Inside Shadow Box Cards + GIVEAWAY

Hello. I am really excited to share today’s video with you! I show a few ways to create “inside shadow box cards”. The cards look normal from the outside but when you open it? A shadow box pops up!

[All supplies are linked to multiple sources in the thumbnails at the end of this post. Multiple stores are also linked in the parentheses following the product name. Compensated affiliate links may be used at no cost to you.]

This is such fun to create cards with a surprise inside! And these shadow box cards are easy to make. To learn the process and the dimensions used, please watch the video. It is better to see in action then to share in text.

For all of most of my cards, I used the new Hero Arts June My Monthly Hero Arts Kit. This is an *amazing* set that will sell out fast! (More on it below.) Such beautiful images.

I kept the front of my cards simple since the inside has so much to offer. On this first card, I white heat embossed images from the Hero Arts June My Monthly Hero Arts Stamp Set and used a VersaMarker Pen to draw waves.

And when you open the card, you see a fun shadow box inside! Lots of dimension. I cut the window with a die from the Hero Arts Oval Infinity Dies (HA |SSS) and added lots of stamping with the Hero Arts June My Monthly Hero Arts Stamp Set. Those clouds are sooooo pretty…

For my next card, I again kept the outside’s design very simple. The “just a note to say” is from the Hero Arts Hello Stamp & Die Set (HA | SSS).

In the inside, I used more of the images from the Hero Arts June My Monthly Hero Arts Stamp Set to create a tropical scene. The islands in the distance? I made those by stamping with the back of the cloud stamps! The “hello” is heat embossed with sand embossing powder that is included in the Hero Arts June My Monthly Hero Arts Kit. Oh – and I used a die from the Hero Arts Rectangle Infinity Dies (HA | SSS) to cut the window.

This next card is my favorite – the stamps are such fun! On the front, I used the Hero Arts June My Monthly Hero Arts Stamp Set and Hero Arts Hello Stamp & Die Set (HA | SSS) sentiment. (Oh – and I stamped the envelope flap with the Hero Arts Abstract Wave Stamp to match.)

And on the inside? I added sentiments and a seagull from the Hero Arts Seas the Day Stamp Set (HA | SSS). So cute!

My last card is also an inside shadow box card… but this time it is top folding. On the front, I create a wave element using Hero Arts Wave and Sea Confetti Die (HA | SSS) and a die from the Hero Arts Circle Infinity Dies (HA | SSS).

On the inside, I used the Hero Arts Killer Messages Stamp Set (HA | SSS) to create the shark and sentiment. That Hero Arts Wave and Sea Confetti Die (HA | SSS) is great for creating die cut waves!

I had SUCH fun making these. I hope you try this shadow box card design!


This post is part of a blog hop featuring the Hero Arts My Monthly Hero June Kit. This kit has a huge stamp set, dies, inks, and more! The kit value is $74… but only costs $34.99! You can see all the details HERE. The kit is available for a limited time only – once it’s gone, it’s gone. And they sell out fast! The stamps and dies are not sold separately. (Remember that Hero Arts does have a subscription option with FREE US shipping and $9.99 international shipping in case you never want to miss out on a kit. Find out info HERE.)

HERE is the kit. All this is valued at $72, but costs under $35…

There are also many great new products available that coordinate with the kit. Worth checking out! You can find them all HERE.

The next stop on the hop is the blog of the wonderfully awesome Jenn Shurkus. (You can always start at the beginning of the hop at the Hero Arts Blog.)


Hero Arts is giving away a kit to a lucky blog reader – selected from the comments across all of the blogs in the hop. For your chance, leave a comment below and on all the blogs in the hop by 11:59pmEST on 6/10/18. (To leave a comment, head to my blog, scroll down to the bottom of this post and click the green “leave a comment” button. The winner’s name will be shared on the Hero Arts Blog. Hero Arts will reimburse the winner if they already bought the kit.)


Want to find the products I used? I have listed them below. (Compensated affiliate links used at no cost to you. Thank you! Affiliate and product disclosure can be found here. All products were personally purchased except those with an asterisk or from Hero Arts. As always, this post was NOT paid for or sponsored.) Click on the icons below each product picture to go to a favorite store.

Hero Arts June My Monthly Hero Arts Kit
[ HA ]
Hero Arts Seas the Day Stamp Set
[ HA | SSS ]
Hero Arts Killer Messages Stamp Set
[ HA | SSS ]
Hero Arts Hello Stamp & Die
[ HA | SSS ]
Hero Arts Abstract Wave Stamp
[ HA | SSS ]
Hero Arts Wave and Sea Confetti Die
[ SSS | HA ]
Hero Arts Oval Infinity Dies
[ HA | SSS ]
Hero Arts Circle Infinity Dies
[ HA | SSS ]
Hero Arts Rectangle Infinity Dies
[ HA | SSS ]
Scor-Pal Scoring Board
[ SSS ]
Teflon Bone Folder
[ SSS ]
MISTI Stamping Tool
[ SSS | ELH ]
MISTI Creative Corners
[ SSS | ELH ]
MISTI Mouse Pad Insert
[ SSS | ELH ]
MISTI Bar Magnet
[ SSS | ELH ]
* Tim Holtz Tonic Glass Media Mat
[ SSS | ELH ]
Gina K Connect Glue
[ SSS | GNK ]
Neenah Classic Crest 110lb Cardstock
[ SSS | ELH ]
Be Creative Tape
[ SSS | ELH ]
Hero Arts Shadow Inks
[ HA | SSS ]
VersaMark Ink
[ HA | SSS ]
Hero Arts White Embossing Powder
[ HA | SSS ]
Hero Arts Heat Gun
[ HA | SSS ]
VersaMarker Pen
[ SSS ]
Tonic Aqua Shimmer Pens
[ SSS | ELH ]

