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. Love the cards you created. I have made some shadow box cards in the past with varying results, they are great fun when they work out. Congratulations.

  2. I’ve seen–and made–shadowbox cards, but never one like this, where the shadowbox is on the inside. (The ones I’ve seen before, the shadowbox IS the card.) This is super cool! Thank you for showing us how to do it, and for repeatedly showing the steps, so hopefully it will stick in our brains. 🙂 Love how these came out, and hope to try it myself sometime soon. 🙂 ~ Andrea

  3. Jennifer,
    These shadow box cards are great. Thanks for all the dimensions to make them. I wish I was able to order this new Hero Art’s stamp set this month but they are all sold out. I just love the layering of the water and the clouds. I’ve never seen a two or three step set like this before. I use my Misti a lot with all my three step floral stamps which I absolutely love. Thanks again for a wonderful video.

  4. Wow! I love these cards and they seem relatively easy to make! I definitely want to try to make this shadow box card! I think my favorite is the shark card but they are all spectacular! This kit is awesome, especially the Sand embossing powder!

  5. Wow Jennifer just love all these shadow box cards. Your creativity is over the top! Thank you so much for sharing with us all 😀

  6. Love this kit! Thank you for the tutorial on how to make these cards. I can’t wait to try it.

  7. Jennifer, I love the soft beachy colors you used on your cards. The shark card is so stinking cute. Who would have thought a shark could be so adorable, right?

  8. This kit is incredible…it’s sold out already so I hope I win it! Your delightful cards with those shadow boxes are something I want to try (even if I don’t win the kit 🙂

  9. You always have such Great ideas. Taking a screenshot of the measurements you posted on the video is such a great idea.

  10. I love the Shadow Box cards. I am so happy I found your blog. I love how you teach techniques that can be used with any stamps or dies.

  11. I love this month’s kit — great designs and so many different possibilities! Your cards are wonderful — thanks for the inspiration !

  12. I was impressed with the sand look embossing powder,, i thought it was pattern paper with the word Hello when I saw all the cards without reading anything it,,, hope its going to be up for sale soon :-).. shadow cards now have a hold of my heart heheh thanks for sharing

  13. Everytime I see something you do I have to go and try it myself, you are so inspiring and this kit is the bomb.

  14. I love your videos!!!!!! I can’t buy a lot at the moment so a lot I have to wait to get. You did a video of the unicorn with beautiful lashes I bought it as soon it was available lol so pretty. Here I go again I very badly want this kit the card you made was georgous. I am going to have to buy the kit separately which I will in time . I need to start the the layering stamps for the water I love it. Thank you for the beautiful videos. Thank you for showing me how to make a shadow box.

  15. What’s not to love about these cards & this video? Well I guess that the kits are sold out but that’s not your fault! Actually, lol, it might be partially your fault- when you demonstrate something, it’s always so beautiful and well done that we all want to try it. And it makes us want the same things you used, hence the out of stock status. . Oh well, as much as I’d love the June kit, I’ll just have to use something else to make the inner shadow box. I’m eager to try it! Thank you very much!

  16. Wow! I just love your ideas and your fantastic cards! Thank you so much for sharing so many techniques!!

  17. I would never have dreamed making a shadow box was so easy and that I could do it. Your cards are stunning and you are an amazing teacher. Love this kit!

  18. Shadow box cards are so fun and would be lovely on display. I’m going to try this for a new baby card. Thank you for the inspiration.

  19. The PERFECT design for these fabulous stamps. I love every single one of them, the messages in the sand most of all!

  20. Wow! I can’t believe the value of that kit! It is an amazing offer. Your cards are wonderful and I can’t wait to try them. Gotta go and but that kit…

  21. LOVE all things beach so this kit is my all-time favorite. Had to take a 2nd (and 3rd) look at your awesome shadow box cards. Thanks for sharing your technique. So many combinations for spectacular cards!

  22. Wow, I think this one of my most favorite kits ever and you did a phenomenal job of making it come to life. I love all the different ways you used the stamps, awesome ideas as usual. Thanks for sharing and always inspiring.

  23. The beach is my happy place and I’m crazy about this kit! I’m so sorry that I missed out getting one. Your cards are so amazing!

  24. Such great cards! I love that idea of the inner shadow box scenes! Have to give this one a try for sure! Thanks for the inspiration!

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