Thursday, July 19

Admit One...

What do concerts, movie theaters, carnivals, fairs, plays, comedy shows, sports events, etc.etc.etc. have in common? They all require you to have a ticket.  A ticket that, after used for admission, can represent a great memory.  So what do you do with those keepsakes? Place them on a cork board, a ribbon board, scrapbook them, or stick them in a drawer?  I've done all of the above, but recently I discovered a great way to display those keepsake tickets for all to see.  I came across a ticket shadow box on Pinterest (duh).  My boyfriend, Greg, is all about movies and he has been saving the ticket stubs since before I met him (and we've been dating 10 years, so its been a long time), so I decided to make a ticket shadow box for him.

Drum roll please... anyone?

TADA! This is the final product. 

This ticket box was really easy to make.  I used:
  • A $20 12x12 shadow box from Michael's (I could have saved some money if I had planned ahead and shopped around)
  • Black card stock
  • Sparkly gold card stock
  • Red card stock
  • Tape
  • Hot glue
  • Scissors/ an Exacto knife
  • A ticket graphic I made on Microsoft Word (as seen in the photos)
  • And a saw (well... my uncle used something, I'm assuming, in the saw family to cut a small slit on the top of the box so that the tickets can be dropped in). 
I cut the black card stock the same size as the backing of the shadow box and used the sparkly gold paper and the tickets I printed out on red paper to decorate it.  I made sure everything I added was up towards the top, so that when tickets are added to the box it will still be visible.  So fun putting the tickets in the box!!

Greg's birthday gift definitely had an unintentional ticket theme this year.  In addition to the ticket shadow box I made tickets to represent presents that were not wrappable. I bought advance tickets to "Batman: The Dark Knight Rises" for the IMAX theater in Providence for July 21st and a cooking class that we will be doing on July 28th.  Here are the tickets I made:

Now it's time to start thinking lottery tickets... cue the daily "I wish I were a gazillionaire" day dream...
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  1. Hi!
    The ticket box looks great. I think keeping tickets is a good way of preserving our old memories as tickets have date printed on them.

    1. Thanks! :) I know, thats why I love saving tickets too... It's fun to go back and look through the years. I have also thought about writing dates on the corks I save from wine bottles from special occasions... My friend bought me a cool container to display corks in!

  2. you are sweet to your boyfriend and very creative as well.

    i just started to realize that i'm also keeping movie tickets of fantastic films i watched. so this is good idea for me as well.

    keep it up!

    1. Thanks, I try :)

      I am glad I could inspire you to make one. If you do, I'd love to see pictures!