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

  8. The tutorial on Shadow Box Gift box, was somewhat confusing. The measurement for the sleeve was different then seeing it on your blog. Thank you

  9. Much appreciated you all that much to share these connections. Will look at this.. chunky wooden table legs

  10. Sarutmina,suflet frumos ca o poveste...spunetimi de unde pot cumpara si eu perforatorul acesta pe care îl folosiți DV.e vreun salt cu ustensile ?
    E minunat tot ce faceti DV..
    Sănătate succes si multă inspirație
    Cu drag si.multa stima
    Vasile mili