Monday, February 14, 2011

A Fun Shadow Box Tutorial!

Flying Tilda

Good day, Bloggers! The fabulous and talented Simon Says Stamp DT member Heather, has put together an AWESOME shadow box tutorial so that you can make your very own!! Check it out...!

I've given details in both inches and centimeters

You need a piece or card 11 1/2" x 5 1/2" plus a 3" (9cm) square. (Card stock)

Score along the longer side at 5 /12" and 6"

Draw a square at 1" in

Draw lines from corner to corner (these will be cut to form the opening of the box)

Now draw a square 1/2" in from the outer square the score all four sides of the two squares and cut along both diagonal lines.

Fold back and crease well along the outer edges of the square.

Fold inwards and crease well long the four sides of the inner square.

Your card should now look like this from the front.

Cut a further 3 1/2" (9cm) square of card, glue the four triangular flaps and firmly attach the square.

I cut four small pieces to cover the corners on the back of the 'box' but this is purely cosmetic and not necessary.

Now you have your shadow box card, all that is left is to decorate it and here is my finished card.

Materials used Stamps -Magnolia - Flying Tilda and loving wishes sentiment.
Papers - Basic Grey - Hopscotch
Punch - Martha Stewart - Butterfly
Dies - Spellbinders - Fleur de Lis Pendant & Fancy Tags
American Crafts - Pearl Brad

Here you can see the 'box' better and below - the reason for the 1/2" at the top - it both stands better and folds flatter and firmer for placing in an envelope or box.

I decorate the back of the 'box' element in co-ordinating paper to cover the triangular flaps.

I hope you enjoyed this tutorial, and I hope you decide to make your very own shadow box, they're fun, pretty, and a cool alternative to a 2-D card! Special thanks to Heather, check out her awesome blog!!!


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  1. oh my
    this is such a gorgeous shadow card
    thank you so much for the tutorial sweetie
    the total of the card is amazing
    hugs angelique

  2. Great tutorial! Thanks for sharing.

  3. Hi This is just WOW Love it I am going to give this one a go !! Thankyou for the tutorial amd inspiration Kitty :)

  4. wow, this tutorial is awesome!
    hugs Yvonne

  5. oh wow i wondered how to do this. Brilliant. thank you.
    x laura x

  6. wow!!!! this is amazing as is Heather and I am gonna try this asap x

  7. This is gorgeous! Thank you for the great tutorial, think I have to give it a try :)

  8. fabulous tut Heather ,, I am going to have a go at this :-) Gorgeous card :-)

    Lols x x x


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