All about shadow boxes

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I've always been drawn to shadow boxes. They are like 3 dimensional collages. I think they speak to the collector in me, the art director in me and the scrap-booker (is that a word?) in me. Gathering the right components and putting them together just so to commemorate a special occasion or to evoke a certain mood is something I think I would really enjoy. (hmmm, maybe making shadow boxes is my calling?) I recently ordered some shadow boxes so I can give it a go. I am going to start sketching and gathering and brainstorming to see what I can come up with. Until then here's some gorgeous inspiration I collected.

{Images clockwise from top left via Martha Stewart, laurenrabbit on etsy, elizabethwren on etsy, Uncommon Goods, assembleart on etsy, Country Living, Design*Sponge, HerOwnHand on etsy}