Thursday, October 29, 2009

Shadowbox Frame

If you aren't LDS, then this document won't make much sense to you. Our Church keeps a record of Priesthood Lines of Authority - which I sent in a request for so I could do this project.

This project could be done with any document that you want, so even if you aren't LDS, the technique could be something you want to try.

I emailed and they replied with an attached form to fill out and mail in. The stipulation is that you have to be requesting your own record or that of someone in your household - and they will need some info including the membership record number.

Once I received that in the mail, I retyped it and printed it out on vellum paper. I debated doing this on a transparancy sheet, but opted for the frosted vellum look.

I used a 10"x10" shadowbox frame and positioned the vellum (with a paper border) up against the glass. The picture below is of the document inserted into the frame.

Next, I used a template for a tie from Crap I've Made (that I had first used to make a tie onesie for my son a few months ago) to cut out the pieces in a fabric and batting. The tie wouldn't show up unless it was closer to the glass since the vellum isn't completely transparant. So I cut one tie out of the fabric, and 4 ties out of scrap pieces of blanket batting since that's thicker. Depending on the depth of your shadowbox frame, you may need less or more thickness. You could do this out of paper and not even use a shadowbox frame with dimension.
Then I glued the pieces together and adhered them to the center of a 10" square cardstock. Next, I inserted the paper/tie into the back of the frame and closed it up. Voila! A dimensional framed tie and document.


  1. love this! I am going to have to make one for DH

  2. WOW! That is really cool. Awhile ago, I did some digging and asking around in the family to get my DH's line. All along I could've just emailed away for it! Who knew! This is awesome. I will tell my mom so she can do this for my Dad!

  3. Thank you so so much for this wonderful idea and link!!!

  4. Love this idea. So cute and great gift too. Very cute. Like you say, can be used for many different documents and occasions too, baby blessings, baptisms. You have got my mind going now as usual.

  5. How wonderful! Now to get DH to request his...

  6. So cute! My husband has one that was made with a picture of Christ in the background. I love both ideas. I'm in the process of making one for my brother for his birthday. I'm really excited to see his reaction! I love the tie idea. Cute! And I had no idea you could just request the line...


  7. I am making one of these for my Dad for Christmas! He is so hard to shop for, but he is a stake president here and will LOVE to have this in his office. Thanks for the great idea.

  8. Great post! Now, your personalized Priesthood Line of Authority is beautifully laminated featuring the classic portrait of Jesus Christ by the renowned artist Greg Olsen.