Shadowbox book card - Spellbinders

Good morning crafty friend!  It’s going to be the first day of Spring soon, and I don’t know about you all, but I am ready! 

Today I am going to show you a sweet little Spring Thank you card made with the newest coolest dies!  This set of dies makes a 3 dimensional frame.  There are all sorts of things that you can do with it.  The name of the collection is called the Shadowbox Collection from Becca Feeken.

You can see the entire collection here

Shapeabilities Adjustable Shadowbox Frame with 1" Border Etched Dies Shadowbox by Becca Feeken is a set of five dies including a left-side and a right-side each of the straight edge border frame and mitered edge border frame, plus an accent piece.

The card I made is sort of like a book.  I created the frame from a piece of 12x12 patterned scrapbook paper.

To create the frame: cut two each of the border frames. The distance between the two matching dies determines the length of the border frame. (For a 6 x 6-inch frame, cut two 6-inch from each of the border frames. A 5 x 7-inch frame, cut two 5-inch straight edge border frame and cut two 7-inch mitered edge border frame.) Fold the frames into a tube and adhere, place adhesive on tabs and create the frame. For the back, measure the frame, trim cardstock and adhere to back. Die-cut Accent Piece for added decorative element.


I made the little scene on the inside of the frame using thee Shapeabilities Layered Sweet Birdie Thanks Scenedies.  I thought they were perfect for Spring!  I put the two bottom layers inside the frame using thin strips of foam tape.  Then I cut a few extra birds and flowers and used them on the frame also.  There are so many possibilities with this frame die set.


For the cover of my card/book, I die cut the top piece into the cardstock.  Now, you can do this a few different ways.  I measured the distance from the edge of the frame and used that as my guide where to cut.  You could also just use a larger piece of paper to cut it, and then trim it to fit your piece.  Either way will work just fine.


I added some ribbon as a closure to my card.  I decided to keep this really simple, yet elegant.

I will admit, when I first looked at these dies, I was a bit intimidated, but the frame was super simple to assemble…trust me, I did it, so can you!


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