Tuesday, 22 September 2015

Shadow Box Gift Box Video Tutorial, Handmade using Stampin' Up UK products

Shadow Box Gift Box Video Tutorial, Handmade using Stampin' Up UK products

I've been seeing a huge amount of lovely cards using a handmade shadow box on the internet recently and when I needed a gift box for a bracelet I was giving to a friend for her birthday, it seemed like a great idea to combine the two which is how today's project evolved. 

After making the shadow box, I made a sleeve using a coordinating card stock that matched the DSP I'd chosen from the Pretty Petals stack - I really do like the patterns on this paper. 

The matching bow is made really simply using the Bow Builder punch from Stampin' Up. I don't use this useful punch enough. 

The gift box went down really well with my friend, almost more than the bracelet!

If you would like to have a go at making your own version, I have a made a video tutorial, click HERE to watch if you're reading this in your email.

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Shadow box card stock, 8 inches by 8 inches.
Score on all four sides at 1/2, 1, 1-1/2 and 2 inches, score at 2-1/2 and 5-1/2 inches on two sides to the second score line only.

Wrap card stock measures 4 inches by 9-1/2 inches
score on the long side at 3-1/2, 4 inches, 8 inches and-1/2 inches.


  1. Hi Caroline, I really enjoyed making this little gift box. I have always wanted to make one of these shadow boxes - mainly because I do a lot of dimensional crafting - and they were all the rage a few years ago, I am please they have come back in fashion so I could give it a go at last. I would never have been able to do it without your excellent video tutorial, you demonstrated each step brilliantly. I did have a little difficulty with the wrap, but I adjusted the size and scoring a little to suit me and it worked out fine in the end. Thank you so much for showing how to make this. Best wishes, Karen x

  2. I think this will be perfect for origami too..thank you for showing this x

  3. I love what you did with this project! I would love to share this on my blog for 'My Crafty Friends Monday' – I am doing a a round up of amazing gift ideas from amazing stampers!! Please let me know if you would prefer that I didn't share it (of course I give you credit and link back to your blog!).
    Inky Hugs!

  4. You rock!!! Thank you for the beautiful shadow box.

  5. fabulous - thanks for the wonderful video!!~

  6. Hello Caroline, Love your videos and this little box. I made one some time ago but as a frame. Have you an easy way of putting a stand on the backs of these boxes to make a frame. I have found a video but not too easy!!!!!

  7. Hi Caroline, i know this video is an older one but i have been enjoying all your videos. I find with this one the measurements here don't match what you say on the video. As i am in the process of making it i will work it out, just thought i'd let you know. Thanks for sharing all your wonderful work and keep them coming. Judy from South Australia xx