Leave a Comment

490 thoughts on “Inside Shadow Box Cards + GIVEAWAY”

  1. Another wonderful video and great cards and techniques! I always learn so much from you – thank you!

  2. Fantastic cards! Your tutorials are so helpful. Looking forward to using these instructions to make box cards. Love this kit, especially the sand embossing powder.

  3. Love this kit! Love what you have created with it. Thank you so much for all your videos, you are so inspiring!

  4. Your cards are beautiful and so inspiring. I LOVE the June kit, it brings so many memories. I LOVE your talent. Thank you, Jennifer.

  5. Fabulous set of suprise inside cards made from the June kit. I love beach scenes and these really work well.

  6. These cards are so cool! Love the dimension of the shadow box. Very cool stamps too – beach stamps for the summer are perfect!

  7. Beautiful cards, love this new-to-me technique, thanks so much for another awesome video! LOVE this beach fun kit too!

  8. WOW!! What great cards! Just had to order the kit and other items after seeing your ideas!! I love watching your videos because I get so many wonderful ideas! Thanks for inspiring me!

  9. Love this kit Jennifer, and your cards are just wonderful! I can’t wait to try one of these cards!

  10. Awesome Kit! This reminds me of my happy place…Sanibel Island; only thing missing were a couple of shell stamps but love the small embellishments of shells.

  11. Jennifer, you are the Triple Crown winner of Cardmaking. Best ideas, best video speaker and best all around execution.

  12. Wonderful cards! And a wonderful kit! I live by the shore, and I’m always trying to make realistic looking waves on cards and layouts – these stamps are perfect!

  13. Jennifer, your cards are always spectacular and don’t disappoint ! You certainly topped the bar on these and I am looking forward to your video. I think this set is great and it makes me want to go to the beach right now and or redecorate my home in beach items/colors! Thank you!!! Such great creativity spilling out of you!

  14. These are so much fun! I can’t wait to try them with some of my sets that I already own. However, this Hero Arts Monthly Hero Kit is so awesome! I think I might just have to purchase it!

  15. You are right! This is my favorite HA kit EVER! I have already placed an order for myself and my daughter. LOVED what you did with the shadow boxes for your cards!

  16. Wow! I love your shadow box cards! This is a new technique for me and I can hardly wait to give it a try. I’m also thinking about adding another layer inside for even more of a shadow box look. Like you I love this new Hero Arts Monthly Hero Kit. It’s by far my favorite ever. I want to play with the layered waves and clouds so much that I ordered before I even started the hop because I’m sure this kit will sell out quick. Thanks for teaching me a new technique. Your video makes it look so easy. Assembling a blank card at the beginning really made it easier to follow what you did for the individual designs.

  17. Oh my Jennifer these cards are fabutastic (fabulous and fantastic at the same time). That kit is to die for, what a great bunch of craft supplies and all so gorgeous. Thank you for your always simple explanation in this great video, I will certainly give this beautiful shadowbox card a try.

  18. Oh My Gosh !! I really like the shadow box idea for cards. This June kit is perfect for shadow boxes. I always learn so much from your videos, and again today I found a new style to make. You are the best . Thanks for sharing your talent and ideas with us. Have a blessed week 🙂

  19. I love the kit and sea (pun intended) so many opportunities for great cards! Thanks for the shadow box ideas.

  20. Those are so cool! And they look pretty easy to make, too. I’d love to have this kit, I miss my Florida beach every single day.

  21. I love this technique. Your cards are fabulous! I can hardly wait to get this kit—so much fun!

  22. Must say one of my all time favorites of your tutorials! Loved it:) Can’t wait to try.

  23. Thanks so much for sharing your tips, tricks and talent! I LOVE your creativity with this kit! I can’t wait to try this card making technique!

  24. We are just a few miles from the beach. Sitting there watching the waves hit the rocks, especially as the sun goes down, reminds me Who is really in charge and calms my soul. :o) Your pictures could be Monterey Bay. The stamp set is delicious. I’ve never seen this box card technique, but will surely have to give it a go soon. Thank you!

  25. The best kit I’ve seen yet for summertime! Your cards, as always, are amazing! Thank you so much for sharing your knowledge and talent with us.

  26. I can’t believe my eyes !! The waves, the sand embossing, the clouds and the mountains … all that is so perfect !! Wonderful job Jennifer and Hero Arts <3

  27. These cards are such a fun idea! Love them! Thanks for your endless inspiration! You never cease to amaze me.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *