barbara:
03/01/2018, 12:25:08 PM

Wow!!! Great projects!!! Absolutely amazing!!!

Regina Harrison:
03/01/2018, 12:25:22 PM

Love this window project, so pretty:)

03/01/2018, 12:42:32 PM

Une collection très féminine qui est joliment utilisée dans ces deux projets.

Martie Rollin:
03/01/2018, 12:49:03 PM

Love the vintage look of these projects. Wonderful prize package!

Kathleen Read:
03/01/2018, 12:56:07 PM

Wow....I love those albums. They are absolutely amazing. And please enter me in the contest for the papers. Wonderful Prize package! Thank you.

Carla Hundley:
03/01/2018, 12:56:30 PM

Gorgeous shadow box and love the boot in it. Carla from Utah

Joya Bohman:
03/01/2018, 01:00:02 PM

Love this project! The Little Women papers are beautiful! Going to have to try this one!

Kirsty Vittetoe:

Beautiful and fun. Love G45!!!!

Jocelyn cazier:
03/01/2018, 01:03:28 PM

Nice project. I love the idea of the hidden mini book in frame. Clever.

Sarah Hutchins:
03/01/2018, 01:08:27 PM

Such a beautiful shadow box. I simply love the Little Women collection. Currently saving my pennies so I can buy mine!

Sue MacFall:
03/01/2018, 01:29:53 PM

Two beautiful projects, thank you both for the inspiration - just need to get hold of this collection now so that I can have a go at them both!!

Vanessa LeClear:
03/01/2018, 01:41:44 PM

There’s something magical about a shadowbox and Pam’s is no exception. It’s beautiful! I also love Sandy’s box and album. This collection is so pretty!

Glenda Buster:
03/01/2018, 02:17:09 PM

Beautiful window shadow box and Journal Love, love the step-by-step instructions ❤️.

03/01/2018, 02:25:57 PM

Shadow boxes always take me back to my childhood and the fun diaramas we got to create in school. How wonderful it is to create these more grown up versions!

Michelle Nettleton:
03/01/2018, 02:38:20 PM

Oh this shadow box is filled with such goodness!

03/01/2018, 02:44:38 PM

Beautiful projects with fun little ideas and details!

03/01/2018, 03:31:19 PM

Love this paper collection and the projects too! Another winning design G45!

03/01/2018, 03:38:36 PM

Awesome work and ideas! Well done!

Sue D:
03/01/2018, 05:32:14 PM

Love this idea!

Diane F:
03/01/2018, 05:32:40 PM

That shadow box is amazing. Thanks for sharing your creativity!

Sylvia Rivera:
03/01/2018, 06:42:04 PM

Beautiful projects, I love the hidden diary in the shadow box. Can't wait to get my hands on the Little Women collection.

Kathleen E Capachione:
03/01/2018, 07:31:21 PM

Again an amazing project! Hope to win SunKissed package. G45... You are awesome!

Kathleen E Capachione:
03/01/2018, 07:31:22 PM

Again an amazing project! Hope to win SunKissed package. G45... You are awesome!

03/01/2018, 08:02:19 PM

Wow n

03/01/2018, 08:04:18 PM

It took part of my message n awesome...G45 always out does its self with every collection...

Karen Rice:
03/02/2018, 12:33:08 AM

Beautiful projects! I am going to get me this collection too! I just love it!

Dorothy McCarthy:
03/02/2018, 04:58:11 AM,

I love the tips and those art projects are amazing!!

Sandra Featherston:
03/02/2018, 06:11:06 AM

So lovely. I love this collection. My Little Women items are already on order.

Shannon Dario:
03/02/2018, 08:25:05 AM

I have been contemplating how I want to decorate the shadow box I have. This just gave me great inspiration!

Margaret D.:
03/02/2018, 09:20:56 AM

I love this collection. Little Women was one of my favorite books as a child. Can't wait to create something with these papers!

Debbie Siddle:
03/02/2018, 09:51:39 AM

So much inspiration, thank you xx

Trish Ficarella:
03/02/2018, 04:44:27 PM

Love this new collection. Can't wait to play with it.

Janet Ingraham:
03/03/2018, 01:20:02 AM

So fun to see all of the detailed creations. And so hope to win this time

Teresa Cruz:
03/03/2018, 07:20:14 AM,

Awesome projects

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