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Keepsake Shadow Box

It doesn't take much to create a Keepsake Shadow Box from Linda Peterson. In fact, you only need a few scrapbooking supplies and a wooden shadow box to create this autumn craft. Display your favorite end of summer memories all year long.

Keepsake Shadow Box


  • Wooden shadow box
  • Distress ink – color of choice
  • Aleene’s Original Tacky Glue
  • Flourish stamp
  • Photograph
  • Double stick adhesive sheets
  • Sanding block
  • Decorative papers
  • Cardboard
  • Embellishments of choice – we used raffia, buttons and die cut flowers
  • Glue
  • Flowers of choice or die cuts


  1. Rub ink over surface of box to color.

    Keepsake Shadow Box
  2. Stamp with design.

    Keepsake Shadow Box
  3. Rub with brown distress ink to give it an aged look.

    Keepsake Shadow Box
  4. Cut out desired letters from cardboard and patterned paper.

    Keepsake Shadow Box
  5. Distress and ink edges.

    Keepsake Shadow Box
  6. Embellish with raffia and glue on flowers.

    Keepsake Shadow Box
  7. Adhere photograph onto paper. Rub sanding block over edges of photograph to give it an aged distressed look.

    Keepsake Shadow Box
  8. Stack and glue flower shapes. Glue button to center.

    Keepsake Shadow Box
  9. Cut out paper to size of backing. Arrange photograph and embellishments inside. Glue to secure.
  10. Glue letters to outside of frame.

    Keepsake Shadow Box

For a comprehensive video tutorial, check out How to Make a Keepsake Memory Frame.

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