Window Frame with Secret Journal Featuring Little Women

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.

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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 12×12 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! 

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