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Thursday with Sandiebella: Gnome Police Officer Gift Card Shadow Box Tutorial

Time for another fab Thursday with Sandiebella step by step tutorial! This week Sandie will show you how to create a…

Gnome Police Officer Gift Card Shadow Box


Navy card
Designer papers
Scoring board and bone folder
Adhesive – wet glue and double sided tape

Card – Navy
(1x) 7.5″ x 8.75″ (base)
(1x) 4-5/16″ x 5-9/16″ (lid)
Card – white
(1x) 2-7/8″ x 4-1/8″ (lid layering panel)
2.75″ x 0.5″ (sentiment)
Paper – 
(2x) 4-3/16″ x 0.5″ (lid)
(2x) 3″ x 0.5″ (lid)
(2x) 2-7/8″ x 5/8″ (base)
(2x) 4-1/8″ x 5/8″ (base)
(1x) 2.5″ x 4″ (top layer)

How to:

Stamp Gnome Police Officer onto white card, colour and fussy cut around the outline. Set to one side.

Score the 7.5″ x 8.75″ piece of card at 3/8″, 1-1.8″, 1.5″ and 4.25″ on all four sides.

On the long side, score at 2-5/8″ and 6-1/8″ down to the second score line only. Turn the card 180 degrees and repeat on the opposite side.

On the short side, score at 1-7/8″ and 5-5/8″ down to the fourth score line only. Turn the card 180 degrees and repeat on the opposite side.

Cut away the outer corners leaving  the 0.5″ tabs as shown below.

Cut on the score lines up to the second intersecting score line.

From the second score line, but diagonally as shown, on all four sides of the piece of card.

Apply adhesive on the outside of the box, on each of the outer long sections, and on the tabs.

Remove the backing from the tape on the shorter outer sections. Fold them on the 1st score line and the third score line and press down firmly to make the outer wall of the shadow box.

Repeat on the opposite side. Remove all the tape backing and fold in each side until the shadow box is complete.

Score the 4-5/16″ x 5-9/16″ piece of card at 5/8″ on all four sides. Make tabs from the outer corners.

Adhere the tabs to the inside of the adjacent walls to make the box lid.

Adhere all the paper pieces to the sides of the box base and lid.

Adhere the white card layer and paper layer on the top of the box lid.

Insert the gift card.

Adhere image to the front of the box using foam tape. Stamp the sentiment onto the remaining strip of white card, trim as necessary, and adhere beneath the image.


  1. Holly Dewilde says:

    Fantastic tutorial…photos make it easy to follow. Thank you so much for your time and effort!

  2. slbt17 says:

    really appreciate the time you take to share, thank you!

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