Inside Shadow Box Card for Christmas

I’m excited to share my Inside Shadow Box Card with you today!

About two years ago I saw a card using this layout and have wanted to make one ever since. My inside shadow box card is pretty simple and is sized so you can get two cards out of a single piece of 8-½” x 11″ card stock. So the finished card is on the small side and measures about 3-⅝” x 4-¼”.

This Inside Shadow Box Card is a cute, fun little Christmas project with a surprise inside! Learn how to get a FREE Card Kit to make this!

It’s a cute, fun little card with a surprise inside!

This Inside Shadow Box Card is a cute, fun little Christmas project with a surprise inside! Learn how to get a FREE Card Kit to make this!

Some details about the front of this card:

  • The sentiment is from the adorable Snowman Season Stamp Set.
  • The patterned paper is the Heartwarming Hugs designer paper from the current Mini Catalog. This designer paper and others are ON SALE this month for 15% OFF!
This Inside Shadow Box Card is a cute, fun little Christmas project with a surprise inside! Learn how to get a FREE Card Kit to make this!
  • I’ve dry embossed a piece of Mossy Meadow card stock with the Dainty Diamonds 3D embossing folder and then used my Pinetree punch to punch out the Christmas Tree.
  • The tree is attached to a 2-¼” Real Red circle with Dimensionals.
This Inside Shadow Box Card is a cute, fun little Christmas project with a surprise inside! Learn how to get a FREE Card Kit to make this!

Some details about the inside of this card:

  • All the images used on the inside are also from the Snowman Season Stamp Set.
  • The snowman is stamped using Memento Black ink and then colored with a variety of Blends Alcohol Markers.
This Inside Shadow Box Card is a cute, fun little Christmas project with a surprise inside! Learn how to get a FREE Card Kit to make this!
  • For a finishing touch, the white areas on the snowman were colored with a Wink of Stella brush to make it look like snow. Isn’t this little snowman adorable?!
This Inside Shadow Box Card is a cute, fun little Christmas project with a surprise inside! Learn how to get a FREE Card Kit to make this!

I also made a version of this Inside Shadow Box Card using a Real Red card base.

The patterns in the Heartwarming Hugs designer paper pack are so versatile and pretty! For the designer paper pattern used here, it looked better with a Mossy Meadow backing so I just had to make this alternative version with the red base instead.

This Inside Shadow Box Card is a cute, fun little Christmas project with a surprise inside! Learn how to get a FREE Card Kit to make this!

For this card, I simply changed the ink colors stamped and the sentiment colors, to go with this alternative card base color. Here’s the inside of my Real Red card:

This Inside Shadow Box Card is a cute, fun little Christmas project with a surprise inside! Learn how to get a FREE Card Kit to make this!

My Inside Shadow Box Card trio each with different designer paper patterns:

This Inside Shadow Box Card is a cute, fun little Christmas project with a surprise inside! Learn how to get a FREE Card Kit to make this!

This inside shadow box card layout is quite easy to make!

The secret is in the scoring. At the end of this post, you’ll find dimensions and scoring details. Plus, make sure to watch my video tutorial at the end of this post for my tips on putting this card together.

I hope you’ve enjoyed seeing my Inside Shadow Box Card.

This Inside Shadow Box Card is a cute, fun little Christmas project with a surprise inside! Learn how to get a FREE Card Kit to make this!

Would you like to receive the precut, punched, and dry embossed pieces to make this card for FREE?

If you receive free card kits from me for purchases in October/November 2020, the kit you’ll receive will include the parts and pieces to make this card, plus two additional cards, depending on the size of your order. A PDF with the dimensions, supplies, and photos of each of the three projects will also be provided. Here’s a photo of the current kits:

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Learn how you can get FREE Card Kits!

You can get free kits from me through my FREE Card Kits program or get DOUBLE KITS when you join my Online Stamp Club! It’s just one of the ways I thank my customers for purchasing products through my online store! Click on the links above to learn more!

Plus, first-time customers get all three kits no matter how small your purchase size!

Thanks for spending some time with me today and Happy Crafting!

Melissa 🙂


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Project Dimensions:

  • Card Base in Mossy Meadow or Real Red: 4-1/4″ x 10-3/4” scored @ 3-⅝”, 6-⅝”, 7-¼”, and 10-½”
  • Real Red or Mossy Meadow Designer Paper Backing: 3-3/16” x  3-13/16”
  • Heartwarming Hugs Designer Paper: 2-11/16” x 2-11/16”
  • Whisper White Inside Focal Piece: 3” x 3”
  • Whisper White Inside: 3” x 4”
  • Outside Whisper White Sentiment Piece: 3/4” x 3-1/16”
  • Outside Sentiment Backing: 15/16” x 3-1/4”
  • Inside Whisper White Sentiment Piece: 3/4” x 2-13/16”
  • Inside Sentiment Backing: 15/16” x 3

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