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DT Thursday: Create a Gorgeous Easter Shadow Box with Sandiebella!

Hey everyone, it’s time for DT Thursday here on the Stamping Bella blog. This week Sandiebella has gorgeous Easter themed Shadow Box for you to recreate featuring our gorgeous Tiny Townie Becky Loves Bunny Wobbles! Click on through for the full step by step guide to this project.

Stamping Bella DT Thursday Easter Shadow Box Step by Step with Sandiebella

Easter Shadow Box

Stamping Bella DT Thursday Easter Shadow Box Step by Step with Sandiebella

Supplies: 

White card
Easter themed patterned papers (I used Graphic 45 Sweet Sentiments)
Scoring board and bone folder
Adhesive
Ruler & pencil
Craft knife

Step-by-Step

Cut 2 pieces of white card measuring 8″ x 8″. Score one of them at 0.75″ and 1.5″ on all 4 sides.
Stamping Bella DT Thursday Easter Shadow Box Step by Step with Sandiebella

Fold all the scorelines and crease well with a bone folder

Stamping Bella DT Thursday Easter Shadow Box Step by Step with Sandiebella

Cut away the 3 outer squares from each corner and cut the last cube to make a tab

Stamping Bella DT Thursday Easter Shadow Box Step by Step with Sandiebella

Repeat on all 4 sides, tapering the edges of the tabs as you go.

Stamping Bella DT Thursday Easter Shadow Box Step by Step with Sandiebella

Measure the centre section of the shadowbox base, it should be 5″ square

Stamping Bella DT Thursday Easter Shadow Box Step by Step with Sandiebella

Cut a piece of white card measuring 4 7/8″ x 4 7/8″ and a piece of patterned paper measuring 4.75″ x 4.75″. Adhere them together to make a panel.

Stamping Bella DT Thursday Easter Shadow Box Step by Step with Sandiebella

Adhere the panel to the centre of the shadowbox base.

Stamping Bella DT Thursday Easter Shadow Box Step by Step with Sandiebella

Cut 4 strips of matching paper measuring 5/8″ x 4 7/8″

Stamping Bella DT Thursday Easter Shadow Box Step by Step with Sandiebella

Adhere the strips to the shadowbox sides, as shown

Stamping Bella DT Thursday Easter Shadow Box Step by Step with Sandiebella

Add some layers. I used the cut outs from the paper pack.

Stamping Bella DT Thursday Easter Shadow Box Step by Step with Sandiebella

Stamp and colour your image using your preferred medium

Stamping Bella DT Thursday Easter Shadow Box Step by Step with Sandiebella

Fussy cut the image, leaving a narrow white border all around.

Stamping Bella DT Thursday Easter Shadow Box Step by Step with Sandiebella

Adhere the image, using 3D foam dots.

Stamping Bella DT Thursday Easter Shadow Box Step by Step with Sandiebella

Apply some double sided tape on the inside of each of the corner tabs.

Stamping Bella DT Thursday Easter Shadow Box Step by Step with Sandiebella

Bring the tabs to the outside of the box base and adhere.

Stamping Bella DT Thursday Easter Shadow Box Step by Step with Sandiebella

Repeat with all 4 sides to make the box. Fold the outer 0.75″ sections outwards

Stamping Bella DT Thursday Easter Shadow Box Step by Step with Sandiebella

Take the second 8″ x 8″ piece of white card. Measure 1″ in on all 4 sides and mark with a pencil.

Stamping Bella DT Thursday Easter Shadow Box Step by Step with Sandiebella

Using a craft knife, or paper trimmers if it allows, cut out the square in the centre.

Stamping Bella DT Thursday Easter Shadow Box Step by Step with Sandiebella

Cut 4 pieces of white card measuring 7/8″ x 7 7/8″. Lay one of the pieces on the top of the square frame and mark the corners with a pencil.

Stamping Bella DT Thursday Easter Shadow Box Step by Step with Sandiebella

Cut at the pencil marks to make an angle.

