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Monday, February 28, 2011

Shadow Box Card Tutorial

Stampin’ Up! Supplies Used
3” Circle Die Big Shot Original Die, item #122125
Big Shot Die Cut Machine, item #113439
2 ½” Circle Paper Punch, item #120906
Modern Label Paper Punch, item #119849
Word Window Paper Punch, item #119857
Very Vanilla Card Stock, item #101650 – 4 ¼” x 5 ½” plus one 4” sq
Early Espresso Classic Ink, item #119670
More Mustard Classic Ink, item #103162
Nature Walk Stamp Set, item #121925 – Wood OR #121997 – Clear Mount
Designer Series Paper, Botanical Gazette, item #121783 – 4 ¼” x 5 ½” plus scrap piece for sentiment
SNAIL Adhesive, item #104332 or Liquid Multi-purpose Glue, item #110755
Sticky Strip, item #104294
Stampin’ Sponges, item #101610


  1.   Stamp sentiment on 4” sq Very Vanilla Card Stock after punching out a 2 ½” circle.
    1. Punch sentiment out using Word Window Punch
    2. Using modern label punch, punch out shadow piece for sentiment.
    3. Using SNAIL or Multi-purpose glue, attach the two piece together
    4. Set aside
  2.  Center the Botanical Gazette piece of card stock on the 3” circle die and put thru the Big Shot.
    1. Save the circle, it is the shadow piece for the 2 1/2 “ circle.
  3. Take the 2 ½” circle of Very Vanilla:
    1. Highlight edge of circle with Early Espresso Ink with Stampin’ Sponge
    2. Stamp image in center of circle – Nature Walk Stamp Set & More Mustard Classic Ink
  4. Attach the shadow piece (step 2) to the back of this circle.
    1. Line up the two 4 ¼” pieces.
    2. Put SNAIL on the back of the shadow piece and set in the cut-out hole.
  5. Score both pieces of Very Vanilla & Botanical Gazette (4 ¼” x 5 ½”)
    1. Score both ends at ½” and 1” (5 ½” will be horizontal)
    2. Crisply crease & fold --- ½” score is folded opposite of 1”
                                                              i.      Botanical Gazette – fold ½” forward, 1” backward
                                                            ii.      Very Vanilla – fold ½” backward, 1” forward
    1.  Attach the two pieces together from edge to ½” crease line.
  1.  Attach sentiment with demensionals.

 This style card can be used for any occasion.   Have fun with it, and let me know what you create.

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Mary Director
Stampin' Up! Senior Supervisor, Independent Demonstrator & Creative Coach
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