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Thursday with Sandiebella: Christmas Gift Shadow Box

Sandiebella is back! So happy to say that she’s created a fabulous festive tutorial for us this week. Not sure what we’d do without her ideas and amazing step by step instructions.

Christmas Gift Shadow Box


Heavy double sided paper
Scoring board and bone folder
Wet glue/adhesive/foam tape or dots
Embellishments (optional)
Precision scissors

How to:

Cut paper:
3″ x 9.5″
9.5″ x 12″

Score the 9.5″ x 12″ piece of paper at 0.5″, 1-5/8″, 2-1/8″ and 3.25″ on all four sides.

On the 9.5″ side, score at 3.75″ and 5.75″ down to the second score line only. Repeat at the bottom

On the 12″ side, score at 2.75″ and 9.25″ down to the fourth score line only. Repeat at the bottom.

Cut as below.

On the outside, apply double sided tape to all of the outer 0.5″ sections and on the four tabs.

Turn over to the inside and apply adhesive to the diagonal sections.

On the long sides, remove the tape backing, fold in the 0.5″ section, then fold over on the third score line and adhere down.

When pulled back up it should look like this.

Repeat on the other side.

Remove the tape backing from the tabs and from the diagonals.

Fold up the ends of the box and adhere to the tabs. Then fold the paper in to to make the box shape.

Cut a piece of acetate measuring 4.25″ x 6.75″. Score on all four sides at 1-1/8″. Cut away the corners then taper the edges of the four sides.

Insert the acetate into the middle of the box.


Stamp Reindeer with a Gift onto white card, stamp the sentiment beneath it. Colour the image then trim down the card to approx. 3-3/8″ x 2.5″. Use a stylus to emboss a 1/8″ border around the image.

Take the 3″ x 9.5″ piece of paper and centre it across the box. Fold around the edges to make the belly band.

At the back, use wet glue/adhesive to secure the ends. Make sure the belly band is loose enough to move smoothly up and down the box.

Matt the image onto some Christmas green paper. Using foam tape, adhere the image panel to the front of the belly band.

Cut a sentiment from paper and use as embellishment.

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