Stamping Bella DT Thursday Easter Shadow Box Step by Step with Sandiebella

Repeat for both ends of all 4 pieces.

Stamping Bella DT Thursday Easter Shadow Box Step by Step with Sandiebella

Adhere all the pieces onto the base frame. You may need to trim them down a little more, depending on the angles.

Stamping Bella DT Thursday Easter Shadow Box Step by Step with Sandiebella

Cut 4 pieces of patterned paper measuring 0.75″ x 7.75″. Again, lay it on the base frame, but this time, mark with a pencil using the angled white card.

Stamping Bella DT Thursday Easter Shadow Box Step by Step with Sandiebella

Repeat on both sides, on all 4 pieces.

Stamping Bella DT Thursday Easter Shadow Box Step by Step with Sandiebella

Take the shadow box and apply double sided tape to all 4 outer tabs.

Stamping Bella DT Thursday Easter Shadow Box Step by Step with Sandiebella

Remove the backing from ONE piece of tape. Turn the front frame patterned paper side down and carefully lay the shadow box, eyeballing to centre. When you’re happy with the positioning, press down the side you removed the tape backing from.

Stamping Bella DT Thursday Easter Shadow Box Step by Step with Sandiebella

Remove the tape from each of the other tabs and press them down. Burnish with a bone folder. Turn the whole thing over and this completes the shadow box.

Stamping Bella DT Thursday Easter Shadow Box Step by Step with Sandiebella

To make an easel so that the box will stand, cut 2 pieces of white card measuring 3″ tall x 2.5″ wide.

Stamping Bella DT Thursday Easter Shadow Box Step by Step with Sandiebella

Measure in 0.5″ on both pieces, and mark with a pencil.

Stamping Bella DT Thursday Easter Shadow Box Step by Step with Sandiebella

Cut the pieces at an angle, from the 0.5″ pencil mark to the outside bottom corner

Stamping Bella DT Thursday Easter Shadow Box Step by Step with Sandiebella

Score each piece at the 0.5″ mark.

Stamping Bella DT Thursday Easter Shadow Box Step by Step with Sandiebella

Adhere the two pieces together making sure not to apply any adhesive on the 0.5″ sections. These fold outards for attaching to the back of the box.

Stamping Bella DT Thursday Easter Shadow Box Step by Step with Sandiebella

Apply double sided tape on each of the 0.5″ sections.

Stamping Bella DT Thursday Easter Shadow Box Step by Step with Sandiebella

Adhere to the centre bottom of the shadow box.

Stamping Bella DT Thursday Easter Shadow Box Step by Step with Sandiebella

The box should stand like this.

Stamping Bella DT Thursday Easter Shadow Box Step by Step with Sandiebella

Embellish the shadow box as desired, utilising your papers.

Cut out the accompanying sentiment and adhere using 3D foam dots.

Stamping Bella DT Thursday Easter Shadow Box Step by Step with Sandiebella

Over To You!

Hopefully I’ve inspired you to sit down and try your hands at this lovely project.

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Until next time, HAPPY STAMPING!

5 Comments

  1. Susan G says:

    Just wow!!! I love your projects…look forward to them every week. Thanks for another fabulous design. I’ll try it soon.

  2. Lynda C says:

    Oh Sandie! Thank you for sharing this project, it is awesome cannot wait to find time to give it a go 🙂

  3. Oh this is a great project! I love this! I’m definitely saving these instructions! Thanks so much for sharing! 🙂

  4. Carol L says:

    This is so cute! I love this kind of project! I will be trying this soon!! Thanks so much!

  5. Jan D., FL says:

    My crafting friend and I made one of these as a gift…we did a St. Patty’s Day theme. We had a blast making it and she loved it so much.

    Error in your tutorial….the second 8×8 panel should be measured in 1.5″ on all 4 sides vs. 1″. This, of course, requires amendment to the size of the mitered pieces.

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