Handmade Cards, Spellbinders

Spellbinders Shadowbox Blog Hop

Hello and welcome to my blog! I’m so excited to be joining this Spellbinders blog hop today!

If you’re following along the blog hop, you should have arrived here from Olga Direktorenko. I’ll list all of today’s blog hop participants below, if you want to start at the beginning.

I have two projects to share today, featuring the new Shadowbox collection by Becca Feeken.

I absolutely love this amazing Shadowbox frame die set! I now want to Shadowbox all the things! I have several ideas for using this frame for future projects. Once you’ve made a few, it’s not difficult to make neat frames at different sizes.

Project 1:

For my first project, I made a 5 x 5 inch ShadowBox frame. I have the 3/4 inch border die set, so I cut 5 pieces of white card, using my Spellbinders Platinum 6 machine, as follows:

  • 1 piece at 5 x 5 inches. This is the back panel for the box.
  • 4 pieces at 3 x 5 inches. These make the frame. (Note: the 3” dimension is specific for the 3/4 inch border frame set. This dimension will be different for the 1/2 or 1/4 border frame sets.)
  • 8 of the corner pieces in white. (4 will be used to connect the frame pieces together, and the other 4 for the outside corners to help secure and tighten the frame).

I won’t go into detail about how I put the frame together as there will be instructions and videos available showing you this much better than I can explain here. I’ll link to a ‘how to’ video at the end of this post.

I cut 4 more of the corner pieces from pink patterned paper, to adhere over the card corner pieces on the outside. I layered these over the card as I didn’t think the patterned paper alone would be strong enough to secure and tighten the frame.

To decorate my box, I used the Shapeabilities Adoria Square Shadowbox Frame Etched Dies. I die cut the outer frame from pink patterned paper and also white card, layered them together and adhered to my frame. The card behind the paper gives it more stability.

For inside the box, I die cut the second smallest square from the same patterned paper. I heat embossed a Pretty Pink Posh sentiment onto a white die cut square, using WOW Metallic Copper Super Fine embossing powder. I adhered this inside the frame using foam tape.

For a pretty finishing touch on the outside of the box, I used the Shapeabilities Flutter Wing Shadowbox Butterflies Etched Dies. I die cut the butterfly wings from white card, then die cut the bodies from copper glitter card. I adhered these to the frame with liquid glue, just under the bodies so the wings can stand out.

These boxes are so pretty. I think they’d be perfect for a new baby or christening keepsake.

Project 2:

For my second project, I decided to use the Shapeabilities Layered Sweet Birdie Thanks Scene Etched Dies to make a card. I love the look of paper cut art, so that was my inspiration for this card.

The set comes with several panels to create a layered look. I began by die cutting the floral arch from a piece of white card. I then stamped a sentiment from a Hello Bluebird set underneath the arch.

I used the background arch die to cut a piece of blue patterned paper, adhering to my card base. I then added the floral arch panel on top with foam tape.

For the top layer, I die cut the bird arch die along with the background arch to create a frame layer from white glitter card. I added this to my card with more foam tape.

I think this card would work beautifully for a birthday or wedding card.


To celebrate this release, Spellbinders are giving away a $50 gift certificate to 3 lucky blog readers – selected from the comments across all of the blogs in the hop. Giveaway closes on Sunday, February 10th 11:59 pm EDT. Winners will be announced in our blog hop post the following Monday. Winner is responsible for shipping cost, duties and taxes.

Thank you so much for stopping by my blog today. Your next stop is Sandra Nagel. Happy hopping!

Here is the complete list of blog hop participants:

Becca Feeken
Nichol Spohr
Hussena Calcuttawala
Jung AhSang
Tina Smith
Lea Lawson
Desiree Kuemmerle
Dawn McVey
Olga Direktorenko
Gemma Campbell (You are here)
Sandra Nagel
Jennifer Snyder
Jean Manis
Yana Smakula

Here is a link to a great ‘How To Assemble a Shadowbox’ video on YouTube.

109 thoughts on “Spellbinders Shadowbox Blog Hop”

  1. Ahhhh… so pretty and delicate! I am in love with the elegance of your projects. The little bird looks like porcelain to me. Genius to put a white glitter frame on it! It really finishes it (deceptively CAS!!)

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  2. I was so surprised by the colors, the pink and blue definitely make me ready for spring! Thanks so much for your creativity and your time working on this!

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