Vinyl on Shadow Box Glass Face

Yesterday was my daughter’s 16th birthday.  We had family visiting from out of town to help her celebrate, as well as a few of her friends – all in all, a house full of fun!  To commemorate her sweet 16, I decorated this basic shadowbox frame for her to display a photo from her party. 


I used a font called Brock Script for most of the text, converted text to graphic, and finally welded the overlapping components together.  (I used an old picture for demonstration as we haven’t had a chance to print out party photos yet). Vinyl is my absolute favorite medium, and I love the dimensionality of shadow boxes.  She can put little items inside it – maybe a ribbon or bow from her giftwrap, a little confetti from her gift packing, or she could even add more vinyl decals to the back layer for extra depth. 

Now check out the thickness (or should I say thinness) of this font.  For comparison, I’ve used a .7 mm lead mechanical pencil in the photo.  Isn’t that incredible!

Aren’t these machines fabulous?  I’ve cut designs this intricate in vinyl, vellum, and quality paper.  When using vellum or paper, you need to ensure your mat is not too sticky.  Although it starts with the adhesive application on your mat, it is possible to lessen tackiness with a clean, dry T-Shirt but be prepared to spend some time patting your mat over and over.

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About Cuttin' with KNK (Michele)

I am the proud mother of 2 grown children, waiting for grandchildren some day. I've been married to my best friend since 1988. I have been crafting since I was a girl - I can't even remember a time when I wasn't creating something, and I've tried nearly everything. I discovered KNK in 2009 and have loved the company and its products ever since. The machines are so versatile and enhance my own creativity. It is rare that I make something without my KNKs.

15 thoughts on “Vinyl on Shadow Box Glass Face

  1. Michelle, I love this idea! Within the next month my granddaughter will have her 10th birthday. I’m so excited to make one of these for her. 10 doesn’t have the significance of 16, but she is excited to be in “double digits”. We can all laugh about that, can’t we? Thanks for the inspiration.

  2. I bet she loved this Michele! Another great idea. I alwys forget about Brock Script, it is a beautiful font.
    And you are right, we are so fortunate to be KNK owners. It is amazing what we can make.

  3. That looks great. I thought about shadow boxes for Christmas now maybe I will get the nerve to do them. Thank you for sharing.

  4. Beautiful!!! What a wonderful keepsake for your daughter. What a great idea to use for a wedding or christening or any special occasion. Vinyl is such a dream medium to work with. Thanks for the ideas.

    • THIS IS BEAUTIFUL!!! why am I so afraid of vinyl??? I’ve been on this fence since I bought my first machine! LOL! you make it look so easy!!! I love doing frames and things like this for people. Vinyl would be so much easier. the first step is admitting you have a problem…THANKS for the inspiration Michelle! 🙂

  5. Great job Michelle! It’s beautiful and I know she loved it. Like the tiles and glass cubes, there are so many ways to use this. I love vinyl too! Great job.

  6. what a thoughtful gift to mark a very special occasion. She is a lucky girl to have a Mom who will spend the time to do something this creative and beautiful for her. Of course, she is worth every minute!

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