Thursday, December 30, 2010

Shadow Box Bank

My leg is feeling better, so I was able to get a little bit of crafting done this evening.  I made this shadow box bank to go with Kaylee's birthday present.  Her birthday is not until Feb., but she is having a bowling party and I wanted to go ahead and do this.

I started out with a 5x7 shadow box. 
I then used the picture inside the frame to cut a white base and used the Nifty Fifties cartridge to cut the bowling pin and ball and the title.  I cut the Spare Change part out with vinyl.

Next, I cut a rectangle in the side of the paper and then laid it over the back of the shadow box and traced the inside of the rectangle.  I then used an exacto knife to cut the piece out.

Once my rectangle was cut, I used my tape runner to attach the paper directly to the back.  This way, it won't move when you add the change in it.

Now, I put it back into the shadow box to finish the bank.  The coins can fit right into the slot.

I am linking this up here:

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Beckie W said...

OMGOSH!! What a really cute idea. I love it, thanks for sharing!!

Angi @ CokiePop said...

Fab idea Jean. Wishing you a Happy New Year!

abusybee - DoubleClick Connections said...

Super cute! She is sure to love it!

Coachfans said...

She is going to LOVE it! We had a bowling party for my son when he was younger and it was a big hit. He still has the bowling pin he received in his closet (it has been like 10 years).

I am glad to hear you leg is doing better.

Take Care,

Staying Crafty said...

That is a super cute idea!!! I love it. I hope your leg continues to feel better.

Besthobbyeva said...

So cute, I love it!!

AllieMakes! said...

VERY cute! What a great idea!
Thanks for linking up to Making It With Allie! I can't wait to see what you have for next week!

Megan said...

I love this idea - much more fun than your traditional piggy bank! I'm a sucker for a pun, too, that's what lured me in! Spare change - ha!

Lisa said...

I love the coins at the bottom.