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 ]

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490 thoughts on “Inside Shadow Box Cards + GIVEAWAY”

  1. Hi Jennifer!
    I love all your cards but especially the shark one. This stamp kit is awesome along with the add on sets. I am sad that its sold out so quickly. Your videos are fantastic also! Thanks for sharing all your creativity!
    Marcia m

  2. Hi Jennifer,
    love your video, looks like a great kit, tried to purchase but out of stock. Thanks for the opportunity to win one. : )

  3. Fantastic cards! I love how you used the waves upside down creating a horizon. I also can’t wait to try out that sand embossing powder! As always, thanks so much for the inspiration and for sharing your ideas.

  4. I have to say Jennifer this is by far my most favourite technique video you have ever shared!! The shadow box cards are brilliant and the Hero Arts kit is just stunning!!

  5. What a fun and fabulous idea to make these shadow boxes! It’s like “card theatre!” Love it!!!

  6. Wow! Your cards are really magical! I’m already dreaming of beach days! Fabulous cards!!!

  7. I just love this design.Im also in love with this kit from HA.Thank you Jennifer for sharing the process.

  8. All of these cards are so fun. I really love the color scheme. Reminds me of sunny days at the beach. Minus the shark of course!

  9. This is so much fun! My next card relay recipient will be getting a card with this technique. Love it!

  10. This such a versatile collection…thinking now of a co-worker about to head off to Hawaii! Just love all things connected with the sea!

  11. Fantastic cards, as always, Jennifer!!
    Love the beach. Love tge Gull- friend the most!
    Hello written in the sand is Amazing!!
    Thank you so much

  12. I absolutely love this kit! It reminded me of my time living in California.
    I also love the card technique doing something out of the ordinary without creating too much bulk when mailing the card. Thanks for the fabulous video and of course for the giveaway

  13. These shadow boxes are so much fun! I can’t wait to try one…perfect for any stamp set. Looks like HA hit it out of the park with their new June kit…it’s already sold out!! This will be my first seascapes kit…so excited to get it! Jennifer love your soft coloring and thanks for sharing your videos with us…helps so much! Thanks to all at HA!

  14. I love every time you produce a video… makes my creative juices start flowing. I can’t wait to try these shadow box cards …thanks for all your hard work.

  15. Absolutely Love your version of a Shadow Box Card in Both Vertical and Horizontal versions! Your cards are Gorgeous Creative Works of Art! Love how you used the June 2018 My Hero Arts Kit supplies to create fun loving cards. JMI…You Rock! You Are The Queen of Techniques! Great Job and Well Done! Thank You Very Much For Sharing Your Talent With The Crafting Community! You Are An Angel! Blessings!

  16. This is a crazy cool design! I haven’t had time to watch the video yet, but can’t wait! Love the new HA kit also!

  17. Yesterday I looked at the kit and decided it was too expensive for the included items. This set of cards is having me change my mind. I love the possibilities and have decided to order the card. I love the beach, the water and all. Thanks, Jennifer.

  18. I love this idea of a shadow box card. I need to try this later this week to see if I can accomplish a beautiful card like this. (Hopefully I will remember all the measurements.) 😉

  19. Wow is what I want to say. It matches be simple but the shadow box technique makes it wow.

  20. I so so !ove your cards and demos. These scenes makes me nostalgic that I want to recreate it and have this june kit. I promised myself not to buy supplies yet but I have to break it for this kit.

  21. Every single one of your shadowbox and layered cards is FANTASTIC! I think the “killer birthday” is my favorite! That shark is such a fun surprise! The coloring is so bright and fresh! Thanks for some AWESOME inspiration today!

  22. I love the beach and these cards are beautifully done! WOW!! Talk about making me want to take a vacation!

  23. Your shadow cards are stunning ! This kit is beautiful and of course, you made the best use of it ! Thank you for all these great tips.

  24. Looks like you had a ton of fun with this kit. Missed out on the chance to order it, so glad for the chance to win it!

  25. Love….love this shadow box are truly an awesome person for sharing such wonderful techniques

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