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. I love this card!!! Can’t wait to make some. The Hero Arts kit is just perfect for all the cards I want to make this summer. Thanks for all the great ideas.

  2. I NEED that sand embossing powder but those kits sell out way too fast. But I can’t wait to try this technique

  3. I love your cards! and the kit! I think it’s my favorite up to now. Thanks for the wonderful ideas!

  4. Yet another amazing technique! This is probably my most favorite non-holiday kit from Hero Arts!!! And I am really hoping they release that sand embossing powder separately cause I need a 1lb bottle of it for all the projects I’d like to use it on!!! Seriously, they need to release it in the large bottles the sell the Ultra High powders in. It will sell out as fast as they can make it 🙂

  5. Love this MMH kit. Can’t wait to try this technique. . .and the sand embossing powder. Thanks Jennifer for sharing and Hero Arts for the neat beach theme stamps and dies.

  6. This is a beautiful kit! It’s the first one I tried to buy, but was disappointed to see they were sold out.

  7. I’ve made a shadow box card before but your tutorial made it much easier. Thank you. I absolutely loved the shark “Killer” stamp set. Living in Australia, we know all about sharks! Loved the sand embossing powder too. Your cards looks fabulous.

  8. What a fantastic idea. I love the beach sand embossing powder. I have never seen anything like that before. What a lovely kit with everything you need. Perfect

  9. bah-rump, bah-rump. Shark!
    Love the shark coming up out of the water.
    Fun technique.
    thanks for sharing

  10. The shadow box cards are amazing and would be so special to any recipient. I love the products in this kit. The Hello sentiment with the receding perspective is especially cool!

  11. you amazed me every video and i learned something new every single time! thanks for sharing! can’t wait to try this shadow box design this weekend.

  12. Love love love your shadow box card. I am done how not getting it to look the same as you. Just having a hard time seeing how it comes together on the white card stock.

  13. These are gorgeous! I’m trying this technique as soon as I’m finished with this. My mom’s 70th bday is today and I think she would love this kind of card.

  14. Ouch, I missed being able to order this amazing kit! This is my last chance!! Love how many ideas can come from one Hero Arts kit. Very creative. 🙂

  15. This kit holds so many possibilities. Jennifer you make the making of these cards look so easy. I can hardly wait to try making one.

  16. I love this set! I live near Virginia Beach, VA and I see lots of beachy scene stamps, however this set is very ” adult” and pleasing.

  17. This is such a great kit from Hero Arts. They’ve really knocked the ball out of the park with this one! So many wonderful creations from ALL the design team.

  18. My husband and I are on our honeymoon and I was so sad that the kits were sold out before I could order one. I love to make cards and help lift the spirits of others. I love this kit and your videos are amazing! I love the shadowbox cards. Super fun and cute!

  19. This kit looks so fun! I live in NC, so we love the beach and sending cards with these themes are incredibly useful.

  20. WOW those cards look amazing yet are so simple. Love the beachy stamps too. Can’t wait to give the cards a try

  21. Love the embossing sand, it will be great for those beach theme cards. Hero Arts never disappoints with new products.

  22. Love this set. Beautiful cards and ideas. Love your videos and I watch them often and have even incorporated a few of your techniques in some of my cards. Thanks for the inspiration. Keep them coming!

  23. Absolutely love this kit and your cards are adorable. Thank you for sharing your creativity with us.

  24. Love, love, love how you did these cards.
    Very professional and looks like they come from Hallmark. Can’t wait to get my Hero Arts June’s kit.
    That sand embossing is Awesome!

  25. This kit is beautiful. I live near the beach and this kit would get a lot of use. It’s a shame it’s sold out 🙁

  26. Love these cards and hero arts kits! I absolutely love anything you make and I’ve loved all I have seen you make with hero arts kits. I aspire to be as amazing as you are one day!

  27. This is my favorite monthly kit ever. I love shark week so everything coordinates with the ocean theme

  28. Jennifer, wow! You’re set of cards is fantastic and I love the shadow box technique! I haven’t seen this and can’t wait to give it a try sometime. I really love this new kit, thanks for all the inspiration!

  29. I love this kit – the layers and the birds and the dolphin. It’s all great! And your shadow box technique is pretty awesome, too!

  30. I always love your cards but this time I HAD TO HAVE THIS KIT!!! thanks for all you do and share!!!